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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

Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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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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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 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 rarely go poop, every couple of days I'm pretty sure that's not normal, when I do it's in morning or right before bed. Norm?

I rarely go poop, every couple of days I'm pretty sure that's not normal, when I do it's in morning or right before bed. Norm?

Maybe/maybe not.: It's OK to poop every few days as long as it's soft and not painful or effortful. If it is hard or painful/effortful, you need to get more fiber in your diet (by eating more veggies and fruits) and drink lots more water. If that doesn't help, talk to your Dr. About whether you can use Miralax (polyethylene glycol) regularly to help. ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy yesterday and was told I should poop in 2 days. It seems every time I eat or drink I have to poop now. Is this normal?

I had a colonoscopy yesterday and was told I should poop in 2 days. It seems every time I eat or drink I have to poop now. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes, it can be normal because of the fluid you had to drink before the colonoscopy. This fluid cleans the inside of your colon by causing loose bowel movements. It sounds like you still have some in your colon. It should work its way out in a couple of days. ...Read more

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I haven't pooped in several days. I tryed chocolate laxitive and suppository and hasn't helped. What else can I try? I normally poop every day

I haven't pooped in several days. I tryed chocolate laxitive and suppository and hasn't helped. What else can I try? I normally poop every day

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): If you are otherwise healthy, try miralax (polyethylene glycol) once. If that is not helpful, see an MD and review any diet changes, medications you have taken, including vitamins, and consider getting your thyroid checked. ...Read more

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My son is 3 months old and is fed 8oz of similac sensitive every 3-4 hrs (per ped instructions). He has had watery brown poop for 2 days. Normal?

My son is 3 months old and is fed 8oz of similac sensitive every 3-4 hrs (per ped instructions). He has had watery brown poop for 2 days. Normal?

Mildly abnormal: Don't worry about the stool color unless it is pitch black, bloody, or very light colored. Green, yellow, brown...Doesn't matter. The watery consistency is not exactly normal, perhaps a stomach virus. As long as no vomiting continue the similac. If the loose stools last more than a few days or vomiting develops, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I poop once every 3 days. Is that normal? And could that have an indirect impact on the cause of my severe acne? By the way I'm 17 years old

I poop once every 3 days. Is that normal? And could that have an indirect impact on the cause of my severe acne? By the way I'm 17 years old

See dermatologist: Having poop every 3 days is not normal, you should poop once a day. Change in your diet like eating more vegetable, fruits and drinking enough fluids will normalize your poop pattern. It does not have any impact on your acne. consult a dermatologist for your acne. ...Read more

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My 2 month old won't poop, he normally poops with every diaper change? What do I do? He has not pooped in 2 days, he is breast fed, and normally goes with every diaper change.

My 2 month old won't poop, he normally poops with every diaper change? What do I do? He has not pooped in 2 days, he is breast fed, and normally goes with every diaper change.

Constipation: Constipation is the passage of a dry, hard stool - not necessarily the absence of daily stool. If you suspect your child may be crying because he is ill, call your child's doctor. That being said, constipation is common in infants and there are a couple things you can do to help.

1.) give pear or prune juice - 1oz/age in months/day so in your case 2 oz. Not only does prune or pear juice have sugar which can help soften bms, but also has fiber (notice the gritty texture when you drink it?). This does not mean that you should be feeding your baby juice as a part of his regular diet, but it's ok in daily small amounts to treat constipation.

2.) if juice does not work, then you can try a glycerine suppository which you can buy over the counter. Just cut a pea-sized piece of the glycerine and place it in the baby's anus to lubricate the hard stool. This is not meant for daily use, so if you find that your baby needs a suppository in order to have a bm despite dietary changes, discuss with your child's doctor.

3.) do not use mineral oil, laxatives or enemas. These methods are not safe for infants.

4.) finally, if constipation is persistent and not improved with any of the above recommendations, be sure to contact your baby's doctor. There are some very rare underlying disorders such as hirschprung's disease, cystic fibrosis or hypothyroidism that can cause chronic constipation. ...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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3 months old infant. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

3 months old infant. Recently changed formula from 'novalac' to 'NAN' pooping continuously after every fed. Is it normal?

Common: In infants it is common for them to have a bowel movement after each feed. Most important is to see if the child is behaving and responding well. If baby is sucking well, feeding well, has no vomiting, smiles and is active, there is no cause for concern. But if you remain worried take the baby to a pediatrician to have the baby checked. ...Read more

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My baby used to poop once every day now she poops one day and the next one she doesn't she's only formula fed and she's 3 months is this normal?

My baby used to poop once every day now she poops one day and the next one she doesn't she's only formula fed and she's 3 months is this normal?

Yes: This is normal, as long as the stool is soft. Babies develop their own patterns. Some babies go days between bowel movements. If the stool is soft, she is feeding well and growing....this is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My newborn poops after every feeding. Is this normal?

My newborn poops after every feeding. Is this normal?

Yes!: This is absolutely normal in newborns, especially with breast milk. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 months old she poops once a day sometimes every other day. Is that normal or okay?

My daughter is 3 months old she poops once a day sometimes every other day. Is that normal or okay?

Normal: It is normal for infants to stool daily or every other day at her age. Breast-fed infants will even go for 4-5 days sometimes. Don't worry about the frequency and how hard she seems to be working when she does go. What is important is the consistency of the stool. As long as it is soft and not painful to her, this is normal. If she has hard balls in her stool, that can be a sign of constipation. ...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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Is it normal to have to poop every morning right when you wake up?

Is it normal to have to poop every morning right when you wake up?

Why not...?: As addressed on healthtap before, normal stool pattern in america is actually a range. Most people will defecate from once every third to fourth day to three times a day. The timing of stooling depends on intake, transit, more. Changes in stool caliber & texture, evidence of maldigestion/ malabsorption, blood, & sometimes altered color all signal cause for concern that warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?

Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?

Can be: There is a basic process called the gastrocolic reflex. It is a wave of stimulation that sends a "move on" message to our gut after we take a volume of material into our stomach. The reflex may or may not trigger an emptying, but it is part of normal digestive action. You possibly reduce the frequency of emptying by adding some cereals or bananas to the diet.Plums/prunes/apple juice give more stools ...Read more

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My baby hasn't pooped is this normal it's only been a day and a half but she was pooping every day before now... I have changed her to powder formula?

My baby hasn't pooped is this normal it's only been a day and a half but she was pooping every day before now... I have changed her to powder formula?

Possibly: Any change in a babies diet can effect the frequency and or consistency of stool. If it remains soft when she does eventually go, it may just be getting acclimated to the change. If hard, a few other changes may be needed. Discuss it with her doc. ...Read more

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My seven week old baby poops once every other day, is this normal?

My seven week old baby poops once every other day, is this normal?

Yes: As long as stools are soft/mushy/liquidy when the baby does poop, the pattern you describe is perfectly normal. Some babies are just so efficient at digesting their mom;s milk that they may not make a lot of waste product (poop), so don't stool as often. Many breast fed babies give little runny skid marks with each feed. Consistency of the poop matters, not frequency. ...Read more

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My 7 day old daughter poops after every feeding, is this notmal? I'm worried.

My 7 day old daughter poops after every feeding, is this notmal? I'm worried.

Normal: There are a few things that newborns do very well and pooping is one of them. This is especially true if you are breastfeeding. It is completely normal for a 7 day old to poop after every feeding. No need to be worried, just enjoy the baby. ...Read more

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Pooping after every meal. Normal size texture, sausage shaped sometimes, Do I need to worry?

Pooping after every meal. Normal size texture, sausage shaped sometimes, Do I need to worry?

Has your diet: Changed? If so, that could be the cause and is nothing to worry about. As your system gets used to any new eating pattern, your stooling pattern may return to the more common one of 1-2 stools (poop) per day. If this continues or you haven't changed your diet, and if there is abdominal pain and/or vomiting with it, be sure to call your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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I feel like my new born is very gassy, farts and poops during every feeding. Is this normal?

I feel like my new born is very gassy, farts and poops during every feeding. Is this normal?

Yes: Newborns are born with immature digestive enzymes, which may leave them gassy. It takes 4-6 months for the digestive enzymes to fully develop. Best of health to your child. ...Read more

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My three-month-old BF baby has normally had yellow colored poop. But tonight she just had a green poop is that normal?

My three-month-old BF baby has normally had yellow colored poop. But tonight she just had a green poop is that normal?

Breast milk poo: The stool of breast fed babies can vary in color and consistency without cause for concern, provided there is no blood, fever, vomiting, irritability, abdominal distension or loss of weight. If other children in the home or daycare are having similar symptoms, it may be due to infection. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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