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Is It True That Bananas Slow Down Bowel Movement
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Always feel faint during and after having a bowel movement. It doesn't get better until I lie down or sometime not at all. What causes it? B/P Normal.
Valsalva maneuver: Straining at defecation causes an abrupt drop in bp. Although you note that your BP is "normal", it's the fall in BP that causes dizziness and it's likely that yours falls with valsalva (straining) as does everyone's. Your lactose intolerance and IBS may have caused some volume contraction - you can counteract this by pushing fluids and liberalizing your salt intake. Good luck! ...Read more
Haven't been able to keep anything down. Food or medications either comes right back up or in terrible at bowel movement. What can it be?
Stomach flu: Sounds like stomach flu (vomiting + diarrhea). Trying sips of water instead of drinking much fluids at a time may be helpful. Avoid solids for now. If you medication to help nausea (phenergan), take that. If you have loose frequent stools, over-the-counter rehydration solution is the way to go. ...Read more
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
Theoretically yes: There are many who feel that this is true, though everyone has their own opinion on it. ...Read more
I have vaginal discgarge when I have bowel movement. Or when ever i push or bare down a whitish discharge comes out?
I am having a difficult time starting urine flow and keeping it going. I have to bear down hard like I'm having a bowel movement and hold it to keep urine flow going. What can cause this???
See a urologist: Difficulty voiding in a women is usually due to one of several causes: UNDER ACTIVE BLADDER(due to aging, diabetes or neurologic disorders);BLADDER OUTLET OBSTRUCTION(due to pelvic prolapse,fibroids,urethral strictures or diverticula);FUNCTIONAL OBSTRUCTION due to several causes. **You need to see a Urologist for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain and weaknesses in my right glute muscles, deep down, that decreases with a bowel movement?
Hey another question, when i went to bathroom for my bowel movement. The bulge on my pubic are left side reappeared as i squatted down and pushed.
Is it true if you take senna with not enough water it will make it difficult to have a bowel movement?
Probably not: Senna is a stimulant laxative; so unless the body is dehydrated, senna should not constipate. Fiber laxatives/supplements, however, do require extra fluid intake to prevent constipation, for they absorb water from the bowel to soften stool; if available fluid is inadequate, stool will be firm. ...Read more
Had a bowel movement, now hurts to walk feels like cramps but much worse it even hurts to sit or lay down. What's happening?
Hi, i get right sided swelling before bowel movement, lower quadrant, which goes down after evacuation. All bloods normal. Any ideas please?
Seek help now. : This is nothing to wait on. Find a physician now who can diagnose and treat this ! ...Read more
Hi, I am 60 year old woman. Having digestion trouble, sometimes i feel run down, sweaty and after bowel movement , i feel better. What's it?
? After a good bowel movement & clean myself well in an hour or so I'll begin to burn down their , I wipe and its dirty again. Bowel leakage ??
Pretty common: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more
When standing up to pee, everything is normal. When I sit down and I'm passing a bowel movement, small amounts of semen come out. Is this normal?
Ive been sick for two weeks. Every time I have a bowel movement I vomit during or after and usually for the rest of the day. I cant hold down food. ??
Urgency for a bowel movement constantly but when i go sit down to have a movement it doesn't always happen. Also have white mucus stuff in poop.Cause?
Need a rectal look: This could all be from constipation and stool in the rectum leading to a feeling of needing to go - but with the stool so hard it doesn't pass easily (and mucous is the body's natural lubricant in this situation). But you could also have rectal irritation (proctitis) and a direct look at the rectum (sigmoidoscopy) is the only way to separate the 2 possibilities. ...Read more