Q. My poop is normal but I am worried about the frequency. Please advise.

Answered by
Dr. Sudeb Mukherjee
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 12, 2017

Hello doctor,

I have been defecating four to five times a day for the last four to five months. I have not sensed any symptoms like fatigue, weight loss, or blood in the stool. The poop is completely normal. I am worried about the frequency.

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Hello,

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  • It seems to be a case of functional diarrhea. An abnormal passage of a small volume stool at an increased frequency is most likely due to rectal urgency.
  • You can get the stool tested for OPC (ova/parasite/cyst). If it is negative, do not worry. There is nothing abnormal.
  • Decrease the carbohydrate content of your diet. That might be helpful.

For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician


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