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How many bowel movements a day for 6 week old? Been 2 days since last BM. Nursing but had to give her some formula in the last few days, is that why?

How many bowel movements a day for 6 week old? Been 2 days since last BM. Nursing but had to give her some formula in the last few days, is that why?

Stools: Because you are breastfeeding, your child could have a BM with each feeding, once a day or can go as long as a week without having one. All normal for breast fed babies. ...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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How to treat loose bowel movement?

How to treat loose bowel movement?

Change diet, or....: Well, you cannot treat the loose stool that's already out, but if you continue to have loose stools and this is something new, take a look and see if you've had any changes in your diet. If that doesn't work, go see a doctor and discuss. You may need to have some tests. ...Read more

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What could cause loose bowel movement shotly after eating?

What could cause loose bowel movement shotly after eating?

Bowel spasm?: This is not uncommon. You can try cutting back on greasy, fatty foods or whatever food seems to be the culprit for you, and increase the amount of fiber in your diet.. If you have a persistent change in bowel habits or any bleeding, see a gastroenterologist immediately. And don't forget your colonoscopy when you turn 50--it could save your life. ...Read more

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What could cause a loose bowel movement with high fever?

What could cause a loose bowel movement with high fever?

Gastroenteritis: Bacterial or viral gastroentritis may cause diarrhea and loose stools.It may be due to e coli, salmonela, shigela, other bacteria or viruses. ...Read more

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Since yesterday after I have eaten anything I start to pass gas and then have to go to bathroom and I have a loose bowel movement what can I do?

Since yesterday after I have eaten anything I start to pass gas and then have to go to bathroom and I have a loose bowel movement  what can I do?

Ride it out: On the porcelain throne. You may have a viral gastroenteritis which is generally self-limiting and will clear withing 24-48 hrs. If you develop other symptoms, particularly fever, headache, severe nausea & vomiting, go see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it considered malabsorption IF I have a loose bowel movement 2 - 3 hours usually after eating ALOT of vegetables. Steamed and raw vegetables.

Is it considered malabsorption IF I have a loose bowel movement 2 - 3 hours usually after eating ALOT of vegetables.  Steamed and raw vegetables.

Possible IBS: You could have IBS, aka Irritable Bowel Syndrome. You could have malabsorption issues. A possible food allergy may cause these symptoms. Many people suffer for bean/legume allergies or sensitivities. See you doctor for food allergy testing discussion. ...Read more

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My 9yo days she feels like she needs to poop, but nothing is coming out when she tries. She had one loose bowel movement in the night last night and o?

My 9yo days she feels like she needs to poop, but nothing is coming out when she tries. She had one loose bowel movement in the night last night and o?

Constipation?: Is your daughter's inability to move her bowels a new problem or has this been going on for a long time? Is this associated with pain? Two possibilities include rectal tenemus or constipation and further evaluation is needed for clarification. www.healthtap.com/florence-nnebe ...Read more

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I had purple tinted urine and next day, my loose bowel movement had purple liquid in the toilet bowl. I had eaten lot of fresh cooked beets nite befor?

I had purple tinted urine and next day, my loose bowel movement had purple liquid in the toilet bowl. I had eaten lot of fresh cooked beets nite befor?

Common Reaction: The coloring in some foods (like beets) and medications can affect the color, smell, etc. Of your urine, stool, emesis, etc. Purple/red urine and stool after fresh beets is normal. (the difference between being more purple or more red, depends on the pH or acidity of the fluid. ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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