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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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Is it true that black cofffee will stimulate the bowels?

Is it true that black cofffee will stimulate the bowels?

Coffee: Coffee can stimulate the smooth muscles of the intestines, which may stimulate a bowel movement and as a side effect, gas. ...Read more

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Is it possible that diabeties link to bowel movement problems and inconsistent stools?

Is it possible that diabeties link to bowel movement problems and inconsistent stools?

Yes: These symptom can occur in people with automatic neuropathy. A condition in which the nerves to the bowel, bladder, stomach, and other organs are effected. I will most commonly see this in patients with type 1 diabetes that have been uncontrolled for many years and they typically have peripheral neuropathy in their feet as well. ...Read more

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Is it true that refined carbs inhibit a flat stomach?

Is it true that refined carbs inhibit a flat stomach?

Yes, because...: ... People eat more of them and get fat. This time, the obvious explanation is the correct one. There's nothing magic about the carbs being "refined". You're in the prime for physical fitness & it's smartest when you're food-shopping to pick up things you aren't likely to overdo (good advice for all of us) good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that the body cleanses itself by making frequent bowel movements?

Is it true that the body cleanses itself by making frequent bowel movements?

Yes and no: Stool is made of electrolytes, water and millions of colonic bacteria. So having bowel movements does take water and bacteria out of your body so that is a cleanse. For colonoscopies, we also do bowel cleanses which also reduces the methane concentration in the colon eliminating the possibility of explosion with electrocautery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use imodium (loperamide) to slow bowel down when u have a colostomy.?

Is it ok to use imodium (loperamide) to slow bowel down when u have a colostomy.?

Yes, no for long ter: Imodim is very good, increases the tone slows down peristalsis by acting on intestinal nerve cell allows more fluid absorbed there by reducing diarrhea, how ever for long term uses being opioid receptor agonist in some will develop like drug dependency often over looked due to its benefits. ...Read more

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When a sperm fast motility is 30% and slow motility is 20%,what is the meaning?

When a sperm fast motility is 30% and slow motility is 20%,what is the meaning?

Ask your doc first..: I assume you are under evaluation for male infertility since you got report of semen exam as reported. So, asking your own semen-ordered doctor would be the most reasonable thing to do because s/he possesses more knowledge about your individual concern than anyone online. But the % of sperm motility alone merely suggests on the low end of motility, which is relative & not sole cause for infertilit ...Read more

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Is IBS something that will calm down with time?

Is IBS something that will calm down with time?

Clarify diagnosis: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Is it normal to push during bowel movement? and pain as well?

Is it normal to push during bowel movement? and pain as well?

Not normal: You normally should not be straining or pushing during bowel movements. If you are having pain as well, you may have an anal fissure. This is a crack in the anal opening. Can be painful and also make anus feel very tight. You may need a doctor for this. Try adding fiber and fluids, and soaking in warm water with epsom salts. If you have bleeding or pain worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more

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When working out, is it normal to have more bowel movements?

When working out, is it normal to have more  bowel movements?

Exercise& Bowel move: Lack of exercise can contrbute to constipation beacuse inactivity slows the digestive system.Execise or working out regularly will help with good bowel movements.If you are already regular you may find you have more bowel movements.Bowel respond even more if you are consistent and work out same time every day. ...Read more

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Is it true that exercise relieves constipation?

Is it true that exercise relieves constipation?

Exercise: is one component to staying regular.Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure IBS and revert back to normal bowel movements? Maybe by reducing stress?

Is it possible to cure IBS and revert back to normal bowel movements? Maybe by reducing stress?

Probiotics: Question is too vague. From google "irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a disorder that leads to abdominal pain and cramping, changes in bowel movements, and other symptoms. Ibs is not the same as inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)." try probiotics. Diet likely major role. Lactose or fructose intolerances are common. Follow up with your gastroenterologist. Read more at www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Is it bad to hold in bowel movement a lot?

Is it bad to hold in bowel movement a lot?

No: Not sure what you mean by a lot. If you passed an urge until your next one, it is ok. If you let your stool sit in your bowels and new one is still being formed and you don't get to empty your bowels for days, then you will get impacted and it will become a problem then. ...Read more

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Is it a sign of early labor that your fetus will move/kick for 2 minutes straight when it normally doesn't move that often?

Is it a sign of early labor that your fetus will move/kick for 2 minutes straight when it normally doesn't move that often?

No: This is more likely simply a positional change of the baby so that you are feeling the usual movements more intensely. If anything, the baby will move a little less when labor is beginning. ...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