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Problems With Bowel Movements In Children
It can be: Associated with these symptoms but just because you have these symptoms doesn't mean you have Chrons ...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
Can my neurological disease of spinocelebar ataxia cause irritable bowel syndrome with. Constipation?
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 people who have hammeroidectomy in their mid 20's have problems controlling their stools(holding for sometime) in their advanced age?
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
Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The opioid: analgesics have side effects constipation, respiratory depression, euphoria, miosis, nausea and vomiting and physical dependence. A common problem associated with opioid therapy is constipation, which is a slowing of peristalsis caused by the action of the opioids. To prevent constipation from occurring, OTC laxatives are often prescribed along with opioid medication. ...Read more
Likely yes: Cannot safely provide the few times not needed to go to er via internet, so must recommend going to er for eval and referral if required to gi. ...Read more
I've never had problems with bowel movements before. Yesterday I did not know I had to poop until I felt it running down my leg. What causes this?
Stool incontinence: could be serious and definitely embarassing problem. Most likely it is caused by defective sensory mechanism of anal sphincter. Consult with a colo-rectal surgeon. ...Read more
Bloody stools, problems with bowel movements and now a lump right by his anus. What could this be?
Constipation?: Not sure if you were referring to constipation or diarrhea or something else, because the question is slightly vague. Regardless, getting more fiber in your diet usually helps whatever colon problems are present. If you need more detail, either reframe the question or set up a second opinion consult with me. Happy to help. ...Read more
What's your normal?: "normal" bowel frequency in america ranges from 3 stools daily to one every 3 to 4 days. Many patients have some variability. If your normal is every 4 days, then no worries. If your norm is 4x/day, then maybe you have cause for concern. Lots of things alter how fast your GI tract empties--obstruction, dysmotilities, infection, malabsorption/maldigestion, metabolic issues, irritable bowel, more. ...Read more
Not normal...: The normal range of bm frequency is from 3 stools bms per day to 1 bm every 3 days. Your frequency falls outside the range of normal. The longer the stool sits in the colon is associated with greater risk of colon cancer. I suggest you eat more fiber, get more active, drink more water or use a gentle laxative to have more frequent bms. You may want to see a gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read more
Multiple bowel movements with a sense of incomplete evacuation. Is this a serious problem? What do I do?
Is there a problem if after I have a bowel movement and wipe, thoroughly later in the day residue is present?
Maybe, but...: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more
Hi I am 24 year old male... I have irregular bowel movement with more than 3 a day... Due to this problem I am not able to go work .. I am worried?
Possible diarrhea: Add fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) or commercial water soluble supplements to "regulate" stools. Raise concern if bleeding, weight loss, localizing abdominal pain or a personal/family history of colitis, cancer. Stool frequency deserves medical evaluation to rule out infection, malabsorption/maldigestion, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome. Get checked & worry less. ...Read more
I have had a problem with being able to have a bowel movement for a week or so now i do have the urge to but when i go nothing happens please help?
Many tests available: Sounds like you have a functional defecation disorder, or FDD or possibly a rectocele. 1st step is to get tested. A good GI doctor can perform rectal manometry, where a special catheter measures pressures of muscles that are involved with retaining and propelling stool. If this fails, you can get defecating proctogram or MRI defecography, but this means you have to be in the Radiology department. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's your normal?: "Normal" bowel frequency in america ranges from 3 stools daily to one every 3 to 4 days. Many patients have some variability. Maybe you have cause for concern. Lots of things alter how fast & completely your GI tract empties--obstruction, dysmotilities/pelvic floor dysfunction, Hirschprung's, infection, malabsorption/ maldigestion, metabolic issues, irritable bowel, more. Time for some testing? ...Read more
They're connected: What goes in must come out. Large meals result in large stools; small meals result in small stools. ...Read more
What bowel problem?: Problems with bowel movements can be caused by many things but not commonly from leukemia. You didn't mention what the specific bowel problems are but persistent problems like diarrhea or constipation should be evaluated by your physician. Also, blood in your stool needs to be reported to your physician right away. ...Read more
I have had different bowel movement colors, purple, green, and different shapes.. Is that a problem?
Common: Not nornal but common. If it persists, call your doctor. ...Read more
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