how long can poop accumulate?
I was amazed to find out that the small intestines are so long (over 6 meters?) I have the following question: Some people claim that if one doesn't give his/her digestive system a chance to process the previous meal completely before having another, that some of that matter is accumulated on the walls of the small intestines and stays there for years! How much truth is in that claim?
Hi, and thanks for the question!
I try not to think about what the interior of my colon must look like after 46 years of abuse and neglect. And pizzas.
I like to think that my colon is clean as a whistle, although I know this is probably not true.
I have no idea if stuff sticks around in there. A nurse I work with does colonics and cleanses all the time, but I don't like spending that much time obsessing about shit. So I just come here to write about it.
Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.
Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.
Got a question for her?