Changes in Your Bowel Habits
There is no such thing as a universally “normal” bowel movement. In fact, your doctor really only cares about what is normal for you. In other words, everyone’s stool size, color, and consistency are unique. In the end, different people have different bowel habits.
It is important to be alert for any change in your normal pattern of bowel movements. Bowel movement change can be described in the following ways: sudden change in stool frequency, shape, color, stool evacuation (a feeling that you need to have a bowel movement, even when you just had one).