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Doctor insights on: White In Bowel Movements In Adults

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How often should adults have bowel movements?

How often should adults have bowel movements?

1 or 2 per day: Most adults have one bowel movement in 24 hours. However some are habituated to have one bm on every other day or have upto two per day.

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For adults, how many times a day should you have a bowel movement?

For adults, how many times a day should you have a bowel movement?

Varies...: The range of normal bowel movement frequency is 3 per day to 1 every 3 days.

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Is it healthier to have 1-2 bowel movements a day, or 3-4 in adults?

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.

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What are bowel movements?

What are bowel movements?

Poop: A bowel movement is when you pass the waste from your intestines. This is what is left over from your food after it is digested, along with some digestive enzymes that usually make it brown.

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What cause green bowel movement?

What cause green bowel movement?

Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested. If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, I will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor.

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What can help with bowel movements?

High fiber diet: A diet rich in fruits and vegetables along with adequate oral hydration will help with regular bowel movements. You can also use otc fibers to help. Just remember to drink plenty of water.

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What causes soupy bowel movements?

What causes soupy bowel movements?

? 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.

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Why di I keep having bowel movements?

Why di I keep having bowel movements?

How long?: Many causes of diarrhea. It could be due to gastroenterintis, inflammatory bowl disease, celiac disease or malabsorption

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Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

Does mirlax turn bowel movement green?

That is possible: If transit time through the GI tract increases - that can cause green stool.

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Should I get bowel movements everyday?

Should I get bowel movements everyday?

NO: There really is not a " normal schedule" for everyone. If you are able to eat without bloating or pain, with good elimination of formed stool - do not become fixated on your bm frequency.

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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.

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What causes explosive bowel movements?

What causes explosive bowel movements?

Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I would talk to a doctor.

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No bowel movement for two weeks! Help!?

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.

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How to change your bowel movement time?

How to change your bowel movement time?

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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How to change timing of bowel movement?

How to change timing of bowel movement?

Timing of Bowel Move: This can be done by sitting on the commode at the time you need, usually after eating. That will eventually change your pattern with the adjustment of your reflex.

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Why can't I have a bowel movement daily?

Why can't I have a bowel movement daily?

5 things: Gut need 5 things - water, salt, oil, bulk and fiber.

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