A 44-year-old male asked:
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is it normal to have a bowel movement every 4-5 days? i drink 70oz water and get 40-60 g of fiber. no pain and movement is very large, solid & soft.

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Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
BM.: Real question is what is normal for u. . Few people go maybe every 2-3 days but this is normal for that person, so, when did this change occur, any allied changes. Family history bowel ca, irritable bowel syndrome. Review your history with how why what when where of detective. Once organized see doc as history often makes diagnosis, but details important. What's normal? Why the change- seek consul.
Answered on Sep 11, 2020
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