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Nothing on tissue after bowel movement, clean swipe? What could cause this?

Nothing on tissue after bowel movement, clean swipe? What could cause this?

Great. Why question?: Stools dessicated, less mucus, diet changes, altered microbiota, altered GI transit? Need lots more information from you to place your question in context, but what you've described is not a bad thing. Here's maybe a helpful website: http://www. Howtowipeyourbutt. Com/ ...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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Since having kids, I’ve noticed it takes longer or more wipes to wipe clean after a bowel movement. What cause this?

Since having kids, I’ve noticed it takes longer or more wipes to wipe clean after a bowel movement. What cause this?

Body changes: Dietary changes and digestive changes can change the consistency of stool. As we age changes in the anus can also occur. If you are concerned consider seeing a colorectal surgeon who can do an exam and make sure all is normal. ...Read more

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What can I do to have a clean rectum right after I pass a bowel movement?

What can I do to have a clean rectum right after I pass a bowel movement?

Your rectum: Isn't designed to remain pristine after having a bowel movement. Using enemas like Fleets enemas on a regular basis can be dangerous for several reasons, including electrolyte changes, and trauma. Other patients may have discovered safer methods of cleaning their rectums that I don't know of, so I'd ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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What would cause my 5 year old to have a very gritty, hard to clean bowel movement?

What would cause my 5 year old to have a very gritty, hard to clean bowel movement?

Not to worry.: If this is just something that happens from time to time, it's likely related to something he/she is eating. Berries are very good at making poops gritty and sandy and difficult to clean. Poops come in all shapes and sizes and textures and as long as your little one is growing and feeling well, there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Why when I have a bowel movement when I wipe it be blood and pain after im done cleaning myself? It irrates me

Why when I have a bowel movement when I wipe it be blood and pain after im done cleaning myself? It irrates me

Likely hemorrhoids: It sounds like you have hemorrhoids. Please see your pmd for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have bowel movement every 3-4 weeks, when I go it's covered with thick yellow mucus, I don't have any discomfort, tried bowel clean, nothing happens?

I have bowel movement every 3-4 weeks, when I go it's covered with thick yellow mucus, I don't have any discomfort, tried bowel clean, nothing happens?

Cancer Risk: Bile acids are excreted in the stool unchanged in less than 24 hours. However, if the bile acids remain in the body more than 24 hours, they break down into potent carcinogens. Prolonged contact with the intestines and colon result in carcinogenic changes--i.e., bowel cancer. Vitally important to have a bowel movement every day! You need more fiber (psyllium husks), magnesium, and water. ...Read more

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My little sister wiped back to front after a bowel movement. I made sure to clean her good immediately after with wiped. Can she still get a UTI?

My little sister wiped back to front after a bowel movement. I made sure to clean her good immediately after with wiped. Can she still get a UTI?

Yes: The best hygiene is to wipe from front to back.
However, wiping from the rectum could spread
bacteria and cause a urinary tract infection, though
rare. Observe for fever, emesis, dysuria (pain with
urination). Let an MD know if these symptoms occur. ...Read more

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After I have a bowel movement, I smell bad for the rest of the day supposedly. How? I clean until TP is clean, then shower. I do have an internal hem.

After I have a bowel movement, I smell bad for the rest of the day supposedly. How? I clean until TP is clean, then shower. I do have an internal hem.

Who says you smell?: Perhaps the smell is not from your bowel movement but your body odor in general. Or your clothing. A health care provider should be able to give you an objective opinion about what is going on. Make an appointment for evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I clean my stool out after a bowel movement but there is stool stuck in my rectum???

How can I clean my stool out after a bowel movement but there is stool stuck in my rectum???

Two common ways: Consider dawning a rubber glove and self disimpacting (manually removing" the stool with a finger, consider picking up some enema's from your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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What would cause colon to not complete bowel movement - retain some and cause bad odor despite clean tpaper? Fix?

What would cause colon to not complete bowel movement - retain some and cause bad odor despite clean tpaper? Fix?

Doctor to evaluate: There are several reasons why poop would end up stuck in the rectum, so a primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist should evaluate. Causes include constipation (slow transit of stool through the intestine), medications that slow the bowel, nerve disorders that slow the bowel, tumors blocking flow of the stool, etc... A patient can use laxatives to keep the rectum clear, awaiting his appointment. ...Read more

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? After a good bowel movement & clean myself well in an hour or so I'll begin to burn down their, I wipe and its dirty again. Bowel leakage??

? After a good bowel movement & clean myself well in an hour or so I'll begin to burn down their, I wipe and its dirty again. Bowel leakage??

Pretty common: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more

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How can I poop clean without stool inside my rectum after a bowel movement?

How can I poop clean without stool inside my rectum after a bowel movement?

Your rectum: Your rectum usually isn't spotless and it's difficult to imagine you could keep it completely clean of poop without using a laxative or enema. That being said, keeping your stools soft by eating a healthy diet is the best insurance for a clean rectum. ...Read more

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Light tan stool, extremely painful when I have a bowel movement. Mucky- hard to clean off the toilet. Terrible gas all the time. What could it be?

Light tan stool, extremely painful when I have a bowel movement. Mucky- hard to clean off the toilet. Terrible gas all the time. What could it be?

Eat fruit: You need to have more fibers in your diet you need to stay hydrated by drinking juices and a lot of water soda, caffeine, pop, beer are not fluid you need to eat more fruits and exercise to keep your bowel more regular and easy to manage good luck ...Read more

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I am doing a miralax (polyethylene glycol) bowel clean out. I started the procedure at 10AM and finished at 2PM but have not had a bowel movement… is this normal?

I am doing a miralax (polyethylene glycol) bowel clean out. I started the procedure at 10AM and finished at 2PM but have not had a bowel movement… is this normal?

Possible: Impacted stool may require manual removal or enema or
or suppository. But this will be unusual in an 18 year active person. So my question is why are you doing a colon prep? ...Read more

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Have trouble wiping clean after bowel movements. Have to go back and repeat many many times. What could this b? Need colonoscopy?

Have trouble wiping clean after bowel movements. Have to go back and repeat many many times. What could this b? Need colonoscopy?

Try A Cool Wet One: Could mean you need more fiber in your diet.Fiber will firm it up, hopefully. Could also mean you don't wait to fully evacuate your exit portal and some gets held-up there at the end. If you have an inflammatory bowel problem (you ARE taking Sulfasalazine!)then you need to follow your diet, including fiber. And Sulfasalazine itself can cause some diarrhea. Use COOL WET toilet paper; it's more efficient. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have bowel movements after cleaning?

Is it normal to not have bowel movements after cleaning?

Cleaning?: Are you asking if it is normal not to have bowel movements for awhile after having a cleansing eneama? If so, that can occur. ...Read more

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I am 18 male, having pain in the pelvic bone and experiencing cramps as well. Have showed doctors and all x-rays and urine test clean. Tried miralax but no effect and taking advil. Bowel movements are still regular. What's the reason?

I am 18 male, having pain in the pelvic bone and experiencing cramps as well. Have showed doctors and all x-rays and urine test clean. Tried miralax but no effect and taking advil. Bowel movements are still regular. What's the reason?

Pain & cramps: Please keep looking and get a second opinion, perhaps from a GI doctor. How is your diet and exercise level? Consider food sensitivity lab testing like the one at Great Plains Lab in Kansas. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Why can't I have a bowel movement daily?

Why can't I have a bowel movement daily?

5 things: Gut need 5 things - water, salt, oil, bulk and fiber. ...Read more

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Haven't had bowel movement in 3 days, what do I do?

Constipation: The population does tend to-be fixated on bowel movements. Up to every three days is considered normal as long as not painful. The differential diagnosis for constipation is extensive including dehydration, inadequate fiber, medications including agents such as codeine. ...Read more

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'i haven''t had a bowel movement 5 days. What do I do? '

Enemas next: By 5 days, there is a high likelihood of a fecal impact ion. Without trying to loosen that up first, taking anything orally may not work. Try an enema 1st followed by some oral stimulant laxative like senekot or dulcolax. Magnesium citrate as a last resort before seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Haven't had a bowel movement in over 25 days what's wrong?

Haven't had a bowel movement in over 25 days what's wrong?

Long time: I am surprised you are not complaining of nausea and vomiting. You seem to be experiencing constipation. A bowel obstruction is a less likely expanation as your symptoms would be more urgent. Regardless of the cause, you should absolutely see a doctor about this. If you are not vomiting or in severe pain, your primary care doctor can probably take care of this. ...Read more

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What can I do if I haven't had a bowel movement in 2 days?

Increase fiber/fluid: Take more fiber and increase your fluid intake. Raisins can help, fruits/veggies have higher fiber content which helps absorb fluids and promote better bm's. Increasing water is important as well so there is enough fluid for the fiber to absorb. Probiotics are wonderful sources to promote gut health and provide better consistency of bm's too. Yogurt, etc. ...Read more

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Haven't had bowel movement in about 7 days. What should I do?

Try an enema: By 7 days, there is a lot of stool in the colon. Taking oral laxatives just packs in more stool towards the rectum. You need to break that up with an enema or two. Please go see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in nearly 7 days - what can I do?

OTC laxatives: There could be a number of things going and you need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. If you have no abdominal pain, fever, bleeding from rectum and symptoms are chronic, you should start with fiber supplement and stool softners along with daily exercise and increase fluid intake. If you have any of the above, seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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After how many days is it bad if you haven't had a bowel movement?

It depends: There is tremendous variation between the number of bowel movements normal people have each week. The important thing is for you to know yourself - if you usually have a bm every day and now you haven't in 3 days that is significant. On the other hand if you usually only have 1 bm a week then missing a day or two is not a big deal. If it is abnormal for you and you are uncomfortable see a doc. ...Read more

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Why is it I can't have a bowel movement for up two weeks at a time?

Why is it I can't have a bowel movement for up two weeks at a time?

Mega colon: You need to retrain your colon to move stool. Your family doctor or a good gastroenterologist can help. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more