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how many times should one have bowel movements a day?
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how many times should one have bowel movements a day?
i just started taking probiotics about 3 days ago along with aloe vera gel and since then i have been going to the bathroom twice a day.when i normally used to go once every other day.is this normal.
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If your a man this isn't unusual at all..  :) But even if your a woman I wouldn't worry unless it gets really watery or very loose
and you get dehydrated. Drnk plenty of water..  the extra bacteria your taking is probably just processing things faster..
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How much aloe vera gel are you using?  That can act as a laxative.  When I drink the aloe vera juice, I only drink an ounce at bedtime mixed with a diluted juice of some kind (whatever I happen to have).  I haven't had a problem doing it that way.
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I've been told that every individual is different for how many is normal to them. I used to have one a day, but then my gastro. system got messed up (antibiotics) so I started taking probiotics and aloe vera. I would then go 3 or 4 times a day- really, whenever I could. I am still taking probiotics and aloe vera and my system is getting more back to normal. Before I started the probiotics/aloe vera I oringinally had diahrea then I couldn't go for days...until I started taking them. I wouldn't be too worried about it as long as you are following the guidelines on the probiotics and aloe vera...
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thanks to all for the input i have been taking one ounce three times a day,and probiotics  twice a day.my problem is that i worry to much for any little thing,when it comes to my health.thank you again.
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You sound JUST like me....LOL
It's definitely the aloe! Too much will cause it to act as a laxative. Let me know how your gastritis does on the aloe. If it helps at all! Good luck ;)
-Jennifer
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Hey i have them sometimes up to 3 times a day, then i go to the doctors and still find out im constipated as can be. There is really no # for it. some people go three times a day some go three times a week, if u feel okay then u should be fine.
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