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Is it normal to poop five times a day?

Is it normal to poop five times a day?

Probably not.: You should get in to see you physician for evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Is it normal to poop 5 times a day?

Is it normal to poop 5 times a day?

Maybe: It could be normal with patients who have certain diseases or conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, a colon infection, previous bowel shortening surgery, laxative abuse, parasitic carrier. ...Read more

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Is it normal to poop 5-6 times a day? I am a slim, active, healthy 37 year old woman. My diet is pretty good, although I should eat more fruit and vegetables, and I probably eat too much sugar. My poop is usually a 4 or a 5 on the Bristol scale, although

Is it normal to poop 5-6 times a day? I am a slim, active, healthy 37 year old woman. My diet is pretty good, although I should eat more fruit and vegetables, and I probably eat too much sugar. My poop is usually a 4 or a 5 on the Bristol scale, although

May be normal: Moving your bowels 5-6 times a day is more than average but not necessarily an sign of illness. If you are feeling healthy and this has been a normal frequency for you and not a recent change, and if you are not having loose, watery stools, abdominal cramping or bloody stools then your likely ok. (Some people with IBS have frequent movements when under stress.) ...Read more

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My 7 month old breath smells lile his poop. Is that normal? He poops 2-5 times a day eats normal and is up to date with everything.

My 7 month old breath smells lile his poop. Is that normal? He poops 2-5 times a day eats normal and is up to date with everything.

Bad breath: A baby's breath should never smell bad unless there is an infection. Does he have a clogged nose? Do you have an older child, maybe 3 or 4 year old? These youngsters are known to stick objects in their body openings. I suspect something like that may be happening to his nose. Have see his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Is it normal to bowel movement only pebbles for a couple days, then have to bowel movement five times in one day?

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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Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?

Hi, My baby is now 1 year old and poops after every meal/drink (almost 5 times a day) the consistency of the poo is normal. Is it normal?

Can be: There is a basic process called the gastrocolic reflex. It is a wave of stimulation that sends a "move on" message to our gut after we take a volume of material into our stomach. The reflex may or may not trigger an emptying, but it is part of normal digestive action. You possibly reduce the frequency of emptying by adding some cereals or bananas to the diet.Plums/prunes/apple juice give more stools ...Read more

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So I have been pooping like 4 to 5 times a day the poop is solid and a normal color I also have had a lot of gas. Not sure if I should be concerned?

So I have been pooping like 4 to 5 times a day the poop is solid and a normal color I also have had a lot of gas. Not sure if I should be concerned?

Frequent defecation: What's your normal bowel movement frequency? Has something changed recently - did you have stomach flu, new foods? Do you also have any belly pain, slime or blood in your stools? This information plays important role. ...Read more

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My baby 6 months & 1 week, started her solid puree recently (e.G., rice, sweet potatoes & carrot), she poop 4-5 times a day, is that normal?

My baby 6 months & 1 week, started her solid puree recently (e.G., rice, sweet potatoes & carrot), she poop 4-5 times a day, is that normal?

Yes it is normal: It is not unusual for 6months old babies to poop4to5 times a day as long as stools are formed and not watery and baby is not irritable. ...Read more

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My stomach will make strange loud noises when I am at school, but if I go poop it will go away. What is this? I normally will go like 5 times a day

Are: Are your stools loose or regular? Do you have pain? You may be having an issue with lactose intolerance. Basically this is the inability to digest dairy products (milk, yogurt, cheese etc.) consider a one to two week trial of no dairy products and monitor for improvement. If this does not work you should go to your doctor for a complete evaluation.
Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have to go poop like five to six times a day. I don't see how this is healthy. Is there something wrong? I poop more than I eat

I have to go poop like five to six times a day. I don't see how this is healthy. Is there something wrong? I poop more than I eat

Bowel Movements: Something is wrong. This is not normal. You very well may have an infection, a food allergy, or other bowel condition. I would recommend that you get to your family doctor or a good gastroenterologist to find out why this is happening, how to treat it and retrain your colon to regular normal bowel movements. ...Read more

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Had constipation iss for yrs, now I am pooping several times a day soft smaller amounts. 1 inch round, soft light brown 4-5 inches long is this normal?

Had constipation iss for yrs, now I am pooping several times a day soft smaller amounts. 1 inch round, soft light brown 4-5 inches long is this normal?

Yes: Whatever you're doing, keep doing it. Constipation can cause a variety of deadly illnesses--especially colon cancer. Bile acids break down into potent carcinogens, if transit time is more than 24 hours, bathing the colon and lower intestines with cancer-causing poison. Keep your bowels moving regularly, and avoid colon cancer. ...Read more

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My nine month old is pooping up to five times a day. Its not runny. She drinks very little formula. She is on noacane. Loves all the solids. Shoconce?

My nine month old is pooping up to five times a day. Its not runny. She drinks very little formula. She is on noacane. Loves all the solids. Shoconce?

Babies and Bowels: I see nothing here that is a disease or a medical condition. If there is something you are worried about and forgot to include it in your question then please re-ask. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 8yo child to go poop 5 times/day?

Is it normal for an 8yo child to go poop 5 times/day?

5 poops/day not norm: There are a lot of other questions that need to be answered, but the short answer is no it is not normal for an 8 y/o to poop 5 times/day. A more detailed description of the stools and eating and drinking habits is needed here as well as if there is any belly pain, decreased appetite, weight loss, low energy, fevers, etc. Your child should have a visit to the pediatrician to further manage this. ...Read more

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My 11 week old is combined fed and can sometimes poop over 5 - 6 times a day is this normal?

My 11 week old is combined fed and can sometimes poop over 5 - 6 times a day is this normal?

Pooping normal: If you are breast feeding he can poop with each feeding, once a day or sometimes go as long as week without pooping. ...Read more

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Is pooping 2 times a day normal?

Is pooping 2 times a day normal?

Stools: Every one is different. If this is what you have been doing and you don't have any medical conditions or bowel symptoms. Weight loss etc- it should be fine. If concerned discuss with your doctor as there is very limited information you have provided. ...Read more

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My 20 months boy poop 4 times a day is it normal?

Yes: Most children of this age group stool on average 1-3 times per day (4 is ok too). I would only be concerned if he started complaining of his tummy hurting or if his stools were really liquidy. ...Read more

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How many times, per day, is considered normal to poop?

How many times, per day, is considered normal to poop?

See below.: Old saying "once every seven days or seven times a day" whatever works best for you. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have to poop 7-10 times a day?  And when I have to go I have to go immediately I've tried changing my diet. That didn't help.

NO: Its not normal! You should speak with your Primary Care Provider about evaluation and treatment for IBS D and the elimination of other reasons for frequent stools!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in light yellow color instead of dark yellow. Is it normal?

My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in light yellow color instead of dark yellow. Is it normal?

Normal in some: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. The poo color ranges through dark green to yellows & browns based on digestive action. It is normal. ...Read more

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My 16 mo old poops 6-8 times a day, sometimes even when asleep. Is this normal?

My 16 mo old poops 6-8 times a day, sometimes even when asleep. Is this normal?

Input = output: Children that consume a large amount, put out a large amout. There are some differences in transit time in the bowels, however the output is proportional to the input over time. ...Read more

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My formula fed 3 month old hasn't pooped in 2 days. She normally poops at least two times a day, and her stools are soft but thick.

My formula fed 3 month old hasn't pooped in 2 days. She normally poops at least two times a day, and her stools are soft but thick.

Can be normal: As babies age their stool patterns can change and become less frequent. Going a few days without a stool is very common. If she is eating and acting normally, there is nothing to do (but wait for the blowout diaper when she does go ;)) ...Read more

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Poop 1 to 3 times per day and its always quite loose and mushy...Never completely water though...Is this normal? Should I be worried?

Poop 1 to 3 times per day and its always quite loose and mushy...Never completely water though...Is this normal? Should I be worried?

3 Soft formed stools: Bowel frequency in America may normally vary in a bell-curve range roughly from 3 bowel movements daily to once every 3 days. This may be your norm, but if concerned get checked with some simple lab tests. Also, consider re-evaluating your diet relative to fiber intake, fluids, sugar substitutes, food intolerances (lactose, gluten, etc.). No blood in stool, right? ...Read more

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I poop four times a day, everyday. Is this normal? Twice in the morning between 30 minute gaps. Then once in the afternoon. And one in the evening. HELP

I poop four times a day, everyday. Is this normal? Twice in the morning between 30 minute gaps. Then once in the afternoon. And one in the evening. HELP

TheScoopOnYourPoop: The usual is one or two times a day. But there is great variation. Some people only go once a week and do fine. Depends on your lifestyle, diet, activity, hydration and what the poop is like (color, hard, soft, watery) and any associated symptoms like gas or cramps or blood. So, as you can see, it's complicated. If you feel good, don't sweat it, unless it's a big hassle. If so, consult a doc in your area ...Read more

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My breastfed 2 weeks old son is pooping 5 to 6 times a day in which he poops 1 or 2 times in runny white color (only in the evenings) but, rest all times he poops in yellow color. Is it normal?

Yes: Stool color and consistency (how runny or how solid) can vary greatly, but frequency is the more important variable. Your baby is pooping in the normal range, may want to check in with the doctor if the stool is predominantly whitish ...Read more

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My 14 week old is pooping up to 15 times a day is this normal?

My 14 week old is pooping up to 15 times a day is this normal?

Seems a little: Excessive and could indicate a few things. I would discuss with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son poops 3-4 times a day and its very mushy. He is 2 yrs old. Is that normal?

My son poops 3-4 times a day and its very mushy. He is 2 yrs old. Is that normal?

YES...: As long as he is growing normally, no gastro-intestinal or growth related issues, this is normal. Stool frequency, amount and consistency depends mainly on what he is eating. Talk to his pediatrician in next visit if any concern. ...Read more

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Is it okay if my five day old baby poops six times per day? She is breast feeding.

Is it okay if my five day old baby poops six times per day? She is breast feeding.

Yes: Breast babies can do a little smear every feed or a cradle filler every 7-10 days. Breast milk is a well designed food source compared to formula, where more debris is left over after processing. ...Read more

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