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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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What causes soupy bowel movements ?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
40M people helped
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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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Also can aniexty cause different bowel movements?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
37 years in practice
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Well i keep having lose bowel movements after I have certain food what is this caused by?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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I have had sticky bowel movements for the past month. What causes this?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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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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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are causes of black bowel movements?

Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What are causes of black bowel movements?

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

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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What could be the cause of having 5 or more bowel movements a day, every day for years?

Dr. Luis Villaplana
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
30 years in practice
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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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Dr. Rhonda Simons
Board Certified, Family Medicine
10 years in practice
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What causes bowel movements in the morning if cycle is three days late?

Dr. Rhonda Simons
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

Dr. Philip Miller
Board Certified, Family Medicine
42 years in practice
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What causes bowel movements during a late cycle?

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

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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What could cause extremely painful (not just a little pain) bowel movements?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Ata Ulhaq
Board Certified, Pathology
37 years in practice
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Causes of sudden increase in bowel movements?

Dr. Ata Ulhaq
Board Certified, Pathology
37 years in practice
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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 dont ignore. ...Read more

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