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is it normal to poop every 3 days

A 6-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Common, not normal: Stool retention is an unfortunate pattern that a number of kids develop.Aggravated by diet, unwillingness to come in from play when nature calls, unwi ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Yes it is normal: Bms every 2-3 days is still a normal pattern. Continue to encourage your son to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains plenty of fluids es ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
With breast feeding: Even once a week is normal, if there is good weight gain and no unusual crying.
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation or norm: Breast fed kids may go a little every feed or one bulky stool every 7-10 days & if soft they are not constipated. Most formula babies go 1-2xd. Any st ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Can be: Bm patterns are different from person to person based on lifestyle, diet, meds, etc. As long as there are no other symptoms or pain, it is probably fi ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: Constipation is indeed a common complaint amongst pregnant women. Ensure that you are pushing fluids, eating a sensible diet high in fiber and exerci ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Rohde
34 years experience General Practice
Normal variant: Most breastfed newborns poop after each feeding, the timing varies. This changes with growth and becomes less frequent. Biggest variant is in what mom ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Can be normal: A breast fed baby can have a small smear of poo with every feed or a giant blowout once every 7-10 days.Normal volume is about 1/2 cup/day at 9wks. Co ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
This is ok: Breast fed babies can have as few as one or two stools a week or as many as 4-6 per day depending on the child and the other elements in his diet. If ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe/maybe not.: It's OK to poop every few days as long as it's soft and not painful or effortful. If it is hard or painful/effortful, you need to get more fiber in y ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Yes: Yes, it can be normal because of the fluid you had to drink before the colonoscopy. This fluid cleans the inside of your colon by causing loose bowel ... Read More
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