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Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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My bowl movements come out watery & really gassy, not even diarrhea. This occurs for about a week before I have a normal movement. What could it be?

My bowl movements come out watery & really gassy, not even diarrhea. This occurs for about a week before I have a normal movement. What could it be?

See below: Are you taking laxatives or drugs that cause diarrhea as a side effect? It could be an infection due to an indolent organism such as giardia or cryptosporidium. It could be a malabsorption problem. It could be irritable bowel syndrome or inflammaatory bowel disease. See your md or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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After taking a bowel movement I wiped myself and there was a lot of blood. What does this mean? Can it be cancerous?

After taking a bowel movement I wiped myself and there was a lot of blood. What does this mean? Can it be cancerous?

Blood after BM: Blood following a bowel movement can seen in several conditions, such as an actively bleeding hemorrhoid(s), anal fissure(s) (both can be painful), gastroenteritis (usually associated with diarrhea), diverticular disease, or colorectal cancer, or conditions such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Rectal bleeding should not be ignored - see your doctor. ...Read more

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How can i improve bowel movement if i poo every 2/3 days. What could be the explanation of this?

How can i improve bowel movement if i poo every 2/3 days. What could be the explanation of this?

Constipation: I would recommend a diet high in fiber from vegetables. Make sure that you drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. You may need a stool softener at times or a gentle laxative such as miralax (polyethylene glycol). Avoid harsh laxatives such as senna as they can cause the bowel to become habituated to them. ...Read more

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Every time I have a bowel movement there is blood and mucus. What would cause this?

Every time I have a bowel movement there is blood and mucus. What would cause this?

Blood in stool: Blood in stool needs to be evaluated by your physician. Very pink or red blood can come from hemorrhoids or inflammation of the colon. The latter usually has associated diarrhea. If your movements are otherwise normal, hemorrhoids or rectal fissure may be the cause. ...Read more

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I know this is going to sound insane but I have had bloody stool for a few years now. What is this. Too afraid for doctors visit also no longer having regular bowel movements. It looks like balls of puss when i try to have a bowel movement and it smells.

I know this is going to sound insane but I have had bloody stool for a few years now. What is this. Too afraid for doctors visit also no longer having regular bowel movements. It looks like balls of puss when i try to have a bowel movement and it smells.

See a doctor: There are many reasons for your symptoms, many of them treatable with simple solutions. In order to fully investigate, you need to see a doctor. While it is understandable you are afraid, this is the only way to get much needed relief by determining what treatment you need. Only your doctor can determine this. ...Read more

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What is colitis.I was diagnosed w/ but go no explanation . I do know that when I have a change in bowel movements to soft stools it occurs.

What is colitis.I was diagnosed  w/ but go no explanation . I do know that  when I have a change in bowel movements to soft stools it occurs.

Colitis.: Colitis is a term that describes inflammation of the large intestines. This could be infectious or inflammatory in nature. Usually diagnosed with blood testing, CT scan and then a colonoscopy with a biopsy which would identify the specific type of colitis. ...Read more

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When i try to have a bowel movement only mucus comes out i'm constipated and have IBS what should I do?

When i try to have a bowel movement only mucus comes out i'm constipated and have IBS what should I do?

Sounds like an impac: Tion. Get some glycerine suppositories and or fleet mineral oil enemas and follow the directions. Stay on liquid diet until the constipation has cleared, then be sure to drink at least 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily to avoid a recurrence. ...Read more

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How are the bowel and urinary systems related? I often find that about 20 minutes after a bowel movement, I have a strong urge to urinate...Why?

How are the bowel and urinary systems related? I often find that about 20 minutes after a bowel movement, I have a strong urge to urinate...Why?

Bowels/bladder: Sometimes the presence of stool in the rectum will place pressure on the urethra acting to "hold" the urine - once it is relieved you may have the urge to void. They are two separate symptoms but emptying one may prompt the other system to "tell the brain" its time to empty the other one. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a bloody stool two times in 10 minutes and days after What to do if I had a black stool.i have this nervous feeling in abdomen. anus is sticking out?

What to do if I had a bloody stool two times in 10 minutes and days after What to do if I had a black stool.i have this nervous feeling in abdomen. anus is sticking out?

How long waiting?: I sincerely hope you have seen a doctor since your posting. This sounds serious and you need to be evaluated by your PCP, GI doctor, or if you are really losing blood, go to the ER if for some reason you can't reach your PCP for advice. Do not accept a wait time of weeks to be seen. ...Read more

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I'm 38weeks pregnant and been cramping a lot to the point i feel it's a bowel movement but nothing happens. What can it be?

I'm 38weeks pregnant and been cramping a lot to the point i feel it's a bowel movement but nothing happens. What can it be?

Baby pressure: You're so close to delivery that the size of the baby is pressing on your rectum and giving you the feeling that you have to move your bowels. It can be quite frustrating, but it will only last a little longer. Just make sure that your bowels are moving in reflection of what you are eating. For problems like that (actual constipation) ask obstetrician. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I use the restroom.. Bowel movement! my stool comes out with blood! why is this happening .. What can take for this?

Sometimes when I use the restroom.. Bowel movement!  my stool comes out with blood!  why is this happening .. What can take for this?

Hemorrhoids?: By far the most common source of bright red blood per rectum. Get checked if pain, some anal conditions can mimmick hemorrhoid bleeding. ...Read more

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Is it common in pregnancy to have constipation? Sorry if im saying this . When i pass motion i saw a blood and pain. (Hard stool) does it effect baby?

Is it common in pregnancy to have constipation? Sorry if im saying this . When i pass motion i saw a blood and pain. (Hard stool) does it effect baby?

Yes and no: Yes, constipation is one of the joys of pregnancy. In early pregnancy, the hormones slow the bowel down. In later pregnancy, a combination of increased fluid requirements and having a mass in your belly (the pregnant uterus) is the culprit. In both cases, pushing fluids, water mainly, is key. A finer-type laxative will help hold the water in the stool. Finally, no, this does not hurt the baby. ...Read more

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Why do I have a bowel movement right after eating. Is this normal?

A reflex: This is fine as long as it isn't happening with every meal there is something called the gastro-colic reflex. The intestines activity is stimulated by distention and hot drinks sometimes causing bowel movements. ...Read more

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Why is it that i get moderate nausea before a bowel movement?

Why is it that i get moderate nausea before a bowel movement?

Not uncommon: Some people are very sensitive to the feelings of their intestines moving and that is likely what is happening in your case. If this is normal for you, it is usually nothing to worry about ...Read more

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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?

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

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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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more