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Are your bowel movements supposed to break apart when you

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Are your bowel movements supposed to break apart when you flush ?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
Answers provided are for informational use only and don't confer patient-provider relationship. My name is***** and I will do whatever I can to help you.
If movements are soft then they will break apart and flush easily. If they are harder, then they won't. How hard or soft depends on how much fluid and fiber is in one's diet. Often if someone is constipated and hasn't defecated in a couple of days the movements will be quite large and hard and will not flush easily.
Please let me know if you have questions.
All the best,
Schuyler
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it is normal and healthy if I have a solid bm that is one long piece like a banana and it breaks apart when I flush?
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.
that's normal for you. So long as you aren't having trouble passing the movement, it is fine.
Best regards,
Schuyler
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