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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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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

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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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3 day BRAT after 9 days diarrhea. No other symptoms really. Now morning bm, sparse/pencily/slightly formed but feeling kind of constipated. Normal?

3 day BRAT after 9 days diarrhea. No other symptoms really. Now morning bm, sparse/pencily/slightly formed but feeling kind of constipated. Normal?

Bowel movements: It is not unusual for it to take a while for the bowel movements to return to normal after a stretch of diarrhea. As you transition off of the brat diet, you should add more and more fiber to your diet until your stools are normal. Good luck. ...Read more

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Have a one year old who, the past 2 weeks, has had a bm around 4 times a day. It's been causing a lot of soreness and using cream, but is this normal?

Have a one year old who, the past 2 weeks, has had a bm around 4 times a day. It's been causing a lot of soreness and using cream, but is this normal?

Toddler stools: 4 poops a day is a little bit more than usual, but not by any means a big problem. It is likely diet related. The fact he is having irritation from the stools tells me they are probably a bit acidic, so you need to cut back on things that could cause that. If he drinks any juice or sport drinks, including juice boxes, etc, you need to eliminate these for water or milk. Try a daily probiotic. ...Read more

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Again my 5yo woke up in the night vomiting but nothing came up. BM normal. Eating liter than usualThis is day 10 of off and on night/morning vomiting.?

Again my 5yo woke up in the night vomiting but nothing came up. BM normal. Eating liter than usualThis is day 10 of off and on night/morning vomiting.?

Your child: Needs to see her Pediatrician. "Dry Heaves" are NOT normal in children and may be the signs of a number of Childhood infections and disorders! Make that Appointment. NOW! Hope this helps. Dr Z ...Read more

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5 yr on vacation hs not hd BM in 5 days. Sd we b concerned? Normally goes every day or every other day not complaining of hurting & not vomiting tx

5 yr on vacation hs not hd BM in 5 days. Sd we b concerned? Normally goes every day or every other day not complaining of hurting & not vomiting tx

Need to get poop out: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... If unsuccessful, a doctor can examine and offer helpful ideas, or an enema. ...Read more

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My four week old grunts during the day. .. Sometimes crying afterwards. Is this normal? He eats well and takes good naps and normal bm and pee diapers

My four week old grunts during the day. .. Sometimes crying afterwards. Is this normal? He eats well and takes good naps and normal bm and pee diapers

Babies make sounds: Babies do tend to make a lot of different sounds. Some grunts, gurgles, fussy sounds, and others are quite common. If your baby seems to have a good appetite, sleeps well and is acting fine, don't worry too much about the noises. If he is having trouble- not eating/sleeping well, etc., check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have several bowel movements per day? Since I started eating healthier, I have more bm's. They look normal size/color- just curious

Is it normal to have several bowel movements per day? Since I started eating healthier, I have more bm's. They look normal size/color- just curious

How many?: If the stools are well formed, there is no reason to be concerned. If you are not losing weight, unintentionally, it should not be an issue. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is good bowel habit to have 1 bowel movement daily? Occasionally I miss a day or I have 2 bm's daily. Is that normal?

Is good bowel habit to have 1 bowel movement daily? Occasionally I miss a day or I have 2 bm's daily. Is that normal?

Normal: Normal can be once every five days or five times every day. Sometimes we target one soft bm/day for patients with symptoms, but if you feel fine this may be "normal" for you. ...Read more

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Green stool, no pain w/ bm, dull up & down abdominal pain, appetite normal, slightly loose consistency, about 4 bm's a day. Should I be concerned?

Green stool, no pain w/ bm, dull up & down abdominal pain, appetite normal, slightly loose consistency, about 4 bm's a day. Should I be concerned?

Try high fiber diet: That is not uncommon. These kind of stools are often from inadequate fiber. Try adding a bran cereal daily. Increasing raw fruits and vegetables will help as well. You may also consider a fiber medication llike benifiber on a daily or every other day schediule. ...Read more