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Is it dangerous for my 4-year-old to not move his bowels for over a week?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
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In brief: Maybe.

Normal bowel pattern varies from seven times a day to once every seven days although most people are in the once a day group.
Children often retain for a variety of reasons and there are many medical causes for this. If this is a new pattern for him it deserves eval by a doc.

In brief: Maybe.

Normal bowel pattern varies from seven times a day to once every seven days although most people are in the once a day group.
Children often retain for a variety of reasons and there are many medical causes for this. If this is a new pattern for him it deserves eval by a doc.
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