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what is a good bowel movement

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Probably because U R: 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 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Impaction: Prolonged periods of time without a bowel movement (less than a week) are likely not dangerous for an otherwise healthy child, but can be quite uncomf ... Read More
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Pretty common: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infecti ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Could : Increase exercise, fluids and fiber intake. Minimize hard and dry food. See your doctor and consider addition of stool softners or increase dose of Mi ... Read More
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Dr. Parvez Memon
29 years experience Hospital-based practice
High fiber, prunes: Take diet in high fiber such as vegetables, fruits. And use prunes or prune juice daily for good affect.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Depends: do you want softer stools or firmer stools? constipation is more common than diarrhea. increase fluids in diet that are caffiene free, water, fruit ju ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, if you feel the need to go, by all means do. Then you can focus on what your body is doing during your workout, instead of holding back a bowel ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Fehr
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
Bowel movement: Allways good to get rid of the sh"t.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Opioids/ constipatio: Please restate 2-3 BM/ wk is better .Consider Amitiza/Relistor /Movantik for constipation. Also drink plenty of fluids 2.5 to 3 liters/day. Fruits ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Constipated: Stretch it out slowly. . If this doesn't resolve the problem see your primary care provider.

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