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What is the normal average duration of a bowel movement?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Brief

I recommend to my patients they should do their business on the toilet and move on, meaning minutes.
One should not dawdle to read etc. As this predisposes to rectal issues such as hemorrhoids.

In brief: Brief

I recommend to my patients they should do their business on the toilet and move on, meaning minutes.
One should not dawdle to read etc. As this predisposes to rectal issues such as hemorrhoids.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine

In brief: Bowel movement

Normal duration of a bowel movement should be less than 5 minutes.
As stool passes through the rectum, it should be formed and smooth. We should have a healthy bowel movement at least once a day.

In brief: Bowel movement

Normal duration of a bowel movement should be less than 5 minutes.
As stool passes through the rectum, it should be formed and smooth. We should have a healthy bowel movement at least once a day.
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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