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Constipated but still have small bowel movements with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Could I be impacted?

Constipated but still have small bowel movements with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. Could I be impacted?

Possible : You could check yourself with a glove to find out . Try NaturalCalmcan get on internet it's a magnesium product you can titrate till you pass the lumps . Be sure they come out because diarrhea will pass an obstruction . Then when clean you cN back odd untilyou have banana shaped stool without straining ...Read more

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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Despite having have 1 large and 2 small bowel movements today, I still feel the need to go. When I try I can pass very small stools. Why is this?

Despite having have 1 large and 2 small bowel movements today, I still feel the need to go. When I try I can pass very small stools. Why is this?

Depending on: your age and duration of symptoms, this can be a worrisome sign. Unfortunately, a change in stool caliber can be a sign of stricture/scarring in the gut and even tumor (for at risk individuals). It could also be benign as in cases of constipation predominant IBS or transient infection with swelling of the gut wall. If ongoing, discuss this with a physician. ...Read more

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Family history of colon cancer have had two small bowel movements while sleeping what could be causing this ?

Family history of colon cancer have had two small bowel movements while sleeping what could be causing this ?

Incontinence: Bowel incontinence is not a specific sign of cancer. Needs a physical exinatuon with a doctor. Weakened sphincter muscles can come from trauma or prior pregnancy with episiotomy. Also could be rectocele & could also consider seeing a gynecologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have smaller bowel movements when you eat less? I have been eating less and my stool is less.

Is it normal to have smaller bowel movements when you eat less? I have been eating less and my stool  is less.

Usually yes, but...: Usually YES, but it also depends on what one eats. For example, a person who eats 1 pound of lettuce may have bigger stools than a person who eats more that a pound of ice cream, because the lettuce has fiber while the ice cream does not. Fiber gives bigger poops. ...Read more

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Is it constipation or just irritable bowel? I feel gassy in my belly and bloated. It's been a couple days and i haven't expelled any gas. But I have had small bowel movements that did not relieve much pressure. Is this related to constipation or could it

Is it constipation or just irritable bowel? I feel gassy in my belly and bloated. It's been a couple days and i haven't expelled any gas. But I have had small bowel movements that did not relieve much pressure. Is this related to constipation or could it

Hello. : Hello. Irritable bowel syndrome has a number of symptoms which include diarrhea alternating with constipation. If you have had very little in the way of bowel movements, you could have a build up of feces in your intestines you might wish to try a mild laxative along with at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day, 5 servings of vegetable, 4 servings of fruit and good quality fiber. ...Read more

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Stomsch pain and bloating for 4 days. Small irregular bowel movements. Took herba-lax and barely worked. What now?

Stomsch pain and bloating for 4 days. Small irregular bowel movements. Took herba-lax and barely worked. What now?

Fiber laxative: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

Small Bowel (Definition)

Small bowel refers to the small intestine. This is the portion of the intestine ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more