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Floating or sinking poop which is good and why?


Asked by mmmegan38 at 11:08 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • if i remember correctly from watching dr oz (lol... the 1 episode i did watch..idk why lol) i think he said its better to sink than float.. i can't remember why though...

    Answer by proudmommy690 at 11:09 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • 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

    Answer by tryin2BGOOD at 11:13 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Sink... It means you get enough fiber

    Answer by Claudiomom at 11:14 PM on Aug. 25, 2010


    This is where I got the above information!

    Answer by tryin2BGOOD at 11:14 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Can I just laugh now? not at the posted question or the posts....just because....I know it matters....but I guess I'm just like my 5 year old and think poopy is funny LOL

    Answer by HTMommy at 11:18 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • if your expelling alot of fat it will float. if your diet is low in fat it should sink. so i would say that sinkers are better because your diet is lower in fat. but if your diet isnt low in fat and it sinks then your body isnt expelling fat properly.

    Answer by cassie_m at 11:32 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • really?

    Answer by Liansmommie at 11:55 PM on Aug. 25, 2010

  • Yeah if it floats, it means you've got too much fat in your diet. You generally want it to sink.

    Answer by AshleyBDG at 12:18 AM on Aug. 26, 2010

  • well thank you for sharing that SHIT with us...

    Answer by breezy2005 at 4:01 PM on Aug. 26, 2010