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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.

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Moving to an island which is remote. I can only get fresh fruit/veg and fish there. Processed foods unavailable. How fast will I lose weight if I exer?

Moving to an island which is remote. I can only get fresh fruit/veg and fish there. Processed foods unavailable. How fast will I lose weight if I exer?

Can't say with: Available information. It will depend on the caloric intake and your physical activity level. Good luck.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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..........

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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For the last couple of months I've noticed a change in my bowel habits. I go after all meals and gain weight. I've noticed my bowel movements smell?

For the last couple of months I've noticed a change in my bowel habits. I go after all meals and gain weight. I've noticed my bowel movements smell?

See your MD: Any change in your bowel habits should be evaluated by your doctor. If you have frequent bowel movements and sudden unexplained weight gain, please see your doctor.

Bowel (Definition)

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