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A 47-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to not have bowel movements after cleaning?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Cleaning?: Are you asking if it is normal not to have bowel movements for awhile after having a cleansing eneama? If so, that can occur.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

What is a normal frequency of bowel movements?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Surgical Oncology 19 years experience
Usually 1-2 per day.: There is quite a bit of variability, but 1-2 bowel movements per day is typical. If yours are less frequent, you may need to drink more water each day (8-10 glasses) or increase your intake of fruit & vegetable fiber. Finally, if you still have problems, see your doctor to make sure there are no other relevant intestinal issues.
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A 18-year-old male asked:

How often is it normal to have bowel movements?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
Depends!: Everyone's different. Some people have a bowel movement every day, sometimes even twice daily depending upon dietary fiber, fluids & physical activity. Others feel just fine having a bowel movement every few days, perhaps even as infrequent as weekly. As long as you're not straining, you're ok. We worry about constipation if you really need to push & strain to get stool out. Avoid laxatives.
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Last updated Aug 28, 2017

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