| | Question for Harry and Sarah
As you know I have been taking Metamucil for a little over a month now. I have a question regarding the thickness of my stool. MY thinner than normal stool continues, but occasionally I have nice round stools with a nice diameter. I basically eat the same foods on a daily basis, so why would my stool thickness vary day to day? Also, although I have been taking the Metamucil for over a month I still have times of mucus which is green or brown as well as gas/bloating which happens a few times a week. Also, for the past 5 days, my gas and bloating has been worse than normal. I have been under more stress lately, and was wondering if gas and bloating can be caused by stress. Is it normal, and I realize normal is subjective for Metamucil to have these affects a month after taking it. My problem is I do not remember what my stool used to look like because I never really looked at it. I am still curious if my weight loss, which as you know was substantial can still be playing a role in my issues.
Last question... Is it possible to increase the thickness/diameter of stool by holding it longer than normal? THis might sound dumb, but if you hold the stool longer than normal, can the stool somehow combine to creat larger stool, or is that not possible?