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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

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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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 causes explosive bowel movements?

What causes explosive bowel movements?

Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I would talk to a doctor. ...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 fishy smelling bowel movements?

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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Causes of sudden increase in bowel movements?

Causes of sudden increase in bowel movements?

Lots: Any change in the bowel habits could be seriuos so the first thing to do is see a physician
it could mean what your dietary habits are ie change, to pyscho social issues, ie anxiety and stress to interaction with people and jobs as the neuro GI is an emerging field, it could be again inflammatory or neoplastic reasons so please see a physician and don't ignore. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

Normal digestion: Normal ingestion of foods and normal digestive persistalisis. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Also can aniexty cause different bowel movements?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Also can aniexty cause different bowel movements?

Anxiety: Sure it can, such as diarrhea, bloating, gases, constipation, irregular bowel movements, etc. ...Read more

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What causes irregular bowel movements for to year old children?

Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I have bowel movement its bloody what can cause this?

Bloody BM: Anal fissue, external hemorrhoid, internal hemorrhoid, intestinal polyp, intestinal neoplasm --- please be checked ...Read more

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What causes a bowel movement to be greenish in color? No more details

What causes a bowel movement to be greenish in color? No more details

When: When feces transits too quickly through the colon, liquids are not reabsorbed which usually leads to a loose stool. Additionally because of the rapid movement through the large intestine there is not time for the bile salts to be metabolised, so they do not change from green to brown. Of course, eating green vegetables can also lead to green bowel movements. If you have a prolonged change in bowel habitus, this warrants medical examination. ...Read more

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I have had sticky bowel movements for the past month. What causes this?

I have had sticky bowel movements for the past month. What causes this?

Mucus discharge: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

No Correlation: Sorry.....there is generally NOT a correlation between BM's and periods. Now, eating a bigger breakfast, or a fattier one, can cause a gastrocolic reflex, that MAKES your body want to have a BM after eating, but other than that...no real connection. ...Read more

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Are more frequent but normal looking bowel movements a cause for alarm?

No: The volume and frequency is largely a function of diet, absorption of food, secretion of fluids, and metabolic activity of your gut bacteria. So you're likely normal. Good news. ...Read more

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Nothing on tissue after bowel movement, clean swipe? What could cause this?

Nothing on tissue after bowel movement, clean swipe? What could cause this?

Great. Why question?: Stools dessicated, less mucus, diet changes, altered microbiota, altered GI transit? Need lots more information from you to place your question in context, but what you've described is not a bad thing. Here's maybe a helpful website: http://www. Howtowipeyourbutt. Com/ ...Read more

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What could cause extremely painful (not just a little pain) bowel movements?

What could cause extremely painful (not just a little pain) bowel movements?

Painful BMs: Painful and extremely painful bowel movements can be caused by hemorroids, anal fissure, proctitis, anorectal abscess, acute prostatitis and anal and rectal cancer
the pain can vary from slight to extreme depending on how advance the condition is
some other causes are crohns disease, ulcerative colitis and endometriosis. ...Read more

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I haven't a normal bowel movement in a few months. What could be the cause of this?

GI and Diet eval: I recommend you get a thorough evaluation by a GI doctor (r/o ibs = irritable bowel syndrome, gluten intollerance, etc), then consider seeing someone to determine if you are having other food reactions. Be honest about all eating behaviors. ...Read more

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What would cause bowel movement everyday, early in the morning? I used to be varied.

What would cause bowel movement everyday, early in the morning? I used to be varied.

Early AM BM: It's probably normal. There may be a change in your physiology possibly due to getting older. You may be eating more regularly at the same time each day, possibly with more intake of bowel regulating high fiber foods. But if your bowel movement is loose associated with urgency, it could be irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of having 5 or more bowel movements a day, every day for years?

Consistency?: If normal/soft in consistency, it may be your normal. Color should be normal, as well as lack of other symptoms like pain. ...Read more

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Can eating cookies with green sprinkles cause green bowel movements? I ate a lot of them.

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Can eating cookies with green sprinkles cause green bowel movements? I ate a lot of them.

Possible: If it is the same shade of green it is possible. However it is not good to eat such things i.e. cookies themselves, and also especially when there is artificially coloring since they can be toxic. If you keep seeing food products in your stool you should get checked to be sure your digestive tract is working properly. All the best to you! ...Read more

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Well I keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

Well I keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

What food?: You could have an intolerance to that food, which expresses as loose bowel movements. The gut is one of the first places such responses show up. Other symptoms (maybe later) might be fatigue, drowsiness, bloating, body aches and pains, etc -- signs of inflammation. See your doctor for an evaluation and work towards diagnosis. This can rule out other causes of diarrhea needing treatment. ...Read more

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Since having kids, I’ve noticed it takes longer or more wipes to wipe clean after a bowel movement. What cause this?

Since having kids, I’ve noticed it takes longer or more wipes to wipe clean after a bowel movement. What cause this?

Body changes: Dietary changes and digestive changes can change the consistency of stool. As we age changes in the anus can also occur. If you are concerned consider seeing a colorectal surgeon who can do an exam and make sure all is normal. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get the urge to have a bowel movement very suddenly & it quickly becomes very difficult, even painful, to hold it. Causes?

Sometimes I get the urge to have a bowel movement very suddenly & it quickly becomes very difficult, even painful, to hold it. Causes?

Gastro-colic reflex: Not an uncommon phenomenon, but consider: are your symptoms related to all foods or only some foods? Is the volume or temperature of food a factor? Do your symptoms occur with every meal or only later in the day? Do you have associated symptoms of nausea, vomiting (with or without blood), biliary colic, tenderness, stool urgency with meals, blood or melena in stool? Any stress recently? ...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