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How Do I Prevent Bulky Stool
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, ...Read more
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
My stool is sometimes large and is difficult to pass. Is there a particular diet I should follow to make them smaller or foods to avoid to prevent them from being large?
I just had a very large stool that I almost couldn't squeeze out, luckily only minimal red after wiping. How did the stool get so large? Is there a way to prevent? What happens if can't squeeze out?
Constipated: You were constipated. The best ways to prevent that is to make sure you drink water, have veggies or fibers. Prune juice helps. Stool softeners help like Colace or Dulcolax. And even the occasional mild laxative would help to depending on other medications you take or the type of lifestyle that you have. The reason you saw a little blood is because of hemorrhoids having pressure on them ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes after passing a stool I have to wipe my bum for an awfully long time. Why is this? What can I do to prevent it?
Excessive Wiping: Use a wet wipe instead of toilet paper. ...Read more
My stool comes with a red blood and its my 2nd day of having it . What can u suggest to prevent it?
How do I prevent getting gastric problems ? Due to this my stools becomes hard and i keep getting piles.
Three issues?: To better formulate a response, please clarify: 1) " gastric problems"--this means your stomach is bothering you. Are you experiencing indigestion or meal-associated distress? 2) "hard stools"--do you have stool infrequency, a sense of incomplete evacuation, or dessicated stool? 3) "getting piles"--are you sure that's what you have? Happy to help if we better know your problem(s). ...Read more
Heinrich Rimius - 1754: NIce allusion! Seriously, a sense of constipation or of incomplete evacuation, if new or progressive, deserves evaluation. Please refer to my other HealthTap answers on the subject, but bear in mind that evaluation is key to your reassurance or treatment. And don't hurt yourself in the meantime--avoid cleansers, enemas, purgatives outside of a doctor's advice. ...Read more
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