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How many times a day should i be making #2?

Asked by Mtl_zack (6759points) September 4th, 2008

i usually go 1–2 times every 2 days, but my grandmother recently brought to my attention that this is not enough.

i used to be on many fiber diets, but for other reasons. i had to take mineral water for 2 years, prunes for 3.5 years, pears for 6 years now, the sight of pears makes me sick, so maybe now the effect of fiber is gone. any suggestions?

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winblowzxp's avatar

I make myself doodie-free probably twice or 3 times a day.

torisecret's avatar

twice a day…less than that is dangerous for you and others around you.

glitterrrrfish's avatar

it takes me weeks to take a shit. Is that normal?

AstroChuck's avatar

Never. Join me. I refuse to be a slave to my bowels.

Randy's avatar

Seriously? Twice a day? I maybe go twice a week… I’ve always been told I’m healthy though.

marinelife's avatar

Granny is not right. She needs to get off your case. Tell her you are fine and gentlemen do not discuss these matters.

“Many people believe that the definition of a normal bowel movement is having 1 movement each day, but that is not true for everyone. There is no rule for frequency of bowel movements, but the general range is from 3 times a day to 3 times a week. Less than 3 movements a week may indicate constipation, and more than 3 watery stools a day could indicate diarrhea.”


arnbev959's avatar

I’m going to go on and publicly be who I am here and say I usually go only once, maybe twice every week and a half.

PrancingUrchin's avatar

No, it is not normal to sit on the toilet for weeks at a time. Unless you are not constantly on the toilet for those weeks, in that case I think you have a different problem.

glitterrrrfish's avatar

Haha funny. I acctually meant that I can’t poopy more than once in a week or two

ava's avatar

I poop 3 or 4 times a day…is that weird? Maybe I’m eating too much…or at least too much crap my body doesn’t need to hang on to. Great…now I’ll be known as “The Poo Girl” on Fluther.

dundernut's avatar

tell grannie to butt out! whats good for the grannie may not be good for the goose

tedibear's avatar

I think it depends on what and how much you eat. I can’t believe that there’s a standard, but maybe there is. Have you thought about asking your doctor the next time you’re there?

Lightlyseared's avatar

when I ask people this question (which I do on a regular basis) I consider normal to be between 3 times a day and once every 3 days.

bodyhead's avatar

Why are you talking about this with your grandmother? I’d be interested in finding out about what other types of things you talk about with her.

Mtl_zack's avatar

@bodyhead: she often brings up random useless home remedies, almost always during dinner. When she brought it up, I excused myself from the table and she thinks I’m taking her advice.

SquirrelEStuff's avatar

How exactly did that conversation come about with your grandmother anyway?? lol

PIXEL's avatar

Not Enough?! I go about once every 2 days.

lataylor's avatar

Normal range is 3 per day to one every three days, per gastroeneterology guidelines.

echotech10's avatar

I poop approximately 2–4 times per day. It depends what my IBS is like on any given day. Although, in my opinion, the more times I poop in a day, the better I feel over all for that day.

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