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how long can you not poop before you die

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Rupture of colon with large amounts of fecal material would be a rare cause of death.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Slowly over time: Yes as organ and tissue failure occurs it will be very slowly over time unless you have a rupture of the colon in which case severe infection of the a ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Guzik
23 years experience Family Medicine
More fiber: Constipation is infrequent bowel movements or difficult passage of stools. Constipation is a common gastrointestinal problem. Most cases of constipati ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See PCP: You should see you primary care MD
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Variable: daily bm is common. Every two days not unusual . 3-5 days may relate to diet, exercise, fluids. More than a week is unusual and real potential issue.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Swor
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Don't worry: If you are ill, then see the doctor. Otherwise, you should not worry about eating cantaloupe or getting listeria.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is recommended: That you abstain from alcohol use for at least 4 weeks if you have mononucleosis (longer if you have continued symptoms or elevated liver function tes ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
That question makes: Me think that you may be thinking about overdosing. What you need to do us get to an er now!
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Post delivery life: There would be no restrictions on this unless you feel pain instead of pleasure when stimulating your clitoris.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Siranush Cholakian
33 years experience Holistic Medicine
No: It can not normally happen as milk production is under hormonal control . The hormonal environment to challenge milk production happens after the birt ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shah Nawaz
34 years experience Psychiatry
48 hours or more: You should not use Cocaine specially during pregnancy and feeding period over all it's not healthy to use Cocaine you have to be role model for your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Greenbaum
36 years experience Rheumatology
Low sodium : If you lived on a diet that consisted of dilute fluids for a prolonged time (more than a few days) you could develop an electrolyte disorder, but it i ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: From a few hours to several days, depending on the cause. Diarrhea resulting from bacterial toxins (e.g. Staph, bacillus cereus) starts in a few hour ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Recommend that: You wait at least 2 to 3 hour safter dinner. Dinner should be small to moderate.
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Pulmonary Embolism: I am confused by your question. Most people here in the U.S. Get treatment, the embolism resolves and life returns to normal. What prompts the questio ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Fast or slow: It all depends (as with everything!) Ultimately one would die from lack of oxygen transport to the tissues of the body. If this comes in the form of ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If the symptoms come back both you and your partner should be treated at the same time to prevent recurrence of trichomonas. As to how long it takes t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience Holistic Medicine
Menopause: Menopause is defined as the normal ending of the menstrual cycle after one year without a period. The ovaries stop producing eggs and hormones. So wom ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
That depends.: There are many different kinds of leukemia. Some are curable, some can be controlled so well the patient has a normal lifespan, others are slow growi ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Stent: Length of time to driving post stent depends on the individual and their response to the procedure. If everything went well and the patient is without ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Media Najafi
21 years experience Dentistry
No specific time: The acids from the stomach are very very acidic and dissolve the tooth structure. So it depends on the number of exposures per day, per month..... Th ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bhimani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Eating: Always 4 hr to prevent reflex gerd.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neeoo Chin
39 years experience Fertility Medicine
Difficult to say: Sometimes gaining the appropriate weight will restart ovulation. Other times ovulation may not occur until using medications to induce ovulation such ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
WITH OER WITHOUT FOO: Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can be taken with food or any other time without food and you can eat food when you take Cipro (ciprofloxacin) if you like.But t ... Read More

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