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should you have a bowel movement everyday

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Varies...: The range of normal bowel movement frequency is 3 per day to 1 every 3 days.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Well. . . : Bowel regularity is different for each of us, and once a day may not be "normal" for many. Once a week is probably "not enough" and may qualify as con ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
28 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespe ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Varies: Csn be as little as a few minutes to several hours depending on which prep.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
No: There will be a small amount of secretion and material from bacterial growth in the colon but the volume will be miniscule and more like cloudy water ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not worth worrying a: Since the bowels are completely emptied before colonoscopy, it can take several days to refill the gut in order to have a bm. So i would not be too co ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience Urology
Not really: It is not normal for prostate fluid to be expressed with a bowel movement. However, if the bowel movement is very large or severely constipated, then ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Stool Color: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile (a yellow-green fluid that digests fats) in your stool. As bile p ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Bowel movements: Normal frequency of bowel movements varies greatly, ranging from several times a day to once a week or so. Most important is that your stool is reason ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Pelvic spasms: If these "spasms" are really painful, like a sustained cramp, before and after a bowel movement, it suggests the possibility of having an anal fissure ... Read More
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