A 21-year-old female asked:
found corn like objects in stool. haven't ate corn recently. why could this be?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams answered
Specializes in Family Medicine
Indigestible fiber: Human beings lack the enzymes and anatomy to break down certain fibers, so they can't be absorbed by the intestines. It's very common for these indigestible fibers to be visible in the stool. While you might not have eaten corn recently, you may have eaten something with that appearance. Unless you're having other digestive problems (diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss), no worries.
Answered on Aug 20, 2016
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