Is it possible to have constipation with loose stools?
Posted 16 March 2009 - 06:36 AM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:06 AM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:08 AM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:10 AM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:17 AM
So it could be that I'm eating too MUCH fiber? I did wonder about that. Would upping protein help? I want to start eating more beans, which obviously can be bad on the stomach front, but still good protein. I was just reading about the stickiness, and someone mentioned liver disease, so now I'm paranoid lol. The only other real medical problems I have are anxiety, ocd, depression(generally just neurotic), and suspected ME/chronic fatigue, although my last doctor couldn't diagnose it as such, because it could all be from the amount of stress in my life.
ETA on sticky.It depends on how much fiber and water is in the stool. While stool does tend to get dryer the longer it is in there. The more fiber you eat (and most vegan diets are pretty high in fiber) the easier it is for the stool to hang onto the water. Also a lot of fruits have things like sorbitol in them that also hold water in the stool.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:22 AM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 16 March 2009 - 07:29 AM
That's the WORST bit! Combine that with my ocd, and I never feel clean. I'm going to buy some flushable wipes and see if that helps at all.
Other than clean up sticky usually isn't a health issue.
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:10 AM
Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:17 AM
Isn't it awful?? I would much rather have violent diarrhea all day, at least that way it leaves you relatively clean!
I'm exactly like that ashley. I now and again have normal stools but most of them are sticky like you described. I usually only go to the loo every 3 or 4 days as well (this week has been better though as I went 3 days in a row).