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#1 th62

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Posted 12 November 2000 - 02:06 AM

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Does anyone else out there have narrow stools?Mine have been like that for almost 9 months and what about undigested food in stools. I guess certain things just can't get processed. Thanks for your input!


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Posted 12 November 2000 - 08:33 AM

Hi Th62Mine seem to change shape and consistency as often has I change my underwear! Sometimes very narrow, sometimes like 'ribbons' kind of flat with a bend in them. Sometimes they are like pellets, very small, but formed, alomost as if a small animal passed them!I often find unprocessed food in them, but not always. I can eat most things (or could, this recent flare up may be an indication that is no longer true but if I start to feel ill I have to avoid peppers, onions, mushrooms (would you believe)and spicy food, othrwise it just goes right through me.So, you're by no means alone on this one!Andy------------------ http://www.dustyspringfield.co.uk/

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Posted 13 November 2000 - 11:54 AM

This is defnately pretty common. You're not alone in this one.

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Posted 18 December 2000 - 04:27 PM

I have read narrow stools can also be a sign of an obstruction in your colon/colon cancer. I would contact your doctor.

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Posted 18 December 2000 - 06:00 PM

Undigested food and narrow stools are signs of rapid transit through the gut. Narrow stools from the small intestine don't have time to form into large stools in the large intestine. Food particles also don't have time to be digested. Very typical IBS D behavior. You can slow contractions down with lomotil and levsin (sublingual or long-term. Judy

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Posted 19 December 2000 - 07:59 AM

my stools vary in shape and consistency as well (sometimes from one hour to the next).narrow is one of the shapes i do get, and colon cancer can be ruled out since i had a colonoscopy (fun) and have been diagnosed with IBS-D.i actually had a stool this morning that was partially formed/firm. what a breakthrough. i feel like celebrating.-jen

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Posted 19 December 2000 - 11:27 AM

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Undigested food and narrow stools are signs of rapid transit through the gut. Narrow stools from the small intestine don't have time to form into large stools in the large intestine. Food particles also don't have timeto be digested. Very typical IBS D behavior.
No, this is all normal for healthy people.
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Posted 19 December 2000 - 05:09 PM

I get that also. Whenever it happens to me, it is at the same time that I haver a hemmorhoid attack. I have external hemmorhoids, and they flare up and swell sometimes, and that is when I get narrow stolls. I think it has something to do with the swelling of that area.------------------All the best to everyone,Bonnie

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Posted 19 December 2000 - 05:39 PM

I have all of the above! (see my topic *BM's all the time*) It is like one or two possibly good BM's get spead out into many useless and small mushy/messy ones.Sorry for the graphic description, but I am sure all of you can relate.Judy wrote:>>You can slow contractions down with lomotil and levsin<<Lomotil gave me very weird adverse reactions: paranoia, headache and extreme abdominal pain.Levsin (Hyoscamine ?) -Sublingual- did not seem to do much for me. It would slow down an attack enough for me to get to a bathroom but it would still be explosive once I let go.

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Posted 29 December 2000 - 05:23 PM

hello i have all of the above ,and it changes all the time from big to small to pellets sorry nice wordsi suffer from c type all the time after 5 years i find i very normal to change all the time it does my head it we are all on the same boat one of these days i will find somthing to help me

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Posted 29 December 2000 - 06:09 PM

I have also experienced "narrow stool" at times it is quite painfull when it comes out. With this and other symptoms my Doctor has perscribed Dicetel (Only available in Canada)

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Posted 29 December 2000 - 06:30 PM

In IBS, the shape of the stool is indicative of the colon in spasm, (the constricting and tightening it's going through) not a blockage/tumor growth, if that's already been ruled out.At the moment, mine are like pythons, very long and thin.

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Posted 29 December 2000 - 07:12 PM

Metaphorica - I'm with you on this one.The times when I get the long thin narrow stools tends to be on the occasions I haven't taken my anti-spasmodics.This tends to suggest that my bowel is in spasm at the time...Have you tried taking anti-spasmodics such as Alverine Citrate, Mebeverine or Colpermin (Enteric Coated Peppermit Oil Capsules) to help?
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