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frequent bowel movements more than once per day?

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Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
Depends on you: Frequent is more frequent for you. If you always poop 3 times a day then that is normal for you. If you always poop every other day then that is normal for you. If you are a once a day popper most of the time and all of a sudden you start pooping 6 times a day, then that would be "frequent bowel movements" for example.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

Is there any health benefit in having frequent bowel movements, like twice a day as appose to less frequent, like once every 3 or 4 days? please explain, thank you very much

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Dr. David Kennedy
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Bowel pattern varies: everyone's stool pattern is different. some people have 1 bowel movement/day and other people may have bowel movements every 3 to 4 days. The frequency of bowel movements depends on how active you are, your diet and how much water and fluids that you drink. formed and nonpainful bowel movements are the goal. A probiotic may help with bowel movements. any blood or hard stools is a problem.

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