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My Stepdaughter is experiencing poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool. ...

My Stepdaughter is experiencing  poor personal hygiene, incontinence and holding bowel movements. The following also describes her: Leaking stool. ...

Stool retention: Stool retention is a common acquired disorder of elimination.It often starts early, after a kid has a hard or painful stool & tries to avoid going. Eventually the colon balloons out & emptying becomes ineffective. They often lose the ability to stop leaking & pass liquid stool that swirls around hard chunks. It often takes a pedi GI or developmental ped a year or more to straighten these kids out ...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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I am experiencing leaking stool(fibrous), passing gas, frequent bowel movement and a heavy feeling in the stomach.

I am experiencing  leaking stool(fibrous), passing gas, frequent bowel movement and a heavy feeling in the stomach.

? gastro: May be something you ate or infection if of recent onset. Consult your family practitioner if persists or worsens ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Leaking stool?

What is the definition or description of: Leaking stool?

Severity determines: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more

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Colostomy but leaking stool from anus c4 level sci, 21 years post injury. Colostomy about 18 years. Leaking stool from rectum last 4 or 5 days..?

Colostomy but leaking stool from anus
c4 level sci, 21 years post injury.  Colostomy  about 18 years.   Leaking stool from rectum last 4 or 5 days..?

Depends: I do not know what surgery you had, if it is an end or loop colostomy. The residual rectum will occasionally have a thick mucous dischage that could look like bowel contents, and if you have a loop colostomy the rectal discharge could be more. May need to see a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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I am experiencing leaking stool and bloody stool. The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

I am experiencing  leaking stool and bloody stool.  The blood is brownish red. Not like when I have a hemorrhoid. I just had a bout of diverticulitis.

Gastroenterologist: Whenever one has bloody stool, it is important to see a gastroenterologist to sort out the cause. If you have not had a recent colonoscopy you will probably need one. It is possible that this may be a diverticular bleed. You should not delay in seeking help. If the bleeding is severe, go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wanting to know why my grandson who lives us has fowl smelling pale bowel motions and passing wind non stop, he is 5yrs old?

Wanting to know why my grandson who lives us has fowl smelling pale bowel motions and passing wind non stop, he is 5yrs old?

Multiple causes: If these symptoms are chronic he could have a food allergy or sensitivity, most commonly these are to dairy products or glutens. Or if this is new he might have a bacterial, viral, or parasitic gut infection. Does he have any pain, or fever? He should see a doctor, have some stool and possibly blood tests, and possibly food sensitivity testing if those are negative. ...Read more

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I am going to motion two three times in the morning. bowel is not getting empty by one time. i am passing smell less gas also. why?

I am going to motion two three times in the morning. bowel is not getting empty by one time. i am passing smell less gas also. why?

Amoeba....: You have amoebic infestation........get stool examined and get treated. Maintain food hyezine. .......orofecal contamination brings it.....very common disease in India as a waterborne infection. ...Read more

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I have been pasting alot of wind but no bowel motions Had keyhole surgry 6 days ago Is this a concern? Plus i have a constant headache?

I have been pasting alot of wind but no bowel motions Had keyhole surgry 6 days ago Is this a concern? Plus i have a constant headache?

Laparoscopy: Passing gas after laparoscopy is normal and a delay in bowel movement is also possible. I would use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to have a BM if you havent had one in 6 days and also put a call into your surgeon. The headache probably is unrelated. ...Read more

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I have insufficient bowel movement and do not have regular motion. ?

I have insufficient bowel movement and do not have regular motion. ?

Treat the cause: Constipation can be caused from poor dietary habits, an undiagnosed or poorly treated thyroid problem, side effect from prescription meds (e.g. Pain killers, calcium channel blockers), and/or from food allergy/sensitivity (e.g. Wheat/gluten), to name a few! you can try taking fiber and drinking more fluids, but treating underlying cause of problem is better, such as addressing the above mentioned. ...Read more

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Had bowel motion 2x this morning There grainy like blood bits & bloody fluid Bowel motion was bit painful Is this caused from my stomach ucler?

Had bowel motion 2x this morning There grainy like blood bits & bloody fluid Bowel motion was bit painful Is this caused from my stomach ucler?

Not normal: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be explained. Causes include local irritation, anal fissure ( crack in the tissue) hemorrhoid, polyp, inflammation( colitis ) and cancer. You will need to see a health care provider to get a diagnosis. Unless bleeding rapidly, it's unlikely, a stomach ulcer would cause fresh blood in stool. ...Read more

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Had gall bladder removal 3weeks ago but now have pain when having bowel motion Pain in lower back as well Why could this be?

Had gall bladder removal 3weeks ago but now have pain when having bowel motion Pain in lower back as well Why could this be?

Nonspecific : Not sure about the pain with bowel movement - no location mentioned. Back pain is very common after operations with general anesthesia due to lying flat on the operating table. Gallbladder removal typically is a short operation, but any preexisting back problem could be unmasked. Check with your surgeon and/or primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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8/6 approx 1455hrs EUA & inject > Rectal areaL/A Marcaine &removal of Haemorrhoid @1900hrs.? How long should L/A last . Still have faecal incontience & very numb rectal Not able to tell if having Bowel motion 1800hrs9thPH ULARS 2yrsago

8/6 approx 1455hrs EUA & inject > Rectal areaL/A Marcaine &removal of Haemorrhoid @1900hrs.? How long should L/A last . Still have faecal incontience & very numb rectal Not able to tell if having Bowel motion 1800hrs9thPH ULARS 2yrsago

Numbness = hours: Marcaine lasts 6-8 hours. Some temporarily altered sensation + laxity of the tissues after this procedure would be expected. Often people are prescribed laxatives which will also increase the chance of some leaking/soiling. If it is happening more than you think it should then can decrease laxative dose +\- a physical examination/review is needed. However, it sounds like it may just settle down. ...Read more

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Large globules of blood after loose bowel motion, is this a cause for concern? Also stomach pains, intermittent.

Large globules of blood after loose bowel motion, is this a cause for concern? Also stomach pains, intermittent.

Ischemic colitis?: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate, particularly for an older individual such as yourself with associated risk of: ischemic colitis, enteric infection (c.Difficile?), colon tumors. Don't wait until you're passing out--get to the hospital now please. ...Read more

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For the last two days it has been too hard and painful to have a bowel motion. Would stool softeners help? anything else I could do?

For the last two days it has been too hard and painful to have a bowel motion. Would stool softeners help? anything else I could do?

No: Stool softener can be used as preventative measures but not after one has become constipated. There are laxatives one may try but if it doesn't work, you will need to see your doctor to find out the cause. ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant in the second trimester get frequent lose bowel motion with colicky pain and fever what treatement is advisable thanks?

My wife is pregnant in the second trimester get frequent lose bowel motion with colicky pain and fever what treatement is advisable thanks?

With fever you say?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended asap given her fever ; persistence of her symptoms. Any other associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities? Don't put either baby or mom at risk--get her to the doctor today. ...Read more

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Leaking Stool (Definition)

Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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