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Bowel change over 1 month -soft finger size to thin ribbon. Pain before and during bm above knee. Do have hemorroids -blood at times.
Possibly: Without a history or physical exam, you are unlikely to get any meaningful information. I suggest you call your primary doctor or a general practitioner for an appointment. If you have pain or blood in your stool, or if there is dark black, marrowbone or tar colored stool, seek urgent or emergency care. Best of luck. ...Read more
What defines Ribbon-like stools? Is it literally the thickness of a Ribbon (which is about an 1/8th of an inch)?
Ribbon Like Stools: Change in bowel habits refer to any change in texture, consistency, frequency or amount including ribbon/pencil like stools. The exact thickness of the stool is not so relevant as much as having a change in your normal bowel habits. Ribbon like stools may be a sign of something benign like irritable bowel or something more serious such as colon/rectal cancer. See a Proctologist for a Colonoscopy. ...Read more
Stool is not exactly round. Maybe oval or flat-ish. But not ribbon like or anything. Not sure if this is new or if it has always been like this.
My stool was coming out long, flat & ribbon-like. But now it's coming out in much smaller flat pieces. Like shards. I also go about 3-5 times a day.
Stool has a bit of an oval/sqeezed look. Tho not flat or ribbon or anything. It is possible my stool always looked like that and i just never looked.
Yes it is: Since we can't turn the clock back we will never know but you can observe and note if there are other changes that occur in the future. ...Read more
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