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What Can I Take To Help Me Have A Bowel Movement More Than Two Times A Week
Many things: A good diet high in fiber with increased fruits and vegetables. Prunes, prune juice, plums, apples, unprocessed bran, bran cereals, increase water and fluids. Try goind daily after a meal and a hot cup of beverage. Dr. David's recipee: 8 oz flax seed, sesame seeds and peled sunflower seeds. Mix equally. Take a tablespon up to three times a day or mix with cereals. Exercise too! ther r othr. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've had hiccups everyday multiple times a day for 6 years, should I see a doctor? They can last from two seconds to an hour and can give me headache
I very rarely poop. Probably a couple times a month, the only way I can is if I take lots of laxatives. Please help!?
Reccomendations: Here's some general advice, but bm's that infrequently need an exam and eval by a physician. Eat a diet rich in ruffage, veggies, fruit, and drink plenty of water. Fiber can help soften stool, but it needs water to do this. Try foods known to have laxative-type effects (ie prune juice). Again, you should have a proper eval, possibly some testing, and then get some individualized reccomendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can u give me some tips on good food and laxities so i can use the bathroom i haven't had a bowel movement in a few days?
I had steroids for more than a month with that i got constipated. Can you please suggest any medicine or home remedy for normal motions?
Fiber: Veggies and fruits. For quick results prunes. Good luck. ...Read more
What can happen if you only eat 500 cal per day (for a little more than a week) and then you have to take vaccine against cold?
I think I might have a bladder problem I at least go to the bathroom more than 8 times during the day and three or more times per night. Please help! ?
Diabetes?: You could have a bladder problem, but a much more common situation is diabetes mellitus. See your doctor to get a history and physical examination as well as the appropriate testing to rule in or to rule out common causes of your symptoms and to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Get checked out: There are many things that can contribute to this, including an enlarged prostate (in males), a urine infection, or an over-active bladder. You should have an exam and a urine test to rule these things out. While you are waiting to see your doc, try cutting back on how much you drink the last 2 hours before you sleep, and urinate right before you go to bed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My obgyn prescribe me dostinex (cabergoline). 25mg twice a week. I would like to know, why i can't take it daily or maybe more times a week?
Can you let me know how many times in a month can you give blood, and how often if more that a few a month?
Whole blood = 56 dys: You may donate a unit of (whole) blood every 56 days, or just about 8 times per year, unless you do 'double red' apheresis donation, in which case every 112 days. If you do apheresis (plasma / platelets), you can donate much more frequently (up to every 3 days), but will need to ask the experts at red cross (800-red-cross) for specifics on how these are counted. ...Read more
Normal: As long as you're having no other symptoms, such as bleeding, weight loss, or pain, having a bowel movement 2 to 3 times a week is normal. If you would like to have them more frequently, the best way is to increase the amount of fiber in your diet and perhaps take a fiber supplement. If you do, however, you should increase your fluid intake in addition. Good luck. ...Read more
I take medicine that causes me to be constipated. I normally have a bowl movement every other to every few days. The last (what I would consider nor?
Have been taking ibuprofen 800mg twice a day for a week now to help with cramps. Do i need to be concerned of a stomach ulcer?
I have to go poop like five to six times a day. I don't see how this is healthy. Is there something wrong? I poop more than i eat
Bowel Movements: Something is wrong. This is not normal. You very well may have an infection, a food allergy, or other bowel condition. I would recommend that you get to your family doctor or a good gastroenterologist to find out why this is happening, how to treat it and retrain your colon to regular normal bowel movements. ...Read more
Help? I have been taking a bit more than prescribed 3x a day of laxido in the hope that i will get watery stools to prevent anal fissure will this work?
I urinate a lot for example if I drink two coke classes I need to go to the bathroom more than twice in less than an hour and I can't hold it max30min?
Here are some...: Why don't you get rid of coke drink and see as the 1st step of sensible action of care? Coke is a caffeine-containing beverage; water + caffeine together surely induce more urine production leading to peeing more often. Does one need to drink "a lot"? No. To unveil the myth of fluid drink, go to http://www.formefirst.com/waterdrink.html. More? Contact www.HealthTap.com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more
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