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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Diet, fluid, other?: For some people normal bowel habit is not daily-how they are built, so to speak. For many, it can be low fiber, inadequate fluids, inactivity, low oi... Read More
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
5 things: Gut need 5 things - water, salt, oil, bulk and fiber.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Mega colon: You need to retrain your colon to move stool. Your family doctor or a good gastroenterologist can help.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Tezza
37 years experience
? examination: You should get an examination of your lower intestinal tract if you haven't. The sensation of having to go without having a bowel movement might mean ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Need some tests: 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 female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Go to your Doctor: You very well may need to retrain your colon to empty it of the waste. This situation you describe is abnormal and in no way representative of good h... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine 22 years experience
When was it: Remember that you emptied you entire colon in preparatio for the colonoscopy. You should have a bowel movement 24-48 hours after procedure. Check with... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
No: Since you took a laxative orally to prepare for the colonoscopy, it is not unusual to go 2-3 days after a colonoscopy before having a bm.
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Mammal stress call: Many species "relieve" themselves as an initial stress reaction. It makes it easier to flee or to fight without the burden of a full intestine. Psycho... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Colonoscopy: If no pain, bleeding, or altered bowel habits (constipation, diarrhea), probably this is nothing serious. However, mucus production by the rectum or l... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Probably normal.: Some people have bm only once or twice per week. If this has been your normal pattern and you have no real symptoms no one but your doc can tell you ... Read More
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