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thepunisher688
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hello, again. umm, immediately after i finish a meal, mostly dinner, i have to defecate. im not normal weight, i am rather overweight, considered obese. is this erratic 'bowel-behavior' in the realm of normality? or is it some sort of adverse effect on my colon because of being so large? please help! thanks! i dont know the bowel-movement schedule of normal weight people, and im not willing to do a little study, but... yeah. thanks. any input is welcome.
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Gumdrop Girl
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Normal bowel movements come every 24-36 hours.

Pressure from the food in your stomach can put pressure on your gut and make feel the urge to defecate. Becuase of this, one common method of potty training includes leading the child to the potty after a meal.

it could also be a matter of timing. It might just be (since people tend to eat on a consistent schedule) that you need to defecate around 1pm or 7pm everyday. Or whatever the case may be.

now, you might want to be wary if your stools are excessively soft, excessively hard or are painful. but otherwise, if you're on a 24-36 hour schedule, you should be fine.

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Heather
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It's also worth asking WHAT you are eating, and what the stools are like.

Are they very loose or liquid? Do you feel strong urgency? Are you eating lots of fatty, oily or greasy foods when this happens?


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thepunisher688
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They arent greasy fatty foods, just normal supper meals, normal stools. they are very regular bowel movements, im just not sure if they are placed in the right time. it is indeed on a rather consistant schedule, after work *about 5*, after dinner *about 8 or 9* and very seldom after i wake up *about 6 in the morning*
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