Patient Education Program
What You Should Know About Diarrhea
What is the ideal Bowel Movement?
The perfect bowel movement passes within seconds without pushing, straining or waiting for it to finish. It cleans easily, without messing the surrounding area. It does not cause pain, or bleeding.
How often should I have a Bowel Movement?
It would be best to have one bowel movement a day. However, it is not abnormal to miss a day or two, or have several in one day. So long as it passes easily, painlessly, and is not associated with abdominal cramps or bloating.
What is Diarrhea?
Diarrhea is a watery stool. It can occur once every several days or multiple attacks every day. It is often associated with abdominal cramping and bloating.
What problems does Diarrhea cause?
Diarrhea can cause hemorrhoids, fissures and peri-anal excoriation. These can be quite painful. Diarrhea is harder on the hemorrhoidal area than constipation.
What causes Diarrhea?
The common causes of Diarrhea include:
IMPORTANT TIP: The ideal bowel movement comes the moment you sit, without pain, straining or bleeding. It's completed within seconds, and is easy to clean.
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