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I only poop about once every 3-4 days. Is that normal?

I only poop about once every 3-4 days. Is that normal?

No it is not normal: It is not normal to poop every 3to4 days.Normaly a person will move bowels once or twice a day if you are moving your bowels every 3to4 days you should consult your doctor, you may need adjustment in your diet, like more fluids, high fiber content and may need a stool softner or a laxative for a short period until you get regular. ...Read more

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Is it normal for a six year old to poop every two to three days?

Is it normal for a six year old to poop every two to three days?

Yes it is normal: Bms every 2-3 days is still a normal pattern. Continue to encourage your son to eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains plenty of fluids especially water. If he is having increased pain passing bowel movements consult with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 9 week old son poops once every 10 days. Yet, he's pooped 3 times in the past three days, 1 for everyday, andhis poop has been bright green/watery/stringy. Could therebe a problem?

Probably ok: Frequent, loose, sometimes greenish stools in infants indicate "rapid transit" of stools that can be due to host of issues but unless he is not eating, having fever, appearing ill may resolve with just observation or care with the diet if other foods have been introduced. If adding new foods this may be part of the problem but not necessarily mean they have to be stopped if this problem resolves. ...Read more

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My so is six month old and poops 4 to 6 times a day. He eats solid three times a day and nurses btween 6 to 12 times in a. 24 hour peiod. His poop has changed In the past two days. He used to poop once every other day now he is going four to six times a

My so is six month old and poops 4 to 6 times a day. He eats solid three times a day and nurses  btween 6 to 12 times in a. 24 hour peiod. His  poop has changed In the past two days. He used to poop once every other day now he is going four to six times a

This is ok: Breast fed babies can have as few as one or two stools a week or as many as 4-6 per day depending on the child and the other elements in his diet. If there was a sudden change in frequency AND consistency of his stools he may have a viral illness. Give it a few days and if the frequency continues to increase or the stool becomes watery check with his doctor. ...Read more

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I poop maybe once or twice every two to three weeks. How can I fix this?

I poop maybe once or twice every two to three weeks. How can I fix this?

Time to get help...: The average bowel frequency in america varies from 3 movements daily to 1 every 3-4 days.You are clearly outside the bell curve & need help now. Whether you have colon inertia, rectal dyssynergia, partial obstruction (intrinsic or extrinsic), ischemic gut, metabolic "imbalance", or some other disorder you should get checked & treated. Age, co-morbidities, longevity of symptoms may alter prognosis. ...Read more

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What can I do to give myself a pooping schedule? Somedays ill go three times, others once, somedays twice. What can I do to make it the same every day

What can I do to give myself a pooping schedule? Somedays ill go three times, others once, somedays twice. What can I do to make it the same every day

Don't be obsessive..: Your "pooping schedule" is based on what and where you eat in addition to you body.... Having a reproducible schedule, while maybe desired, it not necessary. ...Read more

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When go to toilet for a poo every three days which now I have to push hard at first get a lot burning after which I think open fissure again ?

When go to toilet for a poo every three days which now I have to push hard at first get a lot burning after which I think open fissure again 
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Constipation: Constipation is the most likely cause, especially if this is a new problem for you. If over-the-counter constipation treatment doesn't resolve the symptoms, then see your medical provider. Hope that helps. Thanks. ...Read more

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How often should my 10 month old have a bowel movement? She is breastfed. She goes about once every three days. Just concerned!

How often should my 10 month old have a bowel movement? She is breastfed. She goes about once every three days. Just concerned!

Varies: 1 bowel movement every 3 days is normal as long as her stool appears normal and she is gaining weight. Breast feed babies have a huge variation in normal. Some breast fed babies pass 1 stool a week and some with every diaper change. All the best. ...Read more

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