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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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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 am taking iron for my anemia, I am now pooping black is that normal? I started taking iron supplimnets 2 days ago, 345 mg twice per day, now my poop is black, is that normal?

I am taking iron for my anemia, I am now pooping black is that normal? I started taking iron supplimnets 2 days ago, 345 mg twice per day, now my poop is black, is that normal?

Iron: Iron supplements can cause your stool to be black. This is a very common side effect while taking iron. The reason is simple, the unabsorbed iron passes through the feces thus causing the darkening. This is actually a good sign because we know it is working.
Make sure to follow up with your doctor to make sure your anemia is resolving.
Take care. ...Read more

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Had Fistulotomy about 9 weeks ago. Wound seems to be almost completely covered but very tiny portion of wound remains near the anus. I'm also getting very tiny amount of discharge per day. Discharge is tiny piece that looks like snot. Is it normal to be s

Had Fistulotomy about 9 weeks ago. Wound seems to be almost completely covered but very tiny portion of wound remains near the anus. I'm also getting very tiny amount of discharge per day. Discharge is tiny piece that looks like snot. Is it normal to be s

See below: A very small area left to heal is not abnormal. Should be all the way closed soon. The discharge is probably fibrinous exudate, frequently present until a wound totally heals. If not completely healed in two more weeks check with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it constipation if I have a always have only one 4-8 inch stool normal caliber (log) per day or every other day?

Is it constipation if I have a always have only one 4-8 inch stool normal caliber (log) per day or every other day?

THis is pretty: Normal. A bm that leaves you feeling emptied every day to every other day is considered normal. Some people have a bm after every meal and this too is normal. ...Read more

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Normal color stool, diarrhea and constipation, tiny bit of pain when stool comes out, using bathroom twice per day, is this normal for a 16 year old?

Normal color stool, diarrhea and constipation, tiny bit of pain when stool comes out, using bathroom twice per day, is this normal for a 16 year old?

Yes.: All the symptoms are normal except for pain. It might be from hemorrhoids or a fissure in the anal area. Increase fiber intake in your food by eating more of vegetables, salads, and fruits. If pain persists after one week then go see a doctor. ...Read more

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I defecate 4 to 6 times on an average per day. The first 3 my stool seems normal but the rest it becomes loose. I also burp and fart a lot. HELP!!!

I defecate 4 to 6 times on an average per day. The first 3 my stool seems normal but the rest it becomes loose. I also burp and fart a lot. HELP!!!

Elimination diet: Try an elimination diet - see WEBMD to help determine which foods are most likely contributing to your burping, fartimg, and frequent loose stools. Also try increasing your fiber intake. ...Read more

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Bm anywhere from 7x-15x per day, stool foul smell of vomit, rarel solid form, normally soft pudding or shredded sale, symp 2+yrs, enlrg liver, stm soft?

Bm anywhere from 7x-15x per day, stool foul smell of vomit, rarel solid form, normally soft pudding or shredded sale, symp 2+yrs, enlrg liver, stm soft?

See a doctor soon: This problem needs professional medical evaluation. The most common cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome, which is uncomfortable but not dangerous. However, more serious problems also are possible, including inflammatory bowel disease (e.g. Crohn's disease), celiac disease (serious gluten intolerance), lactose intolerance, and a number of others. See your doctor soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I have cancer? Loose stools3X per day sticky, vague nausea for 1 year. CBC and Stool occult normal. Small iron def. Anemia.

Do I have cancer? Loose stools3X per day sticky, vague nausea for 1 year. CBC and Stool occult normal. Small iron def. Anemia.

Need to examine: Iron deficiency anemia in women is usually due to menstrual blood loss. Diarrhea itself is not a marker for cancer, you are unlikely to have it. However, it would be prudent to consult a gastroenterologist as there may be treatment for you and you may not need to put up with loose stools 3x per day.
Wish you good health. ...Read more

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How many grams of fiber should I have per day, in order to have a normal bowel movement/stool? 5'2, 95 lbs..

How many grams of fiber should I have per day, in order to have a normal bowel movement/stool? 5'2, 95 lbs..

As much as needed.: Not to be tongue in cheek but the actual answer is as much as it takes. Officially the recommended amount is 25-30 grams a day. The ideal amount varies per person. The goal really is to take enough fiber to have at least two soft formed bowel movements a day. An important note of caution regarding fiber intake is that dietary fiber needs to be increased gradually to prevent GI discomfort. ...Read more

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Is this normal? 2 yr old boy always says his stomach hurts and whines while grabs tummy before bowel movement about 3 x per day? Restless sleeper

Is this normal? 2 yr old boy always says his stomach hurts and whines while grabs tummy before bowel movement about 3 x per day? Restless sleeper

Sounds like: He is having problems with bowel movements- getting constipated or really constipated! What are his stools like, how often does he go, how is his appetite? Any other symptoms? Need to discuss with pediatrician. Need more details to give you more specific answers. In the meantime, offer him oatmeal, increase fluid intake and fibers to help with bowel habits. ...Read more

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Mild up abdominal pain, saliva brash, nausea. Throat pain, esp on waking. Urgent need to pass loose stool within hr of waking. Rarely feel emptied despite only 1 movement per day. Bloods normal.?

Mild up abdominal pain, saliva brash, nausea. Throat pain, esp on waking. Urgent need to pass loose stool within hr of waking. Rarely feel emptied despite only 1 movement per day. Bloods normal.?

GERD, IBS: Your symptoms are suggestive of acid reflux (GERD) and irritable bowel syndrome. Blood work is expected to be normal in both. Meds can be helpful in both, and can help confirm the diagnoses. If you aren't having stools at night, unlikely to be an inflammatory condition. Keep working with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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My baby is 8 mos old and she poops every feeding. 5-6 feedings a day, 6oz. Very soft. Is it normal?

My baby is 8 mos old and she poops every feeding. 5-6 feedings a day, 6oz. Very soft. Is it normal?

Bowel movements: Babies have a strong gastrocolic reflex that makes have a bowel movement with each feeding, as long as it is not watery & the baby is growing normal & playful, that is perfectly normal. Enjoy your baby. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a 2 year old to have 5-8 poops a day?

Is it normal for a 2 year old to have 5-8 poops a day?

No: More than 4 bowel movements a day is generally considered abnormal. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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 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 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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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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My baby has a watery pooping. The colour is normal, she poops once in a day but it is watery. What could it be?

My baby has a watery pooping. The colour is normal, she poops once in a day but it is watery. What could it be?

Normal variant: If your baby is healthy, eats well, on breast milk, not loosing weight, it might be a normal variant. ...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 daughter is 3 months old she poops once a day sometimes every other day. Is that normal or okay?

My daughter is 3 months old she poops once a day sometimes every other day. Is that normal or okay?

Normal: It is normal for infants to stool daily or every other day at her age. Breast-fed infants will even go for 4-5 days sometimes. Don't worry about the frequency and how hard she seems to be working when she does go. What is important is the consistency of the stool. As long as it is soft and not painful to her, this is normal. If she has hard balls in her stool, that can be a sign of constipation. ...Read more

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My 2 and 1/2 year old son poops 5+ times a day often and never less than 3 times per day. Consistency of oatmeal sometimes smelling horrible like rott?

Dietary: Does your son drink a lot of juice- this might be the reason for the frequent foul smelling stools. Your pediatrician may opt to test your son's stools for bacteria and parasites. If the stools are negative for bacteria and parasites, your pediatrician might look for other causes such as malabsorption if your son isn't growing normally. ...Read more