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What Can I Take To Help Me Have A Bowel Movement More Than Two Times A Week
Many things: A good diet high in fiber with increased fruits and vegetables. Prunes, prune juice, plums, apples, unprocessed bran, bran cereals, increase water and fluids. Try goind daily after a meal and a hot cup of beverage. Dr. David's recipee: 8 oz flax seed, sesame seeds and peled sunflower seeds. Mix equally. Take a tablespon up to three times a day or mix with cereals. Exercise too! ther r othr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What kind of fruits and veggies contain high fiber. I'm chronically constipated and it takes days some times a week to have a bowel movement .
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My bowel movement aren't often, its usually once a week, it has been once in two weeks a few times. Recently it's been about once every 5 days?
Your question?: Is this ok? If so, yes, some people go weekly, although it is usually encouraged to supplement diet with more fiber / osmotic agent (like miralax), to increase frequency of bm, as may reduce risk of future problems (diverticular disease / cancer / etc.). Discuss this with your primary at next visit. ...Read more
Blood per rectum: If you see fresh red blood after a bowel movement, you need to be seen by a physician. Bleeding can come from hemorroides (h), lesions of the rectum or distal colon. If h are not the cause, you may need to have a colonoscopy to find its cause and arrive at a cure. Good luck. ...Read more
My husband has been having frequent solid bowel movements for two weeks straight, sometimes 5 times a day. Is this a sign of a problem?
If I have to wipe after a bowel movement many times, does that mean there is still more fecal matter that needs to be released? Takes too long for all
Multiple reasons: If you have to wipe several times because there seems to be retained fecal matter, your stool may be to loose. Increase fiber in diet such as fresh fruits and vegetables. If that is not the ptoblem, have your doc do abrectal exam and mske sure your rectal tone us good. This can be reduced by motility disirders or repeated anal intercourse. Doc can do fecal transit time study also. ...Read more
Hello, last morning I took two bisacodyl tablets. Experienced bowel movement after 30mins, then about after an hour again, and the whole day it kept going, but it was only water. I went to toilet for 25 times I think. However last night I did something ve
This is: a bit "unusual" and "excessive" for what is a usual dose of the bisacodyl tablets but it is meant to "clean out" your bowel and prepare it for examination..I am assuming that's why you took this rather POWERFUL laxative! I am not sure of what your question is! Ask again with more info! Dr Z ...Read more
I feel I have a very bad digestive system, I take too long in he toilet every morning, I often get bloated, I gym 6 times a week, but I still can't smoothen my bowel movements. This has been going on for years.
It's been about a year now I've been on laxatives & lots of fiber gummies to be able to have one daily bowel movement. If I don't take one of the two I won't have a bowel movement for days. I drink plenty of water & my diet is healthy. I'm also having tro
For constipation: take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works (up to 16 tablets). It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works every night. ...Read more
I have bowel movements two or three times a day. Sometimes my stomach hurts and there not hard but mushy light brown. Do I need more water in me?
Your stool pattern: ...alone is not the determiner of your hydrational status, so I'm sorry we cannot accurately comment further as to the adequacy of your water intake versus requirements based on the limited provided data. ...Read more
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