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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)

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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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Should i be worried i that my 7 yrs old daughter poops so big and she poop every 3 days since she was a baby ?

Should i be worried i that my 7 yrs old daughter poops so big and she poop every 3 days since she was a baby ?

Not really: Children do not all have the same patterns of bowel movements. If it is soft, not causing pain, and doesn't have blood on the stool, it's probably normal. Make sure she eats plenty of fruits/veggies/whole grains and drinks enough water. If the stool is hard balls, or painful, see your doctor to help with constipation. ...Read more

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My poop has been green for three days. What can I take for this?

My poop has been green for three days. What can I take for this?

Why: There is no need to take anything just because the color of the stool has changed. Probably excess bile or something you ate. ...Read more

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Not pooping as much as i did before while pregnant. I went from everyday to know every 3-4 days. Is this normal?

Not pooping as much as i did before while pregnant. I went from everyday to know every 3-4 days. Is this normal?

Constipation: Constipation is indeed a common complaint amongst pregnant women. Ensure that you are pushing fluids, eating a sensible diet high in fiber and exercising regularly. If you continue to have constipation issues, speak with your obstetrician. Take great care! ...Read more

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My two months old baby has very slimmy poop for three days now. She poops at least four times daily with hard noisy push anytime she wants to poop?

My two months old baby has very slimmy poop for three days now. She poops at least four times daily with hard noisy push anytime she wants to poop?

Don't worry: Unless the number of BM's have greatly increased and she is acting fussy and not eating well. You didn't mention if she is breastfed, and if that is the case , it's possible that some change in your diet is responsible. Watch for the next few days, and in most cases these changes resolve without an explanation. See your doctor if not resolving ...Read more

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My 3 month old who is breastfed only poops once every 5 days and by the last couple days she is so uncomfortable, what can I do to fix it or help her?

My 3 month old who is breastfed only poops once every 5 days and by the last couple days she is so uncomfortable, what can I do to fix it or help her?

Breast feeds: Breast fed infants can go a little every feed or overflow a diaper once a week. If it is soft when they go i don't worry about it. Babies fuss for a lot of reasons including gas, so irregularity is not always the cause. If stools are getting hard, i often try full strength prune juice, 1oz once or more/d.Takes about 3d to get things moving. ...Read more

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Im 37 weeks today i have had BH for the last three days and today i got a bad bolt of poops and cramping in back and front this is my 5th baby ?

Im 37 weeks today i have had BH for the last three days and today i got a bad bolt of poops and cramping in back and front this is my 5th baby  ?

Could be real: This could be real labor. Unfortunately, the only way to know is to be checked. Even a mother of 4 can be wrong but since labor tends to go faster in those we have had more children, you need to be seen and examined now. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was pooping and I pushed and I felt pain on my left side around the waist area.This happened three days ago.Since then I can feel my poop going down shortly before I go to the toilet should i be concerned?

I was pooping and I pushed and I felt pain on my left side around the waist area.This happened three days ago.Since then I can feel my poop going down shortly before I go to the toilet should i be concerned?

Not clear: What do you mean by "feel your poop going down"? An urge to go to the bathroom is normal. The pop may have been a small muscle strain with pushing. Nothing here sounds super alarming so I would just monitor situation for now. ...Read more

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Is there a problem with me only pooping every 2 to 3 days, and does this lead to fat gain?

Not always but...: Having BM's every 2-3 days may not be terrible but it's optimal to have daily BM's; otherwise toxins in the stool can be reabsorbed. Of greater concern is the cause; chronic constipation can be caused by hypothyroidism, insufficient dietary fiber &/or fluid intake, lack of exercise, magnesium deficiency, lead toxicity, intestinal yeast overgrowth, imbalances of GI flora etc. See a doc to evaluate. ...Read more

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Feces (Definition)

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