Change in Bowel Habits
A Change in Bowel Habits is a change from what is usual for
your bowel pattern. This includes pain, diarrhea, constipation, bowel movements
more often or less often than usual, a change in the control over when
you have a bowel movement, or a change in the way your stool looks –
the color, consistency, or shape. Cause for bowel changes can range from
not so serious to very serious, so it is important to see your doctor
when there is a change in bowel habits.