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internal hemorrhoids or colon polyps?

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Old 09-01-2003, 07:30 AM   #1
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Post internal hemorrhoids or colon polyps?

My stool has been flat for awhile now, much smaller in diameter than it used to be. I have chronic problems with what I think is a hemorrhoid on the outside, but have no bleeding that I can see. I plan on calling tomorrow to schedule a colonoscopy so that I can have some peace of mind, but just wondered what you thought might be causing the flat stool, and if anyone had experienced this. Thanks!

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Old 09-08-2003, 09:17 AM   #2
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I've had intermitent flat stools for 18 months now.

They are different each day, changing from full rounded to 1" x 0,25" flattened (two flat sides). Sometimes both types (rounded and flat) are found in the same BM.

After a sigmoidoscopy nothing was found, so doc said that bowel spasms cause it.

Btw, if I take a fiber supplement (as Metamucil or Citrucel) stools are full rounded all the time.

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