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Does caffeine cause more frequent bowel movements?

Yes. Caffeine increases the speed of transit through the bowel. It increases bowel movements. But caffeine alone will not adequately treat constipation. Read more...

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause frequent bowel movements? More than 3 a day?

Yes. One of the characteristics of IBS is variability of bowel movements. But without other symptoms, going frequently through the day can be normal . Read more...

What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movements each time.

Not Digesting... 18 y/o Female asks, What causes farts that burn and smell and frequent bowel movements? Small amounts of bowel movement each time. Most likely one is not digesting their foods adequately/ properly. May be Intolerant to some of the gas forming foods (beans,broccoli, cabbage, garlic, onions,...) they eat w consequential bowel Irritability /Gassiness. See PCP or GI consult for evaluation/management. Read more...

How long after complex salmonella that caused Diarrehea but no vomiting should I have frequent bowel movements? I was hospitalized for a week and a half with colitis from the salmonella and was npo for 2 days then liquid diet for 3 or 4. Then gradual up

Diarrhea. Diarrhea after a salmonella infection can be due to continuing infection(until cultures of stool are negative),antibiotic associated diarrhea(if you were given them), or post infectious irritable bowel syndrome which can last weeks. Your physician,who knows all your findings, can advise you best. Read more...
This can be clarifie. This can be clarified. You have had antibiotics and this could be due to antibiotic induced diarrhea. You can have a c difficle test. You physician can help clarify this for you. Read more...

I was given two shots of penicillin this morning and now I am haven't very frequent bowel movements. Is this normal?

Antibiotics. Although antibiotics can eventually cause diarrhea, they would not have that effect within the same day of receiving them. There must be another cause of your frequent stools. Perhaps it is related to whatever reason you actually received the antibiotics in the first place. If the problem persists, contact your doctor. Good luck. Read more...

Is it true that the body cleanses itself by making frequent bowel movements?

Yes and no. Stool is made of electrolytes, water and millions of colonic bacteria. So having bowel movements does take water and bacteria out of your body so that is a cleanse. For colonoscopies, we also do bowel cleanses which also reduces the methane concentration in the colon eliminating the possibility of explosion with electrocautery. Read more...