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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Muscle spasm: Occasional flat stools are usually a combination of soft stool and tight muscles. Consistently flat stools are of concern, especially if combined wit ... Read More

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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See doctor: At your age probably not but any change in bowel caliber warrants consideration of a colonoscopy. You should really discuss in more detail with your d ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
Seems to be normal.: The color of stool varies frequently and depends on the food eaten. The smell also varies on type of food eaten and the duration of digestion. Burning ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: How long did you have flat stools? Any other symptoms? Irritable bowel syndrome can cause flat stools for a long time.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
51 years experience General Practice
It depends, see belo: If this is a new change in the stool shape, it may just be an enlarged hemorrhoid. If you have had babies, it could be scarring of your anal canal. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Flat brown stool: The amount, color, frequency, shape of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications, supplements ingested, gut flora (uniqu ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Flat stool: Flat stools are not unusual and may occur in irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colitis. Since you also have normal shaped stools at times, a constri ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Malabsorption.: Fat ("oil") in the stool usually suggests malabsorption, which does require an investigation as to cause. I hope you've had a colonoscopy by now. If ... Read More
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