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Pencil thin stool and lazy bowls? I always have to strain even thought it's never hard, plus it's either pieces or pencil thin stool

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In brief: Get checked

You need to be checked by your dr. It may be nothing, but it's possible a tumor is causing the problem, especially if it came on gradually.

In brief: Get checked

You need to be checked by your dr. It may be nothing, but it's possible a tumor is causing the problem, especially if it came on gradually.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need

To get checked. Pencil thin stools usually indicate some type of partial narrowing ot the lower colon or rectum. May be just hemorrhoids or something more significant.
See a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon for an examination and advice.

In brief: Need

To get checked. Pencil thin stools usually indicate some type of partial narrowing ot the lower colon or rectum. May be just hemorrhoids or something more significant.
See a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon for an examination and advice.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many possibilities

Narrow stools can be due to a lack of dietary fiber, but a colon tumor has similar symptoms.
Endoscopic colonic evaluation is warranted.

In brief: Many possibilities

Narrow stools can be due to a lack of dietary fiber, but a colon tumor has similar symptoms.
Endoscopic colonic evaluation is warranted.
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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