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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Gregory
53 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Probably YES.: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) likely will work. Make sure you drink adequate fluid and include fiber in your diet as well as using the Miralax (polyet ... Read More
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Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a good choice. Use daily per label directions. Increase fluid intake and fresh fruits/vegetables. Get plenty of exerc ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Set time: Set a specific time to go to the washroom, eat a high fiber diet, and go easy on milk and milkproducts.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Possible abscess: Most common complication following laparascopic surgery is intraabdominal abscess. Slow development of abscess may be due to slow development of int ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
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Here are some ...: Analyzing the sequence of events specifically in relation with the function of urination and BM before & after simple total hysterectomy without o ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Be patient: Full strength prune or apple juice in quantities of 1-2 oz 1-2x daily will often work.However, it takes a minimum of 3-4 days of continuous use for it ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harry Bray
40 years experience Gastroenterology
You : You definitely need to see a doctor right away. Blood in the stool is often just hemorrhoids or something minor like that. But sometimes in can be som ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Variable: Most people have a bowel movement daily. However, lower or higher frequency, by itself is not abnormal as long as it is not interfering with your dai ... Read More
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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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Are you normal?: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
20 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Varies: "regular" is defined by the individual. Regular bowel movements may mean once per week or a few times per day. Increased water, fiber, and otc or pre ... Read More

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