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normal routine where I don't go every day.

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I don't have regular bowel movements. I will go occasionally throughout a week and then have what I call a "catch up " day which usually is on a weekend day when I'm home (but not every weekend... maybe once a month, if that) I will have to go to the bathroom several times throughout that day and my stomach will cramp and I go quite a bit. Then I get back to my normal routine where I don't go every day. Today, I had what I thought was a catch up day but I was having to run to the bathroom, sometimes every 10 minutes! My stomach kept cramping and I'd have to stop what I was doing to go to the bathroom. This lasted for several hours and even now my belly doesn't feel quite right yet. Do you know what could cause this?

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replied February 8th, 2017
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A60295
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Alternating bowel habits with diarrhea needs assessment as it fits irritable bowel syndrome picture. Treatment is mostly supportive and needs diet lifestyle adjustment. Visit our ibs health center for further guidance.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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