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Is Stool Frequency A Symptom Of Constipation
Usually 1-2 per day.: There is quite a bit of variability, but 1-2 bowel movements per day is typical. If yours are less frequent, you may need to drink more water each day (8-10 glasses) or increase your intake of fruit & vegetable fiber. Finally, if you still have problems, see your doctor to make sure there are no other relevant intestinal issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?
Cancer is rare...: These are not typical presenting symptoms of colorectal cancer but could be seen in cancer patients in some cases. On the other hand these ARE common IBS symptoms. An easy way to reassure yourself is see a surgeon or GI doc who will be able to examen you and do some tests including a colonoscopy which. They can set your mind to rest. Feel better soon ...Read more
Is diarrhea always more of a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease or can constipation be the main symptom?
Usually diarrhea...: Ulcerative colitis starts in the rectum, progresses up; hallmark is diarrhea, often bloody. May have tenesmus ("dry heaves of the rectum")-urge to go, but not much to show for it. Crohn's disease usually has diarrhea, but not always-depends on location and extent. May present with pain, fever, weight loss, lack of growth in kids. Crohn's can cause narrowing, strictures in bowel. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diet: People like stools are related to your diet. It's a form of constipation stools very dry and forms multiple little pieces. Usually indicates there's not enough fiber in your diet and also general roughage so increase your fruit and vegetable intake. Likewise frequent urination can be from what you're drinking such as pop or caffeinated products or the volume that you drink. You may have a small bladder or other problems so if the dietary changes do not fix it I would see your physician. Good health ...Read more
Nausea ; vomiting : Can be seen w pregnancy but are not diagnostic of pregnancy. Please take pregnancy test if your period is late. Early pregnancy sxs can include: lack of period, breast swelling ; tenderness with darkened areolas, fatigue, increased urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint >>. ...Read more
No: Many times, vomiting occurs with gastroenteritis, but not always. Abdominal pain, cramping, fever and nausea may also occur with or without vomiting. Vomiting can also be a symptom of many other conditions. It 's important to let the stomach rest before trying to drink anything and even then take only small sips at a time of room temperature liquids. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Yes, but usually in the elderly. It would be very unusual for someone your age to experience this. Diarrhea can be due to constipation if you become impacted (stool stuck in the colon). Watery stool can get around the impacted area but again, this is a condition associated with the elderly. Try eating foods high in fiber and drinking lots of fluids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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