Bowel movements can be an important indicator of overall health. Things will most likely be alright if bowel movements feel comfortable.
- Normal bowel movement should be soft, a shade of green or brown, and dense. It is also important to pay attention to the frequency.
- Bacteria and viruses in the intestinal tract may cause diarrhea, blood in stool, and discoloration of stool.
- You need to see a doctor if bowel movement change. Look out for bowel movements that hurt, that look or feel different, and those that are frequently strained.
“Bowel movements are natural and will happen throughout your entire life. It’s important to have an open discussion with your physician to make sure your digestive system is working most efficiently,” Neal concluded.
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