A normal bowel habit is usually quoted as anything in the range between three bowel movements per day to once every 3 days. It is important to know what is normal for you and to seek advice if you notice a change persisting for more than 2-3 weeks, particularly if you have other symptoms such as abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, weight loss and/or abdominal swelling. Although there can be many reasons for these symptoms, sometimes these symptoms can be due to cancer so it’s important you do not wait to se