A 47-year-old member asked:
why can't i have a bowel movement daily?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Arthur Heller answered
42 years experience Gastroenterology
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 oil/fat intake (lubricates bowels). Can be med effects, low thyroid, other metabolic/hormone issues, anatomical abnormalities of gut, gyn organs, kidney issues, depression, irritable bowel, etc.. Most serious can be cancer, esp if new see your doc, .
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
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