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How Long Can You Go Without Pooping
How long can you go without pooping? I mean I don't have to poop but I'm wondering. Is it okay for the body not to poop?
Bowel movements: Frequency of bowel movements vary greatly from several times a day to just once weekly. What's most important is non-liquid stool that doesn't require strenuous pushing & straining. Diarrhea is liquid stool while constipation is hard stool that's difficult to evacuate. Try to eat more fiber, drink more fluids & exercise regularly to naturally regulate bowel function & prevent constipation. ...Read more
How long can a person go withouy pooping before it causes severe problems and what could happen from not pooping?
2 poop or not 2 poop: Anormal range of bowel movements is from twice daily to once a week. Going longer than that if you are on a normal diet is a concern. Fecal impaction can cause pain and even death in the debilitated individual. Time to stop eating and take some non-stimulant laxatives or a fleets enema. Talking to your doctor is also important as sometimes medications can bind you up. ...Read more
How long can a person go without pooping before serious problems arise. What kind of problems can arise from not pooping?
Hard to predict!: If one starts out normal, by the end of 1 week of no pooping, bad things should start to happen. Maybe severe abdominal pains. Maybe liquid poop will leak out the anus. Then liquid poop may come up as vomiting (looks very scary). If only leaking liquid poop, and not vomiting it, he could go on for a long time if he is able to eat, maybe months. If he can't eat, maybe by week 4 he will start dying. ...Read more
Long poop: You are eating lot of fruits and veggies and it comes out nice and long. Eat lots more and it will come out like a cow plop. ...Read more
Not to long ago I had a hard time pooping, more then a few times just mucus came out. Lately it's been green and loose. What could be the cause?
REALLY STUCK: You are likely having liquid stools going around a giant solid log of poop. Start by doing a MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) clean out on the weekend. Put MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) into everything you drink until you poop clear. Then, the important thing is to not let it happen again. Stool softeners are pretty useless to actually "soften" stool. Titrate MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) every other day, or daily to avoid hard rocks. Drink more water, eat veg! ...Read more
Only symp:Semi-contrld pooping / watery - possibly ate something that did not sit. How long should it last / unusual length? Days/week? Have hydrol't,
Sometimes I have to poop but im not in a situation where I can go (on a jobsite) and when I finally reach a bathroom I no longer have the urge. Advice?
Regular Regeime: Important to have a regular regiems of defecation. Suggest you try to find some time after breakfast sitting for a bit to allow the colon and rectum do what it's meant to do! ...Read more
I spend too long on the toilet going poop and it will affect me professionally. I need to stay or else I won't feel finished. Is there a way to speedup?
For some people taking a fiber supplement like metamucil make make for "better" stools that evacuate more easily.
Also, try finding a regular time to have a BM when you do not have to be rushed to go to work so that you can take the time needed.
Alternatively, try "adjusting your mind" to realize that you do not have to get up from the toilet feeling finished. It's okay to go again later. ...Read more
Constipation: Constipation is defined as a bowel movement < 3x per week. Constipation is NOT necessarily dangerous but abnormal and may require treatment. It is difficult to answer your question because healthy people will eventually have a bowel movement without complications or adverse effects. ...Read more
Probably because he: Ingested something long & green that couldn't be absorbed, either a food or a non-food item. ...Read more
There are long, fat, red colored worms coming out every time she poops. Hemoglobin really down. 86 years old. What can it be?? How does this happen?
Round worm..: Ascariasis or round worm infestation. Can be easily treated with Mebendazol 100mg twice a day x 3 days, or Albendazol 400mg once only will clear it. Seek and solve the oro fecal contamination, treat other family members at the same time if they have it. ...Read more
Had constipation iss for yrs, now I am pooping several times a day soft smaller amounts. 1 inch round, soft light brown 4-5 inches long is this normal?
Yes: Whatever you're doing, keep doing it. Constipation can cause a variety of deadly illnesses--especially colon cancer. Bile acids break down into potent carcinogens, if transit time is more than 24 hours, bathing the colon and lower intestines with cancer-causing poison. Keep your bowels moving regularly, and avoid colon cancer. ...Read more
Cystic fibrosis: Physiological changes in the CF gut lead to the accumulation of viscous (sticky) mucus and faecal material in the terminal ileum, caecum and ascending colon which form obstructing mucofaeculant impactions (walker et al, 2006). Contributing factors include fat malabsorption, abnormal intestinal mucins, low duodenal ph, deficient anion secretion, dysregulation of sodium and chloride absorption, othe. ...Read more
I've noticed that my poop comes out in long pieces like 3 all 4 pieces why is this not pencil thin thow?
Poop vision?: Hi~ the Science of Scatology is as yet an imperfect one! I have no idea why your stools are NOT pencil thin. Are they supposed to be? If they were I might be a tad concerned. But they are not and should not be. What is a noticeable is that you seem to have an overly keen interest in the morphology of your stool. Why is that? Have you considered talking to Psychologist about this? ...Read more
My poop is narrow short sections and always feel like I haven't when enough no matter how long I sit. Feels as if something is still in my rectum area?
No: But should infection occur, than yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
I been constipation for a long time and I can go without stool getting stuck and then it get stuck like all smash soft poop?
2 yr old refuses to poop. Recently potty trained, won't poop in potty, his pants, nothing. Holds it so long it hurts when he does go. What do I do?
Toilet training: Oops, your toddler appears stressed-out! The best thing to do is to leave him alone at this point - no negative comments, reprimands despite pant soiling, coercion, urgings nor discussions about his pooping. Shower him with praises, reassurances and positive reinforcements and/or give rewards if/when he defecates in the toilet. Continue to provide increased fiber and fluid intake. Live like usual. ...Read more
If anus has been hurting after poop does that mean constipation? Pain long after going to restroom still burning or cut feeling. Sometimesblood. Nohem
4 year old won't pee or poop in potty tried everything. He goes in his pants right after no matter how long he sits on potty. How do I get him trained?
How can I help make my child to stop him from holding his bowels? My six year old does not want to poop. He holds them for so long and then when he finally goes, they're almost as big as baseballs in diameter with a lot of blood...By him doing this, his un
Often,: Often, if there is a pattern of holding in of bowel movements, there is an identifiable source of pain or discomfort. One common cause is the presence of anal fissures (tears in the skin around the anus) which can hurt during bowel movements. In some cases, there can also be anatomical (structural) issues which cause the bowel movements to have a more difficult time passing. The best starting point would be an evaluation with his pediatrician to evaluate for the reason he is holding his bowels. Often, guidance will be for use of medication to loosen the stool to the point that pain is not derived and develop a pattern of comfort and trust in regular production of bowel movements. ...Read more
How long should my 3 month old (exclusively breast fed) go without pooping before it's a cause for concern?
Ask Dr. If 3-4 days: If a baby is eagerly and happily breastfeeding each day, if he has no tummy aches nor bloating, and if his poops are quite soft, then it is ok for him to poop only once every few days. He is digesting all the breastmilk, and using almost all of it to maintain and grow his body (leaving very little solid material to make poop). The water in the milk is absorbed and later urinated out as pee. ...Read more
I've been having problems going poop for a long time now my stomach is very swollen and white things come out of my rectum. What is it?
Today, in the long of day, I have a pain in the stomach and when I go to make poop, the water is with a little of blood. What it can be?
Infection.: Most likely an infection (bacterial or viral). Stay hydrated and see your doctor. ...Read more
When taking antibotic pill by mouth how long it has to at least stay in your system before you can go poop? Please give full details, thank you.
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