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What Does Bowel Regularity Mean A Bowel Movement Every Day
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
Get checked out !: It's never normal to see blood in the stool ! the cause does not have to be serious but you need to know whether or not it is something to be concerned about. Hemorrhoids to colon cancer and several other possibilities can all appear as blood in the stool every now and then. A colonoscopy test performed by a gastroenterologist is the most definitive way of checking this out. ...Read more
I feel exhausted after almost every bowel movement, even when I don't strain. But I'll be fine before. What could it mean?
Depends: If this is recent you may have a virus which may just resolve on its own. If it has been a long term problem review this withyour doctor and see if you need labs to check for anemia or blood in your stool or thyroid problems. If you have recently been checked and told you were fine and not pregnant then it will probably resolve on its own. ...Read more
Hi I am 24 male I suffer from irregular bowel movement every day.. So please suggest me what should I do.. ?
You're not abnormal: Irregularity is common & does not necessarily signal abnormality. Average stool pattern in america fits a bell-curve, ranging from 3 movements daily to one every 3-4 days. Try adding fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) or commercial water soluble supplements to "regulate" stools. Raise concern if bleeding, weight loss, localizing abdominal pain or a personal/family history of colitis, cancer. ...Read more
I eat fiber foods every day and have a bowel movement every day yet I had 2 diverticulitis attacks with in 3 months why do I get them?
My baby is 6.5 months old, breastfed and eating baby food. Should he have a bowel movement every day?
Not Necessary: He could , but some babies can have a bm every 2-7 days.If not fussy and no problems when going this is a normal variation. ...Read more
I have a bowel movement every day but it's always dry and grainy like sheep stool. I've tried everything: fiber, water, fruits, veggies, nothing work!
I SEE NO PROBLEM: As long as you are moving your bowels daily and there are no other symptoms and you are not taking any medicine and have no coexisting medical condition.I will not worry about the stools which are grainy and dry You should continue high fiber diet and increased fluids.But if you have any other symptoms than consult your doctor. But at next doctor's visit discuss your concerns as well ...Read more
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