How can one determine what is normal? Some days I go once, and other days I may go 4 times. But they are always normal in appearance, no diarrhea, no bleeding. I have read that 3 or 4 times a day for some people is not abnormal.
What I cannot tolerate is this on and off problems with what feels like a catch in my side. I can always feel what appears to be gas when this occurs. This occurred 4 times last year and this is February and this has been going on for a little over a month now.
It takes me several months to get over this. It is mainly in the lower left side of my colon that I feel this. Some days it is practically nonexistent, and other days it is present for a good while. My gastro doctor said it is not colon related.
I notice stinging sensations also all around that area and my upper abdomen also. Drives me crazy. I wish this would go away.