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The frequency of bowel movements varies according to the individual body make-up, type of intestine, eating habits, physical activity, and custom. Although one bowel movement a day is the average, a movement every 2 or 3 days may be considered normal. A balanced diet and an established routine can promote regular bowel movements.
Bulky, fatty feces with a foul odor are characteristic of cystic fibrosis. Other causes of fatty feces include gallbladder disease, pancreatic disorders, sprue, and excessive intake of fat in the diet. Feces containing large amounts of mucus often occur in colitis and irritable bowel syndrome.
The feces of a newborn, full-term infant is called meconium. It is a dark greenish brown color, smooth and semisolid in consistency.
fe·ces(fē'sēz), This word is grammatically plural.
feces/fe·ces/ (fe´sēz) [L.] waste matter discharged from the intestine.
fecesDoo-doo, poop, stool Gastroenterology The semisolid material–composed of undigested food residue, bacteria, secretions–which is discharged from the anal sphincter by defecation
Synonym(s): stercus, faeces.
fe·ces(fē'sēz) This word is grammatically plural.
n the waste or excrement from the digestive tract that is formed in the intestine and expelled through the rectum. It consists of water, food residue, bacteria, and secretions of the intestines and liver.
Patient discussion about feces
Q. baby has worm in stool 6 monthold
However, you may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestinal_parasite
Q. what does it mean when u have blood in your stool?
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Q. Blood in stools before and after polyp removel, Avms of the deodenel loop, inside hems, and 3cin tubuo adenoma Hi, On Nov of 06 I had a colonoscopy done and they didnt find any thing that could be mking me bleed and go to the rest room often. Then in Nov of 07 did a EDg and found I have AVMs of the deodenel loop.She Burned them and I didnt have any more bleeding till June of thei yr.On 6/6/08 i had another EDg done she burned more AVMs and on Mon I started bleeding again. This time she did a colonoscopy and found I had inside hems and a 3cin tubuolvillous adenoma inflamed.She cut, burned, and took it out in peices.She saye she will go back in Nov of this yr and look again. Two weeks after I had this done I had started to bleed again and had bad such bad pain in my hip I had to hold on to walk. that same day i started to bleed again. I bled out big clots and a bowl full of blood! A few days later the pain went away but was still bleeding ever time I had bowl movement!I can bleed up to 4 days at a times sometimes. I have been taking HC supp. and it seems to have stoped the bleeding and pain!