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how long can you go without having a bowel movement

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common problem: Various degrees of stool retention are common in childhood.It can be triggered simply if a kid decides not to poo when nature calls & then has a pain ... Read More

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A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Maya Vazirani
52 years experience Neonatology
Food intolerance: It could be formula intolerance If you are breast feeding it may be some food you are eating like nuts choclate or even eggs. so baby is producing lot ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal: It's abnormal if he was regular before. If you could link this bout of constipation to something in the past that would explain it, then you may try s ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
One day: You should have at least a couple bowel movements a day.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
45 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It varies: Some patients have a bowel movement every day and others may have one several days apart. Please see your health care provider if you have a problem w ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Constipation: Have you had any abdominal surgery?(why are you taking Valium?) its possible you have bowel obstruction. It is dangerous to be taking laxatives so fre ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fernando Austin
45 years experience Gastroenterology
Constipation : It is not necessary to have a bm daily. Most people develop some discomfort after 4-5 days. Certainly more than 5 days is not a "normal pattern."adequ ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Answering Your question is hard, because many things affect a person's bowel habits. Sounds like you have some constipation, that may be chronic. This ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Body changes: Dietary changes and digestive changes can change the consistency of stool. As we age changes in the anus can also occur. If you are concerned consider ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Food fibers: Undigested fibers in the food are the most likely explanation. It is not a disorder and should not be of any concern. For good health - Have a diet ri ... Read More

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