constipation

Delayed Bowel Movement – Causes of Delays in Passing Stools

Bowel movements are not always coordinated according to a specific time slot on a regular basis. With proper bowel training, some people will experience the urge to have a bowel movement at approximately the same time daily. For others a bowel movement may come at any time in the day or within a few days of the last stool. >> Read More ...

Painful Constipation (Lower Back, Abdomen, Rectal Pain)

Constipation can present with a host of other symptoms, apart from the too few bowel movements in a week, hard stools and difficulty to pass stool. Pain is one of the symptoms that may accompay constipation and may be caused by constipation. This pain commonly arises in the abdomen, back and rectum or pelvic >> Read More ...

Travel Constipation – Causes, Remedies and Treatment

Constipation may be a problem most of the time for some people (chronic), while others only experience it every now and then (acute). Foods, beverages, diseases, inactivity and even change of environment or stress can contribute to acute constipation. It may last only for a week or two and then ease on its own. However, >> Read More ...

Bowels Backed Up (Not Moving) Causes, Foods and Exercises

Movement through the bowels is constantly occurring to some degree. It ensures that food, fluids and feces move along the bowels at varying speeds where it can be processed and/or expelled. This movement is made possible by the coordinated contraction and relaxation of the small muscles in the bowel walls. It is referred >> Read More ...

Bowel Movement Frequency (How Often To Pass Stool)

Bowel habit varies among individuals. Some people may pass stool more often than others. However, the are defined limits to how often a person should have a bowel movement in order for it to be considered normal. This simply means a specific bowel movement frequency that does not fall into the category of diarrhea or >> Read More ...

No Bowel Movement After Days, Weeks, Surgery, Laxatives, Enema

Athough bowel habit varies from one person to another, it is still considered to be normal if there are at least three bowel movements in a week and not more than three bowel movements in a day. Even individual habit can vary – sometimes a person who has a bowel movement everyday may find that a day is missed due to >> Read More ...

Constipation with Dieting and Fasting – Causes and Remedies

Constipation is a common symptom that many people experience when dieting or fasting. There are several reasons why constipation may occur in these situations. However, it is important to note that constipation does not affect every person who is on a diet or fast. It is more likely to occur during periods of strict >> 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 ...
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