Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

Belching and Diarrhea – Causes and Other Symptoms

Most of us belch several times in a day with little thought of this expulsion of gas. It is normal and occurs when there is a build up of air and other gases in the upper digestive tract. However, when belching becomes excessive and is accompanied by other symptoms like diarrhea, then it could be due to come underlying >> Read More ...

Red Stool (Bowel Movement) and Reddish Diarrhea Causes

Any red discharge or excretion always raises the concern about bleeding. The same may apply to stool (feces) that is red in color or when red is seen upon wiping. It is of even greater concern when there is diarrhea that has a reddish tinge or there is completely red liquid being passed out as watery stool. While blood may >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Chart – Meaning, Picture and Types

The consistency, shape and texture of stool can sometimes change from what is normal for an individual. These temporary fluctuations can occur for various reasons, like when loose stool or diarrhea occurs with food poisoning, or when low dietary fiber and water intake results in constipation. However, there are instances >> Read More ...

Stuck Bowel Movement Feeling, Causes, Treatment, Remedies

A normal bowel habit is usually associated with ease of passing stool at least 3 times a week or more frequently but not exceeding 3 times in a 24 hour period. Difficulty passing stool is a sign of constipation. It is one of the common causes for stuck bowel movement. This feeling may  be due to feces stuck in the bowels >> Read More ...

Diarrhea With Overeating and Bingeing – Causes and Treatment

Overindulging in certain foods or beverages and overeating in terms of larger than normal quantities of food intake can lead to diarrhea for several reasons. Sometimes this diarrhea can start during or immediately after eating, while at other times it may arise hours or even a day or two later. There may be no signs of an >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Soft and Hard – Causes and Diet

The consistency of bowel movement is a good indicator of bowel health as is the frequency of bowel movements and even the color of stool. Normally stool should be soft but firm. However, there are cases where some people may experience either extreme – very soft stool that cannot maintain its form and may even be >> Read More ...

Bleeding Peptic Ulcer – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Peptic ulcer disease is a common problem of the stomach and duodenum (first part of the small intestine). It is estimated that at least 10% of the American population has a duodenal ulcer, the most common type of peptic ulcer, at any one time. One of the complications of a peptic ulcer is that it may bleed. As a result >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Blood – List of Causes and Types

The stool has a number of different substances including wastes, indigestible foods like fiber, mucus, water and bacteria. Blood should not be present, even though some of the components of blood cell breakdown such as bilirubin, may be present. When blood is seen in the bowel movement or detected with medical tests then >> Read More ...
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