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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: Unless you have increasing pain, increased bleeding, vomiting, fever or inability to pass stool or gas. I hope you get this sorted out and you feel be ... Read More
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Please DON'T wait!: Michael, you are bleeding from something that is as yet not diagnosed. This could be the beginning of a major bleed, which could be life threatening. ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
I am not sure that: Is a healthy goal. You could retain a lot of feces if you limit your toilet use to weekends.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
BM time?: There is no need to require having a bowel movement at a specific time every day. It is probably better to go when you feel that you need to. If some ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
26 years experience Psychiatry
Brain, gut connected: You have nerves that connect your brain w/ your gut. Under chronic stress, you can have delayed gastric emptying & increased activity of the colon ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Howard Brown
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Timing of Bowel Move: This can be done by sitting on the commode at the time you need , usually after eating. That will eventually change your pattern with the adjustment o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
"Regular" bowels: As addressed on healthtap before, normal stool pattern in america is actually a range. Most people will defecate from once every thrid to fourth day t ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Reset your system: Your best bet is to take a good dump in the morning before you start your day. You can think yourself through it , although responding to natures call ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
Anal fissure?: take a stool softener--it is probably a fissure.increase the fiber and fluid in your diet too
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not worry - see Dr.: These symptoms sound concerning and you should see your doctor since they are persistent. You don't need to worry, but do need to have these issues e ... Read More
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