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Is It Normal To Poop 5 Times A Day
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Normal: Yes it's normal in kids.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See below.: Old saying "once every seven days or seven times a day" whatever works best for you. ...Read more
My baby is 6 month plus. His poop colour is changing each time and doing poo 4-6 times a day from last 3 days. Is it normal?
Very normal: Babies poop can be all different colors such as green, yellow, brown. The only bad color is red as if there is blood in it. ...Read more
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.
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!
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