suddenly i'm pooping a lot more
I'm a female, and I've been pooping a lot lately - on average, three to four times a day. Is there anything abnormal about this? I've never pooped so much in my life. I do take some medications for depression and allergies, could that be the culprit? Should I mention this to my doctor? I'm not in any pain, and I feel fine otherwise.
If you aren't having diarrhea or other issues with your poop, I would be tempted to just keep an eye on things and see what happens. Watch your diet -- could be you are eating more fiber than usual. Your medications COULD be having some sort of effect -- did this start soon after beginning them?
Thanks for asking Poonurse!
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.
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