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Symptoms I have : frequent bowel movements(unusual for me), irritable, cramping, brown period for 3 days then light " period" for 2. Pregnancy?

Symptoms I have : frequent bowel movements(unusual for me), irritable, cramping, brown period for 3 days then light " period" for 2. Pregnancy?

Go get tested: You can get a pregnancy test kit from your local friendly pharmacist. If it is negative 7-10 days after you suspect you may have become pregnant it is unlikely, and if your symptoms persist you should go see your doctor. ...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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I had a bowel movement today and noticed something unusual. There was something red in it. It looked like a baby red tomato. What is this?

I had a bowel movement today and noticed something unusual. There was something red in it. It looked like a baby red tomato. What is this?

Something you ate?: It sounds like you passed something that was not digested, possibly a pill or something swallowed whole. Watch your stool for any other abnormalities, especially blood or black tarry stool. If there is a family history of colon cancer, you need to let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Normal colonoscopy 6 days ago. No bowel movement yet. Constipation not unusual for me. Any need for concern?

Normal colonoscopy 6 days ago. No bowel movement yet. Constipation not unusual for me. Any need for concern?

No: Lack of a bowel movement 6 days after colonoscopy in a patient who often gets constipation isn't too unusual. I would suggest the usual measures to promote a normal bowel movement. See my Checklist "Treating Constipation" and go to: http://bit.ly/1uzOegm Increase water intake, fiber supplement, dried fruit like prunes or apricots, more physical activity. ...Read more

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I felt two small bubbles of skin when wiping after a bowel movement. No pain and nothing else unusual. Is this hemroids? How do I treat if so?

I felt two small bubbles of skin when wiping after a bowel movement. No pain and nothing else unusual. Is this hemroids? How do I treat if so?

Hemorrhoids: This sounds like hemorrhoids - but can''t be certain without visualization. It is not the only thing that can present in this manner. If it is hemorrhoids then suggest you drink at least 8 8 ounce glasses of water per day to help keep feces moist. Get in good dietary fiber - at least 5 servings of vegetable & 4 of fruit per day. Stay physically active. If in doubt your physician can eval. ...Read more

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What could cause loose, greenish yellow, pussy bowel movements with unusually foul odor? Just came on. Not feeling that sick.

What could cause loose,  greenish yellow, pussy bowel movements with unusually foul odor? Just came on. Not feeling that sick.

Good question: Chances are that if this is a never before symptom then it has been caused by something ingested. Get to see your family physician or a gastroenterologist very soon. ...Read more

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Having unusual bowel movement/changing stool, colon growling and skipped beats, stool test said extra mucus and EKG came fine I also feel fatigued/unbalancedsometime could it be electrolyte imbalance?

Having unusual bowel movement/changing stool, colon growling and skipped beats, stool test said extra mucus and EKG came fine I also feel fatigued/unbalancedsometime could it be electrolyte imbalance?

Here are some...: Electrolyte imbalance can be verified with lab testing, but hard to explain the whole undesirable clinical profile in a 19-y-o young man as described. There should be more things to consider, which require your proactive involvement to improve yourself, not just passively with pills or diets alone. And perusing articles in http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter06.html may help tremendously. ...Read more

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What are bowel movements?

Poop: A bowel movement is when you pass the waste from your intestines. This is what is left over from your food after it is digested, along with some digestive enzymes that usually make it brown. ...Read more

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What cause green bowel movement?

What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested.If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, i will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...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