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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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Should I get bowel movements everyday?

Should I get bowel movements everyday?

NO: There really is not a " normal schedule" for everyone. If you are able to eat without bloating or pain, with good elimination of formed stool - do not become fixated on your bm frequency. ...Read more

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What causes explosive bowel movements?

What causes explosive bowel movements?

Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I would talk to a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I have bowel movement everyday ?

How can I have bowel movement everyday ?

Eat fiber: African tribes that eat lots of fiber go 3 to 5 times a day. Roughage/fiber includes fruits and vegetables like celery, grapes etc. These should help you go regularly. ...Read more

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What are causes of black bowel movements?

What are causes of black bowel movements?

GI bleeding: Black stools can be caused by GI bleeding, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) iron, kaopectate and licorice. Your doctor should be able to examine you and tell what the cause is. ...Read more

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How often should you have bowel movement?

How often should you have bowel movement?

Varies, once a day: On average, one or two times a day but can vary and depends on the individual's bowel habits, diet etc . Could be 3-4 per day or every 2-3 days. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Eating fish and : Overeating in general. Foul smelling bowel movements may suggest malabsorption. If you have had unintended weight loss, see your doctor otherwise do not be concerned and try eating less. ...Read more

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What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

What causes fishy smelling bowel movements?

Could be malabsorpti: The important thing is to assess the duration , could be indigestion, from some meds or supplements or lack of absorption of nutrients, go to your doctor to have it checked. ...Read more

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