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Doctor insights on: Large Bowel Movements

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Is it normal to have some large bowel movements and some small thinner ones ?

Is it normal to have some large bowel movements and some small thinner ones ?

Yes: Your bowel movements depend on your fluid intake, your fiber intake, your protein and sugar intake each of which varies from day to day and from meal to meal. ...Read more

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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My 3 year old makes large bowel movements every day. What is this?

My 3 year old makes large bowel movements every day. What is this?

Strange answer: This so called "mega stool" that often blocks the toilet is commonly found in autism. That does not mean that he has autismd of course, but if there are other symptoms of a behavioral nature, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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My 35 year old daughter with Cerebral Palsy has for the past month frequent abnormal large bowel movements?

My 35 year old daughter with Cerebral Palsy has for the past month frequent abnormal large bowel movements?

Is it diarrhea?: A secretory diarrhea can produce large volumes of stool and should be tested for infection and other pathology. Have her primary care physician aware of this change any they can order stool studies in order to make a diagnosis. Once determined, proper treatment can begin. Be sure to test for C diff. ...Read more

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I've had part of colon removed due to cancer and ever since I have had very large bowel movements. Why is this?

I've had part of colon removed due to cancer and ever since I have had very large bowel movements.  Why is this?

Change of habits: Removing a segment of colon will not severely effect your bowel movements , most likely since surgery you are eating more fibre , besides large bm is better getting constipated. ...Read more

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What's better to take for heart racing lorazepam or metrolol succinate? Why do I have this been going on and off today. Had 2 large bowel movements.??

What's better to take for heart racing lorazepam or metrolol succinate? Why do I have this been going on and off today. Had 2 large bowel movements.??

Check with PCP: there can be several causes and at your age I will concerned about heart issues. Is this a new symptom? Why were you prescribed these meds in the first place? I will check with PCP or a cardiologist ...Read more

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Despite having have 1 large and 2 small bowel movements today, I still feel the need to go. When I try I can pass very small stools. Why is this?

Despite having have 1 large and 2 small bowel movements today, I still feel the need to go. When I try I can pass very small stools. Why is this?

Depending on: your age and duration of symptoms, this can be a worrisome sign. Unfortunately, a change in stool caliber can be a sign of stricture/scarring in the gut and even tumor (for at risk individuals). It could also be benign as in cases of constipation predominant IBS or transient infection with swelling of the gut wall. If ongoing, discuss this with a physician. ...Read more

Large Bowel (Definition)

Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more


Large Intestine (Definition)

The large intestine, colon, or large bowel is the last 5-6 feet of the GI tract. The colon functions to recover the last amount of water from food and to store solid waste. See healthtap ...Read more