bowel movement


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Synonyms for bowel movement

a euphemism for defecation

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London [UK], December 29 ( ANI ): Being constipated means your bowel movements are tough or happen less often than normal.
Impact of Stool Consistency on Bowel Movement Satisfaction in IBS-C or CIC Patients Treated With Linaclotide or Other Medications: Results From the CONTOR Study (Abstract #P301), by Douglas C.
When you are finished with your bowel movement, put down your paper or magazine and get off the toilet; avoid lingering to get to the end of the article you're reading.
Regular bowel movements keep intestines and stomach healthy.
Their yardstick is improvements in the number of bowel movements after a month of taking the pill daily.
Main outcomes were time of return to bowel movement, to regular diet, duration of intravenous fluids and hospital stay and post operatively gastrointestinal effects.
Major finding: The mean time to first bowel movement after surgery was similar in the two groups: 3.
Major finding: Treatment with nalox-egol was associated with a significantly shorter time to first spontaneous bowel movement, a significantly greater number of spontaneous bowel movements, and an increase in the mean number of days per week with one or more spontaneous bowel movements, compared with placebo.
This remedy is often very useful with children and the elderly and is associated with constipation that may last for days or weeks, and is due to dryness and inactivity of the intestines where stools accumulate and are very difficult to evacuate, often reducing the desire for a bowel movement.
Another symptom may be changes in bowel movement over several weeks with persistent or periodic abdominal pain.
Every bowel movement was painful, and the agonizing after-spasms went on for hours,'' she wrote.
Rarely is there an obvious history of a painful bowel movement.
The cells wired into the nervous system and made contact with muscles, suggesting they might be able to correct bowel movement problems.
Signs and symptoms: Fever, bloated abdomen, weight loss, bloody diarrhea (up to 20 bowel movements a day), excessive perspiration, nausea, cramps and rectal pain, and pain in the left side of the abdomen that is usually relieved by a bowel movement.
Half-truths and full-blown myths are partly to blame including the notions that constipation usually goes away on its own, the child will outgrow it or that a change in diet alone is enough to restore normal bowel movement.