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Sudden Bowel Movements
Have herniated disc l5s1.Now getting very sudden bowel movements-diarhea. Could just be a bug but worried about cauda syndrome. Any advice?
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
Lots: Any change in the bowel habits could be seriuos so the first thing to do is see a physician it could mean what your dietary habits are ie change , to pyscho social issues , ie anxiety and stress to interaction with people and jobs as the neuro GI is an emerging field , it could be again inflammatory or neoplastic reasons so please see a physician and dont ignore. ...Read more
8 year old daughter diagnosed with esophagitis now has sudden onset of white bowel movements. brought her to hospital and they won't even run tests?
Need to see Peds: A peds MD that specialize in Gastrointestinal problems ASAP. If she has pain on swallowing 2 ounces of Aloe Vera Juice found in supermarkets can help while waiting for an appointment. ...Read more
I've experienced a sudden change of bowel movements over the past few days as well as lower abdominal/pelvic pain and bloating.
Abdominal symptoms: Your symptoms are not specific for any disease and may be present in case of a simple stomach flue as well as more serious eventually chronic problems. A more thorough history and physical exam conducted by the doctor is needed to arrive to the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested.If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, i will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more
? severity: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
Constipation: Check your water intake and fiber intake. Your intestines depend on water and soluble fiber - most readily available for is in fruits and vegetables as well as several dietary fiber supplements. But is you have not had a bowel movement in 2 weeks i would suggest a trip to see your provider in person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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