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A 27-year-old female asked:

I can go weeks without a bowel movement, i experience loud bubble noises constantly, and my actual gas is very foul. what could be wrong?.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Need some tests: 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 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Testing will define if your infrequency is due to inflammation, rectal/anal dysfunction, partial obstruction due to mass, stenosis, obstipation, extrinsic, or is a functional issue.

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