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What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

What are the early signs and symptoms in most patients with ms?

Classical onset: Unilateral loss of vision, loss of balance and coordination, electrical shocks down back on flexion of neck, weakness and stiffness in legs, but also, more subtle, including focal weakness, fatigue, cognitive deterioration, double vision, dizziness, etc. Important, these presentations may be associated with other illnesses, and, in themselves are not diagnostic. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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What are some bad bowel movement symptoms?

What are some bad bowel movement symptoms?

BAD BM's: Hard, dry stool which is difficult to pass(constipation). Liquid or frequent, moist stools (diarrhea). Black, tarry, malodorous stools (melena). Blood mixed in with stool or covering stool. Green or yellow stool may come from rapid transit time through the colon. Pale stool may be associated with decreased bile salts. Abdominal pain associated iwth stool is a problem. See below:. ...Read more

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Bleeding after a bowel movement. Is this a sign of something?

Bleeding after a bowel movement. Is this a sign of something?

Possibly: Rectal bleeding has a number of possible causes. Some are quite benign but others can be very serious. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, inflammation or infection of colon or cancer. Best to have an eval its more than a one time occurence. ...Read more

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Is a bowel movement a sign of pregnancy?

Is a bowel movement a sign of pregnancy?

No: Classic pregnancy sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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I am feeling to pass stool all day even after regular bowl movement. Why? I am worried is this symptom of piles?

I am feeling to pass stool all day even after regular bowl movement. Why? I am worried is this symptom of piles?

Need some tests: Testing will define if your sense of incomplete emptying is indeed incomplete, and if so due to inflammation, rectal/anal dysfunction, partial obstruction due to mass, stenosis, obstipation, extrinsic, or is a functional issue? ...Read more

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I have had many symptoms most resent one is I have had bright red blood & clots of blood in the toilet after a bowl movement?

I have had many symptoms most resent one is I have had bright red blood & clots of blood in the toilet after a bowl movement?

See GI: Blood in the stool from rectum is never normal, etc. Bright red signifies most likely from a distal GI source, ... Bleed close to the rectum. You need to see a GI doctor for an evaluation to determine the cause (whether it is from a hemorrhoid or some other cause) as soon as possible. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What would cause water in toilet after bowel movement to be oily? Stool isn't floating, but water looked oily. No other symptoms.

What would cause water in toilet after bowel movement to be oily? Stool isn't floating, but water looked oily. No other symptoms.

Possibly in the food: There are fat substitutes that are poorly or not absorbed and thus pass thru the digestive system and can be present in the stool. A good example is Olestra, which has the same taste and mouthfeel as fat, but it passes through the gastrointestinal tract undigested without contributing calories or nutritive value to the diet. More popular in snacks such as potato chips, it can be found elsewhere ...Read more

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Gave birth 4 'months ago, 'aube un related or related? Every time I take a bowel movement for about two months there is blood. Sometimes more, some times a little less. No cramping or other symptoms I do t think

Gave birth 4 'months ago, 'aube un related or related? Every time I take a bowel movement for about two months there is blood. Sometimes more, some times a little less. No cramping or other symptoms I do t think

Stool bleeding: Anytime thee is rectal bleeding post bowel movement, a MD exam should be done to identify whether it is from hemorrhoids or something more serious. Hemorrhoids during pregnancy are very common, but a MD exam needs confirmation. ...Read more

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I'm 24 weeks pregnant. I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 weeks, give or take a few days. No symptoms and able to pass gas. Side effects?

I'm 24 weeks pregnant. I haven't had a bowel movement in 5 weeks, give or take a few days. No symptoms and able to pass gas. Side effects?

Constipation: There are many over the counter and prescription medications available for constipation. Head to any pharmacy and pick up Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or similar product. ...Read more

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Is having bowel movement problems an underlying symptom of something worse like leukemia

Is having bowel movement problems an underlying symptom of something worse like leukemia

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

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Is increasing pain during bowel movement a sign that my possible endometriosis is at a more advanced stage or does this occur with mild endometriosis?

Is increasing pain during bowel movement a sign that my possible endometriosis is at a more advanced stage or does this occur with mild endometriosis?

Yes: Increasing pain with defecation can be a sign of worsening endometriosis. Make sure there is no other cause for your pain. Make sure you are not constipated and increase fiber in your diet.

Advanced endometriosis can present in the posterior cul-de-sac causing painful defecation. ...Read more

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Is irregular bowel movement sign of colon problem?

Is irregular bowel movement sign of colon problem?

Sometimes...: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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Is the feeling of an incomplete bowel movement a symptom of prostate issues?

Bowel vs Prostate: Usually the prostate problems cause retention of urine or disorders or urination but the sensation of incomplete bowel evacuation may be related to colon problems. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Every morning i have a loose bowel movement with no other major symptoms, I get a bit bloated by the end of the day but I used to go 2-3 times a day?

Every morning i have a loose bowel movement with no other major symptoms, I get a bit bloated by the end of the day but I used to go 2-3 times a day?

Irritable bowel: This is characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome and/or very active gastrocolic reflex. Hot coffee or tea, anxiety, rushing or stress aggravate the process. If this becomes a very troublesome problem, medication like bentyl or donnatal can be taken a half hour before breakfast and prevent this reaction. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this situation. ...Read more

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Delayed transit through small intestines into large intestines symptoms? I have lower rt pain on & off for wks. I usually have 1 bowel movement a day.

Delayed transit through small intestines into large intestines symptoms? I have lower rt pain on & off for wks. I usually have 1 bowel movement a day.

How measured?: The accuracy of small bowel transit time, and thus the clinical significance of delayed transit (particularly in your case where bowel frequency is normal) may depend in part on the measurement methodology used. ...Read more

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After having bowel movement, I started having discomfort between both shoulder blades and under right shoulder blade. No other symptoms.?

After having bowel movement, I started having discomfort between both shoulder blades and under right shoulder blade. No other symptoms.?

Could be serious: Gall bladder problems can have this pain pattern, but the fact that it happened after a BM, especially if you strained at all, could also mean that some air/gas has escaped and is under the diaphragm. This is extremely serious, meaning something has ruptured. So if it doesn't go away quickly, or if it gets worse, you should be seen in a location that has an x-ray. Good luck! ...Read more

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5 year passes chunks of mucus during bowel movement. Only today so far No other symptoms. She did have a cold that is just clearing. Is this a normal?

5 year passes chunks of mucus during bowel movement. Only today so far No other symptoms. She did have a cold that is just clearing. Is this a normal?

Mucous in stool: Non-bloody, transient passage of mucous in the stool is usually of little concern. However, prolonged symptoms, bloody stools (hematochezia), fever, vomiting and weight loss in combination is NOT normal and should be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is a black bowel movement a pregnancy symptom?

Is a black bowel movement a pregnancy symptom?

NO!: Melena can be an indication of significant bleeding in your digestive tract — pregnancy is not supposed to do that! Go to the emergency room asap to investigate this further! ...Read more

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I am passing foul smelling gas as well as bowel movement and side pains, is this a sign of pid?

I am passing foul smelling gas as well as bowel movement and side pains, is this a sign of pid?

More likely not: Pid will present more with vaginal discharge and lower pelvic pain more than passing gas and irregular bowel movements, (which is more suggestive of intestinal problems).
On pelvic exam, pid will elicit pain and tenderness on cervical palpation and lower pelvic tenderness.
Any symptoms that is persistent and worsening should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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This morning I had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

This morning I had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

Not a specific sign: But any change in bowel habits is a warning sign. Have your doctor check your stool for occult blood. If that is positive, you need to have a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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My 7 years old had fever and flu like symptoms. His fever went down but has no bowel movement for 5 days now he eats few should I worry?.

My 7 years old had fever and flu like symptoms. His fever went down but has no bowel movement for 5 days now he eats few should I worry?.

See pediatrician: Were the flu symptoms including stomach disorder? If so, did you give an anti-diarrheal medication? If you did that, it could explain lack of bowel movement. It is important that your child stay hydrated, so give plenty of fluids and have pediatrician examine soon. Good luck. ...Read more