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A 29-year-old female asked:

Is it common to pass motion 2-3 times every day? food particles are present in stool

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Yes: If you always have had 1-3 bowel movements a day, this is your normal. People that eat lots of fiber have more bowel movements than people who eat diets high in animal protein and fat and low in fiber. Higher fiber diets are far healthier! However, if you have had a big change in the frequency of your bowel movements, without a change in diet to explain it, you need to see a doctor.
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Last updated Oct 24, 2015

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