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Unusual Bowel Movements
Symptoms I have : frequent bowel movements(unusual for me), irritable, cramping, brown period for 3 days then light " period" for 2. Pregnancy?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
Yes & No: You are still young to have serious intestinal problem like cancer. Most rectal bleeding for young people is from hemorrhoids. If you are constipated, take some laxatives or stool softeners. But you should still see your dr and be referred to a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy to be checked for the above. Have a blood count too to check for anemia. Best wishes! ...Read more
A change for you?: If it is a change in your usual bowel habit, can not be definitely related to diet change, and especially if associated with other symptoms, e.g. Pain, nausea, lightheadedness, cramps, bleeding, fever, sweats, etc. Definitely call your doc. If stool is black (like tar) or maroon-call doc now, or go to er. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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