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Severe Bulky Stool
Time to see doctor?: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume & stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Maybe ibs, but see doc if bleeding, fever, tenderness, & recurrent sxs. ...Read more
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
I am not sure: Gastroparesis is what the name is saying namely the stomach does not empty and food stagnates there 4 hours. Usually it could be part of paresis of the entire GI tract and in this case constipation could be present. If there are difficulties in digesting too i think is possibly to have fat steatorrhea (fat in stool). As far as i know however fat in stool causes loose stools...See an GI guy! ...Read more
Severely constipated.Tried to pass bm bt TONS of thick milky white/yellow liquid came out.Then an insane amt of thick mucus came out bt still no stool?
Get checked: This could be a serious problem and needs to be discussed with a physician in detail. Bowel obstruction, infection or inflammatory bowel disease are potential serious explanations. Visit the ER if you have associated abdominal pain, shaking chills or fever, or dizziness. Get well! ...Read more
Sudan IV test shows fat in stool. What is the next step to finding out why fat is being malabsorbed?
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