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Old 04-17-2007, 10:33 AM   #1
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This is going to sound odd...

But ive been meaning to ask this question on here. My friend says she only goes to the bathroom (number 2) once or month and sometimes even longer than a month. She says even though she finds this odd too, she doesnt really worry about it or pay attention to it because shes use to it. Now i know i certaintly am not like this but wanted to know if anyone else was or if this is even normal? And can going to the bathroom less really be from eating less? Because she doesn't eat a TON but still eats normally. I dont know i just thought this was out of the ordinary..any insight?
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Old 04-17-2007, 11:33 AM   #2
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

That doesn't sound physically possible to me. IF this is true, your friend probably needs to see a doctor, because her body is not ridding itself of waste properly, and toxins can build up and cause major health issues.

 
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

I have a co-worker who goes about twice a month, and actually gets a lot of belly pain as a result. I told her to go to the doctor to rule out IBS, and she did, and that's what it was. Fiber therapy is what was recommended, and it has helped her a lot.

 
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

At one time I had this problem. I wouldn't go as long as a month maybe at the most 2 weeks till I learned that it's bad. I suppose I wasn't getting enough fiber. I started taking fiber pills and now I have a bowel movement about every 2 days. From what I've read that's not so good for a person either. Once a day is better. I know people that have a bowel movement after evey meal.
I feel better now that I go more frequently.

 
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

that's not healthy at all!
she needs to drink more water and increase the fiber

 
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

well i knew this sounded odd! My friend tells me this is completely true though and she feels no pain, nothing at all...just going to the bathroom less than most people do. i know going every day helps to get rid of toxins in there and i would think a month of some of that stuff sitting in there couldnt possibly be good. but do you really think its possible for someone to experience this and be completely healthy?
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

It sure doesn't seem healthy, even if she says she eats healthy and feels fine.. it can't be good, and is possibly doing damage that she just doesnt know about yet. She should ask her doctor about it. Maybe she's just embarrassed and is lying about not having pain or trouble??

 
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

I saw a nutritionist once and she says ideally you should go everyday, every 2 days at the very most. Anything more than that it means your diet isnt right, and your friends diet must really not be right to only go once a month. Damn, If I dont go everyday it makes me feel really terrible.

 
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

No, it is not healthy at all. If she eats at least 3 x a day then she needs to have a bowel movement more frequently than "monthly."
Check out the bowel disorders/problems board for helpful info.
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There is NOTHING healthy about only have 2 BMs a month! The buildup of toxins in the body are probably out of control! She really needs to get to a doctor, perhaps a specialist who can really help her figure out what's wrong.

She's lucky she hasn't developed appendicitis or something at this point! Appendicitis can occur when there's a backup of waste in the body that hasn't been properly eliminated.

 
Old 04-24-2007, 11:08 PM   #11
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Re: This is going to sound odd...

Nope. Not healthy. She may not notice discomfort, but if she's used to the problem, she may have adjusted to what formerly was discomfort.

Either way, she should see a doctor. Simple remedies often take care of the problem, but a doctor should be aware of the condition.

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Re: This is going to sound odd...

go buy " enzymic whole body cleanse" from gnc. it works great and you will go to the bathroom. that is the name of it

 
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