As we eat, the food get broken down by the stomach. Then nutrients from the food is absorbed by the small and large intestine. Stools are the waste byproduct and are formed in the digestive tract and slowly move through the gut until it hits the rectum. When the rectum is full, our body signals to us that we need to empty.
Everyone asks what is regular for the bowels?
Regular bowels are actually where you have a sense of control and able to completely emptying without the need to strain. The look and appearance of stools should be sausage like and smooth. And you don’t actually have to empty everyday! Normal frequency of bowel emptying can be up to three times a day or every three days.
Talking about your bowels can be quite confronting, but you shouldn’t be embarrassed. If your bowels aren’t ‘regular’ they may present in these ways
Bowels can be influenced by several factors such as: