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How many bowel movements should a person have?

Sorry I'd sound gross. But what is healthy? After Every meal shouldn't a person go?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 1:54 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in Diet & Fitness

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  • 1 a day
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Once a day or at most once every other day. If you aren't going that much, something is wrong. If you go more than that, I would be talking to a doctor as well. Maybe IBS??
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:58 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • gosh im pregnant im lucky if i have one every 2 days :( it sucks.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:00 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • Once a day at the very least.

    If you are not going regularly then the food in your stomach is rotting and putrefying. This usually happens if you eat meat or grains. They are hard on your body to digest and can take up to 24 hours.

    If you are going less, drink plenty of water and increase you intake of high-water content foods like fruits and greens. Fruits and greens will keep you regular as they are easily digested and are full of all the nutrients your body needs. Eat as much fruit as you desire before meals and a large green salad every day.
    keyaziz

    Answer by keyaziz at 4:19 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • It differs with every person, after every meal can be normal. If you need help going definately try more water and fiber daily
    caitlin.tolcher

    Answer by caitlin.tolcher at 10:52 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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