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Is normal not to have bowel movements right after meals but any other time of the day?. I have bm's sometimes in the morning sometimes afternoon.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: May not be abnormal

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). Stool frequency you describe does not meet the medical definition of diarrhea. Perhaps you have a change in stool texure, urgency, timing, volume? Gastro-colic reflux may contribute here--get checked please.

In brief: May not be abnormal

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). Stool frequency you describe does not meet the medical definition of diarrhea. Perhaps you have a change in stool texure, urgency, timing, volume? Gastro-colic reflux may contribute here--get checked please.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Yes

Bowel movements do not occur on a schedule.
Any time of the day is normal.

In brief: Yes

Bowel movements do not occur on a schedule.
Any time of the day is normal.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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