Hey even though I have normal looking stools at most times. I've noticed over the last 3 weeks that I have a lot of pelet stools and earth worm looking stools. What is up with that? Isn't that abnormal? What is that a sign of?
No blood in the stools. Although when I wipe I sometimes have tinges of bright red blood, that I think are from very harsh wiping.
Like I said most of my stools look thick and normal but over the last 3 or 4 weeks there has been more than plenitful amount of the little worm like and pellet poops. I've been eating a pretty good diet the last couple weeks too. No chocolate or cheese. Some vegatables, a lot of prunes, and water BUT i can always inrease on the vegetables.
Diverticulosis is when pouches develop in the wall of the colon in which stool can collect and eventually become infected. Most people (in Western societies) eventually develop it (our low fiber diet is generally thought to contribute to it). Many never have any symptoms at all, some report diarrhea, constipation, a "fluttering" sensation in the lower abdomen, pain in the lower left abdomen, changes in stool.
If pouches become numerous in a section of the colon or infection develops, the condition is called diverticulitis. Symptoms are the same as above, but more severe, and can also include nausea, loss of appetite, fever.