The Differences in Bowel Movements

Did you know that more than 60% of Americans have their bowel movements in the morning? According to HealthLine, about half of Americans have about 1 bowel movement a day. Think about your bathroom habits. How closely do you monitor your bowel movements? While most of us don’t like looking down in our toilet longer than we need to, doing so can actually be a great way to gauge our health!

The specific shape and consistency of your stool are two indicators of what's going on inside. Take a look at our infographic to see where you're at. The information listed in this chart is directly from the Bristol Stool Chart, a diagnostic medical tool that doctors use to classify human feces. Always remember to talk to your doctor about your stools and if you're noticing any irregular patterns. 



Bowel Incontinence Products You Can Trust 

Now that you're aware of the various types of bowel movements, you can better plan ahead for products you may need to manage bowel incontinence. If you or a loved one is managing digestive conditions like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or some other condition that causes bowel leakage, NorthShore offers protective incontinence products.

We have absorbent adult diapers for bowel incontinence, full coverage bowel incontinence pads, and pull-up style underwear to keep you active, confident and comfortable. 

Please talk to your doctor regarding any irregular bowel movements that you may be experiencing.

Learn about NorthShore's products at the Bowel Incontinence Product Page or call (800) 563-0161.


Regardless of capacity, an absorbent product must be changed immediately following a bowel movement.


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