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Doctor insights on: Fiber Strings In Stool

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What if the fiber doesn't work for the stool getting stuck???

What if the fiber doesn't work for the stool getting stuck???

Can make worse: Stop the fiber or add a osmotic laxative such as miralax. Miralax or polyethylene glycol 3350 is a powder which is dissolved in liquid. You can take MiraLAX 17 g once to twice daily. You may not experience any effect for the first day or two but continue to use it. Main side effects of MiraLAX are dehydration from diarrhea if you have too great of a response you can lower the dose ...Read more

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How often should an adult pass stool? I usually have 1 BM daily, sometimes I don't have at all throughout the day. Is it regular? I eat plenty fiber.

How often should an adult pass stool? I usually have 1 BM daily, sometimes I don't have at all throughout the day. Is it regular? I eat plenty fiber.

Normal stool freq: Normal stool frequency varies from several times a day to once every several days. What's most important is to determine what's normal for you. Eat plenty of fiber, upwards of 30+g/d depending upon reference, drink plenty of fluids & get regular exercise. As long as you don't have to strain to push out hard stool, you're most likely normal. Http://www. Webmd. Com/women/features/digestive-problems ...Read more

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How can I go about softening stool with fiber diets?

How can I go about softening stool with fiber diets?

37 grams fiber daily: More fiber means more water retained in the stool, promoting easier passage, quicker transit and less exposure to environmental toxins (all good things!) remember to drink more water if you take a fiber supplement, but doing it "naturally" always helps, with a diet rich in fiber (fresh friuts, vegetables etc.). Thankfully fiber content is on all the labels of foods nowadays, so read the labels. ...Read more

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After using the bathroom I noticed a long thin brown string like substance in my stool. I've ate a lot of nuts past few days. Could fiber cause this?

After using the bathroom I noticed a long thin brown string like substance in my stool. I've ate a lot of nuts past few days. Could fiber cause this?

Stool long fibre: Thin long string like substance? In the stool. Did you save it? Please talk to your dr. Sometimes tapeworms or round worms can do that, depending on where you live and what you eat? Unlikely. But talk to your dr. ...Read more

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No bm/2+ wks, normal is 1 bm every 2-3 wks. Some discomfort, not using laxitive that cause bad pain stool sftner take 4+ days. No bm w/ fiber, advice?

No bm/2+ wks, normal is 1 bm every 2-3 wks. Some discomfort, not using laxitive that cause bad pain stool sftner take 4+ days. No bm w/ fiber, advice?

Try Miralax (polyethylene glycol): Transit time through your colon must be very slow and your colon reabsorbs water making the stool firm and hard. Fiber may only bulk things up worse if you have slow transit time. Try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) over the counter, as it works by keeping water in the stool making it easier to move through and keeping the stools soft. ...Read more

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23 yo female I have tenesmus for more than month. I eat food rich in fibers. My stool contains black things like sticks and very small white balls?

23 yo female I have tenesmus for more than month. I eat food rich in fibers. My stool contains black things like sticks and very small white balls?

Not enough fiber?: Often patients feel they are taking in enough fiber, but may not be getting the right type, amount, or mix of the above. Consider taking a psyllium husk supplement such as Konsyl or Metamuci (generic available). If this still is causing trouble, consider seeing a GI doc or Colorectal Surgeon.
Sitting in a warm bath tub can help relax this sensation at times. Meditation and yoga can also help. ...Read more

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Have pasty stool that can take a couple of hours to pass. Increased fiber to over 100% daily and cut out almost all gluten. Bulk improved, but still pasty. Working to up h20 per day. Any ideas?

Have pasty stool that can take a couple of hours to pass. Increased fiber to over 100% daily and cut out almost all gluten. Bulk improved, but still pasty. Working to up h20 per day. Any ideas?

CONSTIPATION: Aside from fluids, fibers, stool softeners, make sure to avoid bananas, apples, rice, tea and other food that make the stools hard to pass. ...Read more

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Does pebble sized stools indicated a low fiber diet?

Does pebble sized stools indicated a low fiber diet?

Yes, possibly...: Or you don't drink enough water. The antihistamine you are on could contribute also. Constipation is something that can cause many problems down the road--diverticulitis, bowel perforation. Best to always have a goal to never poop rocks or pebbles! I like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) because it is safe (draws water into the colon), doesn't taste like anything (mix in any fluid), and doesn't cause rebound constipation. ...Read more

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Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS?

High fiber diet: Eating large amounts of fiber will typically make your stool softer, bulkier and easier to pass. IBS can present as constipation alternating with diarrhea or just one of those symptoms with bowel movements having different appearances at different times. Most people with IBS will experience bloating with excess gas production. IBS is probably the most common disorder seen by gastroenterologists! ...Read more

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Been constipated 2 days and my stool is hard to see when I go kind of blurry my diet is bad do I need more water and fiber?

Been constipated 2 days and my stool is hard to see when I go kind of blurry my diet is bad do I need more water and fiber?

Yes!: The two easiest components of correcting constipation are drinking plenty of water and getting plenty of fiber. Keeping active also helps. Everything else is drug therapy! ...Read more

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Noticed white, thread-like pieces, about 1-2 inches long in stool 5 days after taking anti-parasite med. Parasites or maybe fiber?

Noticed white, thread-like pieces, about 1-2 inches long in stool 5 days after taking anti-parasite med. Parasites or maybe fiber?

Stool analysis: Unable to determine without a stool analysis and culture for ova and parasites. See your physician. Certainly is possible it is undigested fiber strands. ...Read more

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Do u want firmer or looser stools for BM not to get stuck in a rectocele? Seems the more fiber and water makes the BM too big around and gets stuck

Do u want firmer or looser stools for BM not to get stuck in a rectocele? Seems the more fiber and water makes the BM too big around and gets stuck

You want a soft BM: It may have to be slightly loose to accommodate the rectocele.
You can help by pushing up on the skin between the anus and the vagina. Another maneuver that helps is inserting 2 or more fingers into the vagina and pushing back toward the spine and rectum to keep the rectocele from getting filled.
Adding glycolax (generic Miralax) helps to keep the stool loose. ...Read more

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Male, 22 years old. I've had bloody stools for years already gotten a colonoscopy done, came back normal? Eating a lot of fiber & it's not working!?

Male, 22 years old. I've had bloody stools for years already gotten a colonoscopy done, came back normal? Eating a lot of fiber & it's not working!?

Hemorrhoids Likely: Blood which looks like bight red blood is usually bleeding from hemorrhoids (dilated veins connecting colon veins to skin veins), either internal or external to anal sphincter. Sometimes GI examiners, in a rush to look for issues higher up, miss some of these. Additionally, a colonoscope is not necessarily the best way to examine. Both study & learn anatomy & look for physician worthy your trust. ...Read more

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Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still formed stool considered loose or normal stool?

Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still formed stool considered loose or normal stool?

No: Lack of fiber will make the stool harder and thicker fiber is important for a healthy vowels the stool you have is a reflection of your diet eat more healthy hydrate well and exercise ...Read more

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When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool. I've had hemmies for a while. I don't drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?

When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool. I've had hemmies for a while. I don't drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?

Hemi?: I think what you're referring to are hemorrhoids which are nothing more than prolapsed veins. Which does occur often in the low fiber diet. Simple measures to increase your fiber such as over-the-counter preparations or even just increasing vegetables and fruits. However, it can also be a warning sign of underlying problems. Always check in with your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Occasional floating stool, always looks shiny, always brown. Sometimes clear film on water. I eat a lot of both fat and fiber. 22 y/o. Reason toworry?

Occasional floating stool, always looks shiny, always brown. Sometimes clear film on water. I eat a lot of both fat and fiber. 22 y/o. Reason toworry?

Fat in stools: If your weight is normal (meaning you eat and gain weight normally) (and not--- eat a lot but not able to gain weight) --- basically I am referring to malabsorption issues with gut---- you should be ok. If concerns about malabsorption --- from gut--- please see a GI specialist ...Read more

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I sometimes have what looks like a white thread in my stool, sometimes I only see 1 or a few, once I saw many. I don't know if it's fibers or pinworm?

I sometimes have what looks like a white thread in my stool, sometimes I only see 1 or a few, once I saw many. I don't know if it's fibers or pinworm?

Likely not: As an adult, you acquire pin worms by ingesting the eggs when they get on your hands caring for in infected toddler. The worm lays its eggs around the anal opening and the glue like material that holds the eggs produces a skin reaction/itching. Most adults pass thread like debris as byproducts of veritable intake, since humans do not digest some of the cellulose that accompanies these foods. ...Read more

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I have started eating about 30 grams or more of fiber a day. Wheat bread, cereals, and vegetables. But my stools are loose. What can I do more to bulk?

Normal: If you have a large fiber content of the diet, it is normal for your stools to be very soft or even loose. Some of the vegetables or fruits may also have a mild laxative effect (are you taking prunes?). ...Read more

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Can a lack of insoluble fiber diet make your stools thin or pencil like?

Can a lack of insoluble fiber diet make your stools thin or pencil like?

Thin Stool: When we hear a complaint of thin pencil like stool we think of some kind of obstruction in the bowel. You need to see a doctor and get scheduled for a procedure to look in your colon for obstruction. Please do this right away. ...Read more

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Having pencil thin stools for a few months could it be caused by low fiber intake should I be worried?

Having pencil thin stools for a few months could it be caused by low fiber intake should I be worried?

Stool shape: At your age. Most likely your diet is deficient in fiber. Watch for bleeding and increase water intake and fiber intake. See your physician in follow up. ...Read more