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How long does it take for a normal person to poop

A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Normal: It is normal for you, but for others it would be considered constipation. Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Take a fiber supplement which is so... Read More
Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
Not too normal : Defecation should not take 30 minutes. At your age with the minimal information provided, this is most likely functional constipation, likely ibs. D... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colette Wiseman
Internal Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: Eating stimulates "peristalsis" which means the intestines are moving food along. If you have stool near the end of the intestinal tract, you will hav... Read More
Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine 15 years experience
It is normal: It's referred to as the gastrocolic reflex. Stretching the stomach actually leads to increased colonic motility, leading to a bowel movement.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It can be: If there is no blood in the stool, vomiting, fever, weight loss, travel history, or other associated symptoms, this is unlikely to be a significant pr... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How many?: If it is less than three, you are okay. If it is three or more on a regular basis, you should get evaluated by your doctor to rule out malabsorption. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
IBS: You may have an irritable bowel syndrome and the abdominal pressure may be from intestinal contractions and gas entrapment. If these symptoms persist ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Laxative: It's best not to rely on frequent laxative use, but instead follow a program of adequate water intake and intake of good fiber foods and or supplement... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Poop: Your child may have a problem passing a hard stool and now he associates going to the bathroom with pain. He will need to be retrained. Speak to your ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
See below.: Let her continue to poop in her diaper (nappy) until she is ready to try the potty. Once she knows that she is in control and gets tired of sitting in... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Consider issues: One gets pin worms by putting fingers in the mouth that have been contaminated by eggs of the pin worm.The eggs travel through your intestines, hatch ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Normal !!!!!!: While usually the color is yellow, all of the yellows, oranges, greens, browns are normal colors for breast fed stools. The only colors to worry abou... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Wagner
Pediatrics 23 years experience
See doctor : It sounds like it could be baby acne or seborrheic dermatitis but because she is so young, I think it's best that you let her doctor see the rash in p... Read More

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