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My wife is 62 years old and has bouts with uncontrolled bowel movements is there any remedy?

My wife is 62 years old and has bouts with uncontrolled bowel movements is there any remedy?

In order to...: ... Tell you the appropriate remedy, first the problem needs to be diagnosed. The symptom is uncontrolled bowel movements (called fecal incontinence), the cause is something that can be determined by your doctor with a thorough physical exam and probably some testing. ...Read more

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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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Is it normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements in your third trimester? If so, why?

Is it normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements in your third trimester? If so, why?

No: I wouldn't say that it's normal to have uncontrolled bowel movements. There can definitely be a lot more pressure on the rack them in the third trimester due to the position of the babies head. Definitely mom's express that they feel like they don't have as much time to get to the bathroom. Uncontrolled implies loss of sphincter control or an autonomic nerve problem discuss with your doctor in greater detail. ...Read more

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Wife's stomach grows fast after eating and sometimes turns pale & has uncontrolled bowel movements.?

Wife's stomach grows fast after eating and sometimes turns pale & has uncontrolled bowel movements.?

Needs a gastroentero: Your wife clearly needs a full evaluation. While waiting for the doctor's appointment try: enzymes and chromium before each meal and probiotics twice a day, at least 16 billion acidophillus. Avoid cheese and milk. ...Read more

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Does fecal incontinence involve a strong urge to have a bowel movement? Or do you generally expel without warning?

Does fecal incontinence involve a strong urge to have a bowel movement? Or do you generally expel without warning?

Either: Fecal incontinence refers to loss of bowel control, which can mean involuntary loss of gas, liquid stool or solid stool. Some people with bowel incontinence experience fecal urgency or a strong, sudden urge to move their bowels & may not always make it to the toilet. Others cannot sense the urge and soil their undergarments with solid stool w/o awareness. ...Read more

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I am a healthy 19 yr old yet I've been experiencing frequent bowel movements, fecal incontinence, and blood on my tissue paper. What is this?

Please see GI: Your symptoms are concerning and would recommend a visit either with PCP or GI. Etiology could be infectious or some other process like autoimmune or neoplastic ...Read more

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My dad is on dialysis and has uncontrollable bowel movements what could be causing this?

My dad is on dialysis and has uncontrollable bowel movements what could be causing this?

Many Things: Check out this website: http://www.Kidneyfailureweb.Com/kidney-knowledge/977.Html or use google to search dialysis and loose stools. 4 things to consider are the effects of the underlying reason for kidney disease in you dad (such as diabetes), diet, medications, and the effects of long-term dialysis. Talk with your doctor about this problem, please. ...Read more

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I had painful bloated stomach, uncontrollable diahrea 2 days ago, chills yesterday, stomache pains and no bowel movement since diahrea subsided? Help

I had painful bloated stomach, uncontrollable diahrea 2 days ago, chills yesterday, stomache pains and no bowel movement since diahrea subsided? Help

Norovirus?: This sounds most like you had an infectious gastroenteritis. The fever is common with infections. Norovirus is a very common cause of viral gastroenteritis this year. It would be normal for you to not have a bm after a couple days of diarrhea because you are "cleaned out". Push fluids and call your doctor if not better in a day or two. ...Read more

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Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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