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thin tape sixed stools and difficulty with bowel movements

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
Impaction: Typically we think of constipation as having difficulty passing a stool. That's true but not the whole truth. Some people, typically elderly, can get ... Read More
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation: This is definitely not normal. Do you take any over-the-counter laxatives or supplements not listed under your medications? You will need to have a wo ... Read More
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A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: No she isn't constipated. We all retain small amounts of stool even tho we have normal bowel movements
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Dr. Connie McCarroll
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes.: Constipation is a common problem in young children.What may appear to be regular bowel movements may just be overflow and not complete emptying.It may ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: The kid who makes 8 oz of poo/day but empties only 7oz, will eventually become backed up. Stool that is silhouetted by small clusters of bowel gas, re ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Diet record: trt keeping a diet record of what you are eating. Look too see if a food makes you better or worse. Drink fluids. See your doctor after a week of r ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
It can be up to 12-24 hours : Male sure you are seeing your doctor on this. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) can work faster than the above, but you need to hydrate more as constipati ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ted Anderson
28 years experience Gynecology
Don't worry yet: Relaxation of the pelvic support structures is predictable and expected around the time of delivery. This would cause the problems you are describing ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Stools: The form and shape of your stools are determined by what you eat
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Water: Things that help regulate stools are water, fiber and exercise. You want to drink about 64 oz of fluid a day, take in 25 g of fiber and exercise 5-6 ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
50 years experience Internal Medicine
GI problem: There is a reflex called the gastro-colic reflex where food in the stomach, especially caffeine sets off a reflex bowel movement. However loose frothy ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donny Peterson
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Get checked: Possibly - 47 year old male with change in bowel habit - the safest answer is to get a thorough eval with med history, exam, and possible sigmoidoscop ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
10 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: This is a normal variation of a bowel movement and may be indicative of a change in speed the fecal matter passed through the colon.Could be caused by ... Read More

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