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Small stools: Such small stools often signify a need to increase your daily fluid and fiber intake. If you have a strong urge to defecate and can't, insert a glycerin rectal suppository or a gentle fleets enema. Taking senokot daily gives you a stool softener with a gentle stimulant if this is needed. Consult a gastroenterologist if you have further concerns about your bowel movements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"Normal" bowels: When defining "normal" for most things in medicine, consider a bell curve. Regarding stool frequency, "normal" is anywhere from 3 movements a day to once every 3-4 days. The peak of the bell curve (ie. Most common) is the magic 1 movement a day that everyone thinks is "normal." the bristol stool scale can also be used to define "normal" stool texture. Your doctor can help find "your normal." ...Read more
My metabolism is really bad, it can take up to seven days and not defecate what do you recommend I do ?, What is better to eat?
Whenever i defecate i tend to bleed quite profusedly. Is this something I should be worried about?
Absolutely: Rectal bleeding can be a first sign of cancer...So it is not to be ignored. You should go and see your doctor and get an examination done. Often the cause is benign such as hemorroids but you would not know it for certain without an examination by your doctor. So do not delay your check up. ...Read more
What is the average number of times a 22 year old male should defecate? Curious if I am over doing it or not. Thank you.
Once a day: Between once every 2 days to twice a day is a perfectly normal range. ...Read more