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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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Lower and upper abdominal cramps, frequent bowel movements, 6 or more bowel movements a day, tannish color soft stool but anus fissure. What is this?

Lower and upper abdominal cramps, frequent bowel movements, 6 or more bowel movements a day, tannish color soft stool but anus fissure. What is this?

Irritable bowel?: In people who otherwise are outwardly healthy, by far the main cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome. However, several other kinds of intestinal disorders also are possible. You'll need in-person evaluation to know. Good luck! ...Read more

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What causes bright red bleeding during a bowel movement?

What causes bright red bleeding during a bowel movement?

Pain vs no pain? : Bleeding with bm and if associated with much pain, likely anal fissure and/or external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoid usually does not hurt and blood is often found coating the stool rather than mixing with it. Better safe than sorry, check with your doc to see what you have. External hemorrhoids and fissures r pain in the _ _ _ but not dangerous, and can be treated. Good luck. ...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 cause green bowel movement?

What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested.If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, i will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes burning anus after a normal soft bowel movement?

What causes burning anus after a normal soft bowel movement?

Hemorroids/fissure;: Following conditions may cause burning in anus 1hemorroids 2anal fissure 3proctitis 4eating spicy hot food 5cancer of rectum/anus so i will recommend get it checked. ...Read more

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What are causes of black bowel movements?

What are causes of black bowel movements?

GI bleeding: Black stools can be caused by GI bleeding, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) iron, kaopectate and licorice. Your doctor should be able to examine you and tell what the cause is. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movement to be paste always?

What causes bowel movement to be paste always?

Several causes: By paste do you mean soft , is normal. If you mean white soft bm's you may have liver problems or a malabsorption problem, for which a GI doc will help. ...Read more

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Marbled bowel movements. What is the problem?

Not Enuf water: You need to drink more water! eat more fruit and fiber. Try 6-8 glasses of water daily and 5 fruits and vegetables daily. ...Read more

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What causes white stringy like mucus in my bowel movements?

Many possibilities: From infectious colitis to inflammatory bowel disease to certain types of tumors, all can produce this in your stools. The only way to find out what is doing this is to see a doctor, preferably a gastroenterologist and provide a full history and undergo a detailed physical and laboratory exam and possibly some procedures. ...Read more

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What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement)(

What causes blood in stool? (bowl movement)(

Blood in stool?: Many things i, e colon cancer , polyps, hemorrhoid . If u have not done a recent colonoscopy , my advise " do colonoscopy". Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes constipation, gas and blood after bowel movement?

What causes constipation, gas and blood after bowel movement?

Several things.: If the blood is bright red and just a bit on the toilet paper or in the bowl when having a bm, it is due to a hemorrhoid or anal fissure (small tear). These occur with chronic constipation, contributors to constipation are niot enough water or fiber in the diet, or prolonged sitting. If the blood is dark, or heavy, go see a doctor. Otherwise work on improving your diet, fluids and exercise. ...Read more

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What could cause black (not tar-like) or very dark stool with excessive gas after a bowel movement?

What could cause black (not tar-like) or very dark stool with excessive gas after a bowel movement?

Food or medicine: are you taking medication like peptobismol which will turn stool dark or black If you have not enough acid iin your stomach then you may not digest food properly and you will have a change in bowels as well as increase in gas Watch what you are eating and maybe do a day of just clear liquids to help it repair ...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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Separate white tissue/mucus looking sticky clumps with every bowel movement. What causes this?

Separate white tissue/mucus looking sticky clumps with every bowel movement. What causes this?

Possible colitis: Go see your dr and be referred to a gastroenterologist for a stool test and possible coloscopy. Usually it's not serious. Colitis- general term for inflammation of the large intestinal wall, could be from inflammation, infection, auto-immune condition, etc. Colonoscopy will confirm the diagnosis. Eat more fiber, fruits and veggies and drink more water. Take care! ...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