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What can I take to help me have a bowel movement more than two times a week?

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 more

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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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Gave birth 4 'months ago, 'aube un related or related? Every time I take a bowel movement for about two months there is blood. Sometimes more, some times a little less. No cramping or other symptoms I do t think

Gave birth 4 'months ago, 'aube un related or related? Every time I take a bowel movement for about two months there is blood. Sometimes more, some times a little less. No cramping or other symptoms I do t think

Stool bleeding: Anytime thee is rectal bleeding post bowel movement, a MD exam should be done to identify whether it is from hemorrhoids or something more serious. Hemorrhoids during pregnancy are very common, but a MD exam needs confirmation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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The last two times i made a bowel movement there was blood. What could this mean?

The last two times i made a bowel movement there was blood. What could this mean?

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

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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?

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?

Not really: If his bowel movements are solid, and there are no other symptoms, he is probably just eating a high fiber diet. The warning signs are loose stool and other issues like fever, abdominal pain, etc. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more