bowel transit time


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bowel transit time

The length of time it takes for food (or a marker dye) to pass through the gastrointestinal tract, from ingestion to defecation. It is shorter in conditions such as malabsorption and more prolonged in constipation.
See also: time
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The research found that amount decreases bowel transit time, increases the amount of stool being passed during a bowel routine and creates better stool consistency to help prevent bowel accidents.
The study also looked at urgency and frequency of defecation, bowel transit time, and pain scores.
After the initial 24 to 48 hours, I recommend use of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug for discomfort rather than medications that slow bowel transit time.