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Is it normal to not poop everyday.?

I honestly poop maybe once every 2 weeks or up to 3 or more. but I haven't really had problems, I've been like this for as long as I can remember and I'm 17. so I
was wondering if something could be wrong with me.

Asked by kitten_washington at Aug 11,2011 05:04


Best answer

Everybody is different. Some people have multiple movements per day, some only once a week. Three weeks sounds a bit extreme though, so I'd highly suggest
that you check with your doctor to make sure everything is ok. So long as you feel comfortable when they happen, you should be fine. It doesn't hurt to ask
though.

Answer from Piper Alexia at Aug 11,2011 05:05

Talk to your doctor. That doesn't sound healthy.

Answer from Sam Smith at Aug 11,2011 05:06

Uhmm. No that isn't of the norm, i think the norm is around one time or two a day. I would maybe ask a doctor, maybe it's what you are/aren't eating thats causing
it.good luck! :)

Answer from Ellie Blank at Aug 11,2011 05:07

That's not very normal. You should at least have one bowel movement every two days. I'd get checked to be on the safe side.

Answer from nikki. (: at Aug 11,2011 05:07

Its not healthy - you should have a movement every day. You may not be having problems now since you're so young, but you will. The main reason could be not
enough fibre in your diet (whole grains, fruit and veges).

Answer from poldi at Aug 11,2011 05:07

This is highly abnormal. It is normal for the variance of bowel movement to be once a day, once every other day, or even once every three days. It depends on
metabolism, habit, and food consumption. However, once every 14 to 21 days is far too long. I would see your doctor, and perhaps a gastroenterologist to see if
this poses any problems in your system. Fecal matter shouldn't sit in the body for this long,. Without the doctors, you may wish to increase your fiber intake slowly
and see how that alters your regularity. Take care,

Answer from Jared at Aug 11,2011 05:07

It depends on your diet. If you only poop every 2 weeks then I suggest putting more fiber in your diet. I poop 3 times a day and eat greens every day to every
other day to keep me regular. But like I said, all depends on your diet.

Answer from Sk8r Grl at Aug 11,2011 05:08

It can be normal. Increase the amount of fruit you eat and water you drink and that will help a lot.

Answer from Laura at Aug 11,2011 05:16

No that's not normal, it means you're not eating enough and/or not enough fiber.

Answer from Tyler P at Aug 11,2011 05:16

no, thats not really all that normal.

Answer from jess at Aug 11,2011 05:24


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