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Intestine (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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How can I treat slow bowel movement and bloating?

How can I treat slow bowel movement and bloating?

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

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Are squats more efficiant when slow bowel movement?

Are squats more efficiant when slow bowel movement?

Theoretically yes: There are many who feel that this is true, though everyone has their own opinion on it. ...Read more

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I have vaginal discgarge when I have bowel movement. Or when ever i push or bare down a whitish discharge comes out?

See GYN : Light white discharge may be normal. But may also be a sign of a vaginal infection, like a yeast infection. See your gyn to determine if your discharge is normal vaginal discharge vs infection. ...Read more

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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???

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 more

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Stool feels too large to have bowel movement when try. what can i take to break it down?

Stool feels too large to have bowel movement when try. what can i take to break it down?

Try to. Use: a glycerine suppository or two. Insert one and lay down on you left side for 30 minutes. If no results try again in a few hours. If still a problem may need evaluation by a colon and rectal surgeon to make sure there is not something other than stool in the rectum. ...Read more

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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?

Constipation: If you are constipated the bacteria in your colon produce toxins that can make you sick. It sounds like you could benefit from a plan to fully clear out your bowels. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more