Experiencing brown, sticky stool - why? Discomfort up. Abdomen, no pain. Diet: fruit until12; salad w/each meal; carbs & protein dinner. Possible reflux?

Irritable Bowel. About 30% of people of central european ancestry lose the ability to efficiently absorb fructose (fruit sugar and table sugar) as they age. The fruit you eat in the morning may be causing your problem, which is often diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome. Try avoiding fruit and foods with lots of sugar for a week and see if this helps.