When they say Pencil Thin Stools?
Posted 27 August 2010 - 07:16 PM
Posted 27 August 2010 - 08:49 PM
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Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:03 PM
Posted 03 September 2010 - 12:42 PM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 03 September 2010 - 07:46 PM
Kathleen,I have had pencil stools for years. Doctor keeps prescribing fiber which makes it worse. I have incomplete evacuation. Go little bit, many times, in 1 hour period. It is a chore. And my colon always feels irritable. I have been diagnosed with a pouch inside that traps fecal matter. But not bad enough for surgery. Do not have the pain others have expressed. Doctor says just live with it. Which is frustrating. Have seen doctors for years. IBS-C is most of the time. When I eat I have slow transition through my system.
When I had loose stools for nearly a year on end they were all thinner than a fully formed normal consistency stool.Thickness is about stool consistency, not obstructions or lack of them.There isn't an automatic about colonoscopy doing and a lot of doctors will not do them without cause because all doing a lot of invasive tests on IBS patients has been proven to do is make the IBS worse than before the testing (from all the stress and strain of doing all the tests and stuff).If you have bloody diarrhea for months on end they would do the colonoscopy, but that isn't the same as somewhat thin stools because they are a bit soft
Posted 03 September 2010 - 08:14 PM
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Posted 20 April 2015 - 05:08 PM
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