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What other than IBS or polyps or a mass can cause flattened stools at times?
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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hemorrhoids, strain
Constipation or forceful straining with bowel movements without relaxation of the anal sphincter is the most common cause of flattened stools.
A rectal exam should always be done to exclude and anorectal mass.

In brief: Hemorrhoids, strain
Constipation or forceful straining with bowel movements without relaxation of the anal sphincter is the most common cause of flattened stools.
A rectal exam should always be done to exclude and anorectal mass.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hemorrhoids
All of the things you mentioned along with hemorrhoids can change the stool appearance.
If you see changes get yourself a proper evaluation to avoid the more serious problems that can cause this.

In brief: Hemorrhoids
All of the things you mentioned along with hemorrhoids can change the stool appearance.
If you see changes get yourself a proper evaluation to avoid the more serious problems that can cause this.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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