A woman mysteriously couldn't poop for a month. Hundreds of thousands of people started tuning in to follow her struggle on TikTok.
Cherine Docherty shared every moment of her bowel issues on TikTok. She hopes to inspire others to not be embarrassed when it comes to their health.
Alex Hall, a TikTok chef, told Insider the bottom-friendly recipes he prepares are high in fiber and cut out ingredients like dairy.
An elite runner pooped down her leg 7 miles into a marathon but kept going until the end — maintaining a personal-record pace almost the whole way
Some thought the mess on her legs was mud or blood. The aftermath involved walking to the hotel pants-less, shoe-less, and wrapped in foil blankets.
Running long distances can put stress on the colon and give some runners the runs. Time your meals beforehand, study the race map, and come equipped.
A woman had to make 9 port-a-potty stops while running a marathon — and still achieved a personal record
Deirdre Keane shoveled two protein bars and two slices of buttered toast into her mouth too close to start time. She stopped at nine port-a-potties.
A woman who pooped her pants halfway through a marathon and ran with it in her shorts until she crossed the finish line achieved a personal record
"I don't know if it's possible to poop while running, but I will try," Tamara Torlakson thought. She achieved a personal best with soiled shorts.
Typically, people poop anywhere from 3 times/day to 3 times/week. See a doctor if your poops change in frequency or consistency for more than 2 weeks.
Rubbing your hands together can cure constipation, according to an acupuncturist — and TikTok users say it works
Rubbing your thumb and index fingers together can help you poop, if done correctly, licensed acupuncturist Anita Tadavarthy recently shared on TikTok.
To soothe an aching stomach, use home remedies like ginger, peppermint, apple cider vinegar, and more.
Consuming alcohol causes your stomach to produce more acid than usual, but some beverages are not as harsh on your stomach.
The Suez Canal blockage could short supply toilet paper, but rectal surgeons say we should be using bidets anyway
The doctor said toilet paper could be abrasive and cause tears, but the health-professional jury is still out on whether bidets are really safer.
Gastrointestinal discomfort can be due to a number of different issues, so it's important to see a doctor to help you determine the best treatment.
The differences between soluble fiber and insoluble fiber and why both are equally important for your health
Soluble and insoluble fiber are both important to keep a healthy gut and a properly functioning digestive tract. Here's how to add each to your diet.
If you have 3 or fewer bowel movements per week, you may be constipated. Try treating it with these at-home remedies like taking a squatting position.
A low residue diet is meant to help you recover from diarrhea and other digestive issues. Here's what you can and cannot eat on it.
I went to the first-ever Butt-Con and learned everything from how to wipe correctly to tricks for having the best sex of your life
Bidet brand Tushy hosted what was billed as the "Comic-Con of Butts," where the goal was to destigmatize anal health.
After using the bathroom, you should gently pat your behind — if you use toilet paper at all. Steer clear of baby wipes too.
Brazil's president wants people to 'eat a little less' so they poop every other day, but that's not how the human body works
Diet, exercise, and genetics all play a role in how often people go number two. As a standard rule, you should poop at least three times weekly.
Most Americans, including those who follow a keto diet, don't get enough fiber. Low-fiber diets raise the risk of GI issues, cancer, and more.
INSIDER talked with nutrition experts to get the rundown on some of the items you include in your daily diet that might be difficult to digest.