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What causes frequent bowel movements?

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Posted on Thu, 14 May 2015
Question: I am experiencing frequent bowel movements and feeling like i need to have a bm almost all day. The stool is soft and the size of my little finger and often has ridges in it. I feel that I need to strain to get it out. I am a 61 year old female and had a colonoscopy at the age of 54 that was normal. No bleeding other than when my hemorrhoids flair up.
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Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal (53 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Sounds like IBS

Detailed Answer:
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I am Dr Mittal
I have read your query

The symptoms are quite suggestive of IBS
IBS is irrtiable bowel syndrome.
The best treatment for this is
1. High fiber diet
2. High fluid intake
3. Isabghulla husk 3 tsf at bedtime. Sometime up to 3 times a day
4. Tab amitryptiline (this will need a prescription)

I am sure that this treatment will be able to help you.
Please try it.
I hope that the information helps.
Best of luck
Please feel free to contact us for more details.
Dr Mittal
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Brief Answer: Sounds like IBS Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Mittal I have read your query The symptoms are quite suggestive of IBS IBS is irrtiable bowel syndrome. The best treatment for this is 1. High fiber diet 2. High fluid intake 3. Isabghulla husk 3 tsf at bedtime. Sometime up to 3 times a day 4. Tab amitryptiline (this will need a prescription) I am sure that this treatment will be able to help you. Please try it. I hope that the information helps. Best of luck Please feel free to contact us for more details. Dr Mittal