The Scoop on Poop
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The Scoop on Poop

Did you know that looking before you flush could save your life? Test your poop knowledge and what it may mean for your health.

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Question 1 of 10 Correct

How many types of poop exist?

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The correct answer is: Gastroenterologists have classified various stool forms into 7 different types. From type 1 (separate hard lumps like nuts that are difficult to pass) to type 7 (watery, no solid pieces, entirely liquid), these categories help doctors to diagnose many conditions or diseases.

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Question 2 of 10 Correct

Why is poop brown?

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The correct answer is: Bile secreted from the liver meets the food just past the stomach and stains it greenish brown.

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Question 3 of 10 Correct

What color stool signifies liver trouble?

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The correct answer is: White-colored poop means that bile from the liver is not entering your gut and you need to see the doctor.

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Question 4 of 10 Correct

What could red poop mean?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Red poop could mean many things: bleeding in the intestines or rectum, hemorrhoids or simply the color of the food that was digested.

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Question 5 of 10 Correct

What does healthy poop look like?

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The correct answer is: Healthy poop should be S-shaped. This is the shape of the rectum as it nears the anus.

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Question 6 of 10 Correct

What does a cracked appearance in poop mean?

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The correct answer is: Constipation happens because there is not enough fluid in the intestines, giving poop a cracked appearance. If you're constipated, drink more water and eat more "filler" such as fiber and leafy green veggies.

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Question 7 of 10 Correct

True or false: Pooping more than once a day is unhealthy.

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The correct answer is: This is false. It's perfectly healthy to poop multiple times a day, as long as you're not having cramps, pain, diarrhea or odd-shaped bowel movements.

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Question 8 of 10 Correct

Loose, watery and more frequent stools could indicate which condition?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. If the colon is inflamed, the stool may be diarrhea -- loose, watery and more frequent. Inflammation of the colon could mean ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, bacterial infections or poor blood flow to the colon.

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Question 9 of 10 Correct

Which of the following foods relieve constipation?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. The CRAP diet, consisting of cherries, raisins, apricots and prunes will relieve constipation.

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Question 10 of 10 Correct

Which of the following breakfasts will help keep you regular?

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The correct answer is: Start your day off by thinking of B-O-A-T. A breakfast packed with bananas, oatmeal, applesauce and toast (whole grain) is a sure-fire way to stay regular.

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