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White In Bowel Movements In Adults
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
Varies...: The range of normal bowel movement frequency is 3 per day to 1 every 3 days.
Everybody different: However, in the perfect world the answer would be one or two. As americans we eat so much processed food that there is not enough bulk to allow proper emptying which makes us have air pockets between stool sections. We then have a bowel movement to the next air pocket. This leaves bowel content to stay against our bowel wall causing inflammation.See 1 more doctor answer
? severity: First define the problem (do you have soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), & duration. The "cure" depends on diagnosis.
Constipation: Check your water intake and fiber intake. Your intestines depend on water and soluble fiber - most readily available for is in fruits and vegetables as well as several dietary fiber supplements. But is you have not had a bowel movement in 2 weeks I would suggest a trip to see your provider in person.See 1 more doctor answer
BM time?: There is no need to require having a bowel movement at a specific time every day. It is probably better to go when you feel that you need to. If some day you have extra bowel movements or some day you do not go, it should not be a worry. Good luck.
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