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I have to much bowel sounds what does that mean ? it has been like this for a 2-3 years? and what is good to do to reduce the sound ? thanks

I have to much bowel sounds what does that mean ? it has been like this for a 2-3 years? and what is good to do to reduce the sound ? thanks

Excess gas: In a young person, lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity are the key possibilities. In an older person, abnormal amounts of bacteria in the small intestine need to be considered. Erratic eating and air swallowing in people who are stressed and anxious is also a possibility ...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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Hello,,,my bowel sound it to much specially after eating and continue to hear it 2h later and its very annoying what could be the cause?

Hello,,,my bowel  sound it to much specially after eating and continue to  hear it  2h later  and its very annoying what could be the cause?

Diet...?: It could be relate to what you are eating. Consider taking probiotics of 50 billion cfu or more of a broad mix of various bacterial strains. Drink plenty of water. Consult with a Nutritionist and a Functional Medicine specialist. Also consider an exam by a Gastroenterologist or Internal Medicine specialist. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Increase dietary fiber
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Do kegel exercises
Daily
Follow up with a gastroenterologist
Yearly
See a pelvic floor specialist such as a urogynecologist
Yearly
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I have not had a bm since wednesday as of yesterday had no bowel sounds have taken lactulose and miralax with no relief I am no nauseous what can I do?

I have not had a bm since wednesday as of yesterday had no bowel sounds have taken lactulose and miralax with no relief I am no nauseous what can I do?

Constipation: If you have the urge to have a bm but can't, try working from below using dulcolax rectal suppository and/or a gentle low enema like fleets. If you have abdominal distension, severe cramps or vomiting, you will have to be examined by your physician who sometimes has to disimpact you by breaking up and removing impacted stool or prescribing a higher enema. ...Read more

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Living with Bowel Incontinence (Checklist)

Lifestyle and dietary changes
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Exercise programs
daily
Medications to control constipation & diarrhea.
daily
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Did strenuous (170bpm) cycling 3 days post epidural steroid inj then digestion stopped for week +ab dis+0 bowel sounds. Sounds like ogilvie syndrome?

Did strenuous (170bpm) cycling 3 days post epidural steroid inj then digestion stopped for week +ab dis+0 bowel sounds. Sounds like ogilvie syndrome?

Ogilvie syndrome: Your symptoms do not sound like ogilvie syndrome. That syndrome must be diagnosed by a physician in person. Also, you should certainly see a physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Checklist)

Avoid trigger foods and increase fiber in your diet
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Stress less, and enjoy life, as anxiety will worsen symptoms
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Take medications as prescribed and as needed
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Hi am 21 weeks pregnant....I had 2 ultra sound scans...They said baby have a ecogenic bowel. So am scared about this...Please anyone knows?

Hi am 21 weeks pregnant....I had 2 ultra sound scans...They said baby have a ecogenic bowel. So am scared about this...Please anyone knows?

Please see below: Echogenic bowel in the third trimester is a relatively common finding with uncertain clinical significance. If concerned please discuss with your gyne/obs. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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

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