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Is it normal to have bm twice a day?

Is it normal to have bm twice a day?

Can be: Bms typically vary from person to person and can be normal but differ completely and still be normal. There are people who go once every three days and that is normal for them. More of a concern would be a change in bowel habits. Also if bms are associated with abdominal or rectal pain, blood associated with them all are concerns and should be evaluated by a physiaicn. But bms 2x a day can be nl. ...Read more

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1 tablespoon of Metamucil a delcolax 1 day prier. Had squiggly weird bm first looked like than normal after is this from the laxat?

1 tablespoon of Metamucil a delcolax 1 day prier. Had squiggly weird bm first looked like than normal after is this from the laxat?

Probably, but...: Dulcolax (bisacodyl) is a stimulant laxative that works by increasing movement of intestines, helping stool to come out, assuming normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Metamucil is a bulking agent. Used together, stools appear altered. But a change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent. ...Read more

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My 5 month old grunts all day long - not associated with a bm. Is this normal?

My 5 month old grunts all day long - not associated with a bm. Is this normal?

It depends: Often infants will grunt as they develop speech and control of their voice. Some infants grunt due to underlying problems such as heart or lung problems. You may want to have your doctor evaluate the grunting. You can help your doctor by making a quick video of the grunting, with your phone or camera, and bring it along with you to your doctor's appointment. ...Read more

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I am having a bm 3 times a day, not normal for me, could it be my gall bladder?

I am having a bm 3 times a day, not normal for me, could it be my gall bladder?

Not likely: The usual symptoms of gb disease are bloating, nausea, vomiting, epigastric or RUQ abdominal pain, with or without radiation around or into the back and shoulder. ...Read more

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For as long as I can remember I've had diareah almost every day n it's my normal bm. How can this affect me in the future?

For as long as I can remember I've had diareah almost every day n it's my normal bm. How can this affect me in the future?

What do you mean: by diarrhea...???frequent bowel movements????soft/liquid bowel movements??? "diarrhea" means different things to different people. Ask question again with more details! Dr Z ...Read more

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I usually only have a bm once every week or 2 weeks. Past couple months, i've been having one 1-3 times a day. No change in diet. Normal change?

I usually only have a bm once every week or 2 weeks. Past couple months, i've been having one 1-3 times a day. No change in diet. Normal change?

Not unusual: For bowel habits to vary at your age. Would advise getting thyroid functions tested. If diarrhea develops may need more formal GI evaluation as well. ...Read more