Ask The Doctor > Questions & Answers > Bowel movements once in 3 days : Is it normal?

Bowel movements once in 3 days : Is it normal?

Patient: I was wondering if its normal to poo once every 3 days, i rarely poo and thought it was normal until i discovered most of my friends 1 to 3 times a day. I eat a normal proportion of food like pasta pizza etc

 

 

Doctor: Different individuals have different metabolisms and thus will have a different rythym of bowel movements. If you have a lways had a bowel movement once in 3 days then this is not a cause of concern. However you could improve your diet by including more sources of fibre like whole wheat, bran , green vegetables and fresh fruits which will help regularize the frequency of your bowel movements better. All the best.

 


 

 
Ask The Doctor
    Ask The Doctor
Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

Book Appointment