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Is there a preferred way to have a bowel movement in the morning?

Is there a preferred way to have a bowel movement in the morning?

Why: There is nothing that says you have to have bm in am. If it really matters try cereal before bed.

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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Why is it I can't have a bowel movement for up two weeks at a time?

Why is it I can't have a bowel movement for up two weeks at a time?

Mega colon: You need to retrain your colon to move stool. Your family doctor or a good gastroenterologist can help.

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In the evening I have the urge to have a bowel movement but I don't have to go. Why is that?

In the evening I have the urge to have a bowel movement but I don't have to go. Why is that?

? examination: You should get an examination of your lower intestinal tract if you haven't. The sensation of having to go without having a bowel movement might mean that there is a polyp or other colon lesion and over the age of fifty it's a good idea to get a colon exam even without symptoms for general screening.

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Whenever I have a bowel movement I feel like I haven t completely emptied my bowels, and continually feel like I need to go?

Whenever I have a bowel movement I feel like I haven t completely emptied my bowels, and continually feel like I need to go?

Need some tests: 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. Testing will define if your incomplete emptying is due to inflammation, rectal/anal dysfunction, partial obstruction due to mass, stenosis, obstipation, extrinsic, or is a functional issue.

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I normally have a bowel movement once a week but I have not been for nearly 3 weeks, I don't have the urge to go either. What should I do?

Go to your Doctor: You very well may need to retrain your colon to empty it of the waste. This situation you describe is abnormal and in no way representative of good health. Your doctor may put you on a treatment or get you in to the gastroenterologist.

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Urge to have a bowel movement but can't and odd feeling around my anus?

Urge to have a bowel movement but can't and odd feeling around my anus?

Laxative: Its OK to take a mild laxative. As far as the odd feeling around the anus it might be hemorrhoids. Best to let you doctor check it out.

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After a colonoscopy I can't seem to have a bowel movement. What should I do?

After a colonoscopy I can't seem to have a bowel movement. What should I do?

When was it: Remember that you emptied you entire colon in preparatio for the colonoscopy. You should have a bowel movement 24-48 hours after procedure. Check with the physician who performed the study.

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Should I be worried if I don't have a bowel movement for a few days after a colonoscopy?

Should I be worried if I don't have a bowel movement for a few days after a colonoscopy?

No: The "transit time" for a normal person's colon (time it takes stool to get from the beginning to the end of the colon) varies from one to several days. Therefore, after you've done a bowel preparation prior to your colonoscopy, and the colon is empty, it may take a few days for stool to make it around to the rectum.

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Why do I have to have a bowel movement when I get nervous or when I can't get to a bathroom?

Why do I have to have a bowel movement when I get nervous or when I can't get to a bathroom?

Mammal stress call: Many species "relieve" themselves as an initial stress reaction. It makes it easier to flee or to fight without the burden of a full intestine. Psychotherapy may help you learn how to avoid some stress and how to be prepared for it when it has to be dealt with. Your pcp may also have suggestions for diet and medication options. Best.

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I only have a bowel movement once out twice a week. I've just recently asked someone their opinion and they said it wasn't normal. Any idea the cause?

Probably normal.: Some people have bm only once or twice per week. If this has been your normal pattern and you have no real symptoms no one but your doc can tell you it is not normal. Note to self, do not ask strangers for medical advice.

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What does help me have a bowel movement?

Fiber, water: Increasing your daily fiber and water intake will help with your bowel movements. Increased activity will also help too.

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What to take to have a bowel movement in general?

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.

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How many times a day should I have a bowel movement?

Depends: More than three per day, or fewer than one every three days, or if they are difficult, suggests a problem. Beyond this, everything you'll be told is folklore / superstition.

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Why does it hurt every time I have a bowel movement?

Why does it hurt every time I have a bowel movement?

Constipation: You maybe constipated. The reason is that constipation causes the girth of the stool to become large thereby stretching the anal sphincter beyond its maximal capacity during defecation. As a result, the anal ring gets torn and pain is created.

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Why is it that every time I eat I have a bowel movement?

Why is it that every time I eat I have a bowel movement?

Gastrocolic reflex.: This is a normal reflex. Only makes sense that when you fill the tank up at the top that you should drain it at the botom.

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Would it be healthy to not have a bowel movement for 2 days?

Could be normal to: Have a bm only 2-3 times a week. Most people have a bm daily but a good number do get it a few times a week only. If its recent change, the see your doctor.

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