All experts agreed there's nothing to worry about if you don't go every day.

The Goldilocks rule of pooing says you should go between three times a day and three times a week. from www.shutterstock.com

The Goldilocks rule of pooing says you should go between three times a day and three times a week. from www.shutterstock.com

Some days you might find yourself in and out of the toilet, and some days might go by without a single visit for a Number Two. Should this be a cause for concern?

We asked five experts if we have to poo every day.

Five out of five experts said no

Here are their detailed responses:

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Alexandra Hansen, Health + Medicine Section Editor/Chief of Staff, The Conversation

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6 comments

  1. I think for all practical purposes it is good to poo daily otherwise stools become hard and need to strain to pass causing rectal bleeding and haemorrhoids.

  2. I was wondering about the female opinion too…. or are we not to talk about such things. Come on CSIRO, you can do better

  3. Will you give us a woman’s view too? Or is there no physiological difference between sexes?

  4. Great advice on a subject that is embarrassing to discuss amongst friends, yet that is what people need to do.

  5. Well that’s a relief (sorry!). But puns aside, it is good to have expert information so I know what matters and what doesn’t. Great work, CSIRO!

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