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Doctor insights on: Lack Of Bowel Movements Causes

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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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Can lack of exercise and healthy diet cause difficult bowel movements even if stools are normal and not hardened? Normal stools but difficult passing?

Can lack of exercise and healthy diet cause difficult bowel movements even if stools are normal and not hardened? Normal stools but difficult passing?

Fiber & water.: By "lack of...healthy diet", we usually would refer to the lack of fiber-containing foods and enough daily water intake. Both of these are important for the easy passage of normal stools. Lack of such can lead to stools that are more solid than they should be and therefore more difficult to pass. Believe it or not, a "normal" stool is 75% water so adequate water intake is important for this. ...Read more

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Can haldol (haloperidol) decanoate or zyprexa be the cause of excessive smelling flatulence and smelly feet? Also lack of regular bowel movements

Can haldol (haloperidol) decanoate or zyprexa be the cause of excessive smelling flatulence and smelly feet? Also lack of regular bowel movements

Per Drugs.cOm: Constipation can occur in 1% to 10% with Haldol decanoate & in up to 11% with Zyprexa. Flatulence can occur in 1 to 10% of people on Zyprexa. I have not found any reports of foot odor for either medication. Flatulence was not reported with Haldol decanoate. ...Read more

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While I am saving money on toilet paper, my lack of bowel movements is painful, what can I do?

While I am saving money on toilet paper, my lack of bowel movements is painful, what can I do?

GI consult: It would seem you suffer from constipation. This is often best managed with laxatives short term and a change in diet with increased dietary fiber longer term; but you should see a gastroenterology specialist to make sure you don't have an underlying problem such as a disorder of the autonomic nervous system or a bowel tumor. ...Read more

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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more

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Lack of bowel movement after hysterectomy, how long until it gets back to normal?

Lack of bowel movement after hysterectomy, how long until it gets back to normal?

Varies: The drugs and narcotics used for anesthesia and for post op pain control can slow the bowel. It make take several weeks to return to normal. ...Read more

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ER - i have a virus Still discomfort & pain in upper abdimon & few in chest area, no bowel movement in day or so Could it be due to lack of food intak?

Possible: You might be dehydrated, the viral infection may have effected your intestinal motility, and so on. There is no way to be certain, but my prediction is that this will clear up in the next day or so. If it doesn't and you feel uncomfortable that will be the time to seek medical help. ...Read more

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While body readying for bowel movement, get pressure in neck/ head, sleepy, mentally dull. It stops as soon as I void. Poss lack of fibre/ hydration?

While body readying for bowel movement, get pressure in neck/ head, sleepy, mentally dull. It stops as soon as I void. Poss lack of fibre/ hydration?

BM and MS changes: Robert, are you bearing down forcefully to have a BM? IF so what you describe is known as a vagal reaction. Bearing down stimulates vagus nerve, heart rate drops, BP drops, pressure in head/neck not uncommon. If so, more fresh fruits, veggies, water and increase fiber. ...Read more

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Blood in stool (good amount, but periodically occurs) and painful bowel movements often. Is this a serious issue or a lack of good diet? Uti history 2

Blood in stool (good amount, but periodically occurs) and painful bowel movements often. Is this a serious issue or a lack of good diet? Uti history 2

Serious issue: Blood in stool is a serious issue and you should consult your doctor for an evaluation. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids, but you should have it checked. ...Read more

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I'm always constipated, go 2-3 days without bowel movement. Blood, stool test NEG. I have enough fibre, but lack of exercise and water intake. Wht do?

I'm always constipated, go 2-3 days without bowel movement. Blood, stool test NEG. I have enough fibre, but lack of exercise and water intake. Wht do?

Constipation: Constipation is passing hard stools, not necessarily if you don't go every day. If you have hard stools, increase your water intake (make sure you drink enough that when you pee it is clear, not yellow!) Try Miralax- a stool softening product. Do increase your exercise- it also gets your abdominal muscles moving! Try a probiotic (Acidophilous). If you continue with problems, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes explosive bowel movements?

What causes explosive bowel movements?

Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I would talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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What are causes of black bowel movements?

What are causes of black bowel movements?

GI bleeding: Black stools can be caused by GI bleeding, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) iron, kaopectate and licorice. Your doctor should be able to examine you and tell what the cause is. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Eating fish and : Overeating in general. Foul smelling bowel movements may suggest malabsorption. If you have had unintended weight loss, see your doctor otherwise do not be concerned and try eating less. ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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