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Too Many Bowel Movements In A Day
No standard.: Bowel habits are different for every person. As long as you have no abdominal pain, bleeding, or discomfort, it does not matter much, unless there is a change in your normal pattern Some people poop a lot, some people poop a little. Depends primarily on diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Might eating very small amounts throughout the day cause very few bowel movements or constipation?
Depends: As long as u include fruits, veggies & fiber it should help. Also u must remain well hydrated. The lower bowel or colon reabsorbs fluid from the toll & if ur body says hey i need water, the colon is going 2 respond by extracting more water & make u more constipated. Well hydrated can b seen in ur urine. If it is dark u need water, hydrate until almost clear. Dietitian consult would b a good idea. ...Read more
Can probiotics cause large amounts of stool during each bowel movement than usual? I go once daily but seems like a lot of stool. They are long pieces.
What kind of fruits and veggies contain high fiber. I'm chronically constipated and it takes days some times a week to have a bowel movement .
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Is it normal to bowel movement only pebbles for a couple days, then have to bowel movement five times in one day?
Not usual, but...: although the pattern you described is not usual, some variation in the amount and frequency of bowel movements is not abnormal. As long as you're not having pain or bleeding, and as long as the stool consistency is fairly normal, I wouldn't worry. Increasing fiber in the diet will help regulate this. A fiber supplement each day, such as Metamucil, can help. Increasing fluid intake is also vital. ...Read more
Worried about stools: Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from normal (4), hard (1-3), soft (5-7). I appreciate your concern ; would caution against use of laxatives, suppositories, enemas routinely. Try a dietary fiber supplement or stool softener to avoid staining. But bleeding, incontinence, pain needs eval. ...Read more
What can I give a 4month old whose bowel movements are very liquidy and he's having a bowel movement every couple of hours?
One day of multiple episodes of diarrhea, stools returned to normal, but after a bowel movement I notice blood in toilet. Severity of my situation?
Virus/bad food: There are several things that can cause these symptoms. You could have gotten a virus or some bad food. If you took antibiotics recently that could be a cause. You could also have lactose intolerance. Try avoiding dairy, taking some antacids and adding a probiotic. If you develop a fever or severe abdominal pain see your doctor. ...Read more
For about a week middle lower abdominal pain when I have bowel movements 10 or more times a day, also very little bowel movements one was white?
White bowel movement: White bowel movements are a significant issue and requires medical attention - they are not normal at all and can represent a significant problem ten bowel movements a day is also a serious issue but i cannot minimize the seriousness of white bowel movements go get checked out so i dont have to worry! ...Read more
What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? small amounts of bowel movements each time.
Not Digesting...: 18 y/o Female asks, What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movement each time. Most likely one is not digesting their foods adequately/ properly. May be Intolerant to some of the gas forming foods (beans,broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions,...) they eat w consequential bowel Irritability /Gassiness. See PCP or GI consult for evaluation/management ...Read more
Having bowel movement once in a day. Normal? I am on high fiber diet, fuids and excercise and several small meals.
Very normal: It is very normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Possible reasons for a large amount mucus + red blood in bowel movement (no other fecal matter came out, I just a need of defecating)?
Bloody bm: There are various causes of passing bright red blood rectallyl and they include hemorrhoids, diverticulosis,inflammatory bowel disease and neoplasms both benign and malignant. It is important, therefore, to be evaluated by your physician, gastroenterologist, or colorectal surgeon and not ignore This symptom. If you are bleeding profusely go to the hospital emergency room. ...Read more
Can not eating a lot of food in general make your bowel slow? like no urge to poop but every other day?
Yes,small intake of: food will make you poop less frequently. ...Read more
When my IBS acts up it's usually in the morning. I'll have a huge bowel movement. Then maybe 1-2 more small BMs. Then good for rest the day. This norm?
Can irritable bowel syndrome cause me to have use the restroom numerous times a day a long with stomach cramps?
Yes it can.: These symptoms are usually due to excessive spasm of the intestines. In the long run, increasing fiber in the diet can decrease the symptoms significantly. Sometimes fiber supplements help as well. if you do take fiber supplements, be sure to increase your fluid intake as well. Good luck. ...Read more
Need examination: Is this something that JUST started happening or have you had this problem for a long time? Sounds like you're getting a lot of vagal nerve stimulation for some reason and may be becoming what we call PRESYNCOPAL...meaning "feeling faint." That can be for a number of reasons. You need an examination and some tests. Write me with more details if you'd like: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more
8mth old goes red straining for a bm. Only does small amt a few times a day & soft. Tried prunes etc which gets more bm but same type. Constipation?
Options: If he is bottle fed a bit extra water as well as the use of some probiotics could be helpful. ...Read more
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