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How many days of constipation before calling a doctor?

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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In brief: Depends..

Some people can go for a few days - 3, 4, even 5 without having a bowel movement and be okay - it's just their "normal".
We look at other things: is there a lot of abdominal pain, vomiting, fevers? These are more concerning things in association with constipation, and i'd see a doctor if this is happening. Otherwise, lots of liquids, prunes, fruits and vegetables... It'll eventually happen!

In brief: Depends..

Some people can go for a few days - 3, 4, even 5 without having a bowel movement and be okay - it's just their "normal".
We look at other things: is there a lot of abdominal pain, vomiting, fevers? These are more concerning things in association with constipation, and i'd see a doctor if this is happening. Otherwise, lots of liquids, prunes, fruits and vegetables... It'll eventually happen!
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