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Doctor insights on: How Much Weight Can You Lose When You Poop

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When pooping water does it mean I am losing weight?

When pooping water does it mean I am losing weight?

NO: "pooping water" is diarrhea. This indicates you are losing fluid, nutrients, and electrolytes. Any weight lost by this matter will be regained rapidly by the body's mechanism to re-establish equilibrium. To lose weight: eat a palm-sized portion of protein&portion of brown carbohydrate every 3 hr; sprinkle 4 fruits&5veggies +3tsp oil/fat across the day. Drink 80oz water/day. Exercise 30-45min/day.

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Would be difficult to lose weight if I'm not pooping?

Would be difficult to lose weight if I'm not pooping?

It may slow things: Down a little. Insure that you are hydrating well (at least 64 oz water/ day). Aim for at least 5 servings of veggies and 4 of fruit per day. Moderate dairy use and avoid poor quality carbs. Get daily physical activity. You can try an otc laxative. If these measures don't help with your constipation - then discuss with your doctor.

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When your pooping a lot does that mean your losing weight?

When your pooping a lot does that mean your losing weight?

NO: "pooping water" is diarrhea. This indicates you are losing fluid, nutrients, and electrolytes. Any weight lost by this matter will be regained rapidly by the body's mechanism to re-establish equilibrium. To lose weight: eat a palm-sized portion of protein&portion of brown carbohydrate every 3 hr; sprinkle 4 fruits&5veggies +3tsp oil/fat across the day. Drink 80oz water/day. Exercise 30-45min/day.

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If you poop a lot do you lose weight?

If you poop a lot do you lose weight?

It depends: On what's causing you to poop. If you have an illness, infectious or autoimmune, then you might not be absorbing your food properly, and you will probably lose weight. You should definitely see your doctor. If you want to poop so you lose weight, then no. Your bathroom scale might lower in the short term, but you haven't really lost any excess body fat, just water and, well, poop.

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Started eating healthier months ago and I lost some weight. Now im not really eating healthy and im losing weight. I'm also pooping alot, having heada?

Started eating healthier months ago and I lost some weight. Now im not really eating healthy and im losing weight. I'm also pooping alot, having heada?

Unexplained weight: Loss indicates a need to see your doctor. He/she will let you know if all is well or if you need treatment. Peace and good health.

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Is it true that some people get colonoscopies, just to lose weight or get them because they can't go poop for a while.?

Is it true that some people get colonoscopies, just to lose weight or get them because they can't go poop for a while.?

Not to lose weight: I am not aware of colonoscopies being performed for weight loss purposes. However worsening constipation in the right clinical context is an indication for diagnostic colonoscopy.

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A friend is spitting & pooping blood. Also losing weight. He's diabetic 2. What's going on?

A friend is spitting & pooping blood. Also losing weight. He's diabetic 2. What's going on?

Blood: Unexplained bleeding & weight loss need to be evaluated by a doctor. Your friend needs to see a doctor ASAP. You sound like a good friend. Please encourage him to do this. Peace and good health.

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He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

He is diabetic now he's pooping blood, spitting up blood, losing weight, fingertips numb & having problems w/ feet.?

Doctor can evaluate: A person who is newly pooping blood and spitting up blood needs an evaluation in the ER, or with a GI (gastroenterologist) doctor right away. The ER is usually the best place to get care for a new case of blood coming from the mouth and the anus.

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How much weight can you lose from a bowel movement?

How much weight can you lose from a bowel movement?

That is quite: Variable as it depends on the volume / weight of feces.

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How much weight can you lose having a bowel movement?

How much weight can you lose having a bowel movement?

Potentially a lot: It depends on much feces your intestines are filled with. An obstipated person might pass a significant amount of stool once the flow gets going.

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Is foul smelling stool a good sign if one's trying to detox and lose weight?

Is foul smelling stool a good sign if one's trying to detox and lose weight?

What are you taking?: There's a very good chance that your "detox" is the problem. Any change in diet, alteration in gut flora, or purgative agents may change your stool pattern & odor. Please keep in mind that not everything bought in a health food store, or "natural" products (however well intentioned in taking), may agree with you or be entirely safe. Stop the product & resume a balanced diet--see doc if persists.

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If I'm can stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

If I'm can stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

Please not for that!: There is no meaningful or long-term weight loss with stool softeners--only temporary laxation of stool and maybe loss of some "water". A healthy and long-term approach to weight loss (and keeping the weight off once lost) is consistently making good food choices (avoid high-calorie density foods that are high in fat and processed sugars), minimize snacking, control portion size, and exercise.

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If I can take stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

If I can take stool softeners to lose weight, should I take them?

Not for that reason: There is no meaningful or long-term weight loss with stool softeners--only temporary laxation of stool and maybe loss of some "water". A healthy and long-term approach to weight loss (and keeping the weight off once lost) is consistently making good food choices (avoid high-calorie density foods that are high in fat and processed sugars), minimize snacking, control portion size, and exercise.

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Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?

Thought I had a bowel movement. Turned out it was a clear-whitish jelly like substance come out. Not much. No pain did lose some weight. Do I worry?

Mucous: Is normal. Seen quite often in irritable bowel syndrome. Did you have anal inter course? Did you have blood. If continues with sensation of needing to defecate see your doctor as could be sign also of proctitis aka rectal inflammation.

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When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

When you have a bowel movement do you lose weight?

Yes: Technically yes but it's an insinsible loss, much like sweating or urinating. It is not weight loss in the true sense of losing fat. From this prespective, every time you eat or drink you gain weight. This is why a persons weight varies throughout the day. The best way to probably weigh yourself is to weigh in the morning after using the bathroom and before eating.

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If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

If you having a bowel movement everyday can you lose weight from that?

You should BM daily: It is normal and healthy to have at least one bowel movement daily. Bms are a way to eliminate undigested food material, toxins and waste from the body. One should not use bowel movements as a weight loss method. If you have unexplained weight loss you should check in with your healthcare provider.

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I go days without having a bowel movement. What kind of diet should I have? It's harder for me to lose weight?

High fiber: Hi. You poor thing! That's miserable. Eat lots more fiber, and take psyllium with a lot of water before going to bed.

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