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ChrisB
06-04-2001, 05:12 PM
Im worried here and have IBS symptoms sometimes... i know flat stools are a sign of colon cancer. Today i had a BM and the first one was round and normal but the second movement was flat as a board..Should i be alarmed.?. please help...

Chris

Angie E
06-05-2001, 08:46 AM
Flat or thin stools are also very common with people with IBS. If there wasn't any blood in the stool, then I wouldn't worry too much. If you are concerned, please see a dr. I think just about everyone on this board has experienced this. I too have flat or thin stools and I had the same worry as you do. Went through all the tests and it was nothing. Colon cancer in 99 percent of cases, has blood in the stool and massive diarrhea.

Janine
06-05-2001, 10:46 PM
Hello everyone. I am new to the site, I found it awhile ago but this is the first time I have been back. Anyway, I also have flat stools at least once or twice a month. My doctor says it is pretty common in IBS.