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Is Frequent But Normal Looking Poop A Problem?

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Being pregnant my symptoms when glutened have really lessened - I'm pretty sure I have only been glutened twice. Usually I feel so horrible that there is no question, now I just get D and don't feel bad otherwise when it happens. The foods that I can tolerate (not gluten) have also changed lately. I get heartburn from all sorts of stuff which I'm sure is a pregnancy symptom but used to be a major glutening symptom.

My question is are frequent bowel movements, if they are well formed, bad? I think I have gone 3 times already today and the only thing that concerns me is frequency. So, if it is more common than usual for me, do you think that is a problem? I'm usually very good at figuring out my body, but it is reacting so differently now that it is hard for me to draw any conclusions. I really don't think I'm getting any gluten because I have that part of my diet under control, but I'm not sure if there is something else it doesn't like now.

I don't know if I'm just eating more food or if there is less room for everything in there to sit and wait so it is just coming out sooner.

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If everything looks normal and you're feeling fine, then I don't think there's anything to worry about. My husband frequently goes more than once a day. (No problems, feels fine) He asked his doctor about it once, and was told that it was just what is normal for him.

Maybe now that you're healing, you'll experience a different "normal" now. :)


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I agree. If it looks normal and you're feeling good - no cramps, nausea, bloating, it's fine. How often you poop depends on how much your system can hold which varies from person to person and on how much fiber you eat. I don't eat any grains so I rely on squash + carrots + potatos for my carbs so I have about 3 BMs a day.

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I usually go 7-10 times per day! I'm pregnant now too and have been gluten-free for 7 months, and just now started only having 3-4 bms a day - to me that is wonderful!

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