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What Is A Good Bowel Movement
Fiber foods: Perhaps best would be plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals daily. If stool is not regularly softly formed, try adding crushed psyllium seeds (eg, sugar-free Metamucil), nuts and dried fruit, a little more daily until stool is consistently optimal. Best cereals are oatmeal, shredded wheat and grape nuts. ...Read more
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
Probably because U R: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Stool volume, weight, consistency, color vary (see other healthtap answers on the subject), but you very well may be passing 1-2 pounds of stool a day appropriate to diet, transit time, etc. ...Read more
Impaction: Prolonged periods of time without a bowel movement (less than a week) are likely not dangerous for an otherwise healthy child, but can be quite uncomfortable and more difficult to address as more time passes. A glycerin suppository or Fleets enema are generally required at this stage to get things moving, followed by several weeks of stool softening, dietary modification and bowel retraining. ...Read more
? After a good bowel movement & clean myself well in an hour or so I'll begin to burn down their , I wipe and its dirty again. Bowel leakage ??
Pretty common: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more
I feel constipated but my stool is soft,but I am still unable to have a good bowel movement. It's been 4 wks. I take miralax (polyethylene glycol) daily. What else can I do?
Can u give me some tips on good food and laxities so i can use the bathroom i haven't had a bowel movement in a few days?
Bowel movement: Allways good to get rid of the sh"t. ...Read more
I don't have more than one bowel movement a week, but otherwise it's pretty consistent. Painkillers seem to be the culprit, but abstaining isn't good.
Please restate 2-3 BM/ wk is better .Consider Amitiza/Relistor /Movantik for constipation. Also drink plenty of fluids 2.5 to 3 liters/day. Fruits-prunes, vegetables , psyllium, Miralax (polyethylene glycol) , lactulose and bran have been shown to work as well . Consider sitz study checks motility and other processes. f/u w/doc.
http://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/opioid-induced-constipation-causes-treatments ...Read more
Constipated: Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider. ...Read more
Is good bowel habit to have 1 bowel movement daily? Occasionally i miss a day or I have 2 bm's daily. Is that normal?
Normal: Normal can be once every five days or five times every day. Sometimes we target one soft bm/day for patients with symptoms, but if you feel fine this may be "normal" for you. ...Read more
Hi I am guy 24 I have irregular bowel movement 3 to 4 times a day and its been happening for years.. Which food is good for digestion?
Needs investigation: It may not be that you need a good food, but to exclude some food item(s) that may be causing frequent bowel movements, e.g., foods containing gluten. It is not feasible to provide meaningful advice without examining you and performing some tests. Please discuss the matter with your doctor. ...Read more
My little sister wiped back to front after a bowel movement. I made sure to clean her good immediately after with wiped. Can she still get a UTI?
My husband is 38 this morning he had a good amount of blood when he had a bowel movement. No pain but hes not a fan of doctors. What could this be?
Many things: It could be as simple as hemmorhoids , or as serious as colorectal cancer. See a doctor. ...Read more
When having a bowel movement it does not feel good anymore like that relief i used to get is gone i have noticed that when i urinate its the same ?
Here are some ...: Now that you've experienced some undesirable changes in BM and voiding as well as shooting pain down to leg (right or left or both), you should follow what your body is telling you to seek professional evaluation to analyze the detailed Hx, get proper physical examinations, & have timely tests so to decide what causes your problem and how to manage it. So, see Doc now & don't wander online. ...Read more
I just started taking colon cleansers to regulate my bowel movement. Is it a good idea to take 2 pills in the morning and 2 during lunch/evening?
It might be: This depends on what type of colon cleanser pills you are taking. It is important to read the instructions on the packaging and follow those. Do not take more pills or take the pill more frequently than is advised on the package. ...Read more
Most of the time i have 1 bowel movement a day and are usually good I have haemorrhoids but lately when I'm done i feel like there is stool left, why?
Can only guess, but: Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion here. Key to your answer: do symptoms change, duration of distress, & recent evaluation? Do you awakening from sleep due to pain, are your symptoms not intermittent but ever present or actually worsening, have bleeding/fever--if so then it is unlikely you just have IBS & further evaluation is warranted to identify the correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Hi doc good morning im theresa fr. philippines.
im just asking i am constipated. any tea is the best for bowel movement thanks :)?
When my IBS acts up it's usually in the morning. I'll have a huge bowel movement. Then maybe 1-2 more small BMs. Then good for rest the day. This norm?
What's a good remedy for flaring hemorrhoids? Sometimes after a bowel movement I feel my anus burning for up to 20 min.It is very uncomfortable.
My colon feels sore and is painful when I have a bowel movement but my stool has no blood and mostly good color. I do get constipated .
See a GI doctor: An individual over 40 years old with altered bowel pattern (constipation mentioned) and abdominal discomfort should see a health care professional for a detailed history and physical exam including a rectal exam and stool test for blood. A gastroenterologist consultation probably indicated as well as a colonoscopy. ...Read more
What can I do about infrequent small, hard--and incomplete-- bowel movements? I am a 66 year-old healthy woman who very rarely has a normal bowel movement. I eat a good balanced diet and take extra fiber supplements; I have tried stool softeners which onl
For over a year I have had messy peanut butter like bowel movements now pencil shaped also a good amount of mucas at times. What could be going on ?
Alteration in stool: Inflammation, infection, ibs may cause abdominal discomfort, altered /alternating stool pattern, +/- nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet &emotional stress play significant roles here in patients with ibs, but first rule out inflammation, ischemia, & infection, malabsorption/maldigestion, cancer ...Read more
Digestive system. Bowel movements are inconsistent. Many times fluidly. Had a colonoscopy 4 years ago everything good. Dr. Said it was my diet. ?
I have been having bad cramps like I'm on my period but I'm not,I got off 2 weeks ago. I haven't been having good bowel movements either. Help!?!
My 3 year old daughter has been constipated. I was able to soften her stools by giving her a little prune juice everyday. She had 2 days of really good bowel movements, but hasn't gone at all today. Now tonight she has a fever. Could this be related to th
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