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Psychological Reason Hold 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 bowel movements about 6x a day and feel really tired , what can be the reason for this? I have not been drinking a lot of alcohol
Many possible causes: Many things can damage intestines including antibiotics, allergy, diet, tumor, autoimmune disease causing diarrhea as well as abnormal bowel function such as irritable bowel syndrome. Fluid or blood loss may cause weakness/anemia. Bananas, applesauce, and rice slow diarrhea and you must hydrate. If you have blood/severe pain see your primary doctor asap who may refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
What could be reason for stringy yellowiish to tan colored mucus with bowel movements also smells very bad not like bowel movement but bad odor ?
Can proctalgia fugax be the reason for painful bowel movements? Pain is not severe and doesn't last long.
Probably not: Proctalgia is a spasm of the muscles around the rectum. Generally it is like any muscle cramp (leg, foot) - spontaneous and without any precipitating reason. Pain with a bowel movement is more likely from anal irritation at the rectal orifice. Any more specifics requires a bit of detective work with a good history of when, what makes it better, worse, etc. ...Read more
I have been eating healthy and exersizing daily, could that be a reason why I am having so much gas and making so many bowel movements?
Can drinking honey and warm water every morning be the reason for softer and slightly more frequent than usual bowel movements? As it makes more mucus
Warm water: Drinking warm water alone can stimulate peristalsis resulting in more active and softer bowel movements. If you secrete lots of mucus in your stool,then irritable bowel syndrome is suggested. If your current bowel pattern doesn't bother you,then I wouldn't worry about the softer and more active bowels. ...Read more
Upset tummy as in a lot of bowel movements during period time before and just after. Is this normal and I's there reason for this?
Yes: If this is normall what occurs with your cycles then this is how your body reacts to the hormones,prostaglandins,with your cycle. ...Read more
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