how long for food to be poop?

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Vatfryer asks:

I was wondering if it was true that when a person dies, he or she evacuates immediately afterwards. Is this true, or is it an urban legend?

Dear Vatfryer,

This is absolutely true. Except that it doesn't ALWAYS happen. I used to work in a nursing home and had to wrap probably 2-3 dead people a week. At least one would have crapped.

Hope this helps!

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

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?

33 Comments on "how long for food to be poop?"

Roy Newton's picture

Does everyone in the world shit?I mean every last person.

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Yes! Even Adolph Hitler had to pinch a loaf once in a while.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Me's picture

Hey guys, I am doin a report on poo, for science. I need to find out why poo smells and why it changes colors! haha no joke! e-mail me if ya know!!

LuLu's picture

Hi! I'm doing a speech for school on the scoop on poop. I need to know some humorous animal poop facts quick!
Thanks a bunch! LuLu

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Well, since your speech is over, I hope you found some information quick, LuLu.

Yes, people do crap when they die and so do animals. I had a hampster die of a head injury in my hand and she shit everywhere.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Is it true that morticains shove a big colon tube in a dead body to flush everything out? I have heard they do this but it is a dark secret to embalming and they will not tell a common person they actually do this.

jackie's picture

why is it that some poop comes out in many peices, and some is one whole thing? is it bad for it to be in peices? i think i read that somewhere.

mott the poople's picture
l 100+ points

Lets face it. We ALL die!
No one gets out of here alive! (Doors).%^!)^
If you are dead.....who gives a hat dance?

I hope the creamator says "this fucker lived his life"

Asphincter says WHAT...(!)

Asphincter says WHAT...(!)

T. Anthony's picture

As a gay male I engage in anal sex where I am the bttm.

I find that after anal sex... and for awhile after my Pooh has a lot of Mucous around it. Usually its a little bit at the start of my pooh being all covered in white... or sometimes all of it is covered in mucous. is this a bad thing?!

Motherload's picture
PoopReport of the Year AwardComment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

T. Anthony, I am going to assume that a condom is being used, which would eliminate the possibility that it is semen that you are seeing around your poo. If that is the case, good job.

Any time there is irritation to a mucosal membrane---whether it be in the rectum, or the nose, or the intestines---this causes excess mucus to be secreted in an attempt to soothe the affected area and wash away any harmful substances such as dust, bacteria or whatever is causing the irritation.

The presence of mucus itself is not a bad thing, since it means that your body is reacting normally. But a better lubricant may be needed to cut down on the irritation which is the underlying cause of the increase in secretions. That is not such a good thing.

Always looking out for number two!

Always looking out for number two!

healthy 1's picture
j 1000+ points

Not everyone poops when they die.

As for the "poop coming out in pieces" question. Everyone's body works different. As long as there is no major change in regular bowel habits, I would not worry.
Born to clog your bog, with a giant log.

"Two percent of the population think; three percent of the population think they think, and 95 percent of the population would rather die than think."

Poops to much's picture

I was wondering, is normal to poo after every meal. IS there ever a problem with pooping too much?

Anonymous Coward's picture

OK, I have been wondering about this forever but I never found anybody to ask. If you eat a food, and it comes out whole in your poop(ie, corn or sunflower seeds), do you still get the calories from it?

Anonymous Coward's picture

my poop looks like skinny short snakes is this a bad thing?

MSG's picture
Comment Quality Moderatori 2000+ points

So many questions, so few answers. Poop like skinny short snakes is not quite normal, but doesn't sound dangerous unless there is also pain, blood, or some other unusual factor. Diet may contribute; eat (perhaps) more fiber and drink more water, and avoid junk foods for a while. As for food coming out whole, it depends on what it is (see poll on "what foods reappear in your poop"), and how soon after you eat you see it again (called "transit time"). If you see it again the next day, chances are it's been digested except for the skin or the husk or something else that's not digestible. If you see it again in a matter of minutes, you have Montezuma's Revenge and need to see a doctor.

Anonymous Coward's picture

what does it mean when your poop comes out in little pieces instead of whole?

soup poop's picture

..well.. once i was having tomato soup and in the middle of eating the soup, i had to poop. So i went poop only to find that it was red and it was the soup that i was still in the midst of eating! is that normal.. or anything i should be worried aboutt?

Artful Dodger's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorl 100+ points

Sorry, soup, but unless your input has a direct connection to your output, there's no way it could come out that fast. You probably ought to look for an alternative answer.

Anonymous Coward's picture

Ok, so for the past 3 days I have had really bad cramps and green, watery poop. It is like i'm peeing out of my butt. It's really gross, and the past two nights it has woken me up in dead sleep. On the 3rd day, my poop was really skinny and long. What should i do?

summer's picture

how soon after a colonoscopy can you resume anal intercourse?

Russell's picture
l 100+ points

Before I read this, I heard that a dead person always craps two to three hours after he/she has died.
Russell the shitting queen

Russell the shitting queen

Russell's picture
l 100+ points

I have a question. Is it bad to shit only about once a week?
Russell the shitting queen

Russell the shitting queen

Postman's picture
k 500+ points

You should shit at the least about 2 or 3 times a week. I shit once a day, so I can't imagine only going once a week.

On the job's picture

Lol- I read all this while actually having a poo! I am your target audience. Lol. God bless google search.

shittin right now's picture

Haha this shit is great I'm shittin as I'm typing this I was just thinkin about how great it feels to shit wow amazing aww yea

LabattSplatts's picture

I am having the runs right now. I feel like it will never end. Whole pieces of foods I ate last night are pouring out of me. It is like I am throwing up out of my ass. How do I make it stop?

Anonymous Coward's picture

what does it mean when your poop comes out in little pieces

Anonymous Coward's picture

I like having diarrhea.

MSG's picture
Comment Quality Moderatori 2000+ points

If your poop comes out in little hard nuggets, it may mean you're constipated. If it comes out as lots of soft sloppy pieces, it can mean lots of things, including that you need more fiber or less of something that is irritating your digestive tract.

Bambi's picture

Pooping little pellets could mean that you are either a deer or a rabbit.

Anonymous Coward's picture

how long does it take after you eat a hamburger to see it at the bottom of your toliet?

ChiefThunderbutt's picture
PoopReport of the Year AwardComment Content ModeratorComment Quality Moderatorf 5000+ points

AC, I once ordered a hamburger while full of beer and was told by the waitress that the grill was broken. I said, "just fix me a raw one." Thirty minutes later I told the waitress, "it takes you a hell of a long time to fix a raw hamburger!" She hadn't thought I was serious the first time but soon she brought my burger which I proceeded to wolf down.

A few minutes later it was in the commode where I had thrown it up and surprisingly it looked cooked.

Dirty old men need love too!!

How long a minute is depends on what side of the bathroom door you're on!

Anonymous Colon's picture

I want to have anal sex, but I don't want it to be long should I stop eating before engaging in anal sex?

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