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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
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 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?
I'm having no bowel movements, no urges, and stomach tightness, what could this be? Recently I have been having trouble having bowel movements, I normally am regular and have a bowel movement every day to every other day, now its been 3 days and I still h
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
Is it normal not to have bowel movement every day after the gastric bypass. I got it 4 years ago and I stay constipated and I drink plenty of water.
See below: Constipation is also seen in patients following bariatric surgery. This occurs more commonly after LAGB and RNYGBP and is less likely with DS, although it may occur in rare cases with DS. It is usually due to insufficient intake of water, and may be corrected by diligent attention to water ingestion and the addition of fiber products like Metamucil or Fibercon. ...Read more
Evaluation Needed: Your partner should get evaluated as there are many reasons for black bm's. ...Read more
Is there any health benefit to have a bowel movement twice a day as appose to once every three days? Please explain, thanks
16 yrs. Lost 35 lb in 6 months by eating more vegetables, less of everything else. Before diet bowel movement once a day. Now only every 3 days. Why?
Water: Veggies and fruit have lots of water. Eating efficiently and properly matching your physiological needs may have set a new baseline for you. Every 3rd day is a big change but not abnormal. The water in the veggies is absorbed, esp. If you are dehydrated. With less fats and proteins in your diet and in the gut, you have less fluid dynamics providing pressure for release. This is not my field, so.. ...Read more
I have been getting bloated more and more latley even if I don't eat but it gets worse after a bowel movement which I have every day why is that?
Gas: If the bloating is due to gas, the question is whether you are forming excessive gas or are not passing normal amounts of gas. To reduce gas, try simethicone 1/2hour after meals. Drinking hot water helps break down trapped gas. You may be gluten or lactose intolerant. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more
My 4 year is having trouble having a bowel movement. She only goes a little every time and she goes 8-10 times a day. Is there anything I can do.
Constipation: Constipation in a four year old can often be hard to treat. Some of it depends if your child is potty trained and if she doesn't mind sitting on the potty. Treatment involves two components--1. Medication to help her go more completely and 2. Behavioral training to help her relax more while sitting. Definitely go see her pediatrician so you can get a formal plan of attack. ...Read more
Every morning I have a loose bowel movement with no other major symptoms, I get a bit bloated by the end of the day but I used to go 2-3 times a day?
Irritable bowel: This is characteristic of irritable bowel syndrome and/or very active gastrocolic reflex. Hot coffee or tea, anxiety, rushing or stress aggravate the process. If this becomes a very troublesome problem, medication like bentyl or donnatal can be taken a half hour before breakfast and prevent this reaction. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this situation. ...Read more
Bowel movement after every meal, any medicine to make this once per day? Fruits (dried & fresh) make urge rapidly. Why its so quick? Medical reason.
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
It's been at least 2 days since my last bowel movement (i have them every day). I've had pain in my lower belly (left side) for a while. Advice?
When drinking alcohol I get this rush in my butt kinda like I have to have a bowel movement, this just started. I have one drink every other day.
Stop drinking and if symptoms continue see a
health care provider ...Read more
I've been sick for two weeks. Every time I have a bowel movement I vomit during or after and usually for the rest of the day. I cant hold down food.??
I've had rectal bleeding for over a year now. The bleeding is frequent, usually every day when I have a bowel movement. After a colonoscopy last summe?
My 2month old is having grey goo like stool. She only has a bowel movement once a day or every other day is that normal?
Is this a sign of a damaged vagus nerve? Every day before I have a bowel movement, I feel hyper stimulation in my intestines & it causes me to vomit!!
Bowel movement once every 3weeks, bloody each time, tried everything. Hurts in butt when peeing, dark color urine, drink lots during day, pee 4x maybe?
Having cramp during first day of period, severe painful bowel movement during first 2-3 days of every period. Should I get help?
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