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Old 08-18-2005, 09:05 AM   #1
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Pencil thin stools

Hey guys,

I noticed everyone saying pencil thin stools are dangerous. What if someone has always had pencil thin stools, as long as they can remember? They even remember having them when they were a young kid! Is it still dangerous?

There are no other sysmptoms or problems, and the stools are usually as wide as a thumb on your hand, or they are pencil thin. With alot of small ones in the BM.

Anyone else always have pencil thin stools?

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Old 08-18-2005, 09:44 AM   #2
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Re: Pencil thin stools

According to your previous posts, you have been asking about pencil thin stools for a few months now. If you are so concerned about them, I would suggest going to the doctor and having some tests run to rule out anything serious and put your mind at ease. I occassionally have thinner stools than normal, and sometimes very normal stools. After talking to the doctor about this, I had various tests done and eliminated any "serious" causes. He thinks that I have IBS and that my colon sometimes "spasms" causing the thinner stools. Being stressed and thinking about my bowel movements often causes the spasms.

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Old 08-18-2005, 06:20 PM   #3
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Re: Pencil thin stools

I have found that not intaking enough water soluble fiber, which is a stool bulking agent, causes stools to be thin.
I would try taking a water soluble fiber like Metamuci or oatbran with plenty of water!!

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