Poorly Formed Stools
For over 1 1/2 years, my stools have been poorly formed. The problem seemed to begin following consumption of possibly spoiled food, although I can't be sure that there is a connection. In any case, I am 53 years old, very physically active (I run a farm in a northern climate) with no symptoms of weakness, nausea, fever, abdominal pain, etc. My evacuations are like clockwork, (after morning chores and breakfast), but they consist of a heap of short, soft, fairly narrow segments. The only other symptoms I have experienced are rectal itching, which disappeared following removing soymilk from my diet, sensativity to spicy foods in my bowels and, occasionally, moisture forming around my anus. From time to time, I evacuate in the
late afternoon. Interestingly enough, these stools can be much more well formed, almost (but not quite) "normal".
Has anyone experienced this pattern -- any ideas?
Thanks in advance.