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Leaking Feces After Bowel Movement
Feces were leaking out of anus after incomplete bowel movement (all of it didn't come out), makes anus itch, what can improve fecal leakage?
Constipation: If you have incomplete bowel movement and have anal leakage, you are possibly having constipation. Your bowel habits need to be addressed so that you can have complete bowel movement. Start with high fiber diet, citrucel daily (titrate to goal of 25-30 grams per day), exercise, and adequate hydration. If not help, add MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 1 tablespoon/8oz of water, drink daily (can have up to 2/day). ...Read more
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
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
I defecate very fast, no matter quantity, consistency of feces. I need 15-20 seconds to complete a bowel movement, with no straining. Is it normal?
Bowel movement: I think what you describe is normal. If you don't have any other symptoms or any discomfort defecating, you should not worry. ...Read more
Question: I have never had bowel movement issues before. A couple times as of late, I woke up with feces mess. What is going on, and can I fix it, lik?
Fecal incontinence: Pls have yourself checked- if this is involuntary bowel movement- hope that you are not taking laxatives. Certain severe stresses can cause problems as also eating food items causing diarrhea like symptoms. ...Read more
Lately I have had to push to get a bowel movement started. Can forcing cause the colon to get irritated so blood appears on feces? Can it be hemmoroid
Hemorrhoids or not?: Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated sooner than later. ...Read more
Hi Dr. When I have a bowel movement, my breath smells like feces for the remainder of the day/night. Brushing, flossing/roof/tongue no help.
After I pass a bowel movement they were some stool right inside my rectum wanted to come out but it didn't?
What would cause water in toilet after bowel movement to be oily? Stool isn't floating, but water looked oily. No other symptoms.
Possibly in the food: There are fat substitutes that are poorly or not absorbed and thus pass thru the digestive system and can be present in the stool. A good example is Olestra, which has the same taste and mouthfeel as fat, but it passes through the gastrointestinal tract undigested without contributing calories or nutritive value to the diet. More popular in snacks such as potato chips, it can be found elsewhere ...Read more
Light tan stool with mucus, now I can't have a proper bowel movement on my own. This has lasted for a month. No pain, no blood.
See a doctor: You should see a dr. Asap. Let him or her know if you have been using any laxatives or enemas. Also, let them know if you have tried excessive dieting or have made yourself throw up. There could be other reasons also, so that is why you should get evaluated soon. ...Read more
Had bowel movement. Haven't eaten anything green in a while. Stool was green, covered in A LOT of NEON GREEN slime. Any idea of what this could be?
Pigment: Have you ingested anything like vitamins with iron, or peptobismol for example which can cause pigment changes in your stool? .Mucus also could be mixed with your stool due to irritability or inflammation of the colon. Blackish color is also seen when there is bleeding in the stomach (upper gi tract). Your physician could exam you and a stool specimen and also order any appropriate tests. ...Read more
Bowel frequency: Normal bowel frequency varies from person to person. What's constipation to one person might be considered diarrhea to someone else. From healthcare perspective, we're more concerned about changes in bowel habits & frequencies. If your stool is consistently fluffy, ragged & mushy (bristol type 6: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/bristol_stool_scale), then you're normal as long as no pain or weightless. ...Read more
Please see below: This could be due to an infective process, if this continues, please see a doctor. ...Read more
Two common ways: Consider dawning a rubber glove and self disimpacting (manually removing" the stool with a finger, consider picking up some enema's from your local pharmacy. ...Read more
Today I noticed when I had a bowel movement that my stool is grey this is the first time its ever happened! Should I be worried?
Monitor: I would monitor for one or two more episodes. If that happens again I would see if your doctor to get blood work just make sure your liver function are okay ...Read more
Sometimes when I use the restroom. Bowel movement! My stool comes out with blood! Why is this happening. What can take for this?
Hemorrhoids?: By far the most common source of bright red blood per rectum. Get checked if pain, some anal conditions can mimmick hemorrhoid bleeding. ...Read more
I have a normal bowel movement first thing in the morning but about half hour later I have very dark water like stool. Should I be worried?
Get checked for IBS,: Bacterial infection, thyroid condition etc. Take care! Http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=1900. http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-topic-overview? Names-dropdown. ...Read more
When I had my bowel movement today, I noticed that although most of my stool was brown, a small section was black. Does this indicate bleeding?
For the past 2 days I have had dark charcol colored stool every time I have a bowel movement. With a little bit of pain befor I go. What's wrong.
Stool changes: ? Black/ dark, malodorus, sticky stool? If so this could be related to GI bledding - would get it checked if that is the case. ...Read more
I am a bit concerned about my bowel movement lately. My stool have changed to a ball-like shape x 6wks. Its not hard and I usually go once a day.
More fibre: It sounds like you just need a bit more fibre in your diet.There's no blood, no constipation, and the stools not hard - if it were, i'd suggest better hydration. So, add whole grain breads and cereal, fruits, and vegetables. You could try a bulk laxative, such as fibre con or equivalent - not to help you move your bowels, but to add bulk and consistency. Good luck. ...Read more
Bowel movement is becoming increasingly difficult. I have an internal hemmoroid that I can feel. Could this be blocking stool and making it thin?
Get checked: Possibly - 47 year old male with change in bowel habit - the safest answer is to get a thorough eval with med history, exam, and possible sigmoidoscopy or more. Pain, diet changes, new medications - pain meds/cold meds/allergy meds, dehydration, and many other things could be the cause. ...Read more
2 times in last week clear stringy stuff with small amt of blood attached to stool or floating in toilet after bowel movement. What could this be?
Blood in stools: You should see a GI specialist ASAP. There are many reasons that may cause the symptom you are mentioning and need o be worked up. Do not delay it, make a phone call on Monday please ...Read more
I pass large stool which makes defecation painful. It's not hard but really large. I have a bowel movement every 2 days. So what can I do about it?
Hi, I have been having change in bowel movement, occasional bleeding and recently passing white tiny balls in stool. Advice will be very kind of you.
I've had two bowel movements today. In each instance, the stool looked normal but there was a bluish-green quality to the water near the feces. Help.
Stool: If the stools were perfectly normal in color and consistency, it doesn't appear that the pigment in the toilet water indicates a bowel abnormality. If further bowel movements appear abnormal, consult your physician who can inspect and test the stool for hidden blood. I feel that the pigment in the toilet water was some extraneous pigment. ...Read more
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