A 29-year-old male asked:
soft stools that come out in 1 piece or a few smaller pieces, look like number 4 on stool chart, sometimes fecal urgency, no blood, no pain, several years now, go avg 3 times a day. 22 yr old male?
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Dr. Morton Levitt answered
48 years experience Pathology
Stool Consistency: "regularity" in stool habits is highly variable. What is one person's normal, is another person's cause for concern. Assuming you are having no other signs and symptoms of GI or other abnormality, your pattern may respond to better hydration and increased fiber in the diet. I would not recommend long term use of laxatives. If still concerned, visit a gastroenterologist.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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