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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