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What special tools for the bathroom are there for the disabled?

What special tools for the bathroom are there for the disabled?

So many: There are grab bars, raised toilet seats, wheel in showers, shower chairs that can all make bathroom activities much easier for a person with a disability. This is the expertise of the occupational therapist. ...Read more

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Go to bathroom 5 times in hour?

Go to bathroom 5 times in hour?

That's a lot.: Seriousness varies depending if this is a daytime problem only and if it has been going on for long. If this occurs even at night you have a major problem and need to see someone soon. If this is a temporary issue i think you may just have irritated your bladder or perhaps have an infection. If it goes away you are ok. If it persists you should have a urinalysis and exam. ...Read more

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Foul odor when using the bathroom?

Foul odor when using the bathroom?

FOUL FLATUS R/O IBS: FOUL FLATUS R/O IBS vs IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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Why am I going to the bathroom so much?

Why am I going to the bathroom so much?

Not enough info.: Can you clarify for us – are you going to the bathroom to urinate or defecate? Have other symptoms? Is the chronic or acute?? ...Read more

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Going to the bathroom 5-6 times a night?

Going to the bathroom 5-6 times a night?

See your doctor: and have your prostate checked, You probably have an enlarged prostate which can be treated with medication. ...Read more

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I fainted in my bathroom, what to do now?

I fainted in my bathroom, what to do now?

Check up: this may have been a fall in blood pressure and have little significanse but have a check up! ...Read more

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I go to the bathroom once a week, is that bad?

I go to the bathroom once a week, is that bad?

Only stooling: once a week could be problematic? Are you chronically constipated? ...Read more

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Whe I go to the Bathroom it hurt when I do pipi?

Whe I go to the Bathroom it hurt when I do pipi?

Dysuria: We are adults here and use adult words for our genitals and bodily functions. Pain with urination usually represents a urinary tract infection. You need to sign off of the internet and go see your doctor for testing, diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I need to go to the bathroom so frequently?

Not enough info: Can you clarify for us – are you going to the bathroom to urinate or defecate? Have other symptoms? Is the chronic or acute?? ...Read more

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Why am I going to bathroom after everything I eat?

Why am I going to bathroom after everything I eat?

Many causes see doc: Can't tell on this forum. See your doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Why can't I use the bathroom without taking laxitives?

Why can't I use the bathroom without taking laxitives?

Constipation: Sounds like you are suffering from constipation. There are 2 main causes - colonic inertia (slow transit) and outlet delay (problems occurring in the rectum). You will need an evaluation by a gastroenterologist to help determine the cause and for proper management. ...Read more

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Could you explain why do I go to the bathroom so much?

Could you explain why do I go to the bathroom so much?

More info needed: Can you clarify for us – are you going to the bathroom to urinate or defecate? Have other symptoms? Is the chronic or acute?? ...Read more

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What to do if I have to go to the bathroom, like a lot?

What to do if I have to go to the bathroom, like a lot?

Don't know: Can you clarify for us – are you going to the bathroom to urinate or defecate? Have other symptoms? Is the chronic or acute?? ...Read more

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How many times will my baby go to the bathroom each day?

How many times will my baby go to the bathroom each day?

5-8: Starting around 4 days old babies should have about 5-8 wet diapers a day. Poop is another story. Some breastfeed babies stool after every feed which can be 8 times a day, some breastfed babies stool once every 5 days. As long as the stools are soft, both are fine. Formula fed babies tend to stool 2-5 times a day. When you start solids infants start stooling a little less often. ...Read more

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What to do if I have not gone to the bathroom in 9 days?

What to do if I have not gone to the bathroom in 9 days?

Not good: That is not good. Assuming you have been eating normally, get a bottle of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) from the store. Prepare and drink that. If that doesn't work, try a dulcolax suppository. If that doesn't work, get an enema kit. All of these are OTC. If the enema doesn't work, see your doctor or go to a clinic/hospital for further treatment. The longer it goes on, the worse it will get. ...Read more