When some describe narrow stools as pencil thin , do they literally mean the stool is shaped as small as a pencil?I have been dealing with Narrower then normal stools for about 2 1/2 months. Never as smal as a pencil, probably the smallest has been cigarish size, occasional D, about once every 7 -10 days, but for the most part the stool is long and formed just narrower then normal, about the diameter of a quarter or a little bigger. I have been regular, but just concerned that I haven't had not 1 of those pretty large in diameter I used to think was normal for 2 1/2 months.Is this normal? They are definitely easier to pass as I haven't suffered from a reoccuring fissure issue that use to surface passing the large stools.Can your pattern change to where your stools are just narrower for a consistent period of time? It has just worried me that I haven't had a large stool. Could constipation have caused the larger stool before. What os considered normal for stool size?