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4 Signs Something is Wrong With Your Bowel Movements | bowel movement Bowel Movements may seem like just another mundane activity. A part of our daily ablutions. We however have so many other things going on in our busy lives, that we fail to pay attention to the wellness of our bowel. It is easy to overlook certain signs and issues that need our attention. Today' video will discuss 4 Signs Something is Wrong With Your Bowel Movements. 1. Irregular Bowel Movement, A healthy individual should have a bowel movement at least 1 to 3 times a day. If you are not excreting waste and toxins from your body at least once a day, it can lead to health issues. Pooping more than 5 times a day is also a warning sign, and you must consult a doctor immediately. 2. Blood, Appearance of blood in your feces on a regular basis is dangerous. It can be a symptom of colorectal cancer or evidence of polyps. If appearance of blood is accompanied with chills, weight loss and fever, you may have a high level of bowel disorders. 3. Size and Texture, Your poop texture and size says a lot about your bowel conditions. If the waste is hard, difficult to pass and in small lumps, you are constipated. Fluffy pieces o

Metformin In Bowel Movement - Medhelp

Common Questions and Answers about Metformin in bowel movement The last 3 days she has been trembling, fighting constipation(she hasn't had a bowel movement in over a week-taking Correctol, sipping prune juice-about 4 oz a day and tried an enema)and unable to leave her bed but the quick trips to the bathroom which is right by her room. She has an appointment on Tuesday to check her potassium levels and after what I have read I want to request a check of the metformin levels in her blood as well. I'm also experiencing a capsule looking object in my stools from time to time. I've had a colonoscopy done and tested positive for H.pylori about 10 months ago. I did mention this to my Gastroenterologist and I also provide stool specimens and he didn't say that he found anything. This object does not appear often. It also seems as if the object have grown since the last time I noticed this in my bowel movement. Please advise me which direction to take. But my endorcrinologist said that he believes i am Insulin Resistant, more blood tests will tell in a few weeks, and he may put me on Metformin ... He did say it 'should' help with weight loss, i am stuck stuck stuck as of now... Please kee Continue reading >>

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  1. oxmoore

    How can I stop the diarrhea caused by metformin?

    I was just diagnosed with diabetes. Last week my doctor prescribed metformin to me. I take one 500mg pill two times a day. I have been having diarrhea about 2 hours after each dose. Is this normal and will it go away? I, also, take lisinopril for blood pressure and a baby aspirin for heart protection.

  2. SU suzanne66

    The most common side-effects of Metformin are feeling sick, diarrhea and abdominal pain. These symptoms do not usually last long.
    If the side effects do not settle or become bothersome talk with your doctor.
    Your dose may need to be reduced to allow your body to adjust.
    Your doctor may consider switching you to an slow-release medication which may reduce diarrhea, because smaller amounts are absorbed over the day rather than hitting your system all at once.
    Make sure you take metformin just after a meal or with a snack.

  3. SH

    I take slow release metformin and I still suffer from dreadful diarrhea. I am getting very depressed about this it is making me feel ill.

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Suffering From A Bloated Stomach? This Is Why And What You Should Do To Relieve Constipation Can I ask you a simple question do you feel bloated? Well, if your answer is yes, then youre in the right place! Yes, if you are constantly dealing with bloated stomach, there are natural remedies and methods you can use to solve this problem. But first, I would like to say a few words about the most common foods and reasons that trigger bloating. Heres what you need to know: First, you should know that dairy products can cause gas and bloating, so you should limit the amount of milk, cheese, yogurt and other dairy products, and switch to drinking coconut, almond, soy or flax milk. Yes, we all know that broccoli, cabbage and asparagus are loaded with healthy nutrients! But, did you know that they can cause gas, due to its raffinose content, a sugar that is undigested until it gets to the large intestine. This means one thing you should consume these vegetables in reasonable amounts. You should also avoid beans, because they contain oligosaccharide, a sugar that is not digestible by the body. You can soak dry beans before cooking them to help eliminate some of their sugars. Did you know th

I Am Suffering Bad ! Metformin = Constipation

I am suffering bad ! Metformin = constipation Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please,join our community todayto contribute and support the site. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. I am suffering bad ! Metformin = constipation Oh goodness, just when everything was turning for the better, now back to feeling horrible. I have been badly constipated and bloated for 2 weeks straight, I can hardly breathe, move, and just feel awful. I've tried stomach massage, eating less, more veggies, prune juice, more water, touch toe exercises, and no bowel movement. I was taken off met for bad constipation in the past, then doctor tries extended metformin. Prior to med, if I became constipated or bloated, I would have relief in a matter of hours, from methods above, especially prune juice. I need instant relief !!! Even a small glass of water bloats me beyond belief, first thing in the morning. Met has helped decrease my sugar levels, but constipation/bloating discomfort, is going to have me quit again. Even when I drank 6-12 pack soda a day, I never felt this horribly constipated/bloated. Please help, before I give up and go back to my soda diet, eatin Continue reading >>

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  1. DavezWife

    what were/are your bowel habits and stools like when you're on it?
    I've always had the "met schizzles", or so I thought. A pretty sudden urgency to go, and kinda explosive loose stools when I do. Floaties, small chunks if any. light to medium brown.
    Well, now that I've gone gluten & dairy free (as an experiment on my auto-immune stuff) I've not had those BM's, and they're less, dark, more compact and sink. (lol)
    I'm reading about Celiac Disease (related to the AI stuff and gluten allergies) and darnit to heck if I don't see this:
    people with CD have increased amounts of fat in the stool (steatorrhea). The unabsorbed fat is broken down by intestinal bacteria into fatty acids, and these fatty acids promote secretion of water into the intestine, resulting in diarrhea. Fatty stools typically are large in volume, malodorous (foul smelling), greasy, light tan or light grey in color, and tend to float in the toilet bowl. Oil droplets (undigested fat) also may be seen floating on top of the water.
    That just is too familiar. BUT I've changed my diet. (and stayed on the met) So who knows. But I guess I'm curious if my met schizzles sound like other's met schizzles. lol.
    I'll do a courtesy flush on this post later. (aka DD, ha)

  2. KellyOsu23

    I am lurking today,
    But I will chime in, HI Davez!! Nice to see ya
    I am not on Metformin right now, because I was having major issues as you described.
    Sometimes really severe lime 30 seconds to get to the toilet or blow warning
    But I also thought perhaps, it was Gallbladder related since I had that out right after Ashlyn too.
    Needless to say, I stopped Metformin and I still have the "metformin" attacks perhaps 2-3 times a week. Usually after eating a meal out or the morning after eating a meal out.
    So perhaps its Diet related, or perhaps Gallbladder I am not sure. But I am interested in hearing what the other ladies say.

  3. KellyOsu23

    OH and I loved your little Red Riding hood video! Its too cute! What program do you use for editing your videos/putting them together etc?

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Told To Stop Metformin For Ten Days As Having Bowel Problems. Concerned Bg Will Increase?

Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Told to stop metformin for ten days as having bowel problems. Concerned BG will increase? I was prediabetic on 1500 normal metformin a day. Turned diabetic had metformin increased to 2G per day and put on slow release. Was working well with LC diet as well went from Hba1c of 53 to 40 in 3 months. Always had constipation problems, but just recently changed to 5 days constipation then stools normal and then 2 days roughly of diarrhea then constipated again. Gp thought diarrhea was overflow and I was told to take cosmocol which is basically like fibergel. But it didn't improve Gp has now advised to stop metformin for ten days to see if diarrhea stops. I presume if so he will stop it all together, if not then he will investigate further. My concern is if I stop metformin will my blood sugars go up again? Does anyone have any experience of any of it? Or can anyone advise whats liable to happen? Feel rather in the dark and scarred of stopping it to be honest. Any advise would be appreciated. I was prediabetic on 1500 normal metformin a day. Turned diabetic had metformi Continue reading >>

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  1. NightAngelX

    Hi! I am new here and what a first post! lol
    I just started metformin last Friday and I am on 500mg just once a day for the first week, then 2x a day and ultimately 3x a day.
    Anyway, I haven't had any bad symptoms that I was expecting, however, I am noticing I am more constipated than usual. I am a very 'regular' 2-3 (sometimes more!) times a day girl. But now it keeps getting less and less and I haven't had a bowel movement all day today! i went to the store and bought myself some Fiber One Oat Clusters. They were yummy, but still nothing. I don't want to overdo it so I don't get the opposite problem.
    Yesterday I literally felt sick because I felt like I needed to go but I couldn't!
    Has anyone else had this issue with metformin? Any suggestions?
    My only other 'side effect' might be headaches too. I have had a headache almost everyday following them as well, but that might be my singulair too, i started that just 2 days before the metformin.
    Thanks for any comments and suggestions!!

  2. smox

    Hi NAX, I'm new to metformin, too, so I don't have any suggestions to help, but like you am curious to hear what others say. I started taking it a week ago, and for three days had the opposite problem you report, but now I'm having *exactly* that problem. The only thing I know to do is to make sure I'm drinking a *lot* of water, since I suspect it can help with both this problem and the headaches.
    FWIW,
    Smox

  3. BrandiWineBlue

    I have been on met for about 4.5 months now. I had a lot of problems with constipation when I first started it at 500 mg (took this dose for about a month-then increased)and still when I increased to 1000 a day. However, when I finally reached 1500 a day I had the typical met side effects. In fact, I haven't been able to increase to the recommended 2000 after almost 3 weeks on the 1500 because of the side effects...so more than likely your problems with constipation will improve eventually. My doctor was somewhat perplexed and shocked that I was constipated, but conceded that it could happen. I tried all types of fiber supplements, etc but nothing helped. My endo recommended Colace (I take the generic) and it worked quite well. It is a stool softner so I was skeptical that it would actually help me have a bowel movement, but it has helped a lot and made them quite regular. Hope this helps.
    FYI-the endo also said I could take it every day if I had to-that it was not addictive like laxatives can be.

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