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When You Poop Does Everything Come Out
Not in stool . . .: Yes, anything you take/swallow/whatever, eventually comes out, typically after breakdown in kidneys or liver. However, it depends upon drug's metabolic pathway to figure out which organ is doing what. If you're wondering about transit speed or how long it takes from swallowing to pooping, it again also depends upon patient's metabolism but bank on several days. So don't worry about pooping pill. ...Read more
Depends: It can be normal to only defecate once a week, however this is very uncommon. The normal human tends to stool about one to two times per day. See your doctor for an evaluation if you are concerned or if your weekly stool habits cause symptoms such as nausea, vomiting or abdominal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter is 2 months and screams while pooping i've tried everything i can think of what should I do?
Yes to some foods: Some foods do pass thru undigested, such as corn. If he is gaining weight and height that is good for his age as recorded by his pediatrician, then you don't have a problem. If he is underweight, it should be investigated by his doctor to see if there is an absorption problem. ...Read more
Why do I feel like something is blocking when i go to poop? It feels like my poop has to go through a narrow passage to be able to come out.
Maybe it does...: Is this new for you? Have you had testing that distinguishes a "slow transit" system, or tests that suggest inflammation (like crohn's, ulcerative colitis), infection, stenosis (the narrow passage you mentioned), extrinsic impression against the gut, pregnancy, etc.? Do you have irritable bowel syndrome? Sounds like a medical evaluation is in order--please see your doctor. ...Read more
If only occasionally: If poop comes out like a string only occasionally, that is less worrisome, and may just be the consistency (hardness; water content) of the poop and the amount of relaxation of the anus (tight anus causes smaller diameter poop, if soft poop), at the moment of the bowel movement. But, if string-like poop happens often, one has to make sure there is not a cancer or blockage in the anus or rectum. ...Read more
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