Whenever a person's bowel habits change significantly, they should visit their doctor for an evaluation. A doctor prepares for a fecal transplant in a North Carolina hospital. The sidebar size is long. Some medical conditions and medications can affect bowel health and cause a person to poop more or less often than usual. If your poop isn't a perfect, easy, continuous log, it's not necessarily a sign that you're sick.
A study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology found that 98 percent of its participants pooped between 3 times per week to 3 times daily.
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Without stercobilin present, poop would be a pale grey or whitish color. A very fiber-heavy diet — the type eaten by many people in developing countries, and by some vegetarians in the US — leads to much denser and bulkier poops. And, of course, there's water. Is it safe to hold your pee? And regularly, I might add.