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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.
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
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
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
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?
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
My 8 week old daughter has been very fussy the past couple days and she has been going very long periods of time without having a bowel movement. Her bowel movements are very aggressive and goes a lot.
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
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
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
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
Unrelated: It could just be bad food you ate! ...Read more
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
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
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
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