Wonder how long you should (or shouldn’t be) spending in the bathroom? Find answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Colorectal surgeon Michael Valente, DO, fields this one.
Bowel movements don’t just tell us about the health of our digestive system. This may sound strange, but signs of everything from diseases to stress may show up in your bathroom habits. The key is knowing what to look for — and what the signs may mean.