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Haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days since starting cough medicine with codeine. What is the best/safest OTC remedy given my current meds?

Haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days since starting cough medicine with codeine. What is the best/safest OTC remedy given my current meds?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) and fiber: Make sure to drink plenty of fluids. Avoid caffeinated beverages, though. Eat leafy veggies and get a fiber supplement such as Metamucil or Citrucel. Adding Miralax (polyethylene glycol) to it may be helpful if fiber alone doesn't help. ...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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It's been a few years and every time I have a bowel movement & wipe with toilet paper, it is painful on my anus. Is there a remedy? It's very painful.

It's been a few years and every time I have a bowel movement & wipe with toilet paper, it is painful on my anus. Is there a remedy? It's very painful.

Inflammation: Of the tissues in that area is probably the culprit. Topical pads containing witch hazel may provide you with some relief, such as those made by Tucks. If it does not help see a gastroenterologist or colo-rectal surgeon for an anoscopy or sigmoidoscopy.
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Patient female 67 years old has problem evacuating last part of bowel movement, worsening over last 4 years. What is the remedy?

Patient female 67 years old has problem evacuating last part of bowel movement, worsening over last 4 years. What is the remedy?

Change in bowels: You are describing a change in your bowels. The best test is a colonoscopy for diagnosis or reassurance all is okay. Don't delay, get in to your doc. ...Read more

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I have severe rectal pain during periods while bowel movement and passing gas. Can u suggest remedy for this situation?

I have severe rectal pain during periods while bowel movement and passing gas. Can u suggest remedy for this situation?

Rectal Pain: Many reasons could cause rectal pain such as hemorrhoids or anal fissures. You should see a gastroenterologist for a formal exam and possible anoscopy (endoscopic) evaluation ...Read more

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Is it normal that after worm treatment (when I took 8 pills a day) my bowel movements increased to 6 a day. I pooped that many times with a quick need?

Is it normal that after worm treatment (when I took 8 pills a day) my bowel movements increased to 6 a day. I pooped that many times with a quick need?

Can be side effect: Loose stools or increased frequency of bowel movements can be a side effect of mebendazole, a common treatment for intestinal parasites such as worms. Side effects that continue beyond a week after the end of treatment with mebendazole should be discussed with the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Which remedy can a 2 year old baby take to relieve painfull bowel movements?

Which remedy can a 2 year old baby take to relieve painfull bowel movements?

Depends on cause: See the doctor. Much more information is needed to determine the cause of the painful bowel movements and then a treatment can be started. ...Read more

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My wife is 62 years old and has bouts with uncontrolled bowel movements is there any remedy?

My wife is 62 years old and has bouts with uncontrolled bowel movements is there any remedy?

In order to...: ... Tell you the appropriate remedy, first the problem needs to be diagnosed. The symptom is uncontrolled bowel movements (called fecal incontinence), the cause is something that can be determined by your doctor with a thorough physical exam and probably some testing. ...Read more

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Had anal sex and now bleeding during bowel movements. What is the treatment for this?

Had anal sex and now bleeding during bowel movements. What is the treatment for this?

Could be hemorrhoid: Flare or a tear if there was traumatic insertion without adequate lubrication, or can be due to acquired infection includong std's. You need to be examined by your doctor or a colorectal surgeon, . ...Read more

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I've been having cystitis episodes than are getting worst. I also have difficult bowel movements and severe head pain alla this is related? Treatment

I've been having cystitis episodes than are getting worst. I also have difficult bowel movements and severe head pain alla this is related? Treatment

Most likely: See your doctor and...A chiropractor may help by aligning the pelvis and lower back. Chinese medicine and acupuncture can also help a great deal with the recovery and balancing your body. ...Read more

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My boyfriend doesn't know how to remedy his dry hard stools and lack of bowel movements. Any tips?

My boyfriend doesn't know how to remedy his dry hard stools and lack of bowel movements. Any tips?

Diet changes...: Drink a lot of water, 128 oz per day, eat a lot of natural foods high in fiber, probiotic supplements, and exercise... walking 10 - 30 min per day. ...Read more

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Would you diagnose IBS for large volume hour long bowel movements? Colonoscopy was negative. Treatment ideas? Amitriptylene not affecting volume.

Would you diagnose IBS for large volume hour long bowel movements? Colonoscopy was negative. Treatment ideas? Amitriptylene not affecting volume.

Try my recepie: To start with:
1. Take dulcolax 4 tabs at night.
2. Next morning, you will have good bm which will clean your digestive system.
3. Next, start taking senokot (senna) 2 tab. Every night for 2 months.
4. Take amitryptaline 25 mg 1/2 hour before lunch only. Skip the dinner dose.
5 try this routine for 3 months.
You will feel better. ...Read more

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Reason for profuse Sweating&bowel Movements, Pain abdm inAnHypertensive&NonDiabetic, Hypothyroid64yr female. Investigation&mode of treatment. Say briefly?

Reason for profuse Sweating&bowel Movements, Pain abdm inAnHypertensive&NonDiabetic, Hypothyroid64yr female. Investigation&mode of treatment. Say briefly?

Need more info: It would be impossible to figure out what's wrong without a lot more information. You need a thorough evaluation by a physician. If medicine were that simple there wouldn't be a need for doctors. ...Read more

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What is a natural stimulant for colon bowel movement?

What is a natural stimulant for colon bowel movement?

Constipation.: Soft diet plus mineral oil. Also, senna tea. Consult your doctor first. ...Read more

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How to get regular bowel movement, naturally--metamucil?

How to get regular bowel movement, naturally--metamucil?

Fiber: High fiber diet that includes soluble and insoluble fiber along with adequate amount of fluid are a start. If these measures do not work, consider discussing with your physician regarding adding laxatives and or probiotics. ...Read more

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Treating old constipation through any home remedies? Constipation as old as 2-3 years, lack of bowel movements, feeling lethargic, using laxatives.

Eat more fiber: Eat more fiber, eat more vegetables, if you up the amount of vegetables and natural fiber you eat, you should have no problem having bowel movements. Also exercising should help. If your diet is more than 25% fresh whole vegetables, raw or cooked, and you still don't have bowel movements you might need some tests to figure out why. ...Read more

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What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

What are best natural treatment options for constipation due to morphine?, I want to avoid taking laxatives. Last bowel movement was Monday.

High fiber food: Eat high fiber foods and drink plenty of water. Recommended buy Metamucil at the pharmacy since it is OTC and well tolerated than other strong laxatives. Metamucil is a fiber supplement you can buy as powder form and mix with water. If you do not wish to take Metamucil, you can always try keeping hydrated and exercise. Narcotics cause constipation and a gentler laxative like Metamucil helps. ...Read more

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Haven't had bowel movement in 3 days, what do I do?

Haven't had bowel movement in 3 days, what do I do?

Constipation: The population does tend to-be fixated on bowel movements. Up to every three days is considered normal as long as not painful. The differential diagnosis for constipation is extensive including dehydration, inadequate fiber, medications including agents such as codeine. ...Read more

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'i haven''t had a bowel movement 5 days. What do I do? '

Enemas next: By 5 days, there is a high likelihood of a fecal impact ion. Without trying to loosen that up first, taking anything orally may not work. Try an enema 1st followed by some oral stimulant laxative like senekot or dulcolax. Magnesium citrate as a last resort before seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Haven't had a bowel movement in over 25 days what's wrong?

Haven't had a bowel movement in over 25 days what's wrong?

Long time: I am surprised you are not complaining of nausea and vomiting. You seem to be experiencing constipation. A bowel obstruction is a less likely expanation as your symptoms would be more urgent. Regardless of the cause, you should absolutely see a doctor about this. If you are not vomiting or in severe pain, your primary care doctor can probably take care of this. ...Read more

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Haven't had bowel movement in about 7 days. What should I do?

Try an enema: By 7 days, there is a lot of stool in the colon. Taking oral laxatives just packs in more stool towards the rectum. You need to break that up with an enema or two. Please go see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in nearly 7 days - what can I do?

OTC laxatives: There could be a number of things going and you need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. If you have no abdominal pain, fever, bleeding from rectum and symptoms are chronic, you should start with fiber supplement and stool softners along with daily exercise and increase fluid intake. If you have any of the above, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I haven't a normal bowel movement in a few months. What could be the cause of this?

I haven't a normal bowel movement in a few months. What could be the cause of this?

GI and Diet eval: I recommend you get a thorough evaluation by a GI doctor (r/o ibs = irritable bowel syndrome, gluten intollerance, etc), then consider seeing someone to determine if you are having other food reactions. Be honest about all eating behaviors. ...Read more

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I haven't had a solid bowel movement in almost two months. Should I be concerned?

I haven't had a solid bowel movement in almost two months. Should I be concerned?

Chronic diarrhea: What you are describing sounds like chronic diarrhea. You should see your doc to be evaluated so you can find and treat the cause. Left untreated, this can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances, which can become quite dangerous in some circumstances. Start with your family doc and go from there. ...Read more

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Why can't I have a bowel movement without laxatives?

Chronic constipation: Is a difficult problem. You can become dependent upon laxatives and this can lead to all sorts of problems. Consult with GI specialist to make sure that there are no mechanical or nerve problems. ...Read more

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My 5 yr old daughter hasn't had a solid bowel movement in over a week?

Loose Stools: If she is acting healthy, eating just fine and not complaining then it is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I found blood on my toilet paper from my butthole but I didn't have a bowel movement.?

Red flags: Agree with dr. W. Remember these warning signs: fever, weight loss, belly pain, diarrhea, black or dark red bm's, bleeding that goes on for a long time or returns over and over again. If you have any of these red flags, please see your doc because these are not hemorrhoid signs. Also if you are 50 years or older and haven't been screened for colon cancer, this may be a good reminder to do so! ...Read more

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After I pass a bowel movement they were some stool right inside my rectum wanted to come out but it didn't?

After I pass a bowel movement they were some stool right inside my rectum wanted to come out but it didn't?

Increase fiber: I suggest increasing your intake of water, vegetables, fruits and fiber rich foods. Yogurt is helpful as well as green tea. Do not strain! ...Read more

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I had a hysterectomy with a colon cleanse 6 days ago. I still haven't had a bowel movement. Should I be concerned?

I had a hysterectomy with a colon cleanse 6 days ago. I still haven't had a bowel movement. Should I be concerned?

Probably normal: If you're passing gas, then I would not be worried about it. If you're not passing gas, or if you're feeling the urge to stool but cannot pass it, call your surgeon. ...Read more

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I have yet to have a bowel movement after taking almost the entire bowel prep kit. Does this mean it didn't work?

No: It just means you have somewhat of a slow bowel and may need additional serving to push it through unless your bowel is block then nothing will come through. ...Read more

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I can't have a bowel movement without a glycerine suppository. Sometimes there's red blood either before or after.?

See your physician: Rectal bleeding with constipation may just be due to bleeding hemorrhoids, but it's important not to miss the possibility of colon cancer. You should see your physician for a rectal exam If bleeding hemorrhoids are seen that is the likely cause. But even in that situation a flexible sigmoidoscopy is advised, especially if the constipation is recent>http://bit. Ly/1uzOegm...
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Bowel (Definition)

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


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more