bowel movement

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Synonyms for bowel movement

a euphemism for defecation

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Who can comfortably ask someone about his or her bowel movements and really care about the answer better than a nurse?
Symptoms that cumulatively support the diagnosis of IBS are [less than or equal to]3 bowel, movements per week; >3 bowel movements per day; hard or lumpy stools; loose or watery stools; straining during defecation; urgency; incomplete evacuation of bowels; mucus in stools; and a sensation of abdominal fullness, bloating or swelling.
As your body adjusts to exercise, you may resume regular bowel movements, but not always.
Fiber--a plant component found in vegetables, grains, cereals, and fruit--is usually recommended to promote regular bowel movements and reduce constipation.
Normally, this response may cause an urge to have a bowel movement within 30 to 60 minutes after a meal.
Other changes that can help treat and prevent constipation include drinking enough water and other liquids such as fruit and vegetable juices and clear soup, engaging in daily exercise, and reserving enough time to have a bowel movement. In addition, the urge to have a bowel movement should not be ignored.
Major finding: The mean time to first bowel movement after surgery was similar in the two groups: 3.3 days in the bowel preparation group and 3.2 days in the control group.
A You don't necessarily need to have a bowel movement every day, although many people still believe that they should.
This disposable absorbent article has a specific topsheet with an opening to receive bowel movement waste such that it masks the waste present underneath the topsheet.
Drummer Seb Rochford hits the skins like they're an effigy of people he hates while Ruth Goller could induce a bowel movement with her overwhelming bass.
Holding back bowel movements. People also can become constipated if they ignore their urge to have a bowel movement.
After having some success with potty training, he has gone back to having a bowel movement every morning after he wakes up.
Medically speaking, individuals are considered to be constipated if bowel movement frequency is fewer than three times per week and/or if straining is experienced with more than 25% of bowel movements.
manufacturer, Organon of West Orange, N.J., acknowledges that when a woman removes a tampon, has a bowel movement, or strains with constipation, a "NuvaRing can be accidentally expelled" into the toilet.