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kefir?
Submitted by Motherload
September 11, 2006, 27 Comments

Concerned and backed-up asks: I was recently informed of a 'health product', if you will which I quote, was supposed to result in "humungous shits!". I expirienced nothing of this nature, so far... So tell me anyone if you have heard of kefir. If you have expirienced its phenomenon let me know. I...

thoughts on colon cleansing
Submitted by Motherload
September 8, 2006, 40 Comments

PooperChic asks: Dear Mo-Lo, I have been considering using a colon cleanse, but I am on the fence. I've read they're great and I've also read that they are a bunch of dookie (no pun intended). What are your thoughts? Dear PooperChic, First of all, I definately do not recommend the use of ANY...

periodic poop attacks
Submitted by Motherload
September 6, 2006, 12 Comments

DungDaddy asks: Every once in a while - about twice a year, I get an uncontrollable, involuntary poop attack that can last for up to two hours. What happens is, I go sit down to poop, and part-way through what would otherwise be a normal crap (now I NEVER have to push - I just sit down, open my...

blackish-brownish-whitish lumps
Submitted by Motherload
September 4, 2006, 16 Comments

Aaron asks: Well i dont know what it is but i want to make sure.. Between my ass crack on the side kinda inside of my ass a little bit not very far but you do have to spread it to see.. but theres like 3 little blackish-brownish with a little white lumps or somthing on 1 side of my ass crack inside...

How Poop Works: A Tour Of The Factory
Submitted by Motherload
August 31, 2006, 43 Comments

We at PoopReport spend all day talking about poop. But how many of us know what it really is and how it really works? Many of the explanations we read are written so that only trained medical professionals can understand them. But I'm going to try to demystify the process so that the next time...

skin in poop
Submitted by Motherload
August 29, 2006, 35 Comments

Casey asks: I have diarrhea and I think there are pieces of skin in my poop. I don't eat skin so I don't know how or why it's there. PLEASE HELP!! Dear Casey, It is common to see the skin of certain foods like tomatoes, apples, and corn kernels in your poop because these things do not get...

hole in my butt
Submitted by Motherload
August 25, 2006, 99 Comments

Richard asks: My lady was given me a back rub when she noticed a small hole at the begining of my butt crack its not bleeded nor is anything coming out of it...it dont hurt cuz i did not even know it was there...i plan to go to the doctors but i just cancelled my medicare cuz im getting married in...

fecal vomiting. yes, fecal vomiting.
Submitted by Motherload
August 22, 2006, 102 Comments

In a recent answer to a reader's question about the ramifications of going "weeks without pooping," I mentioned the possibility that fecal vomiting might eventually occur. PoopReport's own editor Dave has asked me to elaborate on this -- because he, along with most people, had always thought that...

white worm things
Submitted by Motherload
August 21, 2006, 739 Comments

Brooklynn asks: I get little white worms in my poop and they're about the size of my pinky nail and there really thin. What could they be? They make my butt itch really bad, too. Dear Brooklynn, You most likely have pinworms. Pinworm is the most common worm infection in the United States....

raw vegetable allergy
Submitted by Motherload
August 19, 2006, 19 Comments

BookerT asks: Hello Motherload: Is it possible to become allergic to raw vegetables? I cannot eat them at all anymore, as even just a simple several bites will give me hours of the runs. Sorry to be graphic, but if I eat an actual salad, the toilet looks like yellow-tinted vegetable or cabbage soup...

floaters until recently
Submitted by Motherload
August 17, 2006, 26 Comments

Mo asks: Most of my life my poos have been floaters, until recently. The past week I've been dropping sinkers like never before, and I was wondering if poo reflects life changes? I've moved to a new small apartment and now walk to classes everyday. The only change in my diet has been eating much...

gum in stomach
Submitted by Motherload
August 15, 2006, 17 Comments

Janice asks: Does gum stay in your system any certain length of time, or does it go straight through your system as all else does? Dear Janice, This is a sticky question. Parents who would prefer that their child not eat gum are inclined to tell them that if swallowed it will either stay in the...

weeks without a poop
Submitted by Motherload
August 12, 2006, 227 Comments

Shitaholic asks: I haven't pooped in a few weeks. I was wondering how long can your poop stay inside of you without causing you health problems. (Editor's note: actually, Shitaholic asked: "hi i havent pooped in a few weeks i was wonderin how long can ya poop stay in side of ya with out cousein u...

antibiotics make it solid
Submitted by Motherload
August 10, 2006, 11 Comments

Winniethepooher asks: Here's a head (butt?) scratcher. I have chronic, intermittent, soft-to-liquid yellow-to-light-brown poops. There's no rhyme or reason that I can find for me being an old "softie." However, when I'm on antibiotics, my issues clean right up and I'm solid, brown, cramp-free, and...

chemical butt smell
Submitted by Motherload
August 8, 2006, 50 Comments

Graham asks: Recently I noticed that a strange smell was coming from my ass, and I realized that it wasn’t a shitty smell. It’s almost impossible to describe, it but it sorta smells like chemicals. Another thing about it is that whatever I sit on -- boxers, jeans, chairs -- all start to smell the...

Introducing PoopReport's New Poodia
Submitted by Dave
August 5, 2006, 24 Comments

Two days ago, I received the email I've been awaiting for, well, for years. "Hey Dave, "I noticed that Poonurse seems to have disappeared. I don't know if you need someone to "fill" any shoes in that department or not, but if so, I am a Certified Nurse Assistant. I work in hospitals, nursing...

swallowing gum
Submitted by Poonurse
July 12, 2004, 73 Comments

Concerned! asks: I have a male friend who always swallows his gum. He never spits it out. That's got to be bad for you, isn't it? Does swallowing gum foul up your system? Dear Concerned, Thanks for the question. No, contrary to popular belief (not to mention what your Mom told you), it will...

uncontrollable farts
Submitted by Poonurse
July 12, 2004, 82 Comments

Ashley C asks: Do you know of any disease or ailment in which some people have no control when it comes to expelling gas? I have control of this, and I just cannot understand some of the men that I know claim that they have no control when it comes to releasing a fart. Are they pulling my leg? I'd...

pill or liquid laxatives?
Submitted by Poonurse
July 12, 2004, 39 Comments

Shyman asks: Which work better -- pill laxatives or liquid laxatives? Dear Shyman, If I had my druthers to pick just one product to clean you out like nobody's business, hands down it would be Mag Citrate. Sold in a little green bottle, it is vaguely reminiscent of 7-Up gone wrong. You can get...

pill or liquid laxatives?
Submitted by Poonurse
July 12, 2004, 8 Comments

John asks: Hi pooooooooooooonurse! I took a dump the other day and had to conserve the toilet paper because it was almost out. I only used one square of paper at a time to wipe my ass, so, as a result, the shit soaked through and touched my fingers. My question is this: how exactly should I wash...

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