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why does my poop come out in little balls?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Goat poop: You are not keeping enough water and bulk in your colon. Make a diary of the foods u eat and please have plenty of water throughout the day.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

I always feel like I have to go to the restroom to poop, but when I do, nothing comes out. What can I do?

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Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Check up: This is called tenesmus, the false urge to have a bowel movement. The rectum responds to pressure and sends a signal that you need to defecate. Anything that causes pressure in the rectum will cause this signal. These include stool, enlarged hemorrhoids, polyps or tumors, inflammation of the rectal lining (proctitis). The safest thing to do is discuss this with your doctor.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

When you poop does everything come out?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Not unless diarrhea: Normal pooping lets only the "formed" poop come out. The loose poop needs to stay in the body a little longer, to dry out a bit more, and then come out with the next pooping. However, if a person has watery diarrhea, then all his poop likely will come out.
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A 17-year-old female asked:

If you don't poop often and when you go does it all come out or how much remains if not?

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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine 24 years experience
No: If you don't have regular bowel movements you may have constipation or irritable bowel symdrom. When you do have a bowel movement, you only empty the stool the very end of the colon. An average bowel movement may weigh just over 1 pound.
A 34-year-old member asked:

After I take a dump, I usually see little white squirmy worm things in my poop. What could be causing this?

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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry 54 years experience
Parasites are likely: Thread worms, aka "pin worms" are the most likely answer. There are other worm-like parasites but most are pin worms. More common in children less common in adults, most likely in all ages. There are medications to rid your body of these parasites. They cause rectal discomfort and itching, can wake children at night when pin worms are most active. Stool samples confirm diagnosis.
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A 18-year-old member asked:

I have been having servre crampings and tiredness and poop ishes what is this?

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Dr. Mabel Caban
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 38 years experience
Cramp and fatigue: Many possible causes can present with cramps and fatigue. You need an evaluation to determine the cause of your symptoms. Fibromyalgia is possible but it can be secondary to another medical condition.

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