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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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I need to have a bowel movement but the stool wont pass?

I need to have a bowel movement but the stool wont pass?

Constipation: Be sure to hydrate yourself, eat fiber, prunes, and stool softeners. If does not work talk toy your pcp ...Read more

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How many bowel movements should an infant have a day?

How many bowel movements should an infant have a day?

Varies : Every infant has different routine for passing stool, some may poop daily some every other day. Usually breast fed babies poop more often, after every feed. But regardless of the routine if baby is making normal texture stools and feeding well with normal weight gain, no need to worry. ...Read more

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Does having a kidney stone make you feel like you to have a bowel movement ?

Does having a kidney stone make you feel like you to have a bowel movement ?

Possibly: Though the greatest problem with kidney stones is excruciating pain. It is often correctly compared to childbirth pain. However, it can cause colic, and that can make you feel like you need to defecate. ...Read more

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Can IBS or needing to have a bowel movement cause abdominal tenderness?

Can IBS or needing to have a bowel movement cause abdominal tenderness?

Yes: if your bowel very bloated it can get tender. Usually gets better after BM, but if you were bloated for a long time, pain may take some time to go away. ...Read more

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What to take to have a bowel movement in general?

What to take to have a bowel movement in general?

Cod liver oil: Many things on the market. The best answer if you are having problems is to check with your doctor to see why your arent. Are you consuming a good high fiber diet? If not then do it. If yes and still not try probiotics or a mild over the counter laxative but not for an extended time without seeing your doctor. ...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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How to have a regular bowel movement for diabetic?

How to have a regular bowel movement for diabetic?

Diabetes: I prefer the term "diabetes" rather than "diabetic" unless you have type 1 diabetes which is less common at your age. Why the difference? Because your goal is to get rid of your diabetes. Regarding bowel movements please see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Blood and mucus in stool. Painful bowel movements. Do I need to go to the er?

Blood and mucus in stool. Painful bowel movements. Do I need to go to the er?

I would go: Not my specialty, but I think painful, bloody BM's should be evaluated ASAP. Best to you. ...Read more

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Should I go to the ER with painful swallowing after an upper endoscopy? Would a perforation be common enough to warrant a diagnostic x-ray?

Should I go to the ER with painful swallowing after an upper endoscopy? Would a perforation be common enough to warrant a diagnostic x-ray?

Rare: Would be rare. Rather than going to ER, call the MD who did the scope. MDs always have someone on call after hours. If you can't reach him/her, then go to ER. ...Read more

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Do I need to see a GI doctor before having a colonic?

Do I need to see a GI doctor before having a colonic?

No: Colonics are simply used to flush the colon of stool. These are not advised and have resulted in significant injuries . A diet that is high in dietary fiber (30 grams) is the best way , in my opinion, to maintain colon health. Remember, the colon was designed to hold stool , not to be artificially washed out. A high fiber diet "cleanses" the colon daily. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a bowel obstruction or fiber blockage?

How to tell if I have a bowel obstruction or fiber blockage?

SBO or LBO: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue or even a stricture or other causes of GI tract narrowing or blockage. ...Read more

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Is it normal with IBS to feel like you have to keep having a bowel movement but can't?

Is it normal with IBS to feel like you have to keep having a bowel movement but can't?

YES: This condition is called ibs-c or constipation type. You should be thoroughly examined by a physician and ask about prescription medication for same. ...Read more

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What tests can be used to diagnose a incomplete bowel movement and fecal incontence. I have had a colonoscopy. What do I need to ask my doctor?

What tests can be used to diagnose a incomplete bowel movement and fecal incontence. I have had a colonoscopy. What do I need to ask my doctor?

Defecography, manome: There are specialized tests for these problems, usually supervised by a colorectal surgeon. A special x-ray takes images while you have a bowel movement and there are sensors that can test the muscle pressure in the rectum to see if there is a weakness (manometrics). ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a partial bowel obstruction and still have solid bowels?

Yes: Half your stool volume is bacteria and sloughed cells. Bowel obstruction is serious. Be sure your doctor is following you. Don't become malnourished or dehydrated. ...Read more

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I suffer with sticky stools don't seem to be able to have a full bowel movement leading to irritation through the day?

I suffer with sticky stools don't seem to be able to have a full bowel movement  leading to irritation through the day?

Many possible causes: This might be caused by inappropriate diet, poor digestion, imbalances of GI flora like candida overgrowth, hypothyroidism etc. I advise evaluation by a good holistic doc- see http://www.Abihm.Org/search-doctors. Fiber & fluids might help.A detailed article on this subject is at http://www.Fibermenace.Com/gutsense/transition.Html even though this is from a commercial website it gives good advice. ...Read more

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I need to know how to make a friend have a bowel movement after she had a back and neck injury?

I need to know how to make a friend have a bowel movement after she had a back and neck injury?

Bowel medications: If your friend has a spinal cord injury (with paralysis), then you should consult a physician to ensure a safe technique. If the constipation is due to pain medications, it is wise to take a stool softener once or twice daily while taking pain pills. For a home remedy, try a dulcolax 10 mg suppository placed in the rectum and she should have results in an hour. See a doctor if there is no result. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

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


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more