What Different Types Of Poop Actually Mean.
People do not like to talk about poop. That’s part of the reason we tend to give it different names like number #2, caca, pooh, doo-doo, and s%^&t. It may be an uncomfortable or a gross conversation to have but the type of stool your body makes says a lot about you.
Going to the bathroom to do number #2 is the final step of digestion. The body has already broken down all the good food it needs for nutrients and energy. The waste product is what is produced in the form of faeces.
Even though the production of stool is the final, unused waste, it can still give answers to the type of diet and a person’s overall health. The size, colour, texture, and even smell, vary based on the wellness of the person.
When you have a bowel movement, you are excreting the waste from your body. This is a good thing.
Everyone goes at different times during the day but a normal range of doing #2 is one to two times a day.
Shape, size, smell, and shade are what you need to remember when you go to the bathroom.
Feces are brown in colour because of the bile produced by the liver during digestion. Green, gray or light colour stool may mean there is a block in the liver and not enough production of bile. Black stool can be caused by certain medications or because of an ulcer or cancer.
Going to the bathroom is not supposed to be a painful and excruciating experience.
Feeling constipated may be a result of dehydration, lack of fiber consumption or a certain meal didn't sit well. This happens every once in a while. You should be concerned if it happens all the time.
When you need to go, just go.
If you are holding it in, the feces simply go back to the intestine for reabsorption until it's sent back down to the rectum.
A stool that is thin may be a sign that something along the digestive system is constricted.
Polyps or a mass in the colon may be constricting passage. Make sure you consult your doctor.
Human waste is semi-solid and is covered in a mucus coating.
Hard and dry poop is a sign of dehydration and constipation. Medications can also affect the stool.
Some people go to the bathroom more than others. Everyone is different.
The point is you have to go. You may be constipated or dehydrated but you should not go days after days without producing any stool.
Everyone's bowel movements smells. Some a lot worse than others.
This varies on the type of diet you consume. Remember there are trillions of bacteria in your digestive system helping to break food down.
Diarrhea can happen when you just had something your body is not used to breaking down.
Liquid stool means the body did not break it down due to a virus or bacteria. It's important to keep hydrated. You should see a doctor if diarrhea persists after three days.