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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Roughage: Lots of fiber -- whole grains like barley, oats, popcorn, millet, buckwheat, brown rice, whole rye and wild rice. Fruits & vegetables like broccoli, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Varies...: Bms vary with amount and type of food, dietary fiber, other factors including hormones, bowel issues, etc. "normal" varies too roughly 3/day-3/wk; con ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Erickson
9 years experience General Practice
Fiber: In general, the best natural way to "move bowels" is to eat foods with high fiber content. Fiber is material that can't be broken down by our gastroi ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Maya Porrino
16 years experience Family Medicine
Wholesome foods: To quote michael pollan, "eat (real) food, not too much, mostly plants." avoid processed foods. Eat plenty of fruits, veggies, and whole grains, which ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
46 years experience Family Medicine
Most commonly viral: The child could also have a mild malabsorption to something but usually this is a symptom that tends to resolve
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Maybe antibiotics: Generally a UTI on its own does not cause bowel problems. It is advisable that you drink plenty of fluids. It may be the antibiotics that you are taki ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
She needs a doctor: Unfortunately, food or cheese will not improve bowels that are "pure blood." she could have a bleeding hemorrhoid, in which case keeping stools soft ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma), but evaluation i ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Irritable bowl: syndrome. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. You symptoms a ... Read More
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