As the saying goes, “Poop happens.” It's a normal part of living. Yet oddly enough, it's an almost taboo subject and a source of humor at the same time. As silly as this might sound, if it isn't talked about, how will anyone ever know what's normal and what's not when it comes to bowel movements? For instance, is your poop color, frequency, or texture a sign of a health issue? Here are 7 questions to see how much you know about what's okay what's potentially not okay with your poop.


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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. And one of the signs of this type of cancer is changes in the color, consistency, or frequency of your poop, explains the American Cancer Society. Scheduling a colonoscopy at West Valley Medical Center can help detect colon cancer which is treatable 90% of the time when it's caught early on.

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