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why are my stools flat
A 21-year-old male asked:
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 42-year-old member asked:
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 33-year-old female asked:
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.
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38 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Has it always been that way or is it a recent change?
Any pain or cramping?
Family history of polyps or cancer?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
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 29-year-old male asked:
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 50-year-old male asked:
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
See your doctor: If you have had a recent change in your stools-such as described- it may be time to have a colonoscopy and rectal exam to ensure there is nothing comp ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
17 years experience Family Medicine
Diarrhea: Diarrhea can range from very mild to severe. For severe diarrhea and associated symptoms, i would recommend going to either the emergency room or urg ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
A Verified Doctor answered
Mass effect: Partially obstruucting mass, See PCP for exam
A 27-year-old female asked:
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Usually not serious: It is most likely from bowel spasm (spastic colon or irritable bowel syndrome) in someone your age. I suggest a high fiber diet and a supplement like ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
A Verified Doctor answered
Normal variation: the issues to be concerned about would be black stool, string-like or absolutely flat, discolored stool ( green, yellow). Add fiber, fresh fruit and v ... Read More
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