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Fiber fluid excersiz: The main stay to avoid constipation is getting 50 fluid ounces of non alcoholic, non caffeinated liquids a day, 25 grams of fiber and some daily excersise should your constipation persist try some mild laxative...Should your symptoms still persist see a colon and rectal surgeon for further work up. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Worse than normal: You might say don't all stools smell foul? E. Coli gives stool its normal bad smell. However, foul-smelling stools smell worse than normal. This could be due to giardia type infections which can cause malabsorption or increased sulfur producing bacteria in the colon which will cause stool to smell worse. ...Read more
Yes!: Looking at the stool tells us incredible info regarding the good bacteria and pathogenic bacteria in your stool. Remember 70% of your immune system is in your GI tract! taking antibiotics alters the bacteria in your stool. Lack of the good bacteria in your stool can lead to lack of absorption of important nutrients. ...Read more
Ergonomics, mindful: Comfortable, supportive chair; good lighting; work station set at a good height, computer screen at a good height, angle, distance. Mindfulness of position and posture. Frequent enough breaks to change position, stretch, look at distance to rest eyes. Can google re: setting up a comfortable work space. ...Read more
Motility: The colon is the last part of the tube we call the GI tract. The colon's primary job is absorption of water and storage of solid waste until defecation. There are circular & longitudinal muscles that contract sequentially to both mix food so it contacts the colon lining effectively (& thus promotes absorption) as well as propels food forward toward the rectum. Various stimuli control the process. ...Read more
I have a liver cyst that measures 6.2 cm, my doctor recommended blood and stool test for parasite. The results are negative so what treatment for it?
Is it safe to take exlax if im already having really soft stools-but it never seems like its all coming out?
Not sure.: You're describing a "sensation of incomplete evacuation". but we don't know if you're truly retaining stool or if it just feels like it. Ex-lax can cause diarrhea and cramps especially in IBS sufferers. Adding natural fiber to you diet might normalize your stools and is a healthier option than ExLax. Also, unless you have an intestinal obstruction, everything's coming out okay in the end. ...Read more
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