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I read that coffee makes something like 30% of people have to poop.....

I looked it up because I thought it was crazy that I would drink half a cup of coffee and immediately have to poop. I wondered if this was normal. Turns out it is but isn't lol. Apparently it kicks in those intestinal muscles in some people.

Does it work on you?


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Asked by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Sep. 19, 2013 in Health

Answers (13)
  • I wish it would do that for me.

    Answer by louise2 at 7:36 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • LOL, yes. I was just thinking about this when I opened up the questions and your question was the first one I saw.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:40 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • It sure does morning coffee and morning p...... lol

    Answer by pinkparcel at 7:43 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • yup....afternoon coffee and..............

    Answer by silverthreads at 7:44 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • Lol yes. Even worse if it has milk in it.

    Answer by staciandababy at 8:00 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • Yes

    Answer by mommy_jules at 8:02 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • When I was a beginner coffee drinker it seemed like just the scent of coffee would make me head for the toile, but now I am a Pro Coffee Drinker and it takes more for it to bring on the poops

    Answer by cassie_kellison at 9:06 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • It is a stimulant. It can stimulate intestinal muscles for some people.

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:07 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • If I drink too much of it in a short time, like say three cups in an hour or two, it can giveme diarrhea.

    Answer by Ballad at 9:49 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

  • It's a good laxative if I haven't had any in a couple of months.

    Answer by idareyou at 10:40 PM on Sep. 19, 2013

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