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Intestine (Definition)

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


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Losing the sensation to pass urine & have a bowel movement i cant really tell its not the same as before what could be wrong with me ?

Losing the sensation to pass urine & have a bowel movement i cant really tell  its not the same as before what could be wrong with me ?

See below: it seems that you are losing the sensation of the nerves that causes the function of those sphincters. with shooting pains down the leg is important you have an MRI of the lower spine with contrast to determine if there is anything pressing on those nerves ...Read more

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I can't have a bowel Movement without laxatives. I take in the daily recamended amount of fiber, have 64 ounces of water a day, and work out. ?

I can't have a  bowel  Movement without laxatives. I take in the daily recamended amount of fiber, have 64 ounces of water a day, and work out. ?

A few ideas: Continue your present regimen while it may help to include a daily probiotic. Adding a little caffeine such as a cup of coffee or green tea can also help. Stress can be source of bowel problems, so it may be worth addressing any sources of stress such as job, family, or money issues you may have. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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It's been about a year now I've been on laxatives & lots of fiber gummies to be able to have one daily bowel movement. If I don't take one of the two I won't have a bowel movement for days. I drink plenty of water & my diet is healthy. I'm also having tro

It's been about a year now I've been on laxatives & lots of fiber gummies to be able to have one daily bowel movement. If I don't take one of the two I won't have a bowel movement for days. I drink plenty of water & my diet is healthy. I'm also having tro

For constipation: take Senna. Senna is a very safe natural plant product with a wide dosage range. Start by taking 2 tablets at bedtime, if you do not have a comfortable bowel movement (BM) the next day, take 4 tablets the next night. You can continue to increase the dose by 2 tablets every night until it works (up to 16 tablets). It is safe and effective to continue taking the dose that works every night. ...Read more

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I have had direaha off and on for the last few months and I cant get rid of it it burns every time I have a bowel movement it burns bad what shud I do?

I have had direaha off and on for the last few months and I cant get rid of it it burns every time I have a bowel movement it burns bad what shud I do?

See GI specialist: Drink Clear Liquid for next 24 hours and then BRAT Diet. Avoid Dairy(Milk ) and Gluten Product for next 6 weeks After that you may reintroduce one food group at a time. If you travelled out of country recently? Did you take any antibiotics rcently? If so, check Stool examinations . Hope this helps your Diarrhea. If there is no improvement you may need Colonoscopy ...Read more

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Having one bowel movement daily but still feeling like I need to move my bowels again....what could be causing this? I also don't feel very hungry....

Having one bowel movement daily but still feeling like I need to move my bowels again....what could be causing this? I also don't feel very hungry....

Some thoughts: cannot say in your particular case, but some triggers of the feeling of needing to empty the bowels are spasm of the bowel (generally not a serious condition) or much less common, some growth there like a polyp. Hypothyroid typically changes bowel motility. ...Read more

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What can I take on a daily basis so the i can have a regular bowel movement?

What can I take on a daily basis so the i can have a regular bowel movement?

Fiber and water: You need to ensure adequate fiber intake and water intake. This may entail fiber supplementation with fibercon or metamucil, benefiber, or adequate dietary fiber such as oatmeal or bran. You also need to make sure you drink plenty of water as it well. ...Read more

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I EAT 5 MEALS PER DAY, I TAKE PLENTY WATER BUT I USUALLY HAVE 1 BOWEL MOVEMENT DAILY. SOMETIMES I DON'T GO AT ALL THROUGHT A DAY. IS THAT REGULAR?

I EAT 5 MEALS PER DAY, I TAKE PLENTY WATER BUT I USUALLY HAVE 1 BOWEL MOVEMENT DAILY. SOMETIMES I DON'T GO AT ALL THROUGHT A DAY. IS THAT REGULAR?

Yes: It is not necessary to have a bowel movement each day. In fact, some normal people only go once every three or four days, which is perfectly acceptable if that is their normal bowel pattern. As long as you are not having pain or other symptoms along with it, then I would not be concerned by your bowel movement frequency. Eat a lot of fiber. Good luck. ...Read more

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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?

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

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more