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I have been constipated for a while and can't remember last bm. Normally go once every 2-3 weeks. I feel and see bulges in abdomen. When to go to dr.?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: Should have seen a

Doctor along time ago! 2-3 weeks between bowel movements is not normal besides making you crabby and miserable.
See your doctor or get a referral to a GI doctor and be honest and discuss all your meds, diet, fluid intake and activity with them.

In brief: Should have seen a

Doctor along time ago! 2-3 weeks between bowel movements is not normal besides making you crabby and miserable.
See your doctor or get a referral to a GI doctor and be honest and discuss all your meds, diet, fluid intake and activity with them.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Yesterday !

The average bowel frequency in america varies from 3 movements daily to 1 every 3-4 days.
You are clearly outside the bell curve & need help now. Whether you have colon inertia, rectal dyssynergia, partial obstruction (intrinsic or extrinsic), ischemic gut, metabolic "imbalance", or some other disorder you should get checked & treated. Age, co-morbidities, longevity of symptoms may alter prognosis.

In brief: Yesterday !

The average bowel frequency in america varies from 3 movements daily to 1 every 3-4 days.
You are clearly outside the bell curve & need help now. Whether you have colon inertia, rectal dyssynergia, partial obstruction (intrinsic or extrinsic), ischemic gut, metabolic "imbalance", or some other disorder you should get checked & treated. Age, co-morbidities, longevity of symptoms may alter prognosis.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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