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Hello,

Sorry to be graphic, I'm hoping somebody can help, for the past 10 or so days i've been suffering from cow pat like stools that are quite loose but before this i can't remember the last time i had a banana shaped bowel movement, I've tried everything from upping my fibre intake with foods like wholegrain pasta, wholemeal bread, bananas and pears to try and add some roughage to the stool with no effect, alternating my fluid intake again with no effect and trying a probiotic called Bio Kult - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bio-Kult-Advanced-Multi-Strain-Formula-Capsules/dp/B004SGO4DG/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1516548417&sr=8-1&keywords=bio+kult,

Any help would be appreciated!

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Things like wholegrain pasta and bread are high in insoluble fibre, which won't help firm and bulk the stool.

Concentrate on soluble fibre. Oats are among the best source of soluble fibre. Cooked carrots and sweet potato are good too.

Try to limit grains, seeds, leafy vegetables, and vegetable/fruit skins.

Otherwise, you can try soluble fibre supplements like Acacia Gum, or Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum.
 

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Things like wholegrain pasta and bread are high in insoluble fibre, which won't help firm and bulk the stool.

Concentrate on soluble fibre. Oats are among the best source of soluble fibre. Cooked carrots and sweet potato are good too.

Try to limit grains, seeds, leafy vegetables, and vegetable/fruit skins.

Otherwise, you can try soluble fibre supplements like Acacia Gum, or Partially Hydrolyzed Guar Gum.
Hi Thanks for this,

Do you have recommendations of any other soluble foods that can help me, and what i can to other than this to get a more "banana" formed stool?

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Hi there,

I have IBS-D and Metamucil helps me. I was hesitant to try it for fear of gas and bloating but started with one dose per day and no problems. It does help form up the stool. Tastes gross however. Worth a try. I use the cheaper product from Walmart. Good Luck!
 
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