Do We REALLY Have 5 to 20 lbs of Toxic Poop in Our Colons?

According to colon cleanse providers (colonic hygienists), an adult can have between 5 and 20 pounds of residual stool in their large intestine (colon), leading to health problems such as excess weight gain, fatigue, and brain fog. But scientific evidence doesn’t support this myth.on average, most people eliminate approximately 14 to 16 ounces of poop per day—and the accumulation of feces in the intestines wouldn’t come close to 20 pounds. Though the term “toxic poop” is more fictitious than factual, certain circumstances can create an unhealthy environment in the digestive system. These factors include certain drugs and chemicals, a poor diet, and certain health conditions, including kidney failure, inflammatory bowel disease, and toxic megacolon.A recent irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) diagnosis can also increase your risk of toxic megacolon. IBS involves abnormally strong intestinal contractions that cause gas and bloating and bouts of constipation and diarrhea.
The following signs can indicate you have a toxic digestive tract:
Severe colon inflammation
Painful abdominal region
Abdominal distension (swollen with trapped gas and feces)  
Rapid heart rate
Altered mental status 

Potential life-threatening complications of toxic megacolon include:
Colon perforation