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What Does An Ideal Bowel Movement Look Or Feel Like
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
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per pdr) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe & available for anyone over 2, & assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will proctitis cause prostatitis? I'm freaked out. I have proctitis and always want to have bowel movement. What is the best way to cure proctitis?
Haven't had a bowel movement in 3 days since starting cough medicine with codeine. What is the best/safest OTC remedy given my current meds?
I don't go to the bathroom very often , my body holds in gas and bowel movement what's the best way to get rid of it I'm 16 and don't smoke or drink.
Hi doc good morning im theresa fr. philippines.
im just asking i am constipated. any tea is the best for bowel movement thanks :)?
I have anal fissure and pain during bowel movement I have xyloproct and preparation H suppositories and ointment which one is the best??
Anal fissure: Xyloproct has pain relieving qualities and should numb the anal area reducing pain with bowel movements. It's also important to keep your movements soft by taking a stool softener like colace and inserting a glycerin rectal suppository to make it easier to expel your stool. After the bm, apply warm applications.A proctologist or colorectal surgeon can give you the best advice and treatment,however ...Read more
What is the best method to address a calcified fibroid tumor that is causing frequent urination and bowel movement issues?
Hysterectomy: I'm going to assume this is a common calcified leiomyoma / fibroid of the uterus and that it's falling forward onto the bladder causing urinary urgency and pushing backward onto the bowel and causing constipation. These calcified tumors are unlikely to regress at menopause and elective hysterectomy might be a reasonable option if your physician is good with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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