Ben Terrany, MD
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursShore Gastroenterology Associates
60 NJ Rte 36 Ste A
West Long Branch, NJ 07764
- BlueCross BlueShield
- First Health
- Horizon BlueCross BlueShield
- Independence BlueCross BlueShield
- Jersey Shore University Medical Center
- Monmouth Medical Center
How many bowel movements should I have per day?
Generally the normal number of bowel movements a person may have ranges from 3 per day to one every 3 days. Each person may be slightly different, and this variation is normal. Less than one stool every 3 days may indicate constipation if the stool is dry, hard, and difficult to pass. More than 3 stools per day may indicate diarrhea if the stools are loose or watery.Helpful? 4 people found this helpful.
What foods should I eat for a healthy gastrointestinal system?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Diet is one of the most important factors in maintaining a healthy gastrointestinal (GI) system. Eat a healthy, high fiber diet of fruits, vegetables, and wholegrain cereals, and limit the amount of processed food and sugar you consume.
Water softens stool, and so is an important component of GI health.
Can gallstones be broken up like kidney stones?
Gallstones cannot be broken up like kidney stones, says Kevin Rayls, MD, a general surgeon at Southern Hills Hospital. In this video, he says that broken-up stones can get stuck and form dangerous blockages.
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