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What are bowel movements?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
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In brief: Poop

A bowel movement is when you pass the waste from your intestines.
This is what is left over from your food after it is digested, along with some digestive enzymes that usually make it brown.

In brief: Poop

A bowel movement is when you pass the waste from your intestines.
This is what is left over from your food after it is digested, along with some digestive enzymes that usually make it brown.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Charles Cattano
In addition to indigestible food residue, a significant component of stool ("bowel movements") is also the bacteria that comprise the normal flora of your gut.
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