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How can I tell the difference between fiber and a worm in my poo?

How can I tell the difference between fiber and a worm in my poo?

They look different: The best way is to collect what you think is a worm and let it be seen by a physician, who should have no difficulty in deterring the difference. U can use spatula or tongue depressor to collect specimen from the toilet into a small plastic container. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Is it weird that I eat raisin brand or fiber bars everynight in order to go poo in the morning? I cant go without it and im only 19. Is this bad?

Is it weird that I eat raisin brand or fiber bars everynight in order to go poo in the morning? I cant go without it and im only 19. Is this bad?

Fiber is good 4 you: Fiber (water soluble & water insoluble) provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, & in so doing restricting fat intake. Consider that your diet throughout the day may be too low in fiber otherwise. ...Read more

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My poop is green will I die I've been eating fiber bars 2?

My poop is green will I die I've been eating fiber bars 2?

Green Stool: Green stool does not represent any situation that is life threatening. ...Read more

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What are foods that will help make my child poop more often (fiber is not working)?

What are foods that will help make my child poop more often (fiber is not working)?

Mineral oil: Try one tablespoon of mineral oil each morning. Flavoring of mineral oil is suggeted. Establishing a regular bowel habit is also important. Have your child evaluated if weight gain has been inadequate. ...Read more

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How does your poop look if you had to much fiber in one day Mine was like soft sausage look but kind of fluffy smushy pieces at the end is that normal

How does your poop look if you had to much fiber in one day Mine was like soft sausage look but kind of fluffy smushy pieces at the end is that normal

Soft plump logs: Though it depends on the fiber type and the amount of water you consume, inmost cases your stool will be bulky but soft, forming larger diameter log -like stool rather than ones that appear like deer pellets. ...Read more

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I was told fiber cereals are the cause for all the bloating but it also helps me poo. So its kinda contradicting. What else can I eat before bed?

I was told fiber cereals are the cause for all the bloating but it also helps me poo. So its kinda contradicting. What else can I eat before bed?

Fiber cereals: Yes, fiber is necessary for the diet, but in some people can produce excess bloating. The key is to find a particular cereal or product that your body tolerates. This may involve some trial and error. You might try eating your cereal in yogurt rather than milk, in case you are lactose intolerant. Good luck. ...Read more

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Last thursday I have a difficulty in pooping, I have the urge of wanting to poop but I cannot poop, the poop was 3 inches, brown, eat lots of fiber?

Last thursday I have a difficulty in pooping, I have the urge of wanting to poop but I cannot poop, the poop was 3 inches, brown, eat lots of fiber?

Make sure to hydrate: If you're feeling constipated, or having difficulty pooping, make sure that you're also hydrating well, meaning drinking enough liquids. Also, make sure to get some exercise in, as this increases the motility or movement of the intestines and bowels. This will also help you poop better. Also make sure to get the right type of fiber, like greens, vegetables, fruits, and other natural foods. ...Read more

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Every morning I can only poop up until a certain point and then I cant, even tho it still feels like there's something there. I eat lots of fiber, water?

Every morning I can only poop up until a certain point and then I cant, even tho it still feels like there's something there. I eat lots of fiber, water?

Take your time: Not unusual. If you are in a hurry the peristaltic activity may slow up. Sit there for a little while longer, Sit on the toilet seat in a squatting position and lean your coccyx into the back of the toilet seat. & maybe strain a little gently. Your choice of food is perfect. ...Read more

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Hi I am taking Metamucil and have noticed white string like things in my stool. Can this be from the fiber? I'm a def hypochondriac and have diagnosed myself with worms please help.

Hi I am taking Metamucil and have noticed white string like things in my stool. Can this be from the fiber? I'm a def hypochondriac and have diagnosed myself with worms please help.

Depends: Metamucil's main ingredient is psyllium husk, a natural plant fiber that is a source of soluble and insoluble fiber. The soluble fiber creates a viscous gel as it travels through the GI tract. The insoluble fiber moves through intact. So hopefully the white worms are just husk remnants. If not go see your Doctor for stool cultures Ova and parasites x 3. ...Read more

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Do I need fiber to poop? Just realized I have not had any today and afraid I am going to be constipated.

Do I need fiber to poop? Just realized I have not had any today and afraid I am going to be constipated.

There is: Enough fiber in a normal diet and extra fiber is really not indicated except in certain kinds of constipation!
MAINTAINING a good fluid intake is more important and the natural fiber in your diet should be enough!!!
In any case missing fiber for one day (eg FASTING) will NOT by itself stop your bowel movements!

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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23 yr old female: the past 2 months I feel like there is something blocking my poop from exiting. No blood, no pain, I drink lots of water and fiber.

23 yr old female: the past 2 months I feel like there is something blocking my poop from exiting. No blood, no pain, I drink lots of water and fiber.

Possible: You may have hemorrhoids. Do you feel constipated? Any blood in your stool or when you wipe. If it is hemorrhoids most important thing is to ensure you don't get constipated and cause straining with bowel movements ...Read more

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I'm a 13 year old girl. How do I make myself poop without being able to eat more fiber, or take any medicine?

I'm a 13 year old girl. How do I make myself poop without being able to eat more fiber, or take any medicine?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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No feeling of need to poop most days for past couple mths drinking fiber hasn't helped much I eat healthy and exercise regularly?

No feeling of need to poop most days for past couple mths drinking fiber hasn't helped much I eat healthy and exercise regularly?

I note that: You have HYPO-thyroidsm....I think you could benefit from a thyroid blood test and possible adjustment of your dosage! Low thyroid function is associated with Constipation!
Just a "thought"
Hope it helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Had gastro&endoscopy doc said I was impacted with poop n try fiber n stuff been 3 weeks n how do I know if its cleared? Still poopin like I use to.

Had gastro&endoscopy doc said I was impacted with poop n try fiber n stuff been 3 weeks n how do I know if its cleared? Still poopin like I use to.

May be normal: I am not sure why you had gone to see gastroenterologist and needed to do gastro-endoscopy but if you had normal bowel movements and no symptoms of abdominal pain or nausea and vomiting you may be fine. ...Read more

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I only go poop once every 4 weeks. I'm on lactoloce it doesn work. Enemas don't work. I eat a high fiber diet. I'm 23 I need help?

I only go poop once every 4 weeks. I'm on lactoloce it doesn work. Enemas don't work. I eat a high fiber diet. I'm 23 I need help?

Need workup: See a good GI doc. You may need a colonoscopy and biopsy. Consider magnesium citrate 200 mg tabs titrate to stool consistency. Magnesium is a good stool softner. Eat spicy food as tolerated to encourage better gut motility. ...Read more

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If I don't poop every day, but I don't struggle when I do, do I have higher chance for colon ca? I also don't eat much fiber, but drink 8-10c water.

If I don't poop every day, but I don't struggle when I do, do I have higher chance for colon ca? I also don't eat much fiber, but drink 8-10c water.

Probably OK: Low fiber diet and/or constipation (often found together) can increase risk of colon ca. If stool ok, not everyone has 1+ bm/day. Can always do "rough count" of the roughage (=fiber) in your diet to see if about 20-30grams/day [visit: http://www. Nutritionquest. Com/wellness/free-assessment-tools-for-individuals/fruit-vegetable-fiber-screener/ ] most of us need more in general. Water is good! ...Read more

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I have been taking colace (docusate sodium) and fiber for 2 days and nothing. Also, it feels like something is trying to rip my anus apart when I try to poop. Help!

Above + below: Colace (docusate sodium) and fiber both take 1-3 days to see movement, but must also work against the concrete down further (source of pain). You need to try either glycerin suppositories or fleets enema from below to help with passage of the 'boulder' down there, then once moving, maintain a high-er fiber diet to reduce chance of recurrence. Good luck! ...Read more

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Poop changed from logs to balls over the past month. It's opened up preexisting fissures. Have high water and fiber intake. How can I fix this?

Poop changed from logs to balls over the past month. It's opened up preexisting fissures. Have high water and fiber intake. How can I fix this?

Fissure: Use sitz baths regularly, increase fluids and fiber like you are. Take a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium). Anusol hc cream three times a day for the fissure may help. If it doesn't see your physician. Hope this helps ...Read more

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Hemorrhoidectomy 9 days ago. Is it possible after bm, some poop is getting stuck in anal canal causing pain? What to do? (already do fiber/water)

Not uncommon. ..: The pressue you r feeling could be the inflammation from surgery and not necessarily stool. Apply an ice pack to help with the pain. Keep taking stool softener, fiber supplements and drink a lot of fluids. You can try an enema but lubricate it well and be very gentle putting it in. If you had 3 hemms removed then recovery will be longer. If still unable to go contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Healthy 5yro, very constipated, no bowel for wk. Thrown up twice. Cycle: 5 7 days, huge poop, repeat. Dangerous? Besides fiber, what should we do? Er?

Healthy 5yro, very constipated, no bowel for wk. Thrown up twice. Cycle: 5 7 days, huge poop, repeat. Dangerous? Besides fiber, what should we do? Er?

Common at this age: Voluntary stool retention is common at this age, results in gut distension, increases mucus secretion, & makes stools harder & more dessicated which in turn may result in painful stooling. Child then squeezes more to avoid pain, ultimately passing sodacan size stools that plug cammode. See doc to rule out hirschprung's, intermittent pseudo-obstruction (ciip), cyclic vomiting, "secondary gain". ...Read more