What causes thin stool?

Usually. Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step.

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What can cause thin stool, constipation, diarria, stomach pain, gas, and nausea every day? No gb, upper gi, colonoscopy, small bowel, blood all normal

Maybe IBS? Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a condition associated with abdominal discomfort, altered stool pattern, ; among others accompanying nausea, bloating, gasiness. Often improved by stooling, ibs is defined by changes in perception of gut distension, motility, sensation. Diet ; emotional stress may contribute. Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion--first rule out inflammation, ischemia, infection, etc. Read more...

Other then cancer, what else can cause thin stools?

Thin stool. Based on your question, it seems as though you're asking about stool caliber (diameter) rather than consistency (solid/liquid) when you say "thin". Anything that narrows the diameter of the canal can narrow diameter, often hemorrhoids. If loose stools, diet and infections are common causes. Read more...

Can anyone tell me what causes bloating, constipation/thin stools?

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