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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Bowel movements: Frequency of bowel movements vary greatly from several times a day to just once weekly. What's most important is non-liquid stool that doesn't require ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience Gastroenterology
2 poop or not 2 poop: Anormal range of bowel movements is from twice daily to once a week. Going longer than that if you are on a normal diet is a concern. Fecal impactio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience Gastroenterology
2 poop or not part 2: Its not a contest! more than a week is a concern. Eventually a person with fecal impaction will die from the condition but usually the person is ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
Call to pediatrician: Not very long. If it is more than 3 days or hard stools, please call your pediatrician to be seen. Make sure your baby is taking in enough formula per ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Unben Pillay
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Constipation: hi Breast fed babies can vary in their bowel habits. Anything from 3 times per day to once in 3 days can be normal. However it depends what is nor ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to predict!: If one starts out normal, by the end of 1 week of no pooping, bad things should start to happen. Maybe severe abdominal pains. Maybe liquid poop will ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Long poop: you are eating lot of fruits and veggies and it comes out nice and long. Eat lots more and it will come out like a cow plop.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Ibs and ibd. Take care! http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/irritable-bowel-syndrome-ibs-topic-overview?names-dropdown. http://www.webmd.com/ibd-cro ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Depending on: The etiology. If due viral gastroenteritis usually resolves in 24 hours. Rehydration is very important .
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 years experience Pediatrics
Baby constipation: Usually breast fed babies hsoudl poop well, if htere is change in the bowel habits? If baby is not distended over the abdomen and is fine otherwise fo ... Read More

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