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Old 08-22-2008, 02:16 PM   #1
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weird stool

lately my stool has either been something similar to diarrhea or ill formed, porous 'sausages'. its usually either dark, almost black, or a light brown colour; not what i consider to be the 'normal' colour of poo. sometimes there is also what appears to be mucus. i also sometimes feel quite bloated.

i'm quite worried since my brother has crohn's disease, but i don't share any symptoms with him such as crippling pains, lethargy, vomiting, sensitivity to certain foods.

anyone have any idea what these symptoms could relate to? i have a good diet,i exercise and have never suffered any form of digestive ailment before.

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:16 PM   #2
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Re: weird stool


You may need to increase the soluble fibre that you intake -- it bulks up your stool making it firmer and makes you more regular -- without straining.
A soluble fibre supplement is psyllium seed husk. I don't know the name brands are where you live.

Another possible problem?? As you may know ---with Crohn's disease --is that it runs in families.
I think you should get it checked out!!

I wish you well---Harry

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