Flat stools and bloating
Let me first say thank you to whomever replies. I truly appreciate it! I am a 35 yr old male. I am in very good physical condition but I do have issues with anxiety. One of the sypmtoms of my anxiety has been occasional twitchy muscles. I am not currently on any medications except an occassional zantac for GERD. Off and on over the last year or so I have been experiencing periods of bloating, gassiness, and varying degrees of flat and pencil thin stools. These periods have been more common than not. In the past, just when I am sure I had colon cancer, I will pass a normal stool. Well it has been many weeks since I have had a normal stool. I have been very bloated at times but no all the time. I have had no weight loss and my workouts have been fine. I do have constipation. About a month ago I went to my GP and he did a fecal blood test and it turned out negative. He sent me home with a take home fecal blood test and it too was negative. In the last few days I have upped my fiber intake but I have had no change in the caliber of my stool. My question is how worried do I need to be? How much fiber should I be taking and are there any warning signs I need to look out for? Any ideas what it could be?