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What's it mean when your bowl movement is a lot of small pieces instead of one big piece?

What's it mean when your bowl movement is a lot of small pieces instead of one big piece?

Change in bowels: The amount, color, appearance of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, ; the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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What does having a black bowl movement mean?

What does having a black bowl movement mean?

Internal bleeding: A black bowel movement, particularly if it is soft and very foul-smelling, often is it indication of internal bleeding and is an emergency. If you are having a stool that fits that description, go to the emergency room or call 911 immediately. Having said that, certain medications, such as Pepto-Bismol, can make the stool dark also. Some foods can also make the stool darker. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bowl movement two to three times a week what dose that mean ?

I have a bowl movement two to three times a week what dose that mean ?

Normal: As long as you're having no other symptoms, such as bleeding, weight loss, or pain, having a bowel movement 2 to 3 times a week is normal. If you would like to have them more frequently, the best way is to increase the amount of fiber in your diet and perhaps take a fiber supplement. If you do, however, you should increase your fluid intake in addition. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does seedy bowl movement for an adult mean? Has only happened past 2 times .. Also notice mucus

What does seedy bowl movement for an adult mean? Has only happened past 2 times .. Also notice mucus

Nothing to worry: Seedy bowels are sometimes caused by what you ate and there is no reason to worry if there are no other symptoms like abdominal pain or loose stools etc ...Read more

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Looks like blood in bowl movement mixed plus bad pain in belly?

Looks like blood in bowl movement mixed plus bad pain in belly?

see MD: Must be seen by your md or er physician with blood being seen. Do not take chances--be seen today! ...Read more

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I am on a three day regimen of terconazole,I had a bowl movement and a lot of cream leaked out, does that mean it will be less effective now?

I am on a three day regimen of terconazole,I had a bowl movement and a lot of cream leaked out, does that mean it will be less effective now?

No: It is common to see the cream come out of your vagina. It still coats the vaginal walls as it leaks out. I suggest you insert the cream at bedtime so you will not get up as often. But it will still leak out. That is expected ...Read more

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What does a white bowel movement mean?

What does a white bowel movement mean?

Light Stool: Have pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Some possible causes include: gall stones, bile duct cysts, strictures of bile ducts, hepatitis, some medications, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you bleed while making a bowel movement ?

What does it mean when you bleed while making a bowel movement ?

Rectal Bleeding: This is either an anal fissure (a tear in the opening of the anus caused by large hard stool or other trauma) or a hemorrhoid. ( hemorrhoids are blood clots in the rectal veins that are caused by constipation, hard stool or other trauma.) both of these can heal rapidly with soft stool and keeping the area clean. However if you have pain you may need to see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What does yellow bowel movement mean?

What does yellow bowel movement mean?

Maybe bile, fat: Pale, yellow, foul smelling. Bulky, sticky stools can be seen with fat malabsorption , as may be seen with pancreatic disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac sprue, crohn's disease, olestra use, Alli use (with excess fat intake). Of course, yellow stool could just be that you ate a lot of carrots and squash. If it continues, if you have cramps, weight loss, nausea, pain, etc. See your doc. ...Read more

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Having a bowel movement that is pure yellow means what?

Yellow BM: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. It can be seen in people w gastroesophageal reflux disease as well. ...Read more

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What's it mean when your bowel movement is bright green?

What's it mean when your bowel movement is bright green?

Rapid Transit: Bright green stool can be caused by many things but most of the time is due to the rapid movement of stool through the colon. The color of stool changes from green (bile) to yellow-brown as it passes through the colon. Any factor which leads to an increase passage of stools through the colon can prevent the change of coloring, hence the green stool. Ex: diarrhea after taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a white bowel movement what does that mean?

What to do if I had a white bowel movement what does that mean?

Get checked.: White stool can be related to barium sulfate if you just had a barium enema, Aluminum hydroxide found in antacids, bile duct blockage & liver disease. ...Read more

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What does dizziness before bowel movement mean?

What does dizziness before bowel movement mean?

Blood Flow diversion: Depends on exactly when before bowel movement. If it is just prior when you are bearing down to evacuate the rectal vault, then the valsalva maneuver cause redirection of blood flow from the brain to the viscera causing dizziness and in certain circumstances loss of consciousness. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a bowel movement while im sleeping?

What does it mean when I have a bowel movement while im sleeping?

At night or asleep?: Awakened at night to move bowels can be seen with a number of organic bowel problems including inflammatory bowel disease, infection, parasites. Irritable bowel generally not so. Bm while asleep (encopresis) not normal. Could be neurologic problem, or muscular problem with anal sphincter.Passing a little bit of stool due to gas, less an issue. Alcohol involved with symptoms? See md in any event. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your penis bleeds while having bowel movement?

What does it mean when your penis bleeds while having bowel movement?

Don't know: I've never heard of that, but if it's true you definitely need to see your physician or a urologist. ...Read more

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My two year old had a bowl movement it was black but he has a cold & had a fever earlier? What does that mean ?

My two year old had a bowl movement it was black but he has a cold & had a fever earlier? What does that mean ?

Any meds taken?: One cause of black stools in toddlers is pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate). It could also be due to a recent meal that was high in iron/green vegetables or black licorice. Things high in black or blue food coloring have been known to cause dark stools. If the stool is black and tarry looking it could also be due to blood in the stool from bleeding in the stomach. Your Dr can check to see if there's blood in the stool ...Read more

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What if I have black stools eveytime i go to the bathroom and have a bowl movement what does that mean.

What if I have black stools eveytime i go to the bathroom and have a bowl movement what does that mean.

I agree with: Dr fowler but add that a gastroenterologist id the doctor for you to seeas tarry black stools can be from an upper GI source of bleeding and needs prompt evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more

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When I have a bowel movement i see a sticky substance stuck to the bowl, it looks like fat. Could i celiac disease? I cannot eat gluten.

May be: You apparently have problems with constipation, because you are on lactulose and linzess, both of which can cause diarrhea. You don't mention why you don'[t tolerate gluten. First step, see a gastro-eneterologist and be evaluated for celiac. ...Read more