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Third of Brits reveal they have ‘unusual’ poo

Despite identifying potential issues, almost two thirds of nation wouldn’t seek medical advice

Press Release
February 2023

More than a third of UK adults have ‘unusual’ poo, with many choosing not to seek medical attention through fear and embarrassment, new research has revealed.

As many as 34% of individuals across the UK explained that they have ‘unusual’ poo, whilst as many as 7% admitted that they are not sure what normal is, according to data from not-for-profit healthcare provider, Benenden Health.

Despite millions believing their toilet habits are unusual, only 60% of UK adults would speak to a doctor about consistent problems with their poo, raising concerns that embarrassment and a lack of awareness could be leading to potentially serious medical conditions being ignored.

The survey of 2,000 adults across the UK also found women to...

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