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Friday, October 21, 2011 Jlp0913, Community Member, asks

Q: No bowel movement in over a week

I've always had what I would consider "normal" bowel movements which is once a day maybe once every 2 days. It's now been 8 days. There has been no pain & no real need to go so I wouldn't consider myself as being constipated. Well tonite I was determined to go so after a bit of waiting I managed to squeak out a very tiny amount. It was very soft and a maroon color. It didn't really look like blood to me but I always think of blood as being bright red so who knows. Any thoughts?
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Elizabeth Roberts, Health Guide
10/26/11 5:25pm

Hello,

 

I'm not a doctor, but I would think that not having a bowel movement in 8 days is reason enought to call your physician. This is not typical and they will be best able to advise you on whether you should be seen or not.

 

Best,

Elizabeth

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By Jlp0913, Community Member— Last Modified: 10/26/11, First Published: 10/21/11