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How Many Times A Day Should I Have A Bowel Movement
Depends: More than three per day, or fewer than one every three days, or if they are difficult, suggests a problem. Beyond this, everything you'll be told is folklore / superstition. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
I have a bowel movement at least twice a day, but at times it is flat-ish on top and bottom. It is about 2 inches in diameter. Should I be concerned?
No: If you're stool pattern is two stools per day that are flat on the top and bottom and there's been no major change this is not usually significant. It would be a concern if your stools were pencil thin or bleeding in your stools or abdominal pain or inability to pass tools ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have a bowel movement everytime after i eat something? I go to the bathroom 5-8 times a day
I pass very tiny stools multiple times a day, and feel like i need to have a bowel movement all the time, what could be wrong?
Everyone different: A person's bowel transit time varies. Some people have BMs 2-3x/day while others go every 3-7 days. A lot of this can be diet-related. High fiber diet and staying hydrated will lead to more regularity in stooling. Some inflammatory bowel disorders and some infections can increase the transit time (more stools during the day). Irritable bowel syndrome can increase or decrease BM frequency... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal to bowel movement only pebbles for a couple days, then have to bowel movement five times in one day?
Not usual, but...: although the pattern you described is not usual, some variation in the amount and frequency of bowel movements is not abnormal. As long as you're not having pain or bleeding, and as long as the stool consistency is fairly normal, I wouldn't worry. Increasing fiber in the diet will help regulate this. A fiber supplement each day, such as Metamucil, can help. Increasing fluid intake is also vital. ...Read more
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