Pooping is something no one really wants to talk about. I mean we all do it but, it’s kind of embarrassing to talk about.
It is great idea to examine your poop, since in this way you will be aware of your health and will show you how to change your diet regimen.
You are not sure what is the thing you need to look for? Well, here is a list of things you should not miss.
The Perfect Stool
If your elimination process in the morning consists of these elements, then it is all right:
- A banana shape
- Not messy and easy to clean
- Not sticked to the toilet
- A brown color
- Not too smelly
- Every time the same no matter what you ate
- Green or yellow stool but the reason is not green vegetable
- Mucus in the stool not very pleasant to watch
- Greasy or shiny stool
- Black stool
- Stool with a color of clay
- Blood in the stool
- Stool with some pieces of undigested food
What does the color of your poop mean?
You already know the answer form the previous list, and that is the color brown. You may see other colors as well including green, red, white, yellow or black.
Other colors that appear, not including the food consumption or any medications causing temporarily change like beets, can indicate some change in our body and this needs and observation. Look at the possibilities from these shifts:
- The red poop can occur because of the bleeding in the lower GI.
- The green one can be a Crohn’s Disease.
- The yellowish can lead to parasites or some gallbladder problems.
- White might be a pancreatic problem or indication of liver disease.
- The black one can be bleeding in the upper GI.
Visit your doctor and explain the color of the stool, if this is prolonged for a longer period.
What is the exact number of times we should do it?
This depends, mainly on the diet you have, the activities through the day and your age, it can be from three times a day to three bowel movements every week, according to WebMD. There are other factors for proper bowel function, not just a regular pooping and they are being able to:
- Sit on the toilet for a minute and pass the bowel motion.
- Do the job without pain or straining on the toilet or even have troubles when passing it.
- Remove all waste from the bowel and try not to go back to do the same thing.