Potty Talk! The Straight Scoop About Poop, and the Gas We Pass!

by lydia on October 2, 2013

Warning! If you do not like potty talk or TMI type posts – do not continue reading. Today, I’m dishing out the straight scoop about poop and the gas we pass. The truth is your poop can tell you a lot about your health. So can the gas you pass. Let’s talk about poop and gas, shall we?!

Do you know anyone who can drop a fart bomb that will clear a room? Ever have someone in your home reek up the bathroom so bad it intoxicates the whole house? Do you keep 1 or 2 air fresheners in each bathroom, plus air spray or even scented candles? Do you have the ‘belchies’? You know where you belch all the time especially after meals? Do you spend an entire evening out uncomfortable because of gas that you have to hold in to avoid the embarrassment of what may come out should you not hold back? Maybe you find yourself excusing yourself to the bathroom a bunch of times to let your gas pass in the toilet. OR maybe, you’ve got the SBD’s, ‘silent but deadlies’. You know you can let one rip without anyone hearing it, but they’ll definitely smell it and that could potentially draw attention to you. Unless, you are the first one to say; ‘Oh man, what’s that smell?‘ Of course, you don’t want to be uncomfortable, right?!


Do you have to run to the toilet often to avoid an accident or sharting in your pants? Maybe, you’ve actually had to go home from work early due to a little ‘shart’ accident.  OR, Do you sit on the toilet forever waiting for your bowels to move but all you can squeeze out is a little rabbit terd? Maybe you sit on the toilet forever only to have an incomplete bowel movement and have to wipe a lot anyway. Do you sit in the can for 30 minutes at a time thinking that’s how long it should take? Or maybe, you alternate between pushing out those pellet poos to having the floodgates open wide, no holds barred. Do you have white poop? Gray poop? Or multi-colored poop? Is your poop ever alarmingly red, like there is blood in it? (better double check and make sure you didn’t just eat some beets recently). Is your poop a different consistency every time you go? Maybe your poo has undigested food in it. Or perhaps it’s a bunch of tiny terds compiled into one log. Or maybe you have what you call ‘pencil poops’. Do you ever eat a meal and then have to go number two urgently? Ever wonder about that? I wonder if most people even know what constitutes a healthy poo.


On a more serious note: Perhaps your bowel movement actually hurt on the way out. Maybe you’ve experienced a time when it was too big to find it’s way out. That should not be the case. Perhaps you move your bowels and you are left feeling a raw sensation inside. This is not funny stuff. Bloody stools are scary stuff too. Consistent Black black poop, poop with blood and yellow poop are worth calling a doctor who knows how to help. These colors are not normal and you should consider getting a Complete Digestive Stool Analysis done to rule out serious pathologies.

The ‘Perfect Dump’ actually does exist. Every once in awhile you may have experienced it, but really it should happen most every day. You may sit down expecting the worst, but what you get is a smooth sliding, fartless masterpiece that breaks the water with the splashless grace of an expert diver. But that’s not the end of it. When you go to wipe you find out that it was totally unnecessary. This experience (the one you really should have every day) makes you feel that all is right with the world and you are in perfect harmony. Euphoria overcomes you and a smirk remains on your face as you exit the bathroom. You might even be so elated you have to tell someone (though I doubt most people ever do). ~Inspiration for this section

Back in high school we had names for different kinds of poop. There were the ‘Hang Ten poopies’, the turtle head poops, the ‘use the whole roll to wipe poops’, ‘liquid poo’, the ‘loosey goosies’ and the list could go on. Maybe you can recall hearing one of the men in your life say, ‘I’ve gotta go pinch a loaf’, ‘drop a toilet bomb’ or ‘load the crapper’. I’m trying to provide a little hilarity to an otherwise serious and uncomfortable topic. Most people do not ever discuss their bowel issues in a constructive way, and often may just tolerate ‘crappy poops’. Or they just spend their lives making jokes about poo. (which can be rather funny, I’ll admit) Maybe you are just chalking up your less than stellar poo as ‘normal’. Or maybe,  you are afraid to talk to a doctor about it because they’ll make you get a colonoscopy or some other invasive procedure to see what the issue may be. What if the trouble you’re having in the bathroom could be resolved by learning some basic things about digestion along with some tips on how to get your bowels to come out clean as a whistle, easy with no straining and not stink up the whole house? Healthy daily poop is a relief in more ways than one.  And, it can help to prevent serious health issues from setting in down the road. I take my poop very seriously. (I also live with 4 boys and hear about farts and poop endlessly-it’s like an assumed aspect of male communication).

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Gf October 1, 2015 at 3:15 am

Hi My bf has a problem, he says he smells like poop even though he didn’t poop and when he farts it’s the same. I cant smell it but some people can smell it he says. We have tried just about every product you can think of is there anything that anyone knows of that we can try. It is driving me insane because he is so self aware of it that he doesn’t even want to go out. We asked our friends and family and they just don’t get any funny smells. PLEASE HELP ME HELP HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous October 5, 2016 at 8:05 am

He’s got a leak, exercise the muscle daily and see a bowel specialist, diet is important

AC December 11, 2016 at 7:34 am

All of the links are broken to receive the free course on getting to the bottom of this poop scoop

Preepgirl101 December 20, 2016 at 7:25 pm

I’ve recently (24 hours ago) began having stomach/intestinal rumbling and loud noises, along with loose stools (turned to blackish), and experience gas as I defecat. I did take Pepto before it turned black but I’m still worried about intestinal bleeding. Any advice?

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