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How many stools should you pass each day?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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In brief: "Normal" stooling
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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.

In brief: "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.
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