7 Facts About Your Colon

6. Colon Transit Time Is 12 to 48 Hours

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Many people believe that what they eat will be in what they excrete. It can take a lot of time for food to make its way through the entirety of your digestive system.

A colonic transit time test can be used to determine the length of time one has had constipation. Average transit times can be drastically different depending on who you look at.

Factors such as race, sex, diet and physical activity can affect transit time. If transit takes longer than 72 hours it is a major sign of a possible bowel disorder.