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no bowel movement for 3 weeks

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: This is very abnormal not to have bm for three weeks. Extremely serious problem. Your all efforts should be to get bowel movement to release pressure ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Constipation: Time to go see your gp, especially any time you notice a persistent change in your bowel habits. Going w/o bowel movement for 3wks isn't healthy & sug ... Read More
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Dr. Aron Tendler
19 years experience Psychiatry
Yes- See Your Dr.: This would be a very painful situation. Unless you are having some small bowel movements you would be very sick at this point, having accumulated 3 we ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
34 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See below: Eat more fiber, walk daily, drink 6-8 glasses of water a day, avoid processed foods. For now try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) 17 g daily for the next ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Rule out obstruction: Sounds like an abdominal series to rule out an intestinal blockage or ileus is next needed.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
Abs: Both scenarios are normal. You have a good peristalsis of the colon. Are you exercising and drinking your water?
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faisal Akbari
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Dehydration: A common cause of constipation is dehydration. Make sure you are drinking at least 8-10 glasses of water a day or approximately 2 liters. Also make ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. You could have black stool if you are taking certain medications/ supplements like pepto bismal or iron. If you have tarry, sticky, smelling st ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Bowel movements: usually we like bowel movements every 1-2 days about 3 /week. Make sure you are eating enough fiber-oats, barley,lentils,avocados, strawberries, kale ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Go to hospital : Or to your gastroenterologist, you need to be seen, it may the medications you are on or a flare up of your disease, you can't just wait it out, wish ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Varies: 1 bowel movement every 3 days is normal as long as her stool appears normal and she is gaining weight. Breast feed babies have a huge variation in nor ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It is common: To experience change in vowel habits after cholecystectomy. A diet journal may help identify triggers and help sort out issues.

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