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Why is my poo soft?

Why is my poo soft?

Has more water in it: The softness of poo usually depends on the water in it. Some people have soft poo as their "normal", but a change from formed poo to "too soft" poo is likely a problem. Poo that travels too quickly through the intestines will still have too much water in it. Poo mixed with undigested sugars (excess fruits, juice) will hold on to much water. A doctor can check for infections like giardia, etc... ...Read more

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


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Why is my poo black?

Why is my poo black?

Not sure?: Are you taking iron, peptobismal or other meds that can turn stool black? If the stool has a foul smell, is black and sticky - that could be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding & would merit prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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I need a poo what do I do?

I need a poo what do I do?

Constipation?: There are many products on the market for constipation. Without more history and more health history, I would not recommend anything other than increase water and fiber intake and maybe a mild product like senna without or with colace (docusate sodium). Hope you have good results with this intervention ...Read more

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Why is my poo always runny?

Why is my poo always runny?

Diarrhea or impactio: It is important to know your age and since when you have had this and if you did have constipation in the past. Is it diarrhea or is it stool impaction that only allows the fluid stool to come out. Is it recent onset or you have had it x long time? Bottom line...See a dr either pcp or gastroenterologist. You may need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Why is my child's poo green?

Why is my child's poo green?

Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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What can make your poo green?

What can make your poo green?

Eating green foods: As answered in your other question, certain foods can cause the color and consistency of your stools to change. ...Read more

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What dose bloody in poo mean ?

What dose bloody in poo mean ?

Bloody Stool: This can mean anything from a tear in your rectum to cancer of the colon and anything in-between. If it is one time occurance and just on the toilet paper it is usually not of any significance. Persistent bloody stool requires evaluation by your doctor no matter how old you are. ...Read more

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Is it ok to poo 4-5 times a day?

Is it ok to poo 4-5 times a day?

Everyone different: We all vary, but is it a change for you? Is there any blood or black in it? Do you have any belly pain? If so, you should have it checked out. Sometimes our diets vary and we need to clear out more than usual. 4-5 times per day is more than average and shouldn't be ignored if you have other symptoms. ...Read more

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Creamy coloured poo in an adult?

Creamy coloured poo in an adult?

Doctor can check: Light colored poo can be due to not enough bile getting into the intestine. If a person has gall bladder disease or some other bile blockage, such symptoms can occur. A primary care doctor can evaluate and order some tests. ...Read more