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narrow stools, clean scope?

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Old 08-20-2010, 04:59 PM   #1
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narrow stools, clean scope?

I am a healthy 40 year old woman and have had bloating, pencil thin stools, and the feeling of being unable to empty my bowels completely for over 7 months. I finally went to my doc, who sent me to a GI, who sent my for a colonoscopy. I had that this morning, and it was really not bad at all.
Anyway, the scope came back totally clean. The GI said I probably just had minor IBS. I hope he is right, but I'm worried we could be missing something.
Wouldn't a scope catch any cancer in that area? Can IBS really make your stools thin? What other tests should I ask for?

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Old 08-24-2010, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: narrow stools, clean scope?

I had narrow stools back when I was 22 years old. It went on for years. I was too afraid to go to a doctor. Anyway the anal spinchter muscle kept getting tighter and tighter. Found out finally that it was due to a fissure that I did not know I had. So try not to worry because narrow stools usually do NOT mean cancer. Try more fruits and vegetables in your diet and drink plenty of water. I sincerely all goes well with you. Take care.

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