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5 days without bowel movement

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Breast milk is so completely digested, the stool is either mostly water (in which case it can be frequent), or it may take up to 10 days to gather eno ... Read More
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
27 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Breast fed babies can go very long between bms. As long as baby is healthy and happy and eating well and stools are soft, there's nothing to worry abo ... Read More
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Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: This is not unusual, especially if your infant is breastfed. Bottlefed babies stool more frequently. If your baby is not uncomfortable, do not be conc ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Enemas: Laxatives, stool softener, fluids. If necessary, go to dr or er for disimpaction.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Not usual, but...: although the pattern you described is not usual, some variation in the amount and frequency of bowel movements is not abnormal. As long as you're not ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Doubt it: Your type of bleeding is usually hemorrhoids or a fissure. However, at least a rectal exam, and possibly other tests should be performed.
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
No bm: If you have the urge to have a bm but can't, work from below by inserting a rectal gkycerin or dulcolax suppository. If no good results, administer a ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
You : You can apply a small amount of topical antibiotic ointment with pain medication to the area two to three times a day. This can be bought in any pharm ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: A kid should stool every day. This is relatively common ;aggravated by the kids poor bowel habits.They often chose not to go when nature calls, not to ... Read More
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Gastroenteritis: The most common reason is a viral gastroenteritis, or colitis. The diarrhea can cause the fatigue. Be sure you are drinking enough liquids to replace ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Post meal BM: He probably has a very pronounced gastrocolic reflex. When food enters our stomach this stimulates peristaltic intestinal activity, but in some people ... Read More
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Dr. John Feola
31 years experience Internal Medicine
PROSTATITIS FLARE: Chronic prostatitis is tough to treat. Hopefully you have seen a urologist recently. If not get a second opinion the bacteria may be resistant to dox ... Read More
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