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Pain In Colon After Bowel Movements
Sometimes...: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more
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
I have a very sluggish colon. I only have a bowel movement twice a week a lot of the times. What could have happened?
Maybe normal: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Assuming your bowel pattern has been stable for some time (in other words, has not recently changed from daily to every three days) then having two bowel movements/week is "normal" for you. ...Read more
I have significant looping of the colon. What is this? Cn I correct it & Is it dangerous? I have had no problems with any bowel movements whatsoever
What would cause colon to not complete bowel movement - retain some and cause bad odor despite clean tpaper? Fix?
Doctor to evaluate: There are several reasons why poop would end up stuck in the rectum, so a primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist should evaluate. Causes include constipation (slow transit of stool through the intestine), medications that slow the bowel, nerve disorders that slow the bowel, tumors blocking flow of the stool, etc... A patient can use laxatives to keep the rectum clear, awaiting his appointment. ...Read more
I had a hysterectomy with a colon cleanse 6 days ago. I still haven't had a bowel movement. Should I be concerned?
I just started taking colon cleansers to regulate my bowel movement. Is it a good idea to take 2 pills in the morning and 2 during lunch/evening?
It might be: This depends on what type of colon cleanser pills you are taking. It is important to read the instructions on the packaging and follow those. Do not take more pills or take the pill more frequently than is advised on the package. ...Read more
3 days after 2000u B12 daily, had purply bowel movement. Related to taking high b12? Never happened before. Endo/colon last year with no sig findings.
You are what you eat:
More likely you ate something such as beets that caused the color change
too much of any vitamin can be toxic so don't overdo it!!! ...Read more
Floating bm's: Floating stools are seen with looser bowel movements causing rapid transit through the intestinal tract and are lighter colored. This could be temporary from dietary factors or virus. They also occur with malabsorption syndromes from pancreatic, biliary tract or liver disorders. If this change in bm's is persistent, notify your oncologist or gastroenterologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
This morning I had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?
Do I have colon cancer if I have pain on my front right side and back side and change in bowel movement?
What does it mean to have a redundant colon? And can that make it harder to have a bowel movement? Or more easily constipated
Longer, more turns: A "redundant colon" means the dr found it to be longer than usual with more twists and turns. Typically we think that the redundancy is because of problems with constipation rather than the cause of constipation. You should be on a high fiber diet with MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or similar agent to keep the stools soft and moving through your colon easily. ...Read more
Prior to a colonoscopy, laxatives are given to completely empty the colon. Normal to take a few days to have a bowel movement?
Yes: Depending on how constipated you are and how much stool is in your colon. Continue bowel prep as instructed. ...Read more
My wife had a right colon resection a little over a week ago and when she has a bowel movement she has no sensation off the need. Is this normal?
My herbalist told me I have a "floppy colon." what is a floppy colon, and how does it effect the frequency and ability of having a bowel movement?
I am not aware: Of any medical condition called floppy colon. Some people have colon that is loosely attached to retroperitoneum and that can sometimes lead to volvulus, or twisting. But these conditions are usually discovered at surgery. As your herbalist what he means, and how he can tell without actually visualizing the colon. ...Read more
5yrs ago my colon had been stapled & repaired as best they could. I have extreme back pain after all bowel movements. Could this be cause of my pain?
See physician: You should not be having pain. Further evaluation and testing is needed to determine what are the causes of this pain and to make sure you have not developed new problems. ...Read more
I am having difficulty with bowel movements. And a lot of gas. I was told I had a tortuous colon 13 years ago. Seems like I am having more problems now.
Constipation: You need to add fiber in form of fresh vegetables in your diet, drink a lot of water, avoid meat and white flour, take Metamucil or miralax to cleanse bowel, avoid gas producing food, like left overs, poorly cooked beans and meats. Will have to continue on daily basis. Can try GAS X, and or OTC laxatives like Dulcolax if still not better. ...Read more
If blood in the stool is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common.
If the blood or stool is darker (black) and has a 'tar-like' appearance, it is more indicative of a bleed in the upper areas of the GI tract. This is more significant and needs more prompt evaluation and treatment.
Seek evaluation by a qualified professional asap to differentiat. ...Read more
If my ongoing left sided abdominal, side, and back pain gets worse after a bowel movement is that a problem in the colon?
Yes it's possible.: See a GI dr for a thorough evaluation. Take care! Http://www. M.webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/digestive-diseases-constipation. Http://www. M.webmd. Com/pain-management/guide/abdominal-pain-causes-treatments. ...Read more
For the last week or two I habe experianced excess gas and a pressure around the colon. I have no other symptons. Bowel movements are normal. Help?
Are U sure it's gas?: Many report a sense of gasiness, bloating, pressure, abdominal fullness. This may (or not) originate in gut, & may (or not) be disease-related. Some are sensitive to gut distension, have bacterial overgrowth, have altered gut motility or inflammation. It's best to get checked. Also, keep a symptom diary, consider bifidobacter probiotics, start food elimination trials, avoid artificial sweeteners. ...Read more
I've had part of colon removed due to cancer and ever since I have had very large bowel movements. Why is this?
I had a colon resection a month and a half ago. Lately when I have a bowel movement I get pain in my lower back and abdomen. Any ideas?
Yes: You want to let your surgeon know about this. He/she did the resection and must know about it. Better be safe and good luck. Hopefully nothing serious. ...Read more
I'm 18 and I have been under alot of stress latley and I have had a change in bowel movements that is my only symptom do I have colon cancer?
Very unlikely at 18: Start with increasing fiber intake: fruits, vegetables, dried beans, bran cereals. Drink plenty of water 6-8 cups a day, and consider a daily walk or other exercise program. You may be able to normalize your bowel movements. Otherwise you will want to discuss this problem with your doctor who can perform a detailed history and physical. Best wishes. ...Read more
6 mos. Ago I had a prolonged period of constipation. Since that time my lower back aches frequently, even after a bowel movement. Colons. Was good?
Lately I have had to push to get a bowel movement started. Can forcing cause the colon to get irritated so blood appears on feces? Can it be hemmoroid
Hemorrhoids or not?: Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated sooner than later. ...Read more
How does straining for a bowel movement cause diverticular disease when this action squeezes the colon from the outside (diverticula push out not in)?
Red blood on the toilet is not uncommon occasionally and can be caused by things such as a tiny anal erosion or fissure (especially with constipation) it can also be from a hemorrhoid.
Blood mixed with stool or dark stool can be from bleeding farther inside the colon and should be investigated. Screening colonoscopy is recommended once you've reached 50 even with no symptoms. ...Read more
Would you bleed from colon cancer every day? Also what about bleeding after having to pass an abnormally large bowel movement?
Does having rather large bowel movements (ever since I was a teenager) make me more prone to colon cancer by stretching my colon or something?
I have good bowel function (5-6 bowel movements weekly, easily and effortlessly) and I have balanced diet. Is colon cleanse imprtant? I use aloe vera.
No: It's a fad, but it helps some people feel better. If you already feel healthy there is no need. ...Read more
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