Posts tagged ‘midwest gastroenterology’

Ask Dr. T: Do Men Fart More than Women?

Dear Dr. T,
Do men fart more than women each day, on average? Or are women just not owning up to it?

(It’s been said that on average, men fart an average of 17 times a day, and women fart an average of 9 times a day.)
Dr. T’s Answer:
Yes, it’s true. I honestly don’t know why. It could be diet, bigger GI tracts, and/or swallowing more air.
So there it is ladies and gents. Men do, on average, pass gas more often than women. That is of course when we’re comparing men and women with normal colons. Now in the case of a semicolon or someone else with some IBS/GI-stuff happening… yeah … it’s a whole different ballgame.
A big thanks to Dr. Taormina from Midwest Gastroenterology for helping answer our “Ask Dr. T” question today.

January 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm Leave a comment

How often should you go number two?

Ahh, our second session with Dr. Taormina from Midwest Gastroenterology! Today’s question applies to most normal people in the world (AKA those with regularly sized colons.) But hey – they go poop too.  So fellow semicolons, I apologize. We’ll get back to our stuff soon!

Dear Dr. T,
How many times should the average person be going “Number Two” each day?


Dr. T’s Answer:
It varies, depending on the person. Some go 2-3 times daily and others go once every 3-5 days!

August 31, 2010 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment


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