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How often should one have a bowel movement? Having frequent BMs in a day

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How often should a 33 year old male go poo.I seem to go sometime 3 or 4 times a day,
Posted Tue, 17 Jul 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Dinesh Kumar Singal 12 hours later

Thanks for contacting Healthcare Magic,

According to studies a healthy young adult will go for poo 3 times a day to 3 times a week. So from that angle there is nothing abnormal with you.

However, if there is a recent change in your bowel habits (means if they were of different frequency earlier), they have become harder or liquidy, or they are associated with blood, or you are losing weight, or they also wake you from sleep or they are associated with pain, then you need attention from a physician or gastroenterologist.

Best wishes,

Dr Dinesh Singal
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