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What Is The Psychological Reason For Kids Who Hold In Their Bowel Movements
Control: Children often feel like they have little or no control over their environment, and stooling is something they can sometimes control. It's the one battle of wills that kids can win over parents. Other times, it's about avoidance, of either pain or the sensation of loss (yes, they are attached to the poop sometimes). One good hard bm and they will try to not have another one. ...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
Bowel movement after every meal, any medicine to make this once per day? Why its so quick? Medical reason.
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
Often when I eat spicy/hot foods I have a bowel movement later it comes out just as hot & very painful. Is there a reason for this/way to avoid this?
Avoid spicy foods: Sometimes this can be from active hemorrhoids or the medical condition pruritus ani. Spicy foods often have an ingredient capsaicin which can set off the p nerve fibers in the body. It seems that some people have more sensitive nerve fibers in their body and the capsaicin found in hot peppers triggers this. ...Read more
Can proctalgia fugax be the reason for painful bowel movements? Pain is not severe and doesn't last long.
Probably not: Proctalgia is a spasm of the muscles around the rectum. Generally it is like any muscle cramp (leg, foot) — spontaneous and without any precipitating reason. Pain with a bowel movement is more likely from anal irritation at the rectal orifice. Any more specifics requires a bit of detective work with a good history of when, what makes it better, worse, etc. ...Read more
I have bowel movements about 6x a day and feel really tired, what can be the reason for this? I have not been drinking a lot of alcohol
Many possible causes: Many things can damage intestines including antibiotics, allergy, diet, tumor, autoimmune disease causing diarrhea as well as abnormal bowel function such as irritable bowel syndrome. Fluid or blood loss may cause weakness/anemia. Bananas, applesauce, and rice slow diarrhea and you must hydrate. If you have blood/severe pain see your primary doctor asap who may refer you to a gastroenterologist. ...Read more
What could be reason for stringy yellowiish to tan colored mucus with bowel movements also smells very bad not like bowel movement but bad odor?
I notice after a bowel movement I have blood coming from my anus. What could be the reason for this? Should I go to the emergency room? It is also painful.
Bleeding after BM: The most likely reason for pain and bleeding after a bowel movement would be an anal fissure, or tear. This usually happens when a person tries to pass an unusually hard stool — as when we are constipated. The tissues tear a bit, and bleed. Hemorrhoids can bleed as well. I think you should go to the er if the bleeding is heavy (unlikely). But do talk to your doctor about this problem. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
I have been eating healthy and exersizing daily, could that be a reason why I am having so much gas and making so many bowel movements?
Urine culture and sample test clear. What is the reason for burning and difficulty urination after bowel movement whole day?
During my bowel movement. I noticed regular stool then flatten ribbon stools within the same bowel movement. Any reason why?
No varicoceles but my right side testicular veins swell when during bowel movement and back to the normal after 10 mins? What the reason?
Normal: If you mean the veins on the scrotum (the sac that contains the testes) they can fill up without any pathology. Increased pressure inside the abdomen, such as during straining, can make them more visible at times ...Read more
Can drinking honey and warm water every morning be the reason for softer and slightly more frequent than usual bowel movements? As it makes more mucus
Warm water: Drinking warm water alone can stimulate peristalsis resulting in more active and softer bowel movements. If you secrete lots of mucus in your stool, then irritable bowel syndrome is suggested. If your current bowel pattern doesn't bother you, then I wouldn't worry about the softer and more active bowels. ...Read more
Hello, I've had green stools for a while and been only having one bowel movement every day. What can be the reasoning? Scared its cancer I'm 18.
Green stools: There are many things that can cause stools to be green but the basic cause is the food is passing to quickly thur the intestines. Normally bile makes stool green at the start and a normal transit time lets the stool go from green to yellow to brown. Google green stools and see if any of the causes match with what you are doing. Cancer is low on the list at your age. ...Read more
Pig blood with meat is a delicacy in my culture I had a bowel movement and my stool was dark brown can that be a reason? Is dark brown stools normal?
Yes in your case: The color of the stool is influenced by what you eat. In the scenario you describe the bloody meet can be the reason for your stool's dark brown color (it is like having stomach bleeding) but you must make sure that the source of the dark color is not a bleeding ulcer in the stomach ...Read more
Upset tummy as in a lot of bowel movements during period time before and just after. Is this normal and I's there reason for this?
Yes: If this is normall what occurs with your cycles then this is how your body reacts to the hormones, prostaglandins,with your cycle. ...Read more
I need to take stool softners or laxatives to have a bowel movement. What could be the reason for this? About a 2 months ago I thought I was constipated so I took a laxative. Ever since then I haven't been able to have a bowel movement without using one o
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
My legs gets tired early during bowel movement, specially right one which has thigh swelling front and back?reason?
I am 18 male, having pain in the pelvic bone and experiencing cramps as well. Have showed doctors and all x-rays and urine test clean. Tried miralax but no effect and taking advil. Bowel movements are still regular. What's the reason?
I'm 59 and have 4 children that are grown. I cannot hold my bowel movement. Can anything be done other than an operation to tightened things in my rectum
Fruits: Toddlers are usually sensitive to fruits. A little fruit or juice can cause toddlers diarrhea. Try to see if he or she is sensitive to certain fruits or certain amounts of fruits or juices. ...Read more
Is it normal for a child that's 3 years of age to have a bowel movement of approximately 9 to 10 inches?
Probably not: The most common reason to get constipated is not enough fluid and fiber. Make sure the child is drinking no more than ~20oz milk daily. Increase plain water and avoid sugary drinks. Increase foods with fiber and fruit/veg. Can try some prunes juice to help soften poop. If your child is in pain, is vomiting or has not pooped for a few days call ur doctor. ...Read more
Couple of causes: In children that age, a rectal fissure is a common cause of bleeding following a bowel movement. Often they have some stool withholding, leading to large stools. This can lead to a fissure when passed. A polyp can cause a large amount of painless bleeding in children. If it has been going on for a while, I would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Is it dangerous for a child not to have bowel movements? I babysit a 2yr old for 8 hours of the day 5 days a week and she never had a bowel. I've been babysitting for 6 months already.
Ask if it bothers U: The kid is likely on a schedule that doesn't involve you. If the kid has the urge when you are around, she may choose to only do it when mommy is home. I see no reason for you to be concerned with a normal acting kid. If it bothers you that much, ask the parents as part of your attempt to provide good care. ...Read more
I am having a difficult time starting urine flow and keeping it going. I have to bear down hard like I'm having a bowel movement and hold it to keep urine flow going. What can cause this???
See a urologist: Difficulty voiding in a woman is usually due to one of several causes: UNDER ACTIVE BLADDER(due to aging, diabetes or neurologic disorders);BLADDER OUTLET OBSTRUCTION(due to pelvic prolapse, fibroids,urethral strictures or diverticula);FUNCTIONAL OBSTRUCTION due to several causes. **You need to see a Urologist for proper evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
No: Not sure what you mean by a lot. If you passed an urge until your next one, it is ok. If you let your stool sit in your bowels and new one is still being formed and you don't get to empty your bowels for days, then you will get impacted and it will become a problem then. ...Read more
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