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No Bowel Movements In 5 Days And Now Spasmshelp
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
Is it normal to bowel movement only pebbles for a couple days, then have to bowel movement five times in one day?
Not usual, but...: although the pattern you described is not usual, some variation in the amount and frequency of bowel movements is not abnormal. As long as you're not having pain or bleeding, and as long as the stool consistency is fairly normal, I wouldn't worry. Increasing fiber in the diet will help regulate this. A fiber supplement each day, such as Metamucil, can help. Increasing fluid intake is also vital. ...Read more
Yes: Breast milk is so completely digested, the stool is either mostly water (in which case it can be frequent), or it may take up to 10 days to gather enough for a bowel movement (you'll see more wet diapers, then). The big question is whether the child is gaining weight properly (a starving child will obviously have fewer stools), or whether there are any other concerns such as vomiting, jaundice, l. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
For the last five days every time I have a bowel movement when i wipe its blood... Is this something serious?
Don't eat lots but haven't had a bowel movement for almost 3 days now. Is this an issue? Can't be normal?
Constipation : While there can be a lot of variability on how frequent someone poops, at the 3 day mark, it sounds like you're constipated. You should focus on staying hydrated, increasing your fiber intake, keep active and consider an over the counter laxative like Senna. If you start developing abdominal pain and nausea/vomiting seek an urgent evaluation to make sure there is no obstruction going on. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 yrs. Lost 35 lb in 6 months by eating more vegetables, less of everything else. Before diet bowel movement once a day. Now only every 3 days. Why?
Water: Veggies and fruit have lots of water. Eating efficiently and properly matching your physiological needs may have set a new baseline for you. Every 3rd day is a big change but not abnormal. The water in the veggies is absorbed, esp. If you are dehydrated. With less fats and proteins in your diet and in the gut, you have less fluid dynamics providing pressure for release. This is not my field, so.. ...Read more
Under 1/4 cup bright blood drips in toilet ONLY during bowel movement. Stops when I wipe, can see 1-2 clots on tissue. No other symptoms, 5 days now.
My 3month old.Is breastfed and has always made regular bowel movements until recently, he has not gone now in 5 days. Is there something we can give?
Four or five days ago i had a dry bowel movement that tore skin at the anus. It has been bleeding since then. How can I stop it? There are no more details.
Fissures: Are tears in the anal canal from spasm in the internal sphincter which arises with constipation or chronic diarrhea. Besides causing pain and bleeding, they can get infected and cause abscesses and/or fistulas. They should be properly diagnosed and treated too avoid complications. Drink more fluids and if the pain and bleeding doesn't stop in 10-14 days see a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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