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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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I have been having blue bowel movements for past few days with severe stomach cramps and change in my bowel movements. What could be the cause?

I have been having blue bowel movements for past few days with severe stomach cramps and change in my bowel movements. What could be the cause?

Tricky: Blue covers a wide area. Black would be typical for ulcer and with pain is a serious condition.
It's hard to get blue.
Prussian blue and methylene blue antidotes or other food dyes. Beets are blue-purple.
sky blue is very unusual and would imply both a dye AND something that makes the stool pale (liver disease for example).
Blue green isn't that unusual and can occur from vegetable matter. ...Read more

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What causes stomach cramps, frequent hard bowel movements that are painful and burns my Anus when it comes out?

What causes stomach cramps, frequent hard bowel movements that are painful and burns my Anus when it comes out?

Constipation +others: The most common cause of what you describe is constipation; it causes cramping from the intestines trying to move the fecal matter downward, and also burning on defecation true to trauma to the anal orifice. Could involve anal tears or hemorrhoids. See your pcp for a stool softener and diet info. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps, abnormal bowel movements. Can it be viral, and how do you know which virus?

Stomach cramps, abnormal bowel movements. Can it be viral, and how do you know which virus?

Could be: Very difficult to determine which virus may be causing your symptoms and usually not worth the trouble trying. ...Read more

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I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past 20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps. Is it serious?

I have excessive diahrea 8 bowel movements in past 20 hours. Bloating and slight stomach cramps. Is it serious?

Diarrhea: It certain could become serious. You can become dehydrated. Therefore, it is important to drink electroyte containing fluids to replace your fluid loses. ...Read more

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My husband's had 6hrs nonstop pain in his right abdomen. No cramps, constant pain. He's nauseous without vomiting. 5 bowel movements but not loose.

My husband's had 6hrs nonstop pain in his right abdomen. No cramps, constant pain. He's nauseous without vomiting. 5 bowel movements but not loose.

Abdominal pain: Your husband needs to find out the source of his pain. Hopefully it is a temporary blockage but he needs to be sure. Please have him go to the emergency room or his doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?

Irregular bowel movements maybe 2 to 3 times per week today pain all over abdomen burn or cramp a feeling that my stomach was so full it would explode?

Ibs: Possibilities include irritable bowel syndrome aggravated by certain foods (see fodmap dietary advice), lactose intolerance or gluten intolerance. Try to identify whether certain foods cause abdominal distress or irregular bowel activities. To relieve gaseous distension, drink hot water, apply heat to the abdomen, take mylanta or simethicone after meals to prevent gas buildup. See gastroenterolog ...Read more

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Why am I having cramps, stomach pain, bowel movements, and when I fart it burns my anus?

Why am I having cramps, stomach pain, bowel movements, and when I fart it burns my anus?

Need more info...: ...for example: diet preferences, past evaluation, current medications, known conditions, etc. Relative to your question: where are your cramps, how often are your bowel movements, what helps, what worsens the symptoms, etc. Happy to help you. ...Read more

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What causes stomach pain, cramps, urge to poop, and frequent bowel movements?

What causes stomach pain, cramps, urge to poop, and frequent bowel movements?

Abdominal pain.: The symptoms described are consistent with a whole array of potential causes. These symptoms may occur due to viral infections, food poisoning, parasitic infections, autoimmune or inflammatory diseases as well as other causes. A visit to your health care provider is needed to determine if these symptoms indicate a serious illness. ...Read more

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Everyday for a week now I've been having really bad cramps in my stomach and pelvic area and frequent bowel movements. What can I do to stop this?

Everyday for a week now I've been having really bad cramps in my stomach and pelvic area and frequent bowel movements. What can I do to stop this?

Pelvic pain: Any and all unexplained abdominal pain should be professionally evaluated; you need to see a doctor for proper evaluation and treatment. Some causes are serious, e.g. appendicitis, colitis, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection), endometriosis, many other possibilities. Impossible to even guess without more information. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps and painful bowel movements. The following also describe me: Constipation and Passing gas. What should I do?

I am experiencing stomach cramps and painful bowel movements. The following also describe me: Constipation and Passing gas. What should I do?

Specifics please: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Any bladder/uti symptoms? Ur doc will need this info 2 help ...Read more

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Horrible stomach cramp w/ major bowel movements, but hands went numb. Eating more fiber in diet. Never had hands numb while going. Why numbness?

Horrible stomach cramp w/ major bowel movements, but hands went numb. Eating more fiber in diet. Never had hands numb while going. Why numbness?

Vagal response: When cramping occurs the Vagus nerve gets stimulated which lowers the heart rate and can lower the blood pressure. This in turn can cause a transient drop in blood flow to the limbs or anywhere really in the body. If it persists I suggest falling doctor, but this is the mechanism of why. May want to change the fiber products in u'r diet so u are not cramping so much ...Read more

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What could cause stomach cramps, softened stool, increase in bowel movements, some vomiting, with no fever, and no change in diet? I'm asking in regards to my 6 year old daughter. This has been going on for about a week and a half. She normally has a bowel

What could cause stomach cramps, softened stool, increase in bowel movements, some vomiting, with no fever, and no change in diet? I'm asking in regards to my 6 year old daughter. This has been going on for about a week and a half. She normally has a bowel

This: This sounds like a mild case of gastroenteritis (stomach flu or food poisoning). The symptoms usually resolve in about a week or so. The key is to maintain hydration and eat a bland diet until the symptoms subside. If more than a week goes by without resolution, she has a persistent fever, or you notice blood, mucus, or parasites in the stool you should bring her to a doctor right away. Otherwise, she should be a lilttle better everyday. ...Read more

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After eating I had gas and stomach pains and an urge to poop. It was normal but now I have stomach cramps and frequent bowel movements. Why?

After eating I had gas and stomach pains and an urge to poop. It was normal but now I have stomach cramps and frequent bowel movements. Why?

More info?: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. How long does it last? Anything make it better? Anything make it worse? Does it radiate to your back? Or shoulder? Have you had any surgery? How long has it been there? Have you tried any medications? Did they work? Did you injure yourself? Pulled muscle etc? Has anyone done any studies? Cough? Fevers? ...Read more

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Everytime I have a bowel movemnt or I can feel one coming on I have stomach cramps and rapid heart beat why? I have never had these issue in the past.

Everytime I have a bowel movemnt or I can feel one coming on I have stomach cramps and rapid heart beat why? I have never had these issue in the past.

Not sure.: From your description, it's not clear what is causing your symptoms. I would consider trying to increase the amount of fiber in your diet for a short period of time, to see if it goes away. However, if you have a persistent change in your bowel habits, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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On Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) but nauseas when I eat. Chest and u/abdomen hurts w/o food. Also get lots of cramps when I eat. Feel like I have a bowl movement al time?

On Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) but nauseas when I eat. Chest and u/abdomen hurts w/o food. Also get lots of cramps when I eat. Feel like I have a bowl movement al time?

If you don't: Have peptic ulcer disease, you may have a form of IBS called functional dyspepsia. A good gastroenterologist should help you figure out the difference. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with horrible stomach cramps abd even after a bowel movement they don't get better?

Too non-specific: Where in your abdomen are your cramps? Are there associated symptoms, bleeding, discharge? Any defects (rectocele), surgical repairs? Any known diseases like irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease? Help us best help you by providing more information please. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in 48 hours. I feel like I have to go and get stomach cramps and nothing happens. What should I do?

I haven't had a bowel movement in 48 hours. I feel like I have to go and get stomach cramps and nothing happens. What should I do?

Constipation: If this is a frequent occurrence then you need to be evaluated by your physician. If this is a one time occurrence then it depends on how urgently you want to go. You can get a gentle laxative like correctal that will work overnight or be more aggressive and get magnesium citrate at your local pharmacy. You drink half the bottle, tastes like salt, if no success in an hour drink the other half. ...Read more

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Severe lower abdomen pain and lower butt pain after bowel movement?

Hemorrhoids likely.: This is likely due to hemorrhoids. The history strongly suggest it, since pain is after a bowel movement, and likely associated with straining. It could be anal fissure, or possibly another colon/anal issue. Depending on your age, and if this has been going on a while, you might want to see your doctor to get a rectal exam/testing to make sure it is not worse, like cancer, etc.. ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more