Top
30
Doctor insights on: Normal Bowel Movement Followed By Loose

Share

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


3

3
How do you confirm twisted bowels? I haven't been able to have a normal bowel movement in over 5 days and when I do it is loose. Have a lot of gas too.

How do you confirm twisted bowels? I haven't been able to have a normal bowel movement in over 5 days and when I do it is loose. Have a lot of gas too.

Constipation: It is unusual not to have a bm in five days. Is this a persistent problem? If so, you may have slow transit constipation. Therapy is indicated. Work-up may include several tests to determine the appropriate therapy. Consult a GI doc or colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

5

5
My bowel movement is hardly ever normal. I'm either constipated or I have loose motions. Mostly loose. I eat in moderation. Gas also.

My bowel movement is hardly ever normal. I'm either constipated or I have loose motions. Mostly loose. I eat in moderation. Gas also.

Functional Med Dr: You need to be evaluated by a functional medicine physician like myself. Would perform food sensitivity test and complete stool analysis. ...Read more

6

6
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

9

9
My 12 month old son has bowel movements 2-3 times per day and it varies from marbles to pale and very loose in the same day. Normal? Diet?

My 12 month old son has bowel movements 2-3 times per day and it varies from marbles to pale and very loose in the same day. Normal? Diet?

Diet: Diet can effect the color and consistancy of stool. If the stool is always marble like or always pale, then he may have a problem, but if it changes day to day, then no worries. Take a sample to your pediatrician. ...Read more

10

10
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

11

11
I have frequent bowel movements right after eating, often loose, is this normal?

I have frequent bowel movements right after eating, often loose, is this normal?

No: See your doctor for full history, exam, and possible tests. It may be easily avoidable with simple diet modifications. ...Read more

12

12
Indigestion, nausea and several some normal bowel movements and some loose a day. What could be causing this?

Get checked: These symptoms can be nonspecific and hard to diagnose considering the lack of information. Digestive disorders can respond to anxiety or depression but more info is needed. I would suggest seeing your doctor for full history and exam to give you the best treatment and diagnosis ...Read more

13

13
3 mths loose am bowel movements. Flex sig and biopsies normal. Now pregnant so no colonoscopy. I'm trying not to worry; bloods, us normal. Advice?

3 mths loose am bowel movements. Flex sig and biopsies normal. Now pregnant so no colonoscopy. I'm trying not to worry; bloods, us normal. Advice?

Not Ca: Loose BM due to inflammation of bowel, When caused by tumor it progresses as lesion in sigmoid blocks more of bowel. Rt. sided lesions don't cause loose BM. If flex sigmoid scoping neg. There is no bowel lesion causing problem. Best to wait until completion of term if pregnancy present. If symptoms persist colonoscopy then performed. ...Read more

14

14
35 weeks 4 days pregnant. Frequent bowel movements since yesterday. 3X loose a day. Is it normal? Why does it occur and how long will it occur?

35 weeks 4 days pregnant. Frequent bowel movements since yesterday. 3X loose a day. Is it normal? Why does it occur and how long will it occur?

Normal with preg: This is quite normal especially as your child grows. Diarrhea is common during pregnancy due to the shifting hormone levels and your child pressing down on the intestine. This prevents larger stools from forming and more liquid consistent stools to pass through your system. The diarrhea will likely be episodic in nature and the frequency might increase as you approach your delivery date. ...Read more

16

16
Past few days been having about 2-3 loose bowel movements a day with cramping, should I be concern or normal phase of pregnancy 31 weeks today?

Past few days been having about 2-3 loose bowel movements a day with cramping, should I be concern or normal phase of pregnancy 31 weeks today?

Normal: Bowel irregularity in the last trimester of pregnancy is very common. Your baby's growth pushes on your intestines and can cause both constipation and diarrea, nothing needs to be done about this. ...Read more

17

17
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

18

18
Don't eat lots but haven't had a bowel movement for almost 3 days now. Is this an issue? Can't be normal?

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 more

19

19
I normally have a bowel movement once a week but I have not been for nearly 3 weeks, I don't have the urge to go either. What should I do?

Go to your Doctor: You very well may need to retrain your colon to empty it of the waste. This situation you describe is abnormal and in no way representative of good health.

Your doctor may put you on a treatment or get you in to the gastroenterologist. ...Read more

21

21
I only have a bowel movement once out twice a week. I've just recently asked someone their opinion and they said it wasn't normal. Any idea the cause?

Probably normal.: Some people have bm only once or twice per week. If this has been your normal pattern and you have no real symptoms no one but your doc can tell you it is not normal. Note to self, do not ask strangers for medical advice. ...Read more

22

22
I didn't have my morning bowel movement & last night I had one that was like pebbles but not hard. Are these changes normal? I'm going through anxiety

I didn't have my morning bowel movement & last night I had one that was like pebbles but not hard. Are these changes normal? I'm going through anxiety

Brain, gut connected: You have nerves that connect your brain w/ your gut. Under chronic stress, you can have delayed gastric emptying & increased activity of the colon which may explain why you have small BMs. External or internal stressors which can lead to anxiety can also cause inflammation of the gut. ...Read more

23

23
Always feel faint during and after having a bowel movement. It doesn't get better until I lie down or sometime not at all. What causes it? B/P Normal.

Always feel faint during and after having a bowel movement. It doesn't get better until I lie down or sometime not at all. What causes it? B/P Normal.

Valsalva maneuver: Straining at defecation causes an abrupt drop in bp. Although you note that your BP is "normal", it's the fall in BP that causes dizziness and it's likely that yours falls with valsalva (straining) as does everyone's. Your lactose intolerance and IBS may have caused some volume contraction - you can counteract this by pushing fluids and liberalizing your salt intake. Good luck! ...Read more

25

25
My bowel movement is not normal for two weeks?

My bowel movement is not normal for two weeks?

Ambiguous: I am sure, if you read your question, that you can see there is nothing descriptive or specific enough to give you any medical answer here. ...Read more

26

26
Is it normal to have bowel movement every 2 or 3 days?

Yes: Some people have bms several times a day, some once a day, some once every couple days. The key is consistence in frequency and form. ...Read more

28

28
Is it normal to have a bowel movement 5 times a day?

Is it normal to have a bowel movement 5 times a day?

Not everyday: If you have been having 5 bowel movements regularly for days to weeks, go see your doctor. There can be underlying causes of this if it is chronic. However, if you ate something spoiled and this has been occurring a day or two, it can be due to that but you need to make sure you don't become dehydrated. ...Read more

29

29
What is the normal average duration of a bowel movement?

Brief: I recommend to my patients they should do their business on the toilet and move on, meaning minutes. One should not dawdle to read etc. As this predisposes to rectal issues such as hemorrhoids. ...Read more

30

30
Is it normal to have more then 5 bowel movement in 1 day?

Is it normal to have more then 5 bowel movement in 1 day?

Not so much.: Everyone has some changeability in bowel habits, and sometimes a certain food will cause "the runs". However, if you frequently have 5 or more stools daily, you should see your doctor. Review your diet, medical history, and medications. If you see blood, that definitely should be evaluated. ...Read more

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