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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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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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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

Feces (Definition)

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