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Old 09-20-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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Regular Loose Bowel Movements

I have regular bowel movements, but they are always loose, like diarrhea. This has been normal for me for as long as I can remember (I am 34 yrs of age). I am starting to wonder if this really is normal as my wife doesn't seem to think so.

Could my regular watery bowel movements be a symptom for something more serious or is this normal?

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Old 09-23-2007, 09:16 AM   #2
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Re: Regular Loose Bowel Movements

Sound kinda simple but have you tried taking metamucil, it will help to form your stools. I use it because of my ulcerative coilitis, and it works great.

Old 09-24-2007, 06:58 AM   #3
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Re: Regular Loose Bowel Movements

Darrin is right a water soluble fiber supplement will help to bulk up your stools by absorbing the fluid in your colon as it slows down your intestines.
It should make them bulkier and regular.

I have used psyllium seed husk for 23 years. I now use the Wal Mart Equate brand -- it works and is about half the cost. I take it twice daily and I like the powderd type, orange flavored, sugar free best-- that you mix with water best. Because I know it is well dispersed. Make sure you drink lots of water --6 to 8 glasses daily.

I have found that eating too much insoluble fiber will make your stool looser --- insoluble fiber is fiber that does not absorb fluid --like all fruit, all veggies, the bran from grains--nuts and seeds.

I wish you well ---Harry

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