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Bulky Stool (Overview)

Bulky stool is a symptom in which a person has a large amount of stool each time he has a bowel movement (poops). Bulky stool can be due to constipation (a lot of poop builds up before it comes out), malabsorption (food that is not absorbed is not fully digested can come out as large, bulky, bad-smelling poop), etc...


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What can cause bulky stool?

What can cause bulky stool?

Constipation: If stool is overly dry - the texture may become hard & rough. If there is significant fiber intake without adequate hydration - that can also be an issue. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat high fiber foods and drink water. Exercise regularly. Try to get in 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables per day. ...Read more

Bulky Stool (Overview)

Bulky stool is a symptom in which a person has a large amount of stool each time he has a bowel movement (poops). Bulky stool can be due to constipation (a lot of poop builds up before it comes out), malabsorption (food that is not absorbed is not fully digested can come out as large, bulky, bad-smelling poop), etc...


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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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What can cause bulky stool?

Constipation: If stool is overly dry - the texture may become hard & rough. If there is significant fiber intake without adequate hydration - that can also be an issue. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat high fiber foods and drink water. Exercise regularly. Try to get in 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables per day. ...Read more

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What causes pale bulky stool, ?

What causes pale bulky stool, ?

Pale bulky stools: Pale bulky stools are due to steatorrhoea, or called malabsorption syndrome.It is due to failure to absorp nutrients from gastro intestinal tract.There are at least 200 causes of the syndrome.Celiac disease is one of the most common inherited malabsorption syndrome. ...Read more

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Stools float since October last year had test at doctors for my blood they said my pancreas and liver was ok but my stools are bulky and curved shape?

Stools float since October last year had test at doctors for my blood they said my pancreas and liver was ok but my stools are bulky and curved shape?

Stools float : Usually my patient say they have stool that float suggest a malabsorption issues you're not absorbing the fat in your diet – that is entering into your stool causing it to float. You should be checked for a Malibsorbtion conditions such as ciliac disease ...Read more

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White thick mucus stuff in stool?

Mucous in stool: Not normal, Best to see doctor and have this check out. Could be several things but without exam and tests not much to help you at this point. ...Read more

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Why was my last stool white and looked like a fat worm?

Not sure.: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for pattern of extremely light stools. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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