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Is it normal to have more then 5 bowel movement in 1 day?

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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not so much.

Everyone has some changeability in bowel habits, and sometimes a certain food will cause "the runs".
However, if you frequently have 5 or more stools daily, you should see your doctor. Review your diet, medical history, and medications. If you see blood, that definitely should be evaluated.

In brief: Not so much.

Everyone has some changeability in bowel habits, and sometimes a certain food will cause "the runs".
However, if you frequently have 5 or more stools daily, you should see your doctor. Review your diet, medical history, and medications. If you see blood, that definitely should be evaluated.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Unusual but could be

"normal" frequency of bowel movements is highly variable.
If one has a history of 5 bowel movements per day and it has been this way for years, then this is normal for that individual. However, if one historically has only one bowel movement per day and the suddenly has 5 per day, this would be abnormal. It all depends on what is "normal" for you.

In brief: Unusual but could be

"normal" frequency of bowel movements is highly variable.
If one has a history of 5 bowel movements per day and it has been this way for years, then this is normal for that individual. However, if one historically has only one bowel movement per day and the suddenly has 5 per day, this would be abnormal. It all depends on what is "normal" for you.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Sreedhar Samudrala
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No.

In brief: No

No.
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