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Is it normal to have one bowel movement a day

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Not usual, but...: although the pattern you described is not usual, some variation in the amount and frequency of bowel movements is not abnormal. As long as you're not ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bowel movement: As long as you baby has wet diapers dont worry. If you are breastfeeding, your baby can hace a movement with each feeding, once a day or go a week wi ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
Formula fed?: Don't poop as often as breast fed, don't worry unless not urinating at least 6x per day.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Relax: Breast babies can do a little smear every feed or a diaper filler every 7-10 days. Breast milk is a well designed food source compared to formula, whe ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Austina Cho
25 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 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Constipated?: This normally happens when you are constipated.
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
No bm: If you have the urge to have a bm but can't, work from below by inserting a rectal gkycerin or dulcolax suppository. If no good results, administer a ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Richards
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Bowel Change: Pregnancy is often constipating due to hormonal change and vitamins containing iron. Your change is habits goes along with this.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
PVCs?: You really don't know what your heart is doing - you can't diagnose a PVC by how it feels since all beats out of rhythm share similar feelings. Please ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Each person is: different regarding how many bowel movements they have. If the size of the one bowel movement is sufficient to keep you going, than that is fine.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
17 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Constipation: Calcium can cause constipation, if you need the calcium you may also need a stool softner. Also increase your water intake.
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation-causes?: How long have you had this constipation? Are you on any meds? What are your diagnoses? Have you had a screening colonoscopy at 50? Do you have BM dai ... Read More
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