How often you go to the bathroom as well as the color of…you know… can dictate how well your system is working. In addition, consider these questions and statements to help you self-diagnose your bathroom needs.
1. If you eat 1 to 3 meals a day, you should go to the bathroom 1 to 3 per day. Going for several days or a week or more without a bowel movement is not normal. It’s actually very unhealthy for your entire body.
2. Relieving yourself should start and end naturally, without any straining or pushing.
3. Your time in the bathroom should be quick, taking no more than about five minutes… unless your connected to Wi-Fi. The remains should not overly soil the toilet paper. It should pass out easily and be cut off easily and cleanly when the anal sphincter closes.
Unless by choice, if you need a distraction while your defecating to help pass the time, your bowels are in desperate need of some TLC.
4. In a normal movement, the stool should have a diameter which is about half the width of your wrists. It should not be so large that it is hard to pass or causes pain or bleeding.
It should not be long and stringy, or pencil-thin. If your output is very thin this may indicate an impacted colon with colon walls that are reduced in diameter, thus not allowing normal width feces to move through the colon and be eliminated easily. It should not be composed of small, hard balls that plop into the toilet.
5. In a normal bathroom encounter, the poop should be about the same consistency (density or “thickness”) as regular toothpaste squeezed from a tube. It should not be soft and watery. It should not be hard and compacted nor cause the toilet to become plugged up.
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6. The remains should be a medium brown color, about the color of peanut butter — although it may be slightly colored from certain kinds of foods you recently ate, such as grapes or beets or very dark green vegetables.
It should not be yellow or maroon (like burgundy wine) or gray and should not contain dark material from old feces (or black material which may indicate bleeding in the upper GI tract or stomach).
7. An ideal bathroom experience should not be excessively smelly. Although it won’t smell like a boutique of roses, it should not have an overly foul smell if it is composed of waste from food which was consumed less than 24 hours ago.
If you pass gas it should also not have an overly foul smell. Smelly farts and feces often indicate that old, decaying fecal matter is stuck to the walls of your intestines.
8. The stool should float in the toilet water if everything in it is the waste material from food that has been properly digested. A stool that has become too compacted, hard and dense due to constipation will usually sink. (Note that unhealthy stool that contains too much unabsorbed fat may also float.)
9. Your poop should not contain a lot of mucus, blood or foreign matter.
10. There should not be any small or large worms or other parasites visible inside or near to the stool.
If your bowel movements do not meet ALL the above criteria for a normal bowel movement, then you should STOP thinking that yours are “normal”, that your bathroom routine is healthy, or that your colon and small intestine are in good health.
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