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How Many Bowel Movements A Day Is Normal
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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
I eat a mostly clean diet, no gluten, sugar, dairy, or processed foods. I also make green juice daily. Is it normal to have 4-5 bowel movements a day?
Is it normal for my infant (4weeks old) who is breastfed to have 10-12 bowel movements a day and he cries and seems to be in serious pain?
Pain isn't normal: It is common for some breast fed babies to have a bowel movement with each feeding (sometimes, just small squirts). As long as it is soft, not hard balls, it is usually normal. But, if your baby really seems uncomfortable and cries excessively, he should be checked by his doctor. ...Read more
My mom is 94 years old and has cancerous tumor the size of a softball removed from her intestines before the operation and she still is having five bowel movements a day at least is this normal?
Hard to say: I would talk to her doctor about this to find out what they expect after the surgery. ...Read more
How many grams of fiber should i have per day, in order to have a normal bowel movement/stool? 5'2, 95 lbs..
As much as needed. : Not to be tongue in cheek but the actual answer is as much as it takes. Officially the recommended amount is 25-30 grams a day. The ideal amount varies per person. The goal really is to take enough fiber to have at least two soft formed bowel movements a day. An important note of caution regarding fiber intake is that dietary fiber needs to be increased gradually to prevent GI discomfort. ...Read more
Worried about stools: Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from normal (4), hard (1-3), soft (5-7). I appreciate your concern ; would caution against use of laxatives, suppositories, enemas routinely. Try a dietary fiber supplement or stool softener to avoid staining. But bleeding, incontinence, pain needs eval. ...Read more
Usually I have several bowel movements in the morning and as the day goes by i don't have it anymore until the next morning. Is this normal? Disease?
Is normal not to have bowel movements right after meals but any other time of the day?. I have bm's sometimes in the morning sometimes afternoon.
May not be abnormal: Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from normal (4), hard (1-3), soft (5-7). Stool frequency you describe does not meet the medical definition of diarrhea. Perhaps you have a change in stool texure, urgency, timing, volume? Gastro-colic reflux may contribute here--get checked please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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