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A 30-year-old member asked:

I get loose motions after stomach crunches exercise. is this normal?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Exercise diarrhea: It is not likely that the stomach crunches cause diarrhea/loose bms (unless there is a small hernia somewhere), but abdominal exercise could certainly accelerate bowel peristalsis if the stools are already loose. This would be my guess as to what's happening in you. If it lasts less than a week, i wouldn't worry. If more than a week, consult a physician.

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