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What are some easily digestable foods to eat to help soften my bowel movements?

What are some easily digestable foods to eat to help soften my bowel movements?

Depends: Easily digestible foods do not necessarily soften your bowel movements. Easy to digest foods are like the brat diet (bread, rice, apple cause, toast) which are great if you are having indigestion, but they will not soften your bms. If you want to soften your bms you need to either eat a high fiber diet, or use stool softeners such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...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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Hi I am guy 24 I have irregular bowel movement 3 to 4 times a day and its been happening for years.. Which food is good for digestion?

Hi I am guy 24 I have irregular bowel movement 3 to 4 times a day and its been happening for years.. Which food is good for digestion?

Needs investigation: It may not be that you need a good food, but to exclude some food item(s) that may be causing frequent bowel movements, e.g., foods containing gluten. It is not feasible to provide meaningful advice without examining you and performing some tests. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more

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Loose + painful bowel movements + cramps for 7 years. 10-20 x day. Digest food very quick. Not chrons. Ibs or ceoliac. Docs stumped. Help please.?

Loose + painful bowel movements + cramps for 7 years. 10-20 x day. Digest food very quick. Not chrons. Ibs or ceoliac. Docs stumped. Help please.?

Habba Syndrome: Here's something else to try. If you've already been through the million-dollar work-up and have no relief, consider a red herring. There is a condition that causes your symptoms that is due to excessive production and output of bile, which can act as a laxative and cause chronic diarrhea. The treatment is Cholestyramine 4gm twice daily - this will absorb the extra bile and normalize bms. Try it! ...Read more

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Sudden onset of VERY markedly decreased bowel movement for several days. Drinking lots of fluids and taking softener. Concerning?

Sudden onset of VERY markedly decreased bowel movement for several days. Drinking lots of fluids and taking softener. Concerning?

Could be a problem: If you are having belly pain,change in bowel habits,rectal bleeding, or abdominal distention. i need more information. If you are having pain/distentions this sould be evaluated soon----sever symptoms go to ER for eval ...Read more

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How is excess bowel movement caused by digestion problems?

They're connected: What goes in must come out. Large meals result in large stools; small meals result in small stools. ...Read more

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Can moderate exercise help with digestion and bowel movement?

Can moderate exercise help with digestion and bowel movement?

YES: Moderate exercise, particularly when exercising the abdominal muscles, helps to stimulate the intestines to move along the material within and can help speed up bowel movements and avoid constipation. This helps the intestines to only absorb what they are meant to absorb and avoid reabsorbing toxins related to the material sitting there too long and allowing resorption. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 60 year old woman. Having digestion trouble, sometimes i feel run down, sweaty and after bowel movement , i feel better. What's it?

Constipation: If you are constipated the bacteria in your colon produce toxins that can make you sick. It sounds like you could benefit from a plan to fully clear out your bowels. ...Read more

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After wiping with toilet paper following a bowel movement, I found a green pea on the toilet paper, which made me wonder, do we get any benefit from veggies since they're not digested?

After wiping with toilet paper following a bowel movement, I found a green pea on the toilet paper, which made me wonder, do we get any benefit from veggies since they're not digested?

Yes: The structure of CELLULOSE makes it impossible for us to break it down. It is what is called dietary fiber. Certainly it prevents constipation and allows gut movement to work better. Also, cholesterol sticks to it and fiber lowers cholesterol a bit. Furthermore, we don't know why but it is associated with better control of glucose in diabetes. Also, higher fiber intake is associated less cancer ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in nine days. I have crohns disease but it's never caused me to be this constipated. I've tried laxatives and softeners?

I haven't had a bowel movement in nine days. I have crohns disease but it's never caused me to be this constipated. I've tried laxatives and softeners?

Considerations...: ...include (to name just a few concerns): progressive stenosis of the gut due to scar tissue, early flare with luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing, overuse of narcotic analgesia with gut paralysis. At the very least, see your doctor and get an examination & x-ray. ...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