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Is it normal for my newborn to not have bowel movement for 2 days?

Is it normal for my newborn to not have bowel movement for 2 days?

Varies with feed: Your newborn should have an initial tarry poo within the first 24hrs.This signals that all the plumbing is hooked up.After primary clean out the pattern depends a lot on the feed. Bf kids can make a smear every feed or one giant poo every week or so.Formula fed kids tend to go at least daily.If the kid is quiet & seems ok i wouldn't be concerned.If babies fussy, it may or may not be an issue. ...Read more

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Intestine (Definition)

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


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Is it normal for my baby to breastfeed and not have a bowel movement for days?

Is it normal for my baby to breastfeed and not have a bowel movement for days?

Yes: 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

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Is it normal for babies not to have bowel movements for a few days?

Is it normal for babies not to have bowel movements for a few days?

Yes: Some babies from day1 poop 5-6 times per day and some poop once every 5-6 days. As long as the babydoes not have severe abdominal distension and a happy, thriving child, do not worry about it. ...Read more

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Is it normal for me not to to have a bowel movement 2 weeks after sigmoid colectomy?

Is it normal for me not to to have a bowel movement 2 weeks after sigmoid colectomy?

No not really: you need to talk with your surgeon and inform them of this. This is NOT normal!! ...Read more

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My baby has not had a bowel movement for almost 2 days, is that normal?

My baby has not had a bowel movement for almost 2 days, is that normal?

Yes: If a baby is eagerly and happily feeding 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. If breastfeeding, he is digesting all the milk, and using almost all of it to maintain and grow his body (leaving very little solid material to make poop). The water part of milk is digested, and the baby urinates it out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not poop for 3-4 days? And i don't feel constipated. Is it normal to not have a bowel movement for 3-4 days?

Is it normal to not poop for 3-4 days? And i don't feel constipated. Is it normal to not have a bowel movement for 3-4 days?

It depends: As long as you r not uncomfortable, nauseated, bloated, and with any abdominal discomfort its ok. You see there are a lot of factors involved including your dietary habbits, your work schedule, physical activity level and not drinking enough fluids. Some people just have slow motility of bowel. Remember to add a daily fiber supplement to your diet, which may improve your bowel habbits too. ...Read more

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Is it normal not to have a bowel movement now for four days after colonoscopy?

Is it normal not to have a bowel movement now for four days after colonoscopy?

Yes: With some patients due to slow transit, the colon may not fill up significantly enough to ellicit a bowel movement. As long as there is no pain associated with this, this can be regarded as normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

Is it normal for my baby to have a bowel movement after each feeding?

Yes: This is normal, especially with breastfed babies. It is also normal for breastfed babies to go 10 days to 2weeks without pooping. As long as they have soft stools and their belly does not seem to be getting bigger or hard or painful this is fine. If your baby's suddenly begins to have watery more frequent stools they may have an infection and should see a doctor to make sure they are hydrated. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my infant's bowel movements to be lightly colored?

Is it normal for my infant's bowel movements to be lightly colored?

Yes: Baby stool (poop) can be light colored, usually a blend of yellow with some brown or green. However, if the poop gets lighter and lighter in color, becoming a grey/white color, then there is a problem (not enough bile is mixing into the stool). A doctor will then need to evaluate the baby, to look for a liver or gall bladder problem causing the very light colored stool. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my baby to have bowel movements that are so watery?

Is it normal for my baby  to have bowel movements that are so watery?

Yes: Breastfed newborns typically have looser stools than formula fed. Nonetheless, there are distinguishing features that separate the abnormal from the normal. The newborn stool before solid foods rarely has an offensive odor; a seedy yellow character is common; the baby is generally not fussy. True diarrhea is oftentimes more green, possibly streaked with blood, and smells distinctively sour. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 10 week old infant who is exclusively breastfed to not have had a bowel movement in two days?

Is it normal for a 10 week old infant who is exclusively breastfed to not have had a bowel movement in two days?

Yes: Many exclusively breast fed infants poop as often as 10-12 times a day in the beginning but by two months can stool as little as once a week. When they go they will fill several diapers...Your child is wonderfully normal. ...Read more

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My son has intestinal malrotation, he had surgery at 4 days and seems to not have issues since however is it normal for him not to poop everyday?

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My son has intestinal malrotation, he had surgery at 4 days and seems to not have issues since however is it normal for him not to poop everyday?

Here are some...: Habit of BM could be unique widely varying among people. But as long as his BM is regular in his own way and pattern over a long duration, he should be all right. In fact, train him to live with healthy lifestyle without overindulgence and obsession, which should be the key for how to live a long happy life. More? Peruse articles listed on http://formefirst.com/eNewsletter.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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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?

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

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I had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. I was wondering if it is normal to have green bowel movements. I have them several times a month for like the past year or so. It is most noticeable the week around my period. Is this normal?

I had gastric bypass surgery in 2006. I was wondering if it is normal to have green bowel movements. I have them several times a month for like the past year or so. It is most noticeable the week around my period. Is this normal?

Interesting: If occurring several times a month, not likely associated with your period (unless it is also occurring several times a month?). If no other symptoms (pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, weight loss) then reassuring. Associated with certain foods/beverages (food dyes?). Might want to keep symptom and food diary to see if link. Would also discuss with your surgeon. Hope this helps. Good luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Would it be healthy to not have a bowel movement for 2 days?

Would it be healthy to not have a bowel movement for 2 days?

Could be normal to: Have a bm only 2-3 times a week. Most people have a bm daily but a good number do get it a few times a week only. If its recent change, the see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for not to feel fetal movement for 2 days at 26 weeks pregnant?

Is it normal for not to feel fetal movement  for 2 days at 26 weeks pregnant?

No: If you are 26 weeks pregnant and have been feeling fetal movement till now, you should see your doctor and get checked out. You should never go a day without feeling movement. ...Read more

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So I have had my period for over 3 years now but the problem is that it is not regular it may pass 2 month without get. Is that normal? Am i okay?

So I have had my period for over 3 years now but the problem is that it is not regular it may pass 2 month without get. Is that normal? Am i okay?

Could be normal: There are a lot of factors that impact a woman's periods. Irregular periods can be caused by poor nutrition (especially lack of healthy fats), stress, and too much exercise. Try to improve your health, and if you still have problems see a doctor to have hormone testing done. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not have ur period for over 2 months?

Is it normal to not have ur period for over 2 months?

Missed period: Might be. If absolutely certain you could not be pregnant, then one possibility is a missed ovulation. Younger women who haven't yet developed a stable, predictable cycle may sometimes miss an ovulation. The lining of the uterus will remain until the next cycle when ovulation occurs, and the flow from that may be heavier than usual. If it goes on much longer, however, best to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not feel my baby move for a day?

Is it normal to not feel my baby move for a day?

Depends: It depends on how far along you are. Most women feel movment first at 18-20 weeks. From there until about 30 weeks fetal movements may not be regular and you may not feel them every day. After 30 weeks, you should feel your baby move every day. If you are ever worried it is easier and safer to get checked then to stay at home wondering. ...Read more

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