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Old 02-20-2008, 12:44 PM   #1
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Skinny loose stools

I am a 47 yr old female, I have had this problem for years now but i am affraid to get it checked or even ask questions about it, but it gets in the way of my daily life. ok here goes

Every day when i get up i have to have a bowel movement first few minutes of getting out of bed, but i never seem to have a complete BM it is skinny and loose and i have to keep going time after time to finish this up.
It also has a tendency to leak out if i dont continue trying to go. Sometimes it takes hours. When i'm at work it is a real problem. I don't know what to do, any info would be great!

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Old 02-21-2008, 07:18 AM   #2
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Re: Skinny loose stools

Good grief why don't you see a doctor? What if it were a tumor???? Don't you think it would be better to be diagnosed than to let it go on? My guess is the first thing you need to do is see a gastro doc and get a colonscopy. If that is normal you need to be checked by a gyne doc because it could be a rectocele. Don't be afraid of a colonoscopy ,,,,just make sure you have a doctor that will give you demerol and versaid, those two drugs together you won't have any pain or even know what is going on. Ask about this in advance.
Get thy self to a physician woman!

Old 03-05-2008, 05:39 PM   #3
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Re: Skinny loose stools

totally agree! I sure hope you've been to a doc by now.. dont be embarrased...believe me..its nothing new to the doc. and Ive had a colonoscopy..they arent bad at all! please have this looked at

Old 03-05-2008, 11:22 PM   #4
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Re: Skinny loose stools

Hi G,
Welcome to healthboards. Thanks for sharing your problem. As you know-- going to a Doctor is always an option.

Loose thin and sometimes watery stool usually indicates that the fiber that you are consuming in your regular food that you are eating daily contains too much insoluble fiber.
Insoluble fiber is the type that causes your intestines to contact to have BMs. It consists of all fruits, all veggies, nuts, seeds and the bran that is the outer part of all grains & also the outer part of beans, peas.

You really need more soluble fiber in your diet. This type fiber BULKS up your stool by absorbing fluids. For normal BMs a person needs a combination of both insoluble and soluble fiber.

Soluble fiber is contained in the inner parts of all grains, beans and peas. The root veggies also are soluble-- potatoes, carrots, beets, and turnips.
I am a big believer in taking a soluble fiber supplement daily and have been taking psyilluim for 24 years-- I now use the Wal Mart brand --Equate twice daily-- the sugar free orange flavored type. I like the powered best because I know it is well dispersed in water-- just follow the direction. Also drink 6 to 8 glases of water daily.

The soluble fiber supplements that are on the market are psyllium husk(Metamucil), methylcellulose (Citrucel), guar gum(Benefiber) and chicory root(FiberChoice) and some others. FiberOne is considered an insoluble fiber.
When adding soluble fiber to your diet, the natural type will cause alot of gas until your body gets use to it. So start off slowly! Natural fiber ferments resulting in the gas-- and it takes some time for your body to get use to it.

There is a post I wrote at the top of this page about Normal BMs-- it is in the Information Archive -- page 2 post #8-- It says about what I have already written you-- but you may want to read it.

If you have any questions-- please ask?

I wish you well---Harry

Old 03-19-2008, 08:00 AM   #5
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Re: Skinny loose stools

glo47, Did you resolve your issue?

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