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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
I spend too long on the toilet going poop and it will affect me professionally. I need to stay or else i wont feel finished. Is there a way to speedup?
Try metamucil: 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?
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 ›
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