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What are bowel movements?

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

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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What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

Normal digestion: normal ingestion of foods and normal digestive persistalisis. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

No Correlation: Sorry.....there is generally NOT a correlation between BM's and periods. Now, eating a bigger breakfast, or a fattier one, can cause a gastrocolic reflex, that MAKES your body want to have a BM after eating, but other than that...no real connection. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements right after drinking or eating? It's usually loose, greasy looking and sometimes green.

What causes bowel movements right after drinking or eating? It's usually loose, greasy looking and sometimes green.

The alcohol: Some people respond to types of alcohol with these reactions which are gout precursor symptoms . Especially bad with bourbon drinks but can be from any rye or scotch or beer. Also may be neurotransmitter problems from zoloft (sertraline). Visit www.Neurosciencemyths.Com to leaarn about the problems with reuptake inhibitors like zoloft (sertraline) and to get an alternative to deal with your problems. ...Read more

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What causes soupy bowel movements ?

What causes soupy bowel movements ?

? severity: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...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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What if your bowel movements ate small white tissue looking?

What if your bowel movements ate small white tissue looking?

Bowel movements: It's tough to answer clearly without seeing it. However, it's sounds like you may be seeing mucus that could be present in infection, inflammation, and even irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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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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What type of bowel movements should be expected with a stent put in for colon cancer ?

Depends on location: If the obstruction being treated if up in the colon and successfully opens up the blockage, the bowel movements may be normal. If the stent is in the rectum, close to the anus, the stools will likely be more thin than normal. ...Read more

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What kind of bowel movements are common during third trimester of pregnancy?

Constipation: Constipation is very common in pregnancy. The more you strain the more likely you are to get hemorrhoids. You should aim to have at least 1 soft bowel movement almost every day. ...Read more

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What can help with bowel movements?

What can help with bowel movements?

High fiber diet: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables along with adequate oral hydration will help with regular bowel movements. You can also use otc fibers to help. Just remember to drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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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

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What would make my bowel movements a teal green?

What would make my bowel movements a teal green?

What you: Ate. The color of stool usually reflect the food or medication except blood in the stool ...Read more

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What are kinds of bowel movements should my formula-fed baby have?

What are kinds of bowel movements should my formula-fed baby have?

Soft, yellowish poop: Formula-fed babies older than a week should have yellowish poops at least as thick as mustard or thick spaghetti sauce. Breastfeeding babies can have looser poops. Formula-fed babies tend to have firmer poops, but poop that holds shape could be too firm for the first 3-4 months of life. Poop gets darker, with brown/green colors blended in, and also gets firmer, as a baby gets older. ...Read more

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What do coffee grounds bowel movements mean?

What do coffee grounds bowel movements mean?

Coffee ground: Coffee ground stools are generally a sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed. Best to see a doctor if this happens. ...Read more

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What causes mucus in bowel movements when you're sick?

Cell turnover: Mucus is usually the result of cell turnover from the lining of the colon. It increases with inflammatory conditions, but can be seen normally as well. ...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