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Old 01-20-2009, 10:48 PM   #2
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Re: Long time in bthrm but not constipated

I think a BM should last 5 to 10 minutes. You should go when you get the urge and do it -- too much straining can produce hemorrhoids and you should be able to train your bowels.

You may not be taking enough fiber (25 to 35gm) as well as water daily to produce normal BMs??