How many stools should you pass each day?

"Normal" stooling. This has been answered on healthtap often. The rule of thumb, based on bell curve analysis of the american population, shows a "normal" distribution of stool frequency from 3-4 bowel movements a day to one movement every 3-4 days. Stool texture, volume, dietary considerations, age, metabolic disease (low thyroid, low adrenal), irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual cycle, may vary within this norm.