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what does bowel regularity mean a bowel movement every day

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Upto 3 a day to one in 3 days falls with in normal range.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Brooks
29 years experience Gastroenterology
Get checked out !: It's never normal to see blood in the stool ! the cause does not have to be serious but you need to know whether or not it is something to be concern ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If this is recent you may have a virus which may just resolve on its own. If it has been a long term problem review this withyour doctor and see if y ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You're not abnormal: Irregularity is common & does not necessarily signal abnormality. Average stool pattern in america fits a bell-curve, ranging from 3 movements daily t ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Need info : re what you have eaten time frame of bowel movement change any other aggravating or alleviating issues
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
Blood Flow diversion: Depends on exactly when before bowel movement. If it is just prior when you are bearing down to evacuate the rectal vault, then the valsalva maneuver ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Diarrhea: = Liquid or watery bowel movements, sometimes associated with cramping or frequency. May be viral, bacterial, fungal, chemical or emotional.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
"Regular" bowels: As addressed on healthtap before, normal stool pattern in america is actually a range. Most people will defecate from once every thrid to fourth day t ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Light Stool: Have pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Som ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: That is unusual and there are many possibilities. Check with your doc to be safe.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Everyone?: We're taught to avoid absolute & all-inclusive questions/answers b/c everyone's different (that's pretty absolute & all-inclusive!). Assuming ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See your doctor: You did not mention how much blood you are seeing and if you are having any anal/rectal pain but persistent rectal bleeding or blood in the stool shou ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Campbell
15 years experience Family Medicine
Probably: Bowel movement regularity can vary from daily to every two or three days. Most people average at least daily but we are all different. I would encoura ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Bowel movement: I think what you describe is normal. If you don't have any other symptoms or any discomfort defecating, you should not worry.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe bile, fat: Pale, yellow, foul smelling. Bulky, sticky stools can be seen with fat malabsorption , as may be seen with pancreatic disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: Normal can be once every five days or five times every day. Sometimes we target one soft bm/day for patients with symptoms, but if you feel fine this ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
No it is not normal: No it is not normal to have a bowel movement after every meal.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Lipkis
47 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: There is usually some residual stool after a BM but it should cause no symptoms and you shouldn't be aware of it. Sensation of incomplete evacuation i ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Bowel movements: If you are breastfeeding his bowel movements and stool consistency are normal.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Sounds normal.: Most people do not have a bowel movement after every meal.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Enema: Taking an enema doesn't automatically cause a normal bowel movement. Why did you take it to begin with?
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: It's completely normal for some people to have bm's every two days. I had a patient who went every 3 days. I also had one who went 3 times a day. E ... Read More
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