You can usually think of your bowel movements as healthy if you…
•Have regular bowel movements that occur around the same time each day.
•Do not experience pain, bloating, or other symptoms of constipation or diarrhea.
•Can have a bowel movement without straining or using a laxative.
Healthy Poop – What it Looks Like?
Your stool will take the shape of your colon. And the consumption of certain foods, medications, and vitamins will affect how your stool looks and smells. But in general, you should expect your stools to be some shade of brown, usually about the color of peanut butter. They should be soft but well formed, and should be roughly the size and shape of a large sausage, although this can vary with the frequency of your movements.
Healthy poop may vary in size, shape, and consistency, depending upon a number of factors. But, it’s important to remember that healthy stools DO NOT contain blood, and are neve
at 11:13 PM on Aug. 25, 2010