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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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Can polyuria due to diabetes be just nocturnal and/or only after pooping?

Can polyuria due to diabetes be just nocturnal and/or only after pooping?

No: Polyuria in diabetes is due to high glucose levels. High glucose induces thirst and high intake of fluid leads to increased urine output in otherwise normal kidneys. The high glucose also is filtered into the urine and exceeds the ability of the kidney to resorb the total amount of glucose. The excess glucose in the forming urine acts as a diuretic preventing retention of fluid from the urine. ...Read more

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Sometimes I get a low blood sugar and start shaking a little bit once I'm done pooping. I 'm not diabetic.

Sometimes I get a low blood sugar and start shaking a little bit once I'm done pooping. I 'm not diabetic.

Low sugar?: How do you know you have low blood sugar? Do you check your blood? It sounds more likely that you could be having low blood pressure if you are straining to poop. If you are straining, then use a stool softener on a regular basis. If you are not straining, then see a doctor to find out what is happening. ...Read more

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A friend is spitting & pooping blood. Also losing weight. He's diabetic 2. What's going on?

A friend is spitting & pooping blood. Also losing weight. He's diabetic 2. What's going on?

Blood: Unexplained bleeding & weight loss need to be evaluated by a doctor. Your friend needs to see a doctor ASAP. You sound like a good friend. Please encourage him to do this. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have been having problems every time I eat I go poop and it is yellow and runny and my tummy feels weird in the middle it has I have diabetes

I have been having problems every time I eat I go poop and it is yellow and runny and my tummy feels weird in the middle it has I have diabetes

You: You may be dealing with a viral gastroenteritis (stomach flu). It will usually subside in about 7-10 days. If it gets worse, you develop a fever, or have blood in your stool, you should visit your doctor for an evaluation.
I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

Doctor can evaluate: A person who is newly pooping blood and spitting up blood needs an evaluation in the ER, or with a GI (gastroenterologist) doctor right away. The ER is usually the best place to get care for a new case of blood coming from the mouth and the anus. ...Read more

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44 yr old male, type 2 diabetes. Stool is clear-like.

44 yr old male, type 2 diabetes. Stool is clear-like.

Stool: Sorry, but you need to provide more information before a meaningful response could be developed. ...Read more

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Is blood in the stool a side effect of having diabetes?

Is blood in the stool a side effect of having diabetes?

NO!!!: No amount of blood in stool is normal. You must get evaluated properly by a GI doctor or colon and rectal surgeon. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Why would an 87-year old man's stool start smelling like peppermint? He's a well-controlled diabetic who takes no medicine for it or for anything els

Why would an 87-year old man's stool start smelling like peppermint? He's a well-controlled diabetic who takes no medicine for it or for anything els

The smell: Of stool is dependent on diet and gut bacterial flora. I am not away of what will cause the pepperment smell. Could only guess a change in diet or change gut bacteria flora or bacteria overgrowth ...Read more

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Should I be concerned that my 4yr old type 1 diabetic d does light cream coloured poo. Also has an abnormally enormous appetite for her age?

Should I be concerned that my 4yr old type 1 diabetic d does light cream coloured poo. Also has an abnormally enormous appetite for her age?

Maybe: The color of the bm probably is only related to what she is eating and otherwise if she is healthy I do not think it is a problem. The increased appetite, however, may be a sign her diabetes is not well controlled. See your doctor. ...Read more

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All day since I woke up I've been in the bathroom, my stool is coming out in liquid form and is bright yellow and I'm diabetic also. Is this bad?

All day since I woke up I've been in the bathroom, my stool is coming out in liquid form and is bright yellow and I'm diabetic also. Is this bad?

Possibly: You may be having difficulty digesting and absorbing fats. Also you may have nerve damage to your gut from the diabetes or an infection. It is best to get evaluated by a doctor soon and treated. ...Read more

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How to have a regular bowel movement for diabetic?

How to have a regular bowel movement for diabetic?

Diabetes: I prefer the term "diabetes" rather than "diabetic" unless you have type 1 diabetes which is less common at your age. Why the difference? Because your goal is to get rid of your diabetes.

Regarding bowel movements please see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Diabetic, have not had a bowel movement in 3 days, why?

Diabetic, have not had a bowel movement in 3 days, why?

Constipation: Constipation causes are variable. Is diabetes well controlled? Increase dietary fiber and water intake. Fiber supplement such as benefiber or citrucel or konsyl may be of benefit. If problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My beau has type 2 diabetes. He has gas all of the time and oily stool, should he be concerned?

My beau has type 2 diabetes. He has gas all of the time and oily stool, should he be concerned?

Medication SEs: That sounds like side effects from medications. He can surely talk to his doctor to see if there was something better for him to be on. ...Read more

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Dr some discharge is coming from penis after stool or during pressure of stool I am 23 and diabetic and weight 84?

Dr some discharge is coming from penis after stool or during pressure of stool I am 23 and diabetic and weight 84?

Likely physiologic: B"sd
its likely prostatic fluid or if not particulariy sexually active, semen. does not sound of medical concern.
by the way, I am available for diabetic consults ...Read more

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Dr when I put pressure to pass stool. Some whitish liquid comes out from my penis I am 23 age and weight 82 and diabetic?

Dr when I put pressure to pass stool. Some whitish liquid comes out from my penis I am 23 age and weight 82 and diabetic?

23, 82, diabetes: If 82 is pounds, with your weight you must see a diabetes specialist as soon as you can!
You must also see a doctor who will help you control whitish liquid coming from your penis! .
Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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My father is diabetic as well as high BP patient and now a days he is not passing out stool for last 5 to 7 days what to do now with diet.

My father is diabetic as well as high BP patient and now a days he is not passing out stool for last 5 to 7 days what to do now with diet.

Diet: Your Dad needs to see his doctor or a dietitian about his diet and most likely will also need a referral to a gastroenterologist to work on the constipation.

While waiting for an appointment your pharmacist can help you find an appropriate medicine to help the stool pass. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a diabetic (meds). last night my stool was regular brown, today tan (2 movements, normal for me). How long should I wait to see doc?

Hi. I'm a diabetic (meds). last night my stool was regular brown, today tan (2 movements, normal for me). How long should I wait to see doc?

Change in: Color of stool from brown to tan, by itself, is not a sign of any serious disease, unless associated with other symptoms. ...Read more

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My son has been having dark feces that reaks of decayed tooth. He's four. His dad is type 1 diabetic. Tiny Hair like things stand up n move in it wtf?

My son has been having dark feces that reaks of decayed tooth. He's four. His dad is type 1 diabetic. Tiny Hair like things stand up n move in it wtf?

Probably pinworms,: Maybe another type of worms. See his pediatrician for evaluation. Early in the morning, spread his buttocks & press the sticky side of a piece of scotch tape against his anus. Put the tape in a small plastic bag & take it with you to the appointment so it can be checked for pinworm eggs. If stool samples are needed for other causes, his doctor will give you collection cups & instructions. ...Read more

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My grandpa's 80yrs, diabetic for about 50yrs, and having IBS for 5years. Till last month, he got stool incontinence, unfortunately! What can I do for hi?

My grandpa's 80yrs, diabetic for about 50yrs, and having IBS for 5years. Till last month, he got stool incontinence, unfortunately! What can I do for hi?

Cotrucel, Imodium (loperamide): Sometimes just changing the diet taking a fiber supplement like metamucil can help. Imodium (loperamide) might be helpful too. There is also a minor procedure that can be done in the office consisting of injecting a bulking agent in the anal canal. ...Read more

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I'm type 1 diabetic and might have possible blood in my stool but not sure if it could be from drinking red fluids all day. Could it be related to my diabetes or from the fluids?

I'm type 1 diabetic and might have possible blood in my stool but not sure if it could be from drinking red fluids all day. Could it be related to my diabetes or from the fluids?

Rectal bleeding.: Although it is possible for food dyes to make the stool appear red, it is important to identify if it truly is blood or not. A simple test of your stool can make that determination within seconds. If you have had stool which may be bloody, you should see your doctor for testing. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why would a doctor order a stool specimen for occult blood if diabetes?

Why would a doctor order a stool specimen for occult blood if diabetes?

Not for diabetes.: The test is one of the screening tests for colon cancer and to detect occult gastrointestinal bleeding. It is not indicated or relevant for evaluating or treating diabetes. ...Read more

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I had stool exam, the results showed rare yeast cells, what does that means? Had no diabetes, but have hemorrhoids.

I had stool exam, the results showed rare yeast cells, what does that means? Had no diabetes, but have hemorrhoids.

Minimal: Yeast are a normal inhabitant of our colon and can be seen on stool examinations. Like bacteria, some yeast take up residence there and live for years, enjoying undigested matter. They can, on occasion, cause an issue- but if you are fine then leave them alone and let them enjoy life in the warm confines of your bowel. ...Read more

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Can probiotics affect the colour of my stool, like turn it beige in colour, I take meds for blood pressure and I am borderline pre diabetes?

Can probiotics affect the colour of my stool, like turn it beige in colour, I take meds for blood pressure and I am borderline pre diabetes?

Yes: Female, Age unstated, asks Can probiotics affect the colour of my stool, like turn it beige in colour I take meds for blood pressure and I am borderline pre diabetic? Probiotics are Friendly Bacteria that help to restore the bowels disrupted by Infection, Diarrhea, Constipation, Antibiotics, Chemotherapy, even Stress to Balance and Good Health. Yes it can affect stool color depending on ones food ...Read more

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My urine/stool have been smelling slightly sweet lately. I'm worried it's gestational diabetes, I have reason to believe I may be pregnant. Likely?

My urine/stool have been smelling slightly sweet lately. I'm worried it's gestational diabetes, I have reason to believe I may be pregnant. Likely?

Possible: It is possible and you need to find out as soon as possible because you need to be under an obstetrician's care immediately if you are pregnant and have gestational diabetes. Please also take a prenatal vitamin daily ...Read more

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No diabetes. Green stool. Extreme weakness after eating where I can't walk or think straight. When I am empty I feel a lot better. What could this be?

No diabetes. Green stool. Extreme weakness after eating where I can't walk or think straight. When I am empty I feel a lot better. What could this be?

Could be: Lots of things, from infection to inflammatory bowel disease. Your non GI symptoms could be related to medications, anemia, thyroid problems, and all sorts of things. You should see your doctor to figure this one out. ...Read more

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