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Lets Talk Poop #2 June 18, 2013

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Let’s Talk Poop! #2
You and Your Bowel Movements

When to see a doctor
By Mayo Clinic Staff
There’s no generally accepted clinical definition for frequent bowel movements. Bowel habits vary widely among healthy people. Some healthy people may have three bowel movements per week, while others may have three per day.

If you’ve made lifestyle changes that can contribute to having more frequent bowel movements, and you have no other signs or symptoms, you’re probably in good health.

Make an appointment with your doctor, however, if you’re experiencing:

Changes in the consistency, volume or appearance of your bowel movements, such as repeatedly passing narrow, ribbon-like stools or loose, watery stools
Abdominal pain
Blood, mucus or pus in your feces

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Lets Talk Poop! #1 Frequency June 16, 2013

Let’s Talk Poop!
You and Your Bowel Movements

Frequent Bowel Movements Definition
By Mayo Clinic Staff
There’s no generally accepted clinical definition for frequent bowel movements. Bowel habits vary widely among healthy people. Some healthy people may have three bowel movements per week, while others may have three per day.

Frequency or pattern of your bowel movements may change over time. But if nothing else about your bowel movements is different — no loose, watery stools, abdominal cramping or bloody stool — the change is probably not a sign of any illness.

If you’re having more bowel movements than usual, chances are you’ve made some change in your lifestyle. You may, for example, be:

Eating more fruits, vegetables and whole grains, which increases fiber intake

Getting regular exercise or increasing your exercise

Drinking more water

Sometimes you need to be aware that changes in your normal routine may suggest disease is present……
Diseases and other conditions that may make you have more frequent bowel movements include:

Celiac disease
Crohn’s disease
Hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid)
Irritable bowel syndrome
Medication side effect
Ulcerative colitis

Causes shown here are commonly associated with this symptom. Work with your doctor or other health care professional for an accurate diagnosis.

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