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Usually used in medical or health discussions, often relating to diet, illness, or surgery. SlideAfter the diagnosis, she had regular bowel screenings.
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Sensitive TopicPlay
Talking about bowels can be personal; it's usually more private unless the context is clinical or educational. SlideHe didn't feel comfortable discussing his recent bowel issues.
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Not Just HumansPlay
Bowel can refer to the guts of animals too, especially in veterinary or biological contexts. SlideThe vet explained the cat's bowel problem.