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Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?

Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?

Call your Dr now: Hopefully this is transient, but the description provided is concerning for bowel obstruciton which can in turn lead to serious complications. ...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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Lower and upper abdominal cramps, frequent bowel movements, 6 or more bowel movements a day, tannish color soft stool but anus fissure. What is this?

Lower and upper abdominal cramps, frequent bowel movements, 6 or more bowel movements a day, tannish color soft stool but anus fissure. What is this?

Irritable bowel?: In people who otherwise are outwardly healthy, by far the main cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome. However, several other kinds of intestinal disorders also are possible. You'll need in-person evaluation to know. Good luck! ...Read more

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Colon cancer at 18 years old? Bloating Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea Green stool Change of bowel movement I feel fine though?

Colon cancer at 18 years old? 

Bloating
Alternating stools constipation and diarrhea 
Green stool
Change of bowel movement

I feel fine though?

Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer not likely. There are other more likely reasons for your symptoms such as irritable bowl or other. See your healthcare worker as it may be normal or you may have a reason for your symptoms. ...Read more

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I find vegetables undigested after bowel bowel movement. also abdomen pains sometimes.

I find vegetables undigested after bowel bowel movement. also abdomen pains sometimes.

Common: The most common type of food to be seen undigested in the stool is actually vegetables. They often are very high in fibers that we do not have enzymes in our digestive system to degrade them with. The fiber could also be causing gas pains. This can be a very normal finding. If you have accompanying frequent diarrhea, unintentional weight loss, or other stool changes, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of irritable bowel Recently underwent colonoscopy which came negative. However multiple times toilet, incomplete bowel evacuation feel, soft flat stools persist. Request advise.

Have symptoms of irritable bowel  Recently underwent colonoscopy which came negative. However multiple times toilet, incomplete bowel evacuation feel, soft flat stools persist. Request advise.

Irritable bowel: If your gastroenterologist is comfortable that enough work up has been done to rule out other causes and feels that IBS is the culprit, it is time to start trying to treat it. Adding extra fiber to the diet is a good start. There are medications such as anti-spasmodics which tend to work well in some situations also. Talk to your G.I. doctor about what is the next step. Good luck. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy said everything was okay but bowel movements changed?

Colonoscopy said everything was okay but bowel movements changed?

Due to bowel prep: The bowel cleansing needed to remove stool from the colon before colonoscopy can change the mix of helpful bacteria that live in the colon. Eating yogurt, especially greek yogurt, for a couple of weeks will likely return things to normal. ...Read more

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Bowel movement troubles since birth. No regular bowel movement. Sharp stomach pains when move bowels. Noticed 2-3 bloodclots tonight 10c size. Help?!

Bowel movement troubles since birth. No regular bowel movement. Sharp stomach pains when move bowels. Noticed 2-3 bloodclots tonight 10c size. Help?!

See a doc: With rectal bleeding and pain you need to be evaluated. Most sources of rectal bleeding are benign (hemorrhoids) but occasionally the source is more worrisome. ...Read more

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Chronic abdominal pain, frequent/urgent bowel movement. Diahrea, colonoscopy,gastroscopy,fecal occult blood, all normal result. is IBS likely ?

Chronic abdominal pain, frequent/urgent bowel movement. Diahrea, colonoscopy,gastroscopy,fecal occult blood, all normal result. is IBS likely ?

IBS: Normal colonic/ileal biopsies rules out inflammatory bowel disease, as these shows some certain histological features. Also, normal duodenal biopsies from the bulb and second part, rules out celiac disease. IBS can be diarrhea or constipation predominant. If your abdominal pain is somewhat relieved after defection, this suggests IBS. ...Read more

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Can you still have normal bowel movements abd have colon cancer?

Can you still have normal bowel movements abd have colon cancer?

Yes: Most patients with colon cancer will either have no symptoms or will have blood in the stool. Colonoscopy is an effective screening tool because it finds early colon cancer (and precancerous lesions) in patients with no symptoms. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned having bloody bowel movements?

Should i be concerned having bloody bowel movements?

Yes & No: You are still young to have serious intestinal problem like cancer. Most rectal bleeding for young people is from hemorrhoids. If you are constipated, take some laxatives or stool softeners. But you should still see your dr and be referred to a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy to be checked for the above. Have a blood count too to check for anemia. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Blood everytime I have bowel movement. Could this be colon cancer?

Blood everytime I have bowel movement. Could this be colon cancer?

It depends : If blood in the stool is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common. If the blood or stool is darker (black) and has a 'tar-like' appearance, it is more indicative of a bleed in the upper areas of the GI tract. This is more significant and needs more prompt evaluation and treatment. Seek evaluation by a qualified professional asap to differentiat. ...Read more

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My bowel movement is slow. Stool are not very hard. I have always feeling of incomplete bowel movement. Also prostate burning after bowel movement.

My bowel movement is slow. Stool are not very hard. I have always feeling of incomplete bowel movement. Also prostate burning after bowel movement.

Here are some...: With all what you have gone through as reported in your profile, what you experienced may be what you are going to have and live since you already have received the most common and effective treatment. Constantly feeling something inside rectum may be related with inflammatory change of prostate. Empirically, it's worthwhile to try 500 mg Ceftriaxone + 1 gm azithromycin and see. ...Read more

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Had a good bowel movement 3 days ago but can't pass a bowel movement now. Very constipated even though I'm taking stool softeners &drinking alot?

Had a good bowel movement 3 days ago but can't pass a bowel movement now. Very constipated even though I'm taking stool softeners &drinking alot?

Fiber and Magnesium: Try adding several tablespoonfuls of psyllium husks (Konsyl) to your daily regimen. Mix and drink fast, as it will solidify in the glass otherwise. Follow with another glass of water. Do this daily. Add magnesium to your diet, as well--500-1500 mg per day. You can't overdose on magnesium, because it will give you diarrhea. Find the dose that's right for you. ...Read more

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Hemmrhoids and blood in toilet after bowel movement?

Hemmrhoids and blood in toilet after bowel movement?

Rectal bleeding.: Causes of rectal bleeding can include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, cancer or GI tract inflammation or infection. Get it checked out if it has occurred more than one. ...Read more

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Frequent bowel movements, sometimes constipated. Bowel never feels empty. Sudden urge to go. Abdominal pain reliefed by going. Blood, stool neg IBD? ?

Frequent bowel movements, sometimes constipated. Bowel never feels empty. Sudden urge to go. Abdominal pain reliefed by going. Blood, stool neg IBD? ?

Frequency? other Sx?: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is more common than IBD. IBD generally u have 6+ BM per day. Confirmatory blood tests are available for IBD, and u wd need treatment, whereas IBS often goes in spurts & goes away by itself. ...Read more

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Chronic diahrea,mucus in stool, urgent and frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain. Colonoscopy normal and healthy. IBS ?

Chronic diahrea,mucus in stool, urgent and frequent bowel movements, abdominal pain. Colonoscopy normal and healthy. IBS ?

This may be IBD: mucus and diarrhea is usually a phenomenon of inflammation of bowel. The colonoscope is designed to examine the colon for tumor and can reach terminal ileum but can visualize above it. A camera pellet swallowed can visualizse the entire small bowel to determine if there is inflammation of SB. If symptoms persist the GI physician should evaluate small bowel. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

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