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Why am I having no bowel movement after diarrhea?

Why am I having no bowel movement after diarrhea?

Not uncommon: Many times after a bout of diarrhea, your insides are completely devoid of stool,. Depending upon how much you eat right afterwards, you may not generate enough still to have a bm for a day or two. ...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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Last night I woke with severe pain in my gut and fever. I then had large bowel movement including diarrhea. After passing, returned to norm. Cause?

Last night I woke with severe pain in my gut and fever. I then had large bowel movement including diarrhea. After passing, returned to norm. Cause?

Cannot diagnose: Several possibilities but without further info and an exam there is no way in which to determine what this was. As long as you are better and it does not return you should be fine. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm having loose stools about twice a day. No blood. Sometimes the water is cloudy after a bowel movement lots if gas. I'm normally healthy.?

I'm having loose stools about twice a day. No blood. Sometimes the water is cloudy after a bowel movement lots if gas. I'm normally healthy.?

Additional questions: How long is this been going on? Did it start after eating somewhere? Have you taken anything? Is the stool watery or muddy or just unformed? Pain? Any medical problems?

Loose stool can be related to infection, keep hydrated with water/ gaterade (diet if diabetic). Use probiotics. Avoid dairy. Eat white rice, bananas, applesauce. If diarrhea is bloody, > 8-9/day, fever, more pain see a doctor ...Read more

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since appendectomy in March my bowel movements haven't been normal. Constipation for days then loose stools w/ having to wipe a lot. Then back 2 Cons?

since appendectomy in March my bowel movements haven't been normal. Constipation for days then loose stools w/ having to wipe a lot. Then back 2 Cons?

Diet record: Trt keeping a diet record of what you are eating. Look too see if a food makes you better or worse. Drink fluids. See your doctor after a week of recording and that may help. ...Read more

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I'm a 40 y/o f. My rectum feels like it's pulsating bowel movements are painful even loose stools. Idk how to get relief.?

Sounds: Like you have an anal fissure and sphincter spasm. I would get in to see your colon and rectal surgery for confirmation and treatment and don't wait til you are disabled or have developed an abscess ...Read more

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Have not had bowel movement for 1 week after diarrhea. What should I take for a laxative?

Have not had bowel movement for 1 week after diarrhea. What should I take for a laxative?

Please consider: Without diagnostic clarity, self-medication is perilous. IBS is possible, but for variable stool pattern as described, rule out metabolic causes (e.g. dysfunctional thyroid or adrenal conditions), distinguish dysmotility, consider a primary rectal dysfunction that may be treatable with biofeedback, check for structural pathology or extrinsic impingement, or pseudo-obstruction, others. ...Read more

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Past 24 hrs have felt nauseous, kinda bloated, less appetite, slight abdo pain, non-acidic reflux, altered bowel movement (not quite diarrhoea) cause?

Past 24 hrs have felt nauseous, kinda bloated, less appetite, slight abdo pain, non-acidic reflux, altered bowel movement (not quite diarrhoea) cause?

Symptoms: Please have a family or friend take you to the nearest Emergency facility. The team should be able to care for you but from time to time they may need to speak to your Primary doctor.
Hope all goes well - please let me know. ...Read more

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One hour after taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill I had a bowel movement that was soft but not diarreah is the pill still effective?

One hour after taking Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) pill I had a bowel movement that was soft but not diarreah is the pill still effective?

One pill won't do: Like most hormones, Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) has to be taken consistently to be effective. Missing 1 dose won't make a difference, but many doses will. So, even if "diarreah" somehow swept away the entire pill, chances are there is no effect. If you took a pill daily for this cycle, it is probably still working. If you just startd, then u r only set back a day. Take the pill daily for 1 cycle b4 u can say if effective ...Read more

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I am having very irregular bowel movements, its the same consistency as diarhea. What can I do to fix it?

Depends on the cause: Has your diet changed? Any recent travel? There are many reasons for irregular bowel movements, and sometimes diet changes or travel can cause this condition. Infections and other chronic diseases may cause this as well. You should be evaluated in person if you are having blood in the stool, fevers, weight loss, or it is not improving after several days. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks my bowel movements have been urgent, as if with diarrhoea, but actually yellowish stools which often float. Should I be concerned?

For 2 weeks my bowel movements have been urgent, as if with diarrhoea, but actually yellowish stools which often float. Should I be concerned?

Loose floating stool: Floating stool is an exception, not the norm. Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool composition, but additional roles here are played by your bacterial flora, the effectiveness of food digestion and absorption, GI transit time, more. Exposures? Travel? Persistently altered bowel habits deserve medical attention & evaluation please. ...Read more

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I am undergoing chemotherapy. I was having diarreah. My bowel movements are now formed but I'm seeing whiteish stringy substances with my stool?

Call your doc: It may be nothing but if you are on chemotherapy, it is your responsibility to alert your own physician about any possible side effect or complication rather than asking docs who have never seen you and have no knowledge of your current therapy or medical condition. ...Read more

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What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

What could be causing my frequent bowel movements in a morning and then ending in diarrhoea ie loose watery stools?

Is this new?: Change in bowell habits, with watery stools needs a diagnostic work up.

See your health care provider. ...Read more

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Have herniated disc l5s1.Now getting very sudden bowel movements-diarhea. Could just be a bug but worried about cauda syndrome. Any advice?

Have herniated disc l5s1.Now getting very sudden bowel movements-diarhea. Could just be a bug but worried about cauda syndrome. Any advice?

Unlikely: Cauda equina syndrome is rare. It is possible but rare. The only way to know for certain is repeat mri. But it sounds like you just have diarrhea. ...Read more

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Please help. I had two bowel movements today w white bubbly foam. The third poop was scarce diahrrea, just a couple of drops. Should I go to the ER?

Please help. I had two bowel movements today w white bubbly foam. The third poop was scarce diahrrea, just a couple of drops. Should I go to the ER?

Stool color: Hello and welcome to HealthTap,

-Do you have any changes in the color of the urine?
-Any abdominal pain?, nausea or vomiting?
- DO you have any change in the color of the skin or eyes?

Thank you ...Read more

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I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past 20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps. Is it serious?

I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past 20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps. Is it serious?

Diarrhea: It certain could become serious. You can become dehydrated. Therefore, it is important to drink electroyte containing fluids to replace your fluid loses. ...Read more

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Had gastro stomach flu since Monday. Past 2 days I've had very frequent diarrheal bowel movements with nothing but liquid. What to do? Anti diarrheal?

Had gastro stomach flu since Monday. Past 2 days I've had very frequent diarrheal bowel movements with nothing but liquid. What to do? Anti diarrheal?

It would be OK: To try Immodium as directed on the package. If you notice blood in your stool, or start vomiting uncontrollably, call your doctor. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Just had my blood tests it says elevated immunoglubin a (iga). Having diarreah and gas bloating, mixed bowel movements, doc says it may be ibs?

Just had my blood tests it says elevated immunoglubin a (iga). Having diarreah and gas bloating, mixed bowel movements, doc says it may be ibs?

Big picture: Having an IgA slightly (or even considerably) about the reference range (the range into which most people fall) in the absence of a monoclonal spike (which at your age would surprise me greatly) seldom means anything. Treat the person, not the labs. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 30 weeks and been constipated for about a week I made two kinda hard bowel movement today than an hour later two diarrhea bowel movements what can?

I'm 30 weeks and been constipated for about a week I made two kinda hard bowel movement today than an hour later two diarrhea bowel movements what can?

Problem solved: Your rectum absorbs a lot of the fluid in your stool since you have been constipated the stool in your rectum has been preventing the rest from losing the fluid it normally would. When you had a bowel movement the colon emptied itself including the softer more liquid stool. If the diarrhea continues there may be another illness, but hopefully this just marks a resolution to your constipation. ...Read more

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4 normal bowel movements, which is about 1-2 more than I usually have. Should I consider this diarrhea and assume I can't trust my BCP?

4 normal bowel movements, which is about 1-2 more than I usually have. Should I consider this diarrhea and assume I can't trust my BCP?

Consistency??: Diarrhea implies a loose or watery stool. If these were 4 of your regular consistency I have trouble branding it diarrhea. However, there are times when this kind of "clean out" represents some watery stools that may happen soon. As long as your pill had time inside the intestines to be absorbed in full, this should not be an issue. ...Read more

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What could cause frequent bowel movements that aren't diarrhea?

What could cause frequent bowel movements that aren't diarrhea?

Irritable bowel: Irritable bowel or colonic motility disorders can increase bowel movement frequency without diarrhea.
Add fiber to your diet help regulate the frequency ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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