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Will I be able to control bowel movements after colostomy surgery?

Will I be able to control bowel movements after colostomy surgery?

Yes: Majority of the time you will be able to have bowel movements after colostomy. Rarely their might be a surgical issue that may decrease your bowel movements due to nerve impairment. It is also common to have some constipation after surgery due to anesthesia. If you do have constipation for a long time after surgery, consult your physician to get to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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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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How to empty my stomach? Can hemorrhoids slow bowel movements

How to empty my stomach? Can hemorrhoids slow bowel movements

Not really: only if the hemorrhoid are painful it could cause problem because the patient avoid having BM because of the pain. in general you need to keep your bowels soft, by drinking a lot of water, average 10-12 bottles a day. you need to eat more fruits, and drink juices, you need to eat more fibers, more vegetables. you need to exercise daily. you might need to take some stool softener. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Rectal pain and unable to make a bowel movement. Impacted?

Rectal pain and unable to make a bowel movement. Impacted?

Impaction is likely.: Please call your doctor to determine the best cleanout protocol for you based on your medical history. ...Read more

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Can hemorrhoids stop bowel movements?

Can hemorrhoids stop bowel movements?

Not directly: Painful hemorrhoids can make it difficult pass the bowels but not cause bowel blockage. Usually it is the other way, that constipation causes worsening hemorrhoid irritation. Avoid constipation, drink more water, eat more fiber, fruits and vegetables, add metamucil fiber. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?

Can intake of excess sugar in diet,cause issue of incomplete bowel evacuation[ve regular bowel movement]bu ,have to use glycerine suppository regular?

No: but it could worsen your risk of diabetes, especially if you are obese. You could also have an underactive thyroid or an anorectal problem. You should probably have this symptom evaluated with an exam, and cut way back on sugar for your overall health. ...Read more

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How many bowel movements can you have per day after the takedown surgery of a colostomy and ileostomy?

How many bowel movements can you have per day after the takedown surgery of a colostomy and ileostomy?

Varies: It depends on what the prior surgery was. If there was a significant amount of the colon removed or much of the right colon removed, then there could be several bowel movements per day after takedown of a stoma. Drink more liquids and first try added fiber such as metamucil if alright with your surgeon. Would not recommend over the counter immodium unless fully cleared as alright with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How to treat loose bowel movement?

How to treat loose bowel movement?

Change diet, or....: Well, you cannot treat the loose stool that's already out, but if you continue to have loose stools and this is something new, take a look and see if you've had any changes in your diet. If that doesn't work, go see a doctor and discuss. You may need to have some tests. ...Read more

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Why does surgery paralyze bowel movement?

Why does surgery paralyze bowel movement?

Multifactorial: Post op constipation is attributed to decreased activity, dehydration, and the use of narcotic analgesics. So, prepare for upcoming surgery by eating right, drink plenty of water, and staying active. In our practice, for inpatients undergoing major procedures we use a medication (entereg) which prohibits the narcotics from interfering with bowel function. Ask your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you define diarrhea, is it bowel movement consistency or frequency? Is one lose stool bowel movement diarrhea?

How do you define diarrhea, is it bowel movement consistency or frequency? Is one lose stool bowel movement diarrhea?

Diarrhea: = Liquid or watery bowel movements, sometimes associated with cramping or frequency. May be viral, bacterial, fungal, chemical or emotional. ...Read more

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Could hemorrhoids block your bowel movements?

Could hemorrhoids block your bowel movements?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels either internal or external or both. They do not cause intestinal blockage.http://www.laendo.net/english/hemorrhoids-75005385. ...Read more

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How come a stroke patient start to lose bowel control?

How come a stroke patient start to lose bowel control?

Nerves: If the stroke affected part of brain where the nerves control bowel movements and this will be affected. ...Read more

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How often should a breastfed + formula supplemented baby have a bowel movement? Bowel movement forced by rectal exam after 36 hours of last stool.

How often should a breastfed + formula supplemented baby have a bowel movement? Bowel movement forced by rectal exam after 36 hours of last stool.

BM and baby: Babies poop at very different intervals. GENERALLY breast fed babies poop more frequently than formula fed/supplemented babies. If you child is not in any distress I would NOT be doing rectal probing to force a BM. Only a trained physician should perform this as serious injury can occur to your child. Expect breast fed baby to poop 3-6 times a day and formula fed baby maybe 2-3 a day on ave. ...Read more

Colostomy (Definition)

A colostomy is a surgically created outlet of your colon to the skin. It is sometimes referred to as a 'bag' since a bag is placed over the colostomy to catch the ...Read more


Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more