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How often should a breastfed + formula supplemented baby have a bowel movement? Bowel movement forced by rectal exam after 36 hours of last stool.

How often should a breastfed + formula supplemented baby have a bowel movement? Bowel movement forced by rectal exam after 36 hours of last stool.

BM and baby: Babies poop at very different intervals. GENERALLY breast fed babies poop more frequently than formula fed/supplemented babies. If you child is not in any distress I would NOT be doing rectal probing to force a BM. Only a trained physician should perform this as serious injury can occur to your child. Expect breast fed baby to poop 3-6 times a day and formula fed baby maybe 2-3 a day on ave. ...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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What are the hidden rare forgotten reasons behind absence of bowel movement (lazy bowel) for Crohn's patients, even Crohn's is treated successfully?

What are the hidden rare forgotten reasons behind absence of bowel movement (lazy bowel) for Crohn's patients, even Crohn's is treated successfully?

Constipation?: Absence of bowel movements is usually due to constipation and believe it or not Crohns patients can get constipated. Good control of the disease also can reduce bowel movements. If you are under good control and you see your doctor regularly it could be constipation or diverticular disease. Advise you follow up with your GI doctor and be sure he checks you. ...Read more

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Bad dizziness prior to bowel movement. After bowel movement, dizziness subsided then had fatigue and vague headache. Body temp went from 98.6 to 97.3?

Bad dizziness prior to bowel movement. After bowel movement, dizziness subsided then had fatigue and vague headache. Body temp went from 98.6 to 97.3?

BP and dizzyness: This could be due to uneven circulation, possible shunting of some sort. Normally there is no bad dizziness related to bowels. Will require a thorough work up but since there may be some sort of circulation anomaly, suggest an evaluation. ...Read more

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I pass blood with bowel movement constant bowel pains. My gp says it may be ibs. The spasmongal tablets I have, don't seem to work. Anything else to try?

I pass blood with bowel movement constant bowel pains. My gp says it may be ibs. The spasmongal tablets I have, don't seem to work. Anything else to try?

Blood is bad: Bright red blood in stool or black tarry colored stool referred to as melena are both reasons for concern. Ibs, a diagnosis of exclusion, by itself will not usually cause blood in stool, you will likely need to get a colonoscopy if you haven't already to find the cause of your bleeding. See your doctor again to get this diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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How can I have bowel movement everyday?

How can I have bowel movement everyday?

Eat fiber: African tribes that eat lots of fiber go 3 to 5 times a day. Roughage/fiber includes fruits and vegetables like celery, grapes etc.
These should help you go regularly. ...Read more

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How often should you have bowel movement?

How often should you have bowel movement?

Varies, once a day: On average, one or two times a day but can vary and depends on the individual's bowel habits, diet etc. Could be 3-4 per day or every 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Is having a bowel movement everyday a bad thing?

Is having a bowel movement everyday a bad thing?

No: Just the opposite is not good, as long as well formed, no diarrhea or blood. ...Read more

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What could happen if we never had a bowel movement?

What could happen if we never had a bowel movement?

No BM's ever: It would become toxic and the colon could balloon out and eventually rupture. It is an essential function. ...Read more

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I have black specks in bowel movement. What could that be??

Would check GI Dr: I would get checked by a GI doctor. Black stools can be indicative of bleeding within your GI tract. Specs are an atypical way to describe this. ...Read more

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Why would half of your bowel movement be darker than the other?

Why would half of your bowel movement be darker than the other?

Consider this...: Although much of stool is the bacterial flora of your gut, what you eat plays a big role in gut motility, effectiveness of digestion, stool pattern/appearance. Fiber supplements increase bulk & therefore stool volume. Adequate fluids avoid dessicated stool. Stool color is very dependent on ingestants. Also, diet modification, exercise, bleeding changes food transit time & the resulting stool. ...Read more

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What causes blood in a bowel movement?

What causes blood in a bowel movement?

Eval: I see constipation listed as one of your conditions. Dry, hard rough stool can abraid tissues when being passed - or can lead to hemorrhoids. Both can cause rectal bleeding. Fistuala, fissure, cancer or inflammatory or infections GI conditions can also cause bleeding recommend med eval. ...Read more

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How come I bleed when I have a bowel movement?

How come I bleed when I have a bowel movement?

Med eval: I don't know the reason that you bleed with bowel movements. Some possibilities include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer or inflammatory or infection GI conditions. Please see your doctor to have this evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movement to be paste always?

Several causes: By paste do you mean soft, is normal.

If you mean white soft bm's you may have liver problems or a malabsorption problem, for which a GI doc will help. ...Read more

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I ejaculated during a bowel movement, should I be concerned?

I ejaculated during a bowel movement, should I be concerned?

Unclear, but...: At "ejaculating" during MY, have you experienced the sense of orgasm or just saw few drops of semen-like fluid dripping out along with BM especially at straining to defecate well-formed stool? If the latter, it is okay with no need to concern about. More? Seek evaluation & counseling by following suggestion in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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What cause green bowel movement?

What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested. If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, I will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

That is possible: If transit time through the GI tract increases - that can cause green stool. ...Read more

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What does a white bowel movement mean?

What does a white bowel movement mean?

Light Stool: Have pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Some possible causes include: gall stones, bile duct cysts, strictures of bile ducts, hepatitis, some medications, cancer, etc. White stool can be related to barium sulfate if you just had a barium enema, Aluminum hydroxide found in antacids, bile > ...Read more

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No bowel movement for two weeks! Help!?

Constipation: Check your water intake and fiber intake. Your intestines depend on water and soluble fiber - most readily available for is in fruits and vegetables as well as several dietary fiber supplements. But is you have not had a bowel movement in 2 weeks I would suggest a trip to see your provider in person. ...Read more

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How to change your bowel movement time?

How to change your bowel movement time?

BM time?: There is no need to require having a bowel movement at a specific time every day. It is probably better to go when you feel that you need to. If some day you have extra bowel movements or some day you do not go, it should not be a worry. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to change timing of bowel movement?

How to change timing of bowel movement?

Timing of Bowel Move: This can be done by sitting on the commode at the time you need, usually after eating. That will eventually change your pattern with the adjustment of your reflex. ...Read more

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Why can't I have a bowel movement daily?

Why can't I have a bowel movement daily?

5 things: Gut need 5 things - water, salt, oil, bulk and fiber. ...Read more

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Why do you have a green bowel movement?

Why do you have a green bowel movement?

Related to food: Likely related to food items you've eaten. Or sometimes to non-food items: ingesting foods that have been colored with food coloring can change the stool appearance transiently. My brother once ate blue chalk. Yes- you guessed it right. ...Read more

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What does help me have a bowel movement?

Fiber, water: Increasing your daily fiber and water intake will help with your bowel movements. Increased activity will also help too. ...Read more

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What is a regular bowel movement routine?

Variable: Most people have a bowel movement daily. However, lower or higher frequency, by itself is not abnormal as long as it is not interfering with your daily life. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


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