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My 12 month old son has bowel movements 2-3 times per day and it varies from marbles to pale and very loose in the same day. Normal? Diet?

My 12 month old son has bowel movements 2-3 times per day and it varies from marbles to pale and very loose in the same day. Normal? Diet?

Diet: Diet can effect the color and consistancy of stool. If the stool is always marble like or always pale, then he may have a problem, but if it changes day to day, then no worries. Take a sample to your pediatrician. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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I have bowel movements two or three times a day. Sometimes my stomach hurts and there not hard but mushy light brown. Do I need more water in me?

I have bowel movements two or three times a day.  Sometimes my stomach hurts and there not hard but mushy light brown.  Do I need more water in me?

Your stool pattern: ...alone is not the determiner of your hydrational status, so I'm sorry we cannot accurately comment further as to the adequacy of your water intake versus requirements based on the limited provided data. ...Read more

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38weeks pregnant. Bad tummy ache, constant bowel movements 3/4 times a day, nausea, and gassy. What can be the cause of this?

38weeks pregnant. Bad tummy ache, constant bowel movements 3/4 times a day, nausea, and gassy. What can be the cause of this?

See doctor: This could be symptoms of a number of things including gastroenteritis (stomach bug), pre-eclampsia, labor, placental complications, or nothing special at all. I would encourage you to bee seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you have bowel movements like 2 or 3 times a day at the start of your period?

Can you have bowel movements like 2 or 3 times a day at the start of your period?

Possible: Can be form the incrased prostagladin production, but if they are nor normal in consistency or color or any blood then u need an exavulation , or if u do not wantthem that often then your doc may be able to get you on a med for that. ...Read more

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Hi I have bowel movements every other day when I use to go three times a day and when I go its dark green and sometimes it floats. Ct hida scan normal?

Hi I have bowel movements every other day when I use to go three times a day and when I go its dark green and sometimes it floats. Ct hida scan normal?

Possible other cause: Have you changed your diet? Changes in consistency of BM can also be due to what we eat. Do you have any abdominal pain? If you got a CT HIDA I am assuming you are seeing a physician, and I would encourage you to advocate for further laboratory tests to make sure your pancreas is also healthy. Drink water, fruits/veggies, and decrease fat intake to see if this makes a difference as well. ...Read more

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I go to the toilet about 3 times a day is this normal bowel movement sometimes I get pains and cramps in my stomach?

Probably ok: Thats at the upper limits of normal, but if that's your typical schedule you should be ok. If this is a change and it's getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have severe constipation, i take mirilax 3 times a day, i take amitiza (lubiprostone) 2 daily, and I have used an enima. I have not had a bowel movement in 2 weeks!?

Go get help: Two weeks is a long time to go without a bowel movement, and is getting dangerous. There are many possible causes, and these need to be explored, but the most urgent thing is to make sure you are not obstructed and get things moving. ...Read more

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How often should i have bowel movement? I've heard some people have it like 3 or 4 times day

How often should i have bowel movement? I've heard some people have it like 3 or 4 times day

Everyone different: A person's bowel transit time varies. Some people have BMs 2-3x/day while others go every 3-7 days. A lot of this can be diet-related. High fiber diet and staying hydrated will lead to more regularity in stooling. Some inflammatory bowel disorders and some infections can increase the transit time (more stools during the day). Irritable bowel syndrome can increase or decrease BM frequency... ...Read more

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Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more