Well this is kind of a really embarssing question... but I was just wondering, is it normal to not go 'number 2' everyday... lol it's kind of a weird question, but I don't know, I don't even remember the last time I went. Could this be a problem? What can I do to fix this? Does this mean I'm constipated or something? It doesn't really seem like a huge problem to me, I just don't have to go for a few days on end. I don't know, sorry for sucha random question.
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Actually, you should be having bowel movements at least every couple days if you're eating real food daily.
If you are not having regular bowel movements, talk to your doctor. It is very important for your health.
Just an FYI from the NIH:
Common Causes of Constipation
* Not enough fiber in diet * Not enough liquids * Lack of exercise * Medications * Irritable bowel syndrome * Changes in life or routine such as pregnancy, older age, and travel * Abuse of laxatives * Ignoring the urge to have a bowel movement * Specific diseases such as multiple sclerosis and lupus * Problems with the colon and rectum * Problems with intestinal function (Chronic idiopathic constipation).
to add to what Miz S said, "normal" timing for bowel movements are every 24 to 36 hours. more than 36, and you might wanna consider getting some more fiber. and if it persists, then definitely see a doctor.
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