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Doctor insights on: Problems With Bowel Movements In Children

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Can Crohn's disease be associated with increase in bowel noises and movement?

Can Crohn's disease be associated with increase in bowel noises and movement?

It can be: Associated with these symptoms but just because you have these symptoms doesn't mean you have Chrons ...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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Do babies with Down syndrome have swallowing problems in the womb?

Do babies with Down syndrome have swallowing problems in the womb?

Not specifically: Ds infants can have any of the sporadic issues that affect non ds infants, like esophageal atresia, where the swallowing tube is not hooked up, or urinary tract defects, both of which can lead to poor amniotic fluid production. ...Read more

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Are mucousy or bloody stools in an infant associated with hirschsprung's disease?

Are mucousy or bloody stools in an infant associated with hirschsprung's disease?

Bloody stools: In an infant should absolutely be evaluated by your pediatrician asap. Hirschsprung's not a big one for bloody stools. Don't do online searches at your baby's expense. See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can snoring in children be associated with having learning difficulties?

Can snoring in children be associated with having learning difficulties?

Snoring: Yes. Snoring in children means that they are not getting enough oxygen. This affects brain function. See an ENT to evaluate airway- tonsils, adenoids, deviated septum etc. Allergies may also play a role. ...Read more

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How often should adults have bowel movements?

How often should adults have bowel movements?

1 or 2 per day: Most adults have one bowel movement in 24 hours. However some are habituated to have one bm on every other day or have upto two per day. ...Read more

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Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel? I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control

Can recurrent cystitis be a clue to problems in small/large bowel?  I have very slow transit in bowel "lazy bowel" and crohn's under control

Effect: Patients with slow transit have a propensity to urinary infections due to bacterial translocation. In Crohn' s fistulas are notorious to create vicious paths that result in chronic contamination. ...Read more

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Could strong bowel movements cause problems with my renal stent?

Could strong bowel movements cause problems with my renal stent?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that constipation would affect a renal stent. Constipation is more likely to lead to painful anal fissures and bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Can excessive bowel movements be associated with pregnancy?

Frequent bms: Yes, a woman can have excessive bowel movements, especially during the first trimester. Hormones like Progesterone are the likely cause. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause a change in bowel movements. Ie consistency, constipation?

Can anxiety cause a change in bowel movements. Ie consistency, constipation?

Yes: Stress and anxiety can cause a lot of changes and bowel habits are some of the most common things affected. It can cause both constipation and diarrhea and stomach pains. Stress and anxiety also often alter what you eat which will further impact your bowel movements. ...Read more

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Is "soft" stool and frequent bowel movement common with colitis?

Is "soft" stool and frequent bowel movement common with colitis?

Not always: If you have symptoms such as bloody stools or urge to go but nothing happens, or abdominal pain, or weight loss, then I'd be more suspicious for colitis. Nevertheless it would be a good idea to get your stool tested for inflammation and infection. ...Read more

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What causes constent hand movement with some older patients?

What causes constent hand movement with some older patients?

Neurological issues: Different reason could cause peripheral tremors. More information is needed, and the patient needs to be evaluated to determine what will be the most adequate treatment. ...Read more

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Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or get seen today. ...Read more

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Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

Can Irritable Bowel Syndrome cause mucus in the stool/anus?

IBS: The finding of mucus in the stool is not uncommon in some patients who have irritable bowel syndrome. Occasionally increasing the amount of fiber in your diet or taking a fiber supplement may help. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the psychological reason for kids who hold in their bowel movements?

What is the psychological reason for kids who hold in their bowel movements?

Control: Children often feel like they have little or no control over their environment, and stooling is something they can sometimes control. It's the one battle of wills that kids can win over parents. Other times, it's about avoidance, of either pain or the sensation of loss (yes, they are attached to the poop sometimes). One good hard bm and they will try to not have another one. ...Read more

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Can people get dry mouth with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

Can people get dry mouth with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs)?

It is possible: It is possible, especially if you are taking any medication to battle ibs. Many drugs can cause dry mouth as a side effect. Ask you doctor and see if your dentist has any suggestions to combat the dry mouth. ...Read more

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How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

How often do babies with downs syndrome also have problems with vsd?

50%: About half of babies with down syndrome will have congenital heart disease. The majority will have atrioventricular septal defect, aka av canal or endocardial cushion defect. ...Read more

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Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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