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What does frequent bowel movement indicate?

my daughter is been pooing every 3 hrs soft stool half a cup..it started 21st of this month. oevrnight is none but after waking up at 9am..then 12lunch..same like yesterday..morning lunch 3pm ,6pm then 9pm..like 4x a day..this is not normal..she usually have bowel movement in the morning and at night.
Thu, 6 Oct 2016
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Hello,

Thanks for writing to Health Care Magic, I am Dr Asad Riaz, I have closely read your question and I understand your concerns, I will hereby guide you regarding your health related problem.
diarhhea is conition in which patient have more bowels movement than normal...diarhhea can be due to many reasone liks infectious,due to lactolose intolernace,underlynig bowel pathology..if u were my pateint i would like to take detail history that what type of color does her stool has bcs infectious diarheea esp dysetry may have bright color stool,boewl movemnt occur just after food or therafter too etc n do detail examination n then run some tests like cp,stool for ova n parasite n r/e to rule out infection,n may need to do colonscopy to look for any underlying pathology n then tx it accordngly like for infcetious need ABx course n if it is dye to lactose intolerance then need to give lactsae pill or give lactose free diet...
I hope this answered your question, if you have more feel free to ask.

Regards.

Dr.Asad Riaz.
General and Family Physician.
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