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I battle to lose weight, could my bad bowels move, ents have anything to do with it?

I battle to lose weight, could my bad bowels move, ents have anything to do with it?

See below: While your bad bowel movements do not affect your weight loss, the fact that you are having problems with your bowels suggest to me that the food that you are eating is not helping you lose weight. When people eat a diet high in fresh vegetables and fruits as well as a minimum of meat, dairy and simple "white" carbohydrates like white flour, pasta, cookies crackers, their bowel movements improve. ...Read more

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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the body. One should not use bowel movements as a weight loss method. If you have unexplained weight loss you should check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespective, every time you eat or drink you gain weight. This is why a persons weight varies throughout the day. The best way to probably weigh yourself is to weigh in the morning after using the bathroom and before eating. ...Read more

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I go days without having a bowel movement. What kind of diet should I have? It's harder for me to lose weight?

I go days without having a bowel movement. What kind of diet should I have? It's harder for me to lose weight?

High fiber: Hi. You poor thing! That's miserable. Eat lots more fiber, and take psyllium with a lot of water before going to bed. ...Read more

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Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?

Myths&facts about bowel movement*? Like, is it ok to force self to go*? Do you actually lose weight if u go after a meal? What to look out for?

Wt loss stool only: Best for your bowels: plenty fluids, regular physical activity, avoiding eating a lot of foods that slow bowels, like fatty, high sugar, empty calorie snacks & a lot of cheese & meat. And eating plenty fiber-rich foods - fruits, & especially vegetables. No surprise, right? Straining is not good, & can lead to hemorrhoids & painful fissures. Regular laxatives also not good. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Does losing weight cause sticky bowel movements?

Does losing weight cause sticky bowel movements?

Rapid weight Loss: It could be pancreatitis. Rapid weight loss can lead to pancrea titis, which results and having malabsorption of fat. This can lead to school with gooey texture, bad smell and usually abdominal pain. It would be a good idea to call your doctor this weekend and discuss if evaluation is indicated. ...Read more

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40 m feeling full for a few months now, not losing any weight but feels like rock in stomach bloated. Help having more bowel movements?

40 m feeling full for a few months now, not losing any weight but feels like rock in stomach bloated. Help having more bowel movements?

H. pylori: H. pylori is a bacteria that can live in your stomach. It can cause all types of stomach problems and have unusual presentations. H. pylori frequently causes stomach bloating. If you have not been tested for H. pylori, you should talk to your doctor about it. It can be diagnosed with a simple blood test and it can be cured. ...Read more

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My back is in a lot of pain after being hit with a weight very hard. The pain happens with most movements and is constant. Along with the pain, I have not been able to go to the bathroom as often (bowel). What could these be a sign of?

My back is in a lot of pain after being hit with a weight very hard. The pain happens with most movements and is constant. Along with the pain, I have not been able to go to the bathroom as often (bowel). What could these be a sign of?

Temporary shock: To bowels can slow them for a while will come back but if took any narcotics for pain then my you will get slow bowels and constipated, try prune juice, lots of water some mirilax/senneca and juicy fruits and see what happens, ice to back alve /tyelnol should be enough or even heat pad, but if back pain persist more than a month and numbness down leg could be disc onf spine injury hope not ...Read more

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Well I keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

Well I keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

What food?: You could have an intolerance to that food, which expresses as loose bowel movements. The gut is one of the first places such responses show up. Other symptoms (maybe later) might be fatigue, drowsiness, bloating, body aches and pains, etc -- signs of inflammation. See your doctor for an evaluation and work towards diagnosis. This can rule out other causes of diarrhea needing treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I have normal bowel movements then lose ones all of a sudden? Is it something I am eating? Color will vary from brown to yellowish.

Yes: Food and food habit dictates first.....Then we will think about other diseases, gall bladeder, pancreas, alcohol, infection, colon polyp, crohn's.......... ...Read more

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Lost a lot of weight and have minimal bowel movements for almost two months. I have a very small appetite. What could this be? Is this a big concern?

Lost a lot of weight and have minimal bowel movements for almost two months. I have a very small appetite. What could this be? Is this a big concern?

See a doctor!: Yeah, go see a doctor! Online chat will not confirm anything. Any night sweats? Fatigue? Nausea? See a doc and have some labs run! ...Read more

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My bowel movements smell much worse then they did a year ago. I have gained weight due to preg. Not sure if its related. They never use to smell bad?

My bowel movements smell much worse then they did a year ago. I have gained weight due to preg. Not sure if its related. They never use to smell bad?

It is normal: The feces smell is variable and is dependent on many factors. Like the type if food you consume and if you are taking any meds or supplements. But there are some medical conditions which can cause foul smelling stools1 celiac disease2inflammatory bowel disease3gastrornteritis4lactose intolerance. To name a few. If it is persistent check it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Am I getting increased bowel movements from weight training supplement?

Am I getting increased bowel movements from weight training supplement?

Possibly: Some of the supplements have quite a bit of fiber (a good thing). Of course, vigorous exercise usually promotes a healthy bowel habit, too. ...Read more

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If you have a few bowel movements in a day, but it's not diarrhea- can that cause you to lose nutrients from food you ate?

If you have a few bowel movements in a day, but it's not diarrhea- can that cause you to lose nutrients from food you ate?

No: You will not lose nutrients by having multiple bowel movements per day.
If stools are watery, you can become dehydrated, lose electrolytes and minerals, and it could mean you are not absorbing nutrients properly; however if consistency is normal then there is no need to worry ...Read more

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Started weight watchers, drinking a lot of water. But my bowel movements are tan in color, have once every three days. Could something be wrong?

Started weight watchers, drinking a lot of water. But my bowel movements are tan in color, have once every three days. Could something be wrong?

Not enough info: With your change in diet, there may not be as much residue in your colon, so moving your bowels every 3 days may not be abnormal. The tan color, however, may be a sign of gallstone passage, and gallstones have been associated with fasting & dieting. I would suggest talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy

Symptoms include: loss of appetite weight loss and increase in bowel movements - what are these symptoms of? I'm a 29yr old female otherwise healthy

You are NOT: Healthy since these symptoms are probably those of ibs. Commonest cause is lousy diet but it could be the beginning of inflammation. Try first by getting rid of all forms of sugar and sweeteners. Other potential causes are milk and milk products and gluten. ...Read more

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Can damage of the end of the abdominal wall cause pain initially? Can it make a person loose weight and effect bowel movement? Is constipation involve

Can damage of the end of the abdominal wall cause pain initially? Can it make a person loose weight and effect bowel movement? Is constipation involve

Unclear. What do you: Mean by "end of abdominal wall". As Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, sensation of pain signals from body to brain help prevent injury/death, yet there are many more complex interacting issues & mind/brain are dominant. Thus if mind interpretation of events changes decisions then all kinds of body behaviors change in response (including changes in eating/use-of-food/weight & bowel patterns). ...Read more

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1 yr old is struggling to gain weight & has hard, bloated tummy (belly button is starting to pop) normal bowel movements and eats/drinks well. Help?

1 yr old is struggling to gain weight & has hard, bloated tummy (belly button is starting to pop) normal bowel movements and eats/drinks well. Help?

Bloated abdomen: See a pediatric gastroenerologist and have your child tested for celiac's disease as well as any other procedure the doctor suggests. ...Read more

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For 2 year, I have had hyperactive bowel sounds, they get worse during stress. Sometimes, not always, I would have lose stools. Bowel movements:1 per day?

For 2 year, I have had hyperactive bowel sounds, they get worse during stress. Sometimes, not always, I would have lose stools. Bowel movements:1 per day?

Anxiety or not: Anxiety is associated, in fact it presents with physical symptoms including rumbling stomach, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, shortness of breath, chest heaviness, tingling, , hot flashes, chills, dry mouth among others. So a person can have any combination of the above. But there could be other physical underlying factors that need to be ruled out, the two may coexist. See ur dr. Help is effective. ...Read more

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Is it serious or not really? Back pain- mid lumbar left side. Bowel movements maybe twice/ week. Excessive weight gain. 10p time periord 1 1/2 months

Is it serious or not really? Back pain- mid lumbar left side. Bowel movements maybe twice/ week. Excessive weight gain. 10p time periord 1 1/2 months

Not enough info: It is worth getting checked out. Thyroid issues can cause weight gain and constipation, which can cause back pain. Just having all those changes something isn't right and you shouldn't ignore it. ...Read more

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Should I see a gastroenterologist? For about a month I've had a change in bowel movements (constipation), loss of appetite, and weight loss.

Urgent YES: Both 'change of bowel habit' and 'weight loss' are alarm symptoms and require urgent workup. Take action now - it may save your life. ...Read more

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Constant cramping, pain in tummy, nausea, varied bowel movements, weight loss. What could it be?

Infection?: If this is new in onset, infection may be the cause. If this is chronic, it still could be due to infection, but also could be due to a food allergy or reaction, for example, celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. See your internist. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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