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Old 12-24-2007, 06:54 AM   #1
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Bowel movements

I have been having 6 to 8 bowel movements a day, a dry cough, and a feeling of an empty stomach. This has gone on for two weeks. I am afraid to eat anything because I know that means another trip to the bathroom. Dr. appointments have been made, but meanwhile does anyone have any suggestions as to the cause?

Other than this, I am in fairly good health for a 76 year-old man.

 
Old 12-24-2007, 10:43 AM   #2
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Re: Bowel movements

It could be a hyperactive thyroid. A blood test should rule it in or out. When my gallbladder stopped working I also had many bowel movements a day (4-5) but I also had cramping.

Good luck, I hope you get in to see the doctor soon!

 
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