September 26, 2010 12:25 PM Subscribe
Should I be concerned at the (in)frequency of my bowel movements?
posted by anonymous to Health & Fitness (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I can often go for a week or more without pooping and i have started wondering if this is abnormal and/or unhealthy because it seems like people should go more regularly and/or more often than that. This has pretty much been the case my whole life (I am a 37 year old woman). When I do have a bowel movement, everything is fine.
I eat pretty healthily (although I could stand to eat a bit more fruits and veggies) and am at a healthy weight for my height. I exercise fairly regularly (3-6 mile runs followed by weights) a few times a week and notice that when I exercise for more than 4-5 times a week, then I tend to poop more often, but still only every several days. Should I be worried?