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January 22, 2012

USA: Myth - You Should Have a Bowel Movement Every Day

NEW YORK, NY / WebMD / Health / Digestive Disorders / January 22, 2012

Myths and Facts About Constipation

What's "normal" varies from person to person. Some people go three times a day; others, three times a week. Although having a bowel movement once a day is common, it's fine to go a few days without one. Constipation means having fewer than three bowel movements per week. You're considered severely constipated if you have fewer than one movement a week. Seek medical help for sudden constipation or constipation that lasts more than two weeks. Click to see more of this slide show

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