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Importance of Bowel Movements

Updated on January 22, 2017
Jimmy's First Bowel Movement by Tim Hamliton
Jimmy's First Bowel Movement by Tim Hamliton

The importance of a bowel movement, came to me this morning during my morning poop. As I began to ponder its importance, as to the quality of life without the ability, my thoughts began to roam wild. Think about this if you will. Can you imagine your life without it?

I think this photo to your right by Tim Hamilton, best fits this situation. Here we see a guy named Jimmy, his muscles all distorted, butt cheeks clinched, with a forlorn impression of pain, insecurity, confusion to what is about to explode from his body. Frankly speaking Jimmy has to poop. It's quite evident that Jimmy needs to poop real bad! I personally relate to ol'Jimmy Boy's conundrum. I've seen it. I've seen it within myself many, many, many times before. There isn't a doubt in my mind that I've not mimicked this same, exact expression. So similar are we, one would think I was a full size replication. The most simplistic mirrored image. Not only have I impersonated Tim's drawing times before, my own personal experienced seems to know no bounds. And you? What has your daily lifestyle remitted itself to this view?

In pondering this new source of thought, I discovered that I best fit this image during great movements of stress. Stress weighted inside my gut, twisting, turning, and churning some more. With beaded sweat residue dormant upon my brow. "Damn it to hell it's not ready yet!", I say to myself as I am seated and straining over the added purging pressure. "How will I ever make it?", I ask myself comprehending the fated deadline looming against my backside now. Fully recognizing the beasted bully's speed and the severity if I fail and let it pass me by. My bottled up constipation could use some release. Soon I remind myself- soon.

The Bowel Movement

When researching for this basic topic, I was amazed by all the information out sourced on bowel movements. Though my intentions were never to go to great lengths on this subject matter. I still found some really interesting resources I'd like to share. To give you an idea- on one website alone they had dedicated a formidable amount of time and effort to enlighten the human race on the different, afflicting problems in this areas.

Here is their list of topics they covered. You will find their web site among the other links listed above.



The Ever Changing Bowel Movement

Regular defecation activity is entirely unique process between humans. No one bowel movement is alike. It is as unique fingerprint, ear lobe or dental records. Each persons poop varies from the next. However the medical science community has been able [through research] to divide certain types and textures, consistency and frequency into distinctly separate categories.

Located below are several indications that a bowel movement is abnormal. These signs and conditions were copied and pasted from a medical site.

Blood. Frank blood in the stool is never normal, and could be a result of several conditions that range from mild, such as hemorrhoids, to serious, such as infection or colon cancer. Bloody stools should always be evaluated by a physician.

Black stools. Black, tarry stools with a foul odor can be the result of eating certain foods, taking iron supplements, or possibly from internal bleeding.

Red or maroon stools. Red or maroon stools could be from something benign, such as eating red colored foods or it could be caused by several different conditions including hemorrhoids, anal fissures, colon polyps or colon cancer, diverticular bleeding, or inflammatory bowel disease.

Green stool. Green stool may be caused by green or artificially colored foods, iron supplements, or decreased colonic transit time.

Pale or clay colored stools. Stools that appear pale or look like clay could be the result of lack of bile salt (which gives stool a brownish color), antacids, barium from recent barium enema test, or hepatitis.

The Other Bowel Movement

Stress is freely brought upon ourselves by the life choices we make. The constipated stuffing of emotional energy increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney failure and stroke. Stress can increase the acute onset of life threatening health risks, 3 to 1. Even hair loss, advanced aging and drastic weight changes in humans, can occur during events where advance, emotional overload is present.  When referring to stress, it is imperative that our bodies are regularly purged of this diabolical, ticking time bomb. There is truly not much difference between the two types bio-hazardous rubbish. 

The body is an amazing machine.  Many of us can not imagine our lives with a regular, daily bowel movement of excrement.  After a period of time, the human body automatically tells us it is time to release any accumulated toxic waste. Bringing forth moments of much needed relief when the process has been completed.

With stress it's not so easy. The human body is not equipped with a mental alarm clock to tell us it time for business. Instead the unnecessary refuse is stuffed and impeded. People can not live with out bowel movements. The toxic waste shuts down organs, inflicts unbearable pain and will kill us with in a few days. When we can no longer poop on our own, the medical research establishment invented the colostomy bag.  The colostomy bag is attached to the outside of the body. Where the colon has been re-routed during an evasive, life threatening surgery.  

Here Are My Signs & Symptoms of Stress

  1. Joint Pain
  2. Severe Irritability
  3. Constipation
  4. Drastic Decrease/Increase Appetite
  5. Heart Palpitations
  6. Exhaustion
  7. Muscle and Joint Swelling
  8. Headache
  9. Increase Perspiration
  10. Mood Swings

Did you recognize any of this symptoms?  After researching the effects of stress- I found many of the same sign and symptoms existed in people with these life threatening conditions and diseases:

  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Heart Attack
  • A I D S
  • Colon Cancer
  • Kidney Disease
  • Heart Disease

As with maintaining healthy bowels, stress needs to managed the same way.  The quickest and most important steps to a well balanced body and mind are:

  1. Diet
  2. Exercise
  3. Meditation

[When lumped altogether they account for only two hours out of your day.]

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    revo 6 years ago

    few days back i went through a gastroscopy and colonoscopy test. because i was having drastic changes in my bowel movement.

    After Test Dr Said, everything normal, sigh!!, I said my self" But Doctor,Im not having normal bowel movment, and u saying everything normal" , later i realized last couple of months/years im having a killing stress on my studies and surviving.

    Just now i realized stress has a significant effect on bowel and almost every organ activities.

    I don't know to get rid of this stress i need to run away. But If you ask me how im managing this all stress in my young age, its because the beautiful guidance in ISLAM. It has a great relaxation to mind and physical.

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    online scam check 8 years ago from United Kingdom

    Nice hub, looking after our health equals long life.

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    Barbara C 8 years ago from Andalucia, Spain

    Very informative - never thought too much about the subject before ;)

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    joebhoy 8 years ago from Manila

    nice hub. keep on posting.

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    mith_moral 8 years ago

    Never in my life did I ever think I'd know so much about poop.Quite entertaining and very informative. Thank you.

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    Kim Garcia 8 years ago

    Sad but True!! When the plumbing's backed up....We feel crappy, not Happy!

    ;-) Drink natural Ginger tea....helps keep the pipes clean. =)

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    HappyDespiteItAll 8 years ago from Approximate Vicinity of Earth

    Very true. Without a good poo I feel like poo.

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    R. Blue 8 years ago from Right here

    As we used to say in the 70's ....that was some heavy shit man!!!

    I'll leave you with one word "Coffee" ...takes care of the whole shituation.

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    Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    Good to get this matter out in the open! :)

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    Kelsey Tallis 8 years ago from USA-Ohio

    LOL at Mighty Mom's post btw...

    I do not personally experience the manifestation of a "daily bowel movement." Is it unnatural (or unhealthy) if one's bowels do not move every day--as long as they move at least several times a week?


    Full of Shit in Ohio

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    Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    Wow. Looks like this hub had been backing up inside you for quite awhile. You must feel relieved to finally get it all out of your system:-). Yes indeedy. You definitely covered the crap out of this topic. But, all in a good way!

    Seriously, we tend to take our BMs for granted, but we should not.

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    Laughing Mom 8 years ago

    My brother gave my kids a children's book called, "Everybody Poops". It's what the boy pulls off the shelf every night for a story. Now why are boys so fascinated with this?

    You can always recognize a mom--she's the only one who will analyze the well being of her child by the size, smell, consistency and color of her baby's poop and then converse about it with her other mommy friends. Then, the guys aren't so fascinated anymore.

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    lxxy 8 years ago from Beneath, Between, Beyond

    Just had to visit this again...I was forlorn without it. ;)

    Will RT at some point, where you been, btw..?

    Generique Lightspeed,


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    blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

    Wow that was some shit. LMAO. Wow that was an unusual hub, I liked it, as it was different and you really handled it well. (hugs)

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    GeneriqueMedia 8 years ago from Earth

    "forlorn impression of pain, insecurity, confusion to what is about to explode from his body."

    Great choice of words! And interesting subject matter....but, someones got to write about it. ;) But I wish I wouldn't have just lit the oven to make dinner...


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    Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

    Gee RK, you are absolutely crazy about body parts and bodily functions at the moment lol. hey, watched a movie on Sunday and thought of you. Have you seen, Boy in striped pyjamas?

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    RKHenry 8 years ago from Neighborhood museum in Somewhere, USA

    Thanks so much for stopping by.

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    RKHenry 8 years ago from Neighborhood museum in Somewhere, USA

    I thought it was a great picture. Thanks queen cleopatra for stopping by. Good to hear from you.

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    Roselyn Mendoza 8 years ago from Philippines

    The bowel movement is very important. I'd hate to look like Jimmy. LOL.