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Why can't I have a bowel movement daily?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 5 things

Gut need 5 things - water, salt, oil, bulk and fiber.

In brief: 5 things

Gut need 5 things - water, salt, oil, bulk and fiber.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diet, fluid, other?

For some people normal bowel habit is not daily-how they are built, so to speak.
For many, it can be low fiber, inadequate fluids, inactivity, low oil/fat intake (lubricates bowels). Can be med effects, low thyroid, other metabolic/hormone issues, anatomical abnormalities of gut, gyn organs, kidney issues, depression, irritable bowel, etc.. Most serious can be cancer, esp if new see your doc, .

In brief: Diet, fluid, other?

For some people normal bowel habit is not daily-how they are built, so to speak.
For many, it can be low fiber, inadequate fluids, inactivity, low oil/fat intake (lubricates bowels). Can be med effects, low thyroid, other metabolic/hormone issues, anatomical abnormalities of gut, gyn organs, kidney issues, depression, irritable bowel, etc.. Most serious can be cancer, esp if new see your doc, .
Dr. Arthur Heller
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