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Too many bowel movements in one day! What should I do?

Too many bowel movements in one day! What should I do?

Drink fluids and see: Just drink clear liquids containing some sugar and electrolytes and if it still does not get better or you start vomiting and can not hold any fluids go to er for IV fluids and blood and stool test
main concern is to prevent dehydration, as most of these caused by viruses are self limiting
if you have high fever with it or have travel abroad you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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Hi! Is it normal to have up to 6 bowel movements in a day? Its starting to effect my daily life.

Hi! Is it normal to have up to 6 bowel movements in a day? Its starting to effect my daily life.

Not usually: Sometimes fiber supplement will help control too much as well as too little movement. If that fails after a few days, should see a GI dr for history / exam / testing. Particularly since impacting daily functioning. ...Read more

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How many times a day should I have a bowel movement?

Depends: More than three per day, or fewer than one every three days, or if they are difficult, suggests a problem. Beyond this, everything you'll be told is folklore / superstition. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement 5 times a day?

Is it normal to have a bowel movement 5 times a day?

Not everyday: If you have been having 5 bowel movements regularly for days to weeks, go see your doctor. There can be underlying causes of this if it is chronic. However, if you ate something spoiled and this has been occurring a day or two, it can be due to that but you need to make sure you don't become dehydrated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have more then 5 bowel movement in 1 day?

Is it normal to have more then 5 bowel movement in 1 day?

Not so much.: Everyone has some changeability in bowel habits, and sometimes a certain food will cause "the runs". However, if you frequently have 5 or more stools daily, you should see your doctor. Review your diet, medical history, and medications. If you see blood, that definitely should be evaluated. ...Read more

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My partner has black black bowel movement but not every day?

My partner has black black bowel movement but not every day?

Evaluation Needed: Your partner should get evaluated as there are many reasons for black bm's. ...Read more

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For adults, how many times a day should you have a bowel movement?

Varies...: The range of normal bowel movement frequency is 3 per day to 1 every 3 days. ...Read more

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Hello I have a bowel movements 1-4x a day sometimes less is that normal?

Hello I have a bowel movements 1-4x a day sometimes less is that normal?

Worried about stools: Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from normal (4), hard (1-3), soft (5-7). I appreciate your concern ; would caution against use of laxatives, suppositories, enemas routinely. Try a dietary fiber supplement or stool softener to avoid staining. But bleeding, incontinence, pain needs eval. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a bowel movement 1 to 4 times a day sometimes less? .

Is it normal to have a bowel movement 1 to 4 times a day sometimes less? .

Normal depends on u: Sometimes people move their bowels everyday. Some people move their bowels less. Some more. People and their bowels are pretty unique and things can change with stress levels, diet, exercise, etc. Normal is a pretty broad term when it comes to bowels. ...Read more

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For years now I only have bowel movement once a day. But I struggle at times.

1/day-normal. Constip: Bm daily is normal. May need more fluid, fiber, activity. Meds, diet, mood, activity can all affect. Prior surgery, pregnancy, childbirth (vaginal or csection) can affect. Discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of having 5 or more bowel movements a day, every day for years?

Consistency?: If normal/soft in consistency, it may be your normal. Color should be normal, as well as lack of other symptoms like pain. ...Read more

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How often should I have bowel movement? I've heard some people have it like 3 or 4 times day

Everyone different: A person's bowel transit time varies. Some people have BMs 2-3x/day while others go every 3-7 days. A lot of this can be diet-related. High fiber diet and staying hydrated will lead to more regularity in stooling. Some inflammatory bowel disorders and some infections can increase the transit time (more stools during the day). Irritable bowel syndrome can increase or decrease BM frequency... ...Read more

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Hi I am 24 male I suffer from irregular bowel movement every day. So please suggest me what should I do.?

You're not abnormal: Irregularity is common & does not necessarily signal abnormality. Average stool pattern in america fits a bell-curve, ranging from 3 movements daily to one every 3-4 days. Try adding fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains) or commercial water soluble supplements to "regulate" stools. Raise concern if bleeding, weight loss, localizing abdominal pain or a personal/family history of colitis, cancer. ...Read more

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Is there a problem if after I have a bowel movement and wipe, thoroughly later in the day residue is present?

Is there a problem if after I have a bowel movement and wipe, thoroughly later in the day residue is present?

Maybe, but...: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more

Defecation (Definition)

Passing food that is fully digested and ready for excretion out the ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more