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Why is my poo soft?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
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