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Doctor insights on: Very Large Bowel Movements In Children

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Is it normal to have some large bowel movements and some small thinner ones?

Is it normal to have some large bowel movements and some small thinner ones?

Yes: Your bowel movements depend on your fluid intake, your fiber intake, your protein and sugar intake each of which varies from day to day and from meal to meal. ...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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Why do I get so tired after a large bowel movement?

Why do I get so tired after a large bowel movement?

BM: Typically a bm should not cause symptoms. However if some one has watery stools, one can lose electrolytes (potassium) and fluids which can cause tiredness. ...Read more

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Could a large bowel movement had inflamed my prostate?

Could a large bowel movement had inflamed my prostate?

Not likely: Some individuals with signficant, chronic constipation can also have bothersome, dysfunctional lower urinary tract symptoms. However, having a large bowel movement would not lead to prostatitis. ...Read more

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My 3 year old makes large bowel movements every day. What is this?

My 3 year old makes large bowel movements every day. What is this?

Strange answer: This so called "mega stool" that often blocks the toilet is commonly found in autism. That does not mean that he has autismd of course, but if there are other symptoms of a behavioral nature, you should get it checked out. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when a person has a very large bowel movement that burns?

What exactly does it mean when a person has a very large bowel movement that burns?

Constipation: It sounds like you might have stretched the anus possibly even torn it from size of stool. Have your doctor check and discuss prevention of constipation, many treatments are available over the counter including water don't over use stool softeners and laxatives. ...Read more

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What happened if I strain during my large bowel movement?

STRAINING BOWEL MOVE: If you strain with large bowel movements can cause hemorrhoids over time. To prevent that you need fiber in your diet with and without stool softners. ...Read more

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Why does having a large bowel movement make my right testicle hurt?

Why does having a large bowel movement make my right testicle hurt?

Increased pressure: It shouldn't hurt. When you have a bowel movement, it causes pressure in the abdomen and pelvis to evacuate the stool. This pressure can be transmitted to your testicle and be sensed as pain. It's worth getting a testicular exam to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hemorrhoid prolapse after taking a very large bowel movement?

Is it possible to get hemorrhoid prolapse after taking a very large bowel movement?

Yes: If you are predisposed to prolapse, a large bm can certainly be the precipitating event. ...Read more

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I sometimes have weakness after bowel movement. It seems most pronounced after being constipated and then having a large bowel movement.?

I sometimes have weakness after bowel movement. It seems most pronounced after being constipated and then having a large bowel movement.?

Vasovagal event: The vagus nerve is a cranial nerve and after exiting our brain follows the course of our gastrointestinal tract. It sends branches to th carotid arteries and to the heart. During a bowel movement one raises pressure in abdomen in effort to evacuate. This can raise blood pressure and stimulate carotid artery. A neural impulse can feed back to the heart and slow the heart and abruptly drop pressure. ...Read more

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After eating almost half a turkey, is it normal to have a large bowel movement?

After eating almost half a turkey, is it normal to have a large bowel movement?

You're kidding...?: Stool volume is largely dependent on what & how much you eat, effectiveness of digestion, gut flora, GI transit time. That's a pretty impressive appetite by the way! ...Read more

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Somwtimes I use triphala, my GI doc is unfamiliar with it and will not research it. I does help to give large bowel movements, but is it ok to use?

Somwtimes I use triphala, my GI doc is unfamiliar with it and will not research it. I does help to give large bowel movements, but is it ok to use?

Indian herb: It is a well known indian herb used to cleanse the intestine. I think you need to make sure you are buying it from a reputable source. ...Read more

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I've had part of colon removed due to cancer and ever since I have had very large bowel movements. Why is this?

I've had part of colon removed due to cancer and ever since I have had very large bowel movements. Why is this?

Change of habits: Removing a segment of colon will not severely effect your bowel movements, most likely since surgery you are eating more fibre, besides large bm is better getting constipated. ...Read more

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Can my vagina prolapse during large bowel movement with straining?

Yes: Keeping stools soft is important factor in avoiding prolapse, the size of stool not so much as the hardness/straining. ...Read more

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My 35 year old daughter with Cerebral Palsy has for the past month frequent abnormal large bowel movements?

Is it diarrhea?: A secretory diarrhea can produce large volumes of stool and should be tested for infection and other pathology. Have her primary care physician aware of this change any they can order stool studies in order to make a diagnosis. Once determined, proper treatment can begin. Be sure to test for C diff. ...Read more

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Does having rather large bowel movements (ever since I was a teenager) make me more prone to colon cancer by stretching my colon or something?

Does having rather large bowel movements (ever since I was a teenager) make me more prone to colon cancer by stretching my colon or something?

NO: Your family history is a major factor but NOT your colon size! Colon Cancer is a PREVENTABLE disease. Your Primary Care Provider will tell you when to begin appropriate screening tests!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What's better to take for heart racing lorazepam or metrolol succinate? Why do I have this been going on and off today. Had 2 large bowel movements.??

What's better to take for heart racing lorazepam or metrolol succinate? Why do I have this been going on and off today. Had 2 large bowel movements.??

Check with PCP: There can be several causes and at your age I will concerned about heart issues. Is this a new symptom? Why were you prescribed these meds in the first place? I will check with PCP or a cardiologist ...Read more

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What do I do if my bowel movements are to big that it makes my anus bleed?

What do I do if my bowel movements are to big that it makes my anus bleed?

Constipation: You appear to have a type of "constipation" in where your stools are large enough to cause pain and bleeding. Increase your fluids, regulate your diet with foods that improve the consistency of your stools and regulate you, like fruits and fiber, and if needed a stool softener may even be needed. So see a Dr. For an evaluation and treatment plan that can be developed for you! Best wishes. ...Read more

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My son us bleeding from his rectum when he has a bowel movement. His bowels are kinda hard n big could it be causing that?? He said he wasn't hurt.

My son us bleeding from his rectum when he has a bowel movement. His bowels are kinda hard n big could it be causing that?? He said he wasn't hurt.

Yes: Kids with hard or bulky stools or some that push out too fast will cause a crack in the outlet. This deposits bright red blood on the outside of the BM. It tends to recur as long as the stool is hard/bulky. Going more often, or using a stool softener like miralax can help over time. I've never seen a kid with a hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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I'm 59 and have 4 children that are grown. I cannot hold my bowel movement. Can anything be done other than an operation to tightened things in my rectum

I'm 59 and have 4 children that are grown. I cannot hold my bowel movement. Can anything be done other than an operation to tightened things in my rectum

Physical therapy: One thing that may help is pelvic floor physical therapy. However, it is important to make sure there are not other reasons why you may have this problem such as a problem with your rectum itself or nerve damage. ...Read more

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Delayed transit through small intestines into large intestines symptoms? I have lower rt pain on & off for wks. I usually have 1 bowel movement a day.

Delayed transit through small intestines into large intestines symptoms? I have lower rt pain on & off for wks. I usually have 1 bowel movement a day.

How measured?: The accuracy of small bowel transit time, and thus the clinical significance of delayed transit (particularly in your case where bowel frequency is normal) may depend in part on the measurement methodology used. ...Read more

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What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more

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How big of a problem is it if I only have a bowel movement every 4 to 7 days?

Not normal...: The normal range of bm frequency is from 3 stools bms per day to 1 bm every 3 days. Your frequency falls outside the range of normal. The longer the stool sits in the colon is associated with greater risk of colon cancer. I suggest you eat more fiber, get more active, drink more water or use a gentle laxative to have more frequent bms. You may want to see a gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why does a large hard bowel movement cause bleeding?

Why does a large hard bowel movement cause bleeding?

Hemorrhoid/fissure: As the stool passes through the rectum and the anus, it can irritate internal hemorrhoids if they are present, or create a 'cut' in the lining of the anus, called a fissure. Both can bleed, and be precipitated by passage of a large hard stool. ...Read more

Large Bowel (Definition)

Large bowel, or large intestine connects terminal ileum of small bowel to rectum. Begins at the ileo-cecal valve and comprises cecum, ascendind, transverse, descending and sigmoid colon. Resposible for: 1) intestinal water resorption of ingested fluids, gastric & small intestinal digestive juices. 2) transporting end products of digestion & bacterial waste ...Read more


Large Intestine (Definition)

The large intestine, colon, or large bowel is the last 5-6 feet of the GI tract. The colon functions to recover the last amount of water from food and to store solid waste. See healthtap ...Read more