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Dr. Oz was asked by Andrea about chronic constipation. She wanted to know how long should it take a meal to digest and how many times a day should a person poop? Dr. Oz’s shocking answer is revealed on the next page!
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June 16, 2010 at 3:35 pm
I poop 2-3 times a day, And I know I have a perfect diet, enough fiber and enough water really helps clear out your system, which I believe can help you loose belly fat
July 16, 2010 at 1:38 pm
Depends, sometimes I’ll go 3 days without pooping. I have timid poop, took me 2 months to feel comfortable to poop at my boyfriends house so I’d go all weekend without doing it.
However, the last week. I’ve been going 3-7 times a day!
They aren’t small movements either…
August 16, 2010 at 3:07 pm
I have been pooping 12 times a day. There is blood mixed in with the poo. Sometimes there is green mucus. One time it was even WHITE! Am I a ghost? I need help. This chronic dhiaria is killing me. i eat lots of meat.
August 30, 2010 at 10:43 am
Joanna, I’m a little late to this, but that blood is probably hemorrhoids from excessive bowel movements. You should see a doctor about that. More meat is NOT what you should be eating to help with your bowels; less meat is generally better. You should try to eat more fiber. Fiber, while it does help with constipation, will also help keep you from pooping quite so much, as well. What it does it “keep you regular”, ie, help you have normal, consistent movements. So, get some psyllium into your diet.
12 times a day is NOT normal, even for someone who poops a lot. I generally have 3-4 bowel movements a day, which is pretty good, but NOT 12. If this is recent, it may just be an illness working it’s way through your body. If it’s something that’s been going on for a while, go see a doctor. It could be something more serious.
September 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm
I poop three to five times a dag. There not big poop just small sometimes is that bad????
September 25, 2010 at 12:36 am
Joanna, do you have sudden urges to go, or have to get up at night to go? You should see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. I’m not a doctor, but IMO you have symptoms of inflamed bowels / colon which suggests chrohns disease or colitis.
September 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm
When i had a very unhealthy lifestyle (smoking drinking) I used to poop almost after every meal. Now i dont smoke, drink and i’m a fitness nut (exercise 5 days a week), i consume mostly protein and this just makes me pass gas instead of pooping. I almost have to force myself to poop once a day. The usual is about once every 2-3 days. What is wrong?
P.S Every morning i eat oatmeal with bananas, milk & Honey (Almost constant)
October 13, 2010 at 7:17 pm
I have very small bowel movements a couple times a week. My poo is only the size of small grapes and I have so much gas. I have no feeling that I need to go but when I do it is all of a sudden and then its like one big ball of grapes I can’t pass.
October 14, 2010 at 2:43 pm
Elly, have you tried increasing your fiber to help your bowel movements become more regular?
October 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm
Ben, we are not affiliated with Dr Oz, we are just Dr Oz’s biggest fan site. So unfortunately, since I am not a doctor, I really cannot tell you if your bowel movements are normal or healthy. Have you spoken to your doctor about it? Could it be that you are eating way too much fiber? Just throwing it out there…
October 27, 2010 at 1:04 pm
I eat a fibre diet (i.e. oatmeal for breakie and avg 3-5 veggies and fruit per day), drink avg 8 glasses of water per day or more, and exercise. I have small bowel movement a couple times a week that is small and hard to release.
October 29, 2010 at 5:40 pm
hi i am on iron tablets and I go to poop once a day first thing in the moring when i wake up becuase i am tryign to loose weight and eat fibre and now iron . But i want to know how much you should poop at a time. I only poop little ones and the are dark brown becuase of the iron. I use to poop long ones until i got sick and was on antibiotics and then i got the runs and then constipated . Then i drank 500ml of prune juice. Well i think everythign feel out. Then after that it hasnt been the same . What can i do to make it come back to normal.
November 6, 2010 at 7:35 pm
Hi, i usually poop about every 2 days…and i don’t have a good diet either…what should i eat to make my metabolism faster? and im 13 if it matters.
Liz Reed says
November 7, 2010 at 4:22 pm
I was watching your show last week and took notes but I was not really fast enough to get it all down. It was regards true or false I hope you can remember when that was. You had some great tips and I would like this revealed to me by my email above. A product versus another. I learned a lot and I do want to review your show again. I am very health conscious I am a grandmother and nobody believes that I am I am having another birthday this Nov 12 th The doctors tell me my blood work is great. I never eat out and I monitor everything that I eat and eat healthy snacks as well and make my own smoothies and cook all of my meals.No preservatives as I am unable to tollerate them being born in Australia. I repefer the healthy diets and foods with less salt and sugars etc in them. Great show hopefully one day I can appear on your show. Lis Reed Arlington Texas Thanks Dr Oz
November 7, 2010 at 9:52 pm
Caity, since I am not a doctor, I cannot advise you medically. However, if you do not have a good diet, I would try improving your diet because that can help improve so many aspects of your health. Eating fiber-rich foods may also help!
November 7, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Hi Liz! We are not affiliated with Dr Oz, we are just Dr Oz’s biggest fan website, so I’m afraid I cannot get answers for you from Dr Oz. I am not totally sure which segment you are trying to find more information about, but could it be this one: http://www.wellbuzz.com/dr-ozs-advice/dr-oz-constipation-causes-laxatives-cause-constipation-over-time/? If not, please let me know what the content was and I will do my best to find you a link to a re-cap of that Dr Oz segment!
December 23, 2010 at 9:38 am
I go twice in the morning in a matter of hours as soon as i wake up i have to go and then bout 2 hours later i have to go again… Then sometime during the day i have to go again… then later on during the day i might go once more…
Usually anywhere from 4-5 times a day… EVERYDAY… Is this unhealthy???
December 25, 2010 at 9:58 pm
I like to poo in the woods.
March 23, 2011 at 11:39 pm
i poop 5 times a day and it comes out loke green nasty water is there something wrong with me?
March 26, 2011 at 5:02 pm
i poop once every hour my diet consists of chips and coke i have high blood pressure i am 5 foot 9 and weigh 298 pounds is that excellent or good?
Help Me says
April 21, 2011 at 12:51 pm
Lately my poo movements have been very strange, they are very infrequent, smell strange, look strange and taste even worse, although when I mix it with the usual peanut butter blend(to save money on peanut butter) you usually can’t tell the difference, anyways any advice on how to fix my poos?
April 23, 2011 at 2:41 am
I moved to a new area temporarily and have been eating more fiber and fruit. I usually have powder but realized plus that I have been eating fiber cereal and fiber granola bars, etc.. Since that time I have been going poop almost every time I go to the bathroom to go pee. I cut back some fiber. It doesnt hurt and its not diahhrea. Sometimes small ones, sometimes big. But usually now 4-5 times a day where once I went every other or every third day. Does this sound normal? Any thoughts would be helpful. thx
April 25, 2011 at 5:05 pm
Lately I’ve been pooping 4 to 6 times or more a day & have had problems in the past with tummy pains. They think it could be my gull bladder. Is this why? & NO its usually not solid. More like diarhea. My bowel movements are hardly ever normal. Usually ill poop a lot or ill be constipated really bad :/
May 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm
hey i see all these posts are from last year so hopefully someone can answer my question hopefully a doctor or w.e..
this is embaressing…..but i cant poop =/ i eat normal not alot of meat but enough and all the good stuff i cant seem to poop i always have urges to go but nothing comes out i guess im constipated but all the time.?? idk i dont poop everyday and if i do i gotta push real hard for little nuggets..hahah sorry to much info..i havent gone to the dr yet figured id look it up first.
i use to take lots of laxatives or things that make you poop. back when i was trying to loose weight obviousally not knowing it would effect me in the future..so im wondering if maybe thats a reason why my bowels are no longer healthy..curious is thats fixable or will i have to take laxs to poop the rest of my life >_<
May 12, 2011 at 9:31 am
Mostly I poop 15 times a day and I have also so many puffs and too much bowl movement. I have weight gain day by day with ordinary eating habit. I go to hospital so many times for examination and the result is no parasite but I feel so many bowl movement at the time of eating and always scratching my annus to feel good. so, what is going on in my health? can you help me on this matter?
May 13, 2011 at 9:21 am
it is very hard for me to go to the toilet sometimes i go after three day although am pregnant am on folic acid i can’t use iron cause it will get even worse what can i do to help that.
May 13, 2011 at 9:27 am
it is very hard for me to go to the toilet sometimes i go after three days although am pregnant am on folic acid i can’t use iron cause it will get even worse what can i do to help that
R. Kelly says
May 26, 2011 at 1:49 am
I poop every night, on my girlfriend. It turns her on. Should I see a doctor?
May 30, 2011 at 6:53 pm
OK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! everyone, I mean EVERYONE!!!!! should be “going” AT LEAST once a day. Firm, brown, “log-gish” type of easy feeling. Don’t mean to sound gross, but it ‘s true. Firm, not hurting means you’ve had enough absorbtion from your diet. Brown means all the “colors” from all your foods coming together – this is GOOD! White means to many condensed foods. Period. Long and stringy, MIGHT be blockage…only over time….2 times a day is a bit better= Morning wake and before/close after dinner. Huge fan of the “pooping”. Keep it clean, keep your body healthy and imagine what pooping can actually do for you if it’s normal. Wahooo! just saying……
June 16, 2011 at 3:34 pm
Guys: let me tell you all what will help you become “regular.”
Sip 2 TABLESPOONS of APPLE CIDER VINEGAR (Bragg’s brand with the “mother”) MIXED WITH WATER throughout the day. I have been doing that, and besides it clearing up my breakouts, I have been going poop once daily now. I usually used to once every 4 days and I used to have chronic stomach aches doctors couldn’t figure out. Now the aches are gone and not to mention my skin is glowy, less breakouts, and I’ve been less sleepy. Look it up,
ACV is great for other problems too.
GPS Tracking System says
June 19, 2011 at 2:22 am
Weight gain and regularity became a concern for me once I took an office job working for a distributor of vehicle tracking devices. The best advice I can suggest is to cut soda from the daily diet, only having as a treat every once in awhile, and replacing that with water. Also, making certain Monday-Friday to eat a high fiber cereal for breakfast. By making those two changes you should see significant improvement in weight and regularity.
June 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm
Em’s comment on apple cider vinegar would definitely help. The stuff can help with a lot of things. Rub it on your skin after a shower. I usually have incredibly greasy hair and I’d get it overnight after a shower. Now it never gets greasy, not even after several days.
To ingest it you definitely need a strong stomach. I recommend drinking with very hot water. If you drink it cold I guarantee you’ll gag and if you’re lucky you won’t throw up.
Now, the guy above me has a good point. You should make an effort to eat healthier. But why only on certain days? You should avoid man-made food like the plague. Water is also your best friend for those that don’t have bowel movements often. Always drink 6-8 glasses a day. Get to the market and buy vegetables and fruit, fresh only. You should have 2-5 of them each at every meal.
You should only be having a bowel movement every other day and never have stomach pain. I don’t know about those of you that are having multiple a day, but I suggest you drop the junk food and start investing more healthy foods in your diet. It’ll pay off.
And don’t forget your exercises! At least 30 minutes a day, but I’d recommend 2-4 hours a day. 2 hours of strength training and 2 hours cardio. Enjoy life.
July 15, 2011 at 9:55 pm
I go 1 to 2 times a day usually, and sometimes 3 times a day. I drink a lot of water and tea, which I definitely notice if I’m feeling backed up the black tea (I drink it hot, with a little milk, and a little honey) helps me go sometimes. I typically eat different things for breakfast each day (but always eat breakfast) like healthy cereal with Lactaid milk (I am lactose intolerant), hot cereal like Bob’s steelcut oats multigrain hot cereal, or fruit like a banana with plain yogurt with cinnamon, or turkey bacon, an egg, and whole wheat toast with a little jam (if I have an egg with anything, I usually chop up mushrooms and green peppers into it and add lots of spices and herbs), or an egg and cheese sandwich, or a healthy natural peanut butter with banana sandwich on whole wheat bread. If I can’t eat something hearty because I’m running late or not hungry enough but have to eat, I’ll at least grab the yogurt or banana and eat one of them or both if I have time. For lunch, I usually pack for work leftovers from dinner, or healthy foods like two to three different fruits, a small bag of carrots or cucumber slices, a healthy sandwich, or a salad I made at home, and a big bowl of frozen mixed veggies cooked in our work microwave, plus multi grain healthy snack crackers for between meal hunger, or unsalted peanuts to snack on between meals. that’s a typical lunch if we haven’t cooked the night before. But for dinner we eat healthy, too, typically, and sometimes have meat, sometimes not. Vegetables and fruit are usually half of my lunch and vegetables are half of my dinner each day, though. I don’t have a salt tooth, but I definitely have a sweet tooth on occasion. I’m a 30 year old woman, and my monthly cycle is a difficult time with the sweet tooth, so that is when my normal diet kinda goes out the window. If I feel queasy from cramps, I can’t eat sometimes, or if I do eat, I eat a whole lot more than usual at other times when I don’t feel queasy or in pain from cramps. I have bad cramps. Anyway, I try to consume things with extra calcium and vitamin D since I’m lactose intolerant, like Lactaid milk, yogurt, and a variety of types of foods day to day. I do not eat out at fast food places; they have made my system irregular in the past or made me feel sick, and I don’t eat fried stuff because it gives me heartburn and an acid reflux feeling. I think the lactose intolerance has made me more careful with digestive issues anyway. I take a pill for the intolerance, too. I feel my best going poop twice a day, and if I can only go once I can feel regular but in the morning the next day I have to go immediately pretty much upon waking up if I haven’t had the second poop of the day the day before. I don’t have a perfect diet (am human), but I try to do well.
July 19, 2011 at 12:23 am
I haven’t pooped in 5 days what do I do
August 3, 2011 at 2:18 am
I go several times per day, sitting here on my 5th one as I type this on the laptop not joking either. You should be going once per day minimum and if you are not then you need to eat a healthier diet with more dairy, (probiotics) drink more water, and eat more fiber.
I find that after drinking some fresh brewed whole leaf black tea from teavana I will immediately have to go afterwards but remember don’t sweeten your tea with white sugar use raw honey or agave syrup. Then I eat breakfast or lunch and usually have to go again shortly afterwards.
Some things that can cause constipation are not drinking enough water for one, not eating enough times a day and also if you take some medications like opiates / pain pills for example this can really clog you up. I had an ex girlfriend who would only go every few days and always had constipation from taking pain pills and it was a constant battle for her she endured alot of suffering and pain as a result. I tried my best to help unplug her but that just made a big mess, not even funny. Needless to say it is not a healthy way to live and exactly why she is now my ex. So Em if you are reading this, I don’t need your (infrequent) sh#t anymore! lol
This is a serious comment by the way, live healthy and take care of your body you only have one life. God bless! 🙂
Shannon Macri says
August 7, 2011 at 11:02 pm
If you’re consuming 25 grams of fiber per day then you should be pooping 2 times a day. 1 movement isn’t enough. If you can’t go each day that means not enough fiber,not enough water and you’re most likely consuming foods that bind you up. Too much meat of any kind does bind you up alot. Stay away from fast foods,colas and hard cheeses if you’re constipated. Rice and potatoes can really make a hard bm painful.
August 9, 2011 at 8:45 pm
Dont drink Tejava on an empty stomach, may make you earl.
August 10, 2011 at 3:47 pm
My poop is a dark green and I go 2-3 times a day. Is that good or bad?
September 10, 2011 at 12:38 am
Lately, I’ve been pooping 4-6 times a day. It’s usually a shade of orange and it feels painfully hot on my anus on it’s way out. Sometimes I think I need to go but only farts come out. I still end up going to the bathroom a lot because I want to avoid an accident, especially at work. When it comes out easily, it’s usually 2 or 3 orange logs. When its a bit more difficult, just a couple of floater bits fly out accompanied with really bad smelling farts. I would like to be a little more normal and get more work done and have less failed attempts. Why should I do?
September 15, 2011 at 4:39 pm
Its very hard for me to poop.. sometimes it takes me like 1 week or 2 to poop.I have stomache sometimes also.ANd i dont know what im doing wrong to have me constipated so much.And this been happening for a while. Now my son who is 10months is going through the same thing. I dont know what may be causing this. What should I do ?
September 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm
I have a problem i’ve been to the doctor’s to have a colonoscopy done 2 months ago nothing wrong there except the doc telling me it was cloudy to where he couldn’t see what he needed to see…..i don’t get to go to the bathroom but once a month been like that since i was a kid..i’m taking in alot more fiber (flax seed) to be exact but still do not go everyday..i have to take laxative’s when i get so bad….my stomach bloat’s like a basketball with everything and i mean everything i eat..i drink more water as well and benefiber……but still yet i’m still having alot of trouble going..it’s killing me
September 26, 2011 at 9:52 am
i need to go for long toilet about 5 times a day. i dont even remember since when. what should be done to make it only once a day.
September 27, 2011 at 9:07 pm
I have been told here in the last few weeks that I have bladder infection and since then(even before then) I have had to go to the bathroom maybe 10 times, but I only have to pee. While Im sitting down to pee,I also have to poop and this happens every time I go. Also when I am wiping my butthole hurts to wipe, like there is a tear in it or something.
October 2, 2011 at 1:58 pm
I need to go poop right now, but am too lazy to get off the couch and walk across my apartment. Instead I read all these wonderful responses to pooping. Eating chips and drinking coke only for a diet while pooping every hour is good. Continue. Pooping on said girlfriend….. not going to touch that one. Don’t poop but once every 1-2 weeks, try harder. How much poop do you poop when you do poop? I am pooped from writing this.
October 13, 2011 at 4:24 pm
will glycerine suppositories help when you have not pooped in four days i am so plugged up
October 13, 2011 at 4:31 pm
i just need an answer to my question
October 14, 2011 at 6:45 pm
you need help and are very sick and nasty stop talking about poop and get a life
October 25, 2011 at 9:17 am
Once you get to be 50, this topic becomes super important. Healthy eating, digestion, and elimination are key to feeling good and avoiding problems later on. Keep the poop discussion going Dr. Oz!!
November 5, 2011 at 7:02 pm
Dear John Gumption,
You are a creep to post such a thing on the internet. Maybe see a shrink??
All of humankind
Douch m says
November 8, 2011 at 8:34 pm
He was obviously just trolling.
November 12, 2011 at 11:45 am
Why do i stool four or five times a day?Is this normal?
c. rain says
November 15, 2011 at 4:57 pm
I too have the same feeling. Pushing out a big bowel movement is awesome and also excites me. I’m not gay but I feel these euphoric feelings described. Life is short, so enjoy a nice sh*t!
December 16, 2011 at 12:04 am
Well I poop every two weeks is that normal I don’t get stomach pain and when I do poop it come to the of 5in to 6in of poop can some tell me if something wrong with me
December 16, 2011 at 12:38 am
Well I poop every two weeks is that normal I don’t get stomach pain and when I do poop it come to the of 5in to 6in of poop can some tell me if something wrong with me.plz
January 7, 2012 at 9:14 am
OMG! What the heck did I Google to get here!?
Y’all have a good one!
January 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm
@ jean, yes there is defInitely something wrong with you… Go see a doctor….. Xxxxxxxx xxx::::::Ddddd
January 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm
January 31, 2012 at 2:12 pm
@basic psichiatry, sigmund freid was an idiot and psychology is 200 years behind. It doesnt have squat to dO with his childhood you dimwit… And that kind of sounds like incest… Disgusting anyhow dude, its a totally normal turn on.
January 31, 2012 at 2:15 pm
@ dr astor you are 100% correct and your explanation makes more sense than anybody else’s here. Well, that’s why doctors are on this planet thumbs up…
David Dang says
February 15, 2012 at 8:39 pm
Dr.Oz, I have a question. I’m really scared. I go poo like 3-7 times a day now. I just took a blood test and I’m getting my results on Sunday this week. I heard that somethings wrong. I’m really scared! Is there a chance that I might get a disease or something?
February 29, 2012 at 8:33 pm
my dad whats to know how many times a day do you go poop
February 29, 2012 at 8:39 pm
sorry for the last message i mest up on the last message what i meant was that how many times a day should a person go poop. I’m 13 years old .
March 4, 2012 at 11:46 am
I havn’t pooped in 5 days :O but I don’t have stomach pain tho.. but I’m gonna drink much water and eat more fiber!
March 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm
I had a huge stomach upset last thursday and now I haven’t pooped for 5 days and I have had stomach pain (severe) since Thursday.
March 15, 2012 at 10:31 am
i poop 3 to 4 times a day without any pain like constipation. it just automatically feels wanna poo. i eat lots of veggie and drink plenty of water a day like 2 litre a day.is it normal?
March 27, 2012 at 8:11 am
I am taking Zantac 150 twice a day since then I’ve noticed a change in my bowel movements I haven’t had a bowel movement for 3 days is that okay? what should I do? I have to take my Zantac twice a day for acid reflux
April 13, 2012 at 1:22 am
I’m 17 years old and ive only pooped like 4 times my whole life. What
Does this mean? Please help. Please.
April 16, 2012 at 7:22 pm
I poo like every 7 days and my moms says that’s why im always bloated, but i try and do a poo but it doesn’t happen. I eat vegetables every night and i drink up to 250ml a day of water?
Kyle Granger says
April 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm
Ok so when I was little I used to only poop about once a week. Now I am 15 going on 16. Recently I have been defecating 1-3 times a day. What is my problem?
April 23, 2012 at 3:35 pm
May 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm
how to poop once a day only?
May 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm
I poop about every time go to the bathroom, and most of the time its thin,brownish to grayish in color and it smells sometime. most of the time its runny and i get really bad cramps.
Desmond Reynolds says
May 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm
Me’s gotta tell you. I t’ink I poop about 9.9 times a day. Nine time in da toliet, .9 time in my pants. ‘Course not as bad as Arnold Jensen. Between old Arnie and his 3-legged dog, they go about 45 times a day. Man d’at dog poops like a menopausal hamster. Arnie, just goes in his pants. He smell like da washroom at da train station.
Best poop is afta I slurp on my woman’s sowa milk and flap jacks. Next to d’at when I go down for sum sowa fish!
May 14, 2012 at 2:54 pm
i dookie every 5 minutes and its green and runny and feels good when it comes out of my butthole!! i like to smell it to and it taste pretty good!!
May 16, 2012 at 8:22 am
I’m really scared because i’m pooping almost every 10 min. and to make it worse I threw up while pooping. Please help me!
May 17, 2012 at 11:28 am
My hubby poos 4 to 5 times a day. Usually and it’s been going on for years now. But now he has started to go less about 2 or 1 a day. I don’t know if that’s a good sign or bad. But sometimes I get worried. Right after he eats he has to go to the restroom. But not sure what’s going one with him. He’s going to be 38 this year, I don’t know if age has anything to do with it as well… but I just want my hubby to be healthy.
May 20, 2012 at 9:30 am
I eat plenty of vegetables,only lean meats and get enough fiber but I wind having to go two or three different times before I feel like I am done..is this normal?
May 24, 2012 at 10:15 am
I am 69 years old & only weigh 125 lbs. I work 24 hrs each week as a courtesy clerk
at a grocery store. Unfortunately, every day i have to gather carts, usually 5, every
time & this wears me down. My problem is that once in awhile I have a real lot of
feces come out of me in a short period of time. No blood, No black feces, no diarhia,
no constipation. My wife tells me i worry too much. Help!
June 1, 2012 at 11:04 am
I poop 3 to 4 times a day but am in potty for half hour to one hour and some times more. Does it effect my bowel movement or my testosterone count? Please help.
June 5, 2012 at 12:01 am
I poop about 7-8 times a day and the poop is always light brown..Is that too many times to poop in a day?
dr. justine says
June 11, 2012 at 5:37 pm
hello. i’m very concerned for all your poops. i ate half a bagel today when i woke up and i was like thats good. then i pooped normally. white poop doesn’t exist. i’ve never seen it. i don’t have it. if you have it, please attach a picture. that would be helpful in my studies of white poop. i can send you pictures of my poop too. thank you.
Lena Sisk says
June 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm
Hi Dr OZ, I need your help! I have a 6 year old granddaughter who is absolutely petrify to go poop in the toilet. when she feels the pressure , she crosses her leg so tied so it wont come out
but it does, and she goes in her pants. My daughter is at the end of her rope. She has taken her to her ped, he gives her stool softeners. That wont do nothing for her. What can she do to help her understand that its OK to let it go. Natalee is her name, and she is very petite for her age. She weighs about 30lbs and she about 39 inches tall. She is so tiny, she wears a size 3T still. Please Dr. Oz we need your help. Or more like my granddaughter needs your help. Thank you, Lena
June 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm
I poop out what looks like king can size turds.I thought it wasn’t normal but I asked a doctor and he said it was thank god.
shaance frazer says
June 21, 2012 at 6:17 pm
what does it mean when you havnt pooped, pissed, or got my period in like 3years? please help iwant my poo back,
June 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm
and my friend hasnt pooped for like 2 months and hasnt had her period for a year after she had her last child and she cant get pregnant anymore, and she always get urine infections.
June 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm
ihave days i go once or twice then i have days 4 more time like to day is 13
July 3, 2012 at 12:55 am
I poop once a week.
Regular brown, but it smells kinda bad.
Ive been braking out lately.
Idk I need help D:
July 6, 2012 at 12:58 am
I don’t poop alot at all. I go once a week if that and they are always really small grape size. I went to the doctor and she prescribed me a laxative that is healthier than ex lax and others with that ingredient in it and she said to take it if i don’t have a bowel move ment in two days so i take it but still once a week i go all grapes. I tried taking fiber tablets and drinking lots of water but still once a week and grape size. i eat yogurt, and sometimes i eat legumes. I eat a lot of veggies sometimes raw. sometimes i eat some fruit. I don’t know what else to try so if anybody has suggestions i open
sam silbrman says
July 8, 2012 at 8:47 pm
dear dr, oz i am only 11 and this month i have not gone regularly almost once every 5 days i usualy had a satisfying poo every day but things have changed please help
July 13, 2012 at 3:26 am
I have been in Thailand for three weeks and only just realized last night I haven’t done a poo in three and a half days. I am not having any stomach problems at all but find it strange as I usually go one to two times a day? I have read a lot of posts and I will try more fibre because I haven’t kept track of my food intake while on holiday so I will try pay more attention to it and eat more fibre and hope it helps. I just wanted to know if this is normal and what I should do if I still haven’t gone within the next 24 hours?
July 15, 2012 at 5:55 pm
Please help i used to poop 2-3 times a day now only 1-2 times Help please?
July 15, 2012 at 5:57 pm
Sam me to i’m only 12 and i feel like this is bad i want help from adults but i’m shy so this is the only thing that can help me right now if it is bad i will surely tell an adult(Mom or dad) about it i have even tryed telling them but my sisters are always near and it makes me nervous.
July 18, 2012 at 2:04 am
I only poop once every three days or so. Am I sick or something?
July 18, 2012 at 4:30 am
yesterday i poop 20 times!!!! and if i eat something or swallow something my stomach hurts!
July 18, 2012 at 4:31 am
im only 11 yrs old
July 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm
I poop 1 or 2 times a day but have alot of gas too! Often, if I run for 6 or more miles on a given day, I will exceed these numbers. Is this too little? What makes for more frequent visits when I run for excessive miles?
July 26, 2012 at 6:11 am
hi,i go to toilet wit 3-4 times in the morning with a kind of discomfort which last for hours.i was told its colitis and i should watch wat i eat.i notice my stomach dont do well with heavy food & milk @al.wat should i do?
July 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm
Hi I’ve been on holiday in a hot place for about a week now and I’ve only taken 1 small poop its that normal ?
July 29, 2012 at 11:13 pm
My bowels are always soft but I only go once every 3-4 days. I have even ate corn and tracked it. It takes about 4 days to go through my body. Its so weird. I have tried fiber but that just makes it worse. I ended up getting impacted.
August 3, 2012 at 12:34 pm
my mom in law is 89 yrs old …she likes to massage her anus to go poop all day long an she eats lik a bird but the poop never stops she gets it everywhere something has to be wrong …she wont stop….help !!!!!!!
August 7, 2012 at 5:58 pm
Well I poop once or twice every week and a half is something wrong with me?
James Garza says
August 7, 2012 at 11:33 pm
Need help doing the poop.. I only go once a week if im lucky.. And I know its not normal. Would like some type of help.. I’ve been like this I could say 4 years.. Please anyone…
August 13, 2012 at 12:31 am
Im gonna be 14 in a month.
I run every night, but I dont eat too much.
I weigh 114 pounds & am 5’1 .
I have been pooping every other day except now its been
Two days that I havent pooped . Is that bad? Whats should Ido!
Fartin Martin says
August 16, 2012 at 7:30 pm
This sure is a bad topic!!!
August 20, 2012 at 9:45 pm
Once I blocked up a toilet from a poo. But seriously go about 6 times a day, i eat mainly quarter pounders, and chicken nuggets. I’m 14, 5’6” and weigh 215 pounds.
Bill Cosby says
September 6, 2012 at 8:11 pm
I poop little unusual shapes. Usually they are flattened animal shaped nuggets. I.e. bears, elephants, giraffes, etc. Lol. Sorry if its too much info. Hahaha. But, its not just animal shapes, sometimes it’s everyday objects like hammers, forks, knives and etc. I have even popped out little celebrity faces I.e. Connie Chung, Captain Kangaroo, Willie Nelson, and the Virgin Mary. What should I do?! I don’t even like Willie Nelson!!! Why can’t it be like…Kim Kardashian?!
September 11, 2012 at 1:32 am
I love to poop on my girlfriends chest is this normal I do it like 3 times a day.
September 14, 2012 at 12:11 pm
I poop 1-3 times a day and i’m glad i’m a daily pooper. my poos are usually soft, not too thick and easy to pass out. A little pushing is still required, even with soft poos, but i am pretty empty afterwards. A very long time ago (20 years) there was a period i pooped 2-3 times per week. In that period, i had a lot of discomfort after pushing out a 3-days old rock hard log. Not fine!!! on the other hand, when i should push out such logs nowadays, it would be much easier for me, because my poo hole can handle big logs much easier than 20 years ago and i am able to better relax my anus. I assume this is normal….(if not, please let me know)!
September 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Girls don’t poop. It’s proven.
September 18, 2012 at 1:29 pm
I have been pooping ten times a day. My feaces comes out violently as if it had enough power behind it to launch me into space. My girlfriend is worried as she enjoys when i poop on her chest but my poop is coming out with such velocity that it broke two of her ribs. Help me please
September 25, 2012 at 10:01 pm
The key to normal, healthy bowel movements is:
1) 2 of 3 meals a day
2) Lots of fruits and vegetables
3) No meat
4) Lots of water
6) proper rest
That’s it. If you have a sedentary lifestyle you can supplement with psyllium husks, and get the husks, unsweetened, so you can avoid all the garbage they put in fiber supplements.
To much says
September 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm
Colitis will make you go a lot at diferrent times. IBD is curable. Can be stress related!!
September 26, 2012 at 3:58 pm
I havent pooped for 5 days . what should I do?
barbara barreto says
October 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm
I poop every time I eat im so scared they have run every testing I mean everything they dont know whats wrong with me
October 24, 2012 at 7:48 am
Hi I have had 3 colonoscopys and they can not figure out by I do not poop. I can go days and even weeks without a movement. I usually take 3 phillips laxatives for 3 days before I go. I currently have been trying Miralax. Today is day 4 and still no movement. Is there anything else you recommend? Please help. Michelle
October 24, 2012 at 11:04 pm
Michelle, you sound like my mom! She Has IBS and something else that Doctors can’t seem to figure out, they always tell her the same thing! You have IBS! And shes like, Really? I had no idea! NOT! She has had so many test done, and its not uncommon for her to go a week or several weeks with out a movement. She has even gone over a month without going! Its scary! Shes done a cleansing which totally messed her stomach up due to this unknown problem.
I go about 2-3 times a day, she thinks thats too much. Is it?
October 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm
I was just in Mexico and managed to get what the Doctor there told me was E-coli. It seemed to fit the description…6 days with a high fever about 3 solid days of days of diarrhea and vomiting…2 of the days I passed mostly intestinal blood. He put me on CIPRO for 9 days and I fought to stay hydrated and I got better quickly. Now I am back in the states and I am taking probiotic supplements. I have never felt better. Normally I seen to go every other day, often feeling bloated and gassy, not a big movement usually. Now I go “big” like 2-3 times a day…but I feel great…flat tummy, no gas…stool seems …good, if there is such a thing. I feel like I am going though some sort of “cleanse”. I wonder if the Ecoli infection some how changed me forever and if I should stick with the probiotics.