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What can I take to help me have a bowel movement more than two times a week?

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 more

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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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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'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

Try this !: After all these years and in the absence of any other symptoms your hiccup is unlikely to have any serious cause When you start to have them fill your mouth with water and swallow as soon as the next hiccup comes It may break the cycle through vagal nerve stimulation! ...Read more

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I very rarely poop. Probably a couple times a month, the only way I can is if I take lots of laxatives. Please help!?

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 more

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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?

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?

High fiber, prunes: Take diet in high fiber such as vegetables, fruits. And use prunes or prune juice daily for good affect. ...Read more

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What to do if I have not had a bowel movement in more than three weeks!?

What to do if I have not had a bowel movement in more than three weeks!?

Rule out obstruction: Sounds like an abdominal series to rule out an intestinal blockage or ileus is next needed. ...Read more

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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! ?

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

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What can I do if urinate more three time for a night?

What can I do if urinate more three time for a night?

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 more

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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?

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?

Dostinex (cabergoline): Dost ibex is a med to increase dopminergic tone and decrease hyperprolactinemia which maybe affecting fertility and cycles other med is bromocryptine more nauseating using a smaller dinner, taking meds at bedtime may help talk to your md. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a bowl movement two to three times a week what dose that mean ?

I have a bowl movement two to three times a week what dose that mean ?

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

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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?

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?

Well: Never advised to take ibuprofen continuously. Now I would think your cramps should be gone after a week. So stop the ibuprofen and see how you feel. You must have some other symptoms or you would not be concerns. So if you have acid reflux or stomach issues see doctor ...Read more

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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

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

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I have a cough for more than a month now and want to know what can it be?

I have a cough for more than a month now and want to know what can it be?

Many causes: A chronic cough can be caused by many conditions, including asthma, allergies due to postnasal drainage, acid reflux disease, getting over an upper respiratory infection, certain medications, just to name a few. See your doctor if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not necessary: Why would you want diarrhea? Just take the normal dose of stool softener. This will help prevent anal fissures, and not have you running to the bathroom 10 times a day. ...Read more

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I use the bathroom more than 10 times daily lately. Would it be good to see a doctor?

I use the bathroom more than 10 times daily lately. Would it be good to see a doctor?

Yes: Typically anything greater than 8 voids per day is consider high. It may be caused by a number of problems or simply be a function of drinking large amounts of fluid. ...Read more

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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?

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

Bowel (Definition)

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


Bowel Movement (Definition)

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