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Dietary choices: I find there are several items that firm up stools: applesauce or apples, bananas, rice cereal or dry toast. Avoiding the loseners also helps:peaches, pears, prunes and juices of each plus apple juice. ...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
Why: There is nothing that says you have to have bm in am. If it really matters try cereal before bed. ...Read more
Cod liver oil: Many things on the market. The best answer if you are having problems is to check with your doctor to see why your arent. Are you consuming a good high fiber diet? If not then do it. If yes and still not try probiotics or a mild over the counter laxative but not for an extended time without seeing your doctor. ...Read more
What is a good OTC product that relieves bloating and will allow me to have a bowel movement easier?
"Spastic Colon": Used to be the "nametag" applied to what we now know is IBS or Irritable Bowel Syndrome" and that's what your stools sound like. Dry "pebble like" stools, mucous and "ribbon like" stools (spastic contraction of bowel) This is a "diagnosis of EXCLUSION" that is , more serious conditions need to be ruled out. See your doctor who may recommend a Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more
Is there an ointment my doctor could prescribe that I can apply to the anorectal muscles to make them relax when having a bowel movement?
Yes: See a gastroenterologist for exam, evaluation, and therapy specific to your situation. ...Read more
What can cause you to feel the urge to eat, then almost immediately have the urge to go to the bathroom due to soft stool bowel movement?
Fast transit: You have fast transit through your gastrointestinal tract. It may be that there is something wrong and needs to be checked or you have naturally increased stomach colon reflex which means your colon movements increase when food gets to the stomach. Try foods that require more time to stay in the stomach such as protein, fat. Carbs, fiber usually pass quickly. ...Read more
I suffer with sticky stools don't seem to be able to have a full bowel movement leading to irritation through the day?
Many possible causes: This might be caused by inappropriate diet, poor digestion, imbalances of GI flora like candida overgrowth, hypothyroidism etc. I advise evaluation by a good holistic doc- see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. Fiber & fluids might help.A detailed article on this subject is at http://www.Fibermenace.Com/gutsense/transition.Html even though this is from a commercial website it gives good advice. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SBO or LBO: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue or even a stricture or other causes of GI tract narrowing or blockage. ...Read more
Can a 20 year old get irritable bowel syndrome? Is there a way to test for it? Can it occur without pain?
Is painful to remove a rectum little polyp? In which way can be removed? After removing it , do I have to follow a specific food diet?
What kind of specialist would i go to for functional problem with bowel movements (maybe it's a pelvic floor thing?)
I'm recovering from an appendectomy. Should I take a stool softener to make the transition back to a fully functioning GI tract easier?
No: After an appendectomy there may be a period of ileus or non propulsion of the bowel due to parasympathetic enhanced activity. A stool softener will not enhance or improve ease of movement of bowel function. In contrast, where a bowel resection and anastomosis is performed, there may be a narrowing of lumen at the suture line and here a stool softener may help. ...Read more
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