Health & Fitness
BEFORE FLUSHING: A QUICK LOOK IN THE TOILET CAN REVEAL A LOT ABOUT YOUR HEALTH
THE STOOL AS YOU KNOW YOURSELF, DEPENDS PRIMARILY ON THE DIET BUT BY THE COLOR, TEXTURE AND SHAPE VARIES GREATLY FROM DAY TO DAY.
However, if a certain pattern appears constantly, it may also reveal certain disorders, the lack of key nutrients in the diet or illness. Take a diet diary to find out the regularity of diarrhea, for example, after a particular meal.
The most important thing is to notice changes in shape or color. Based on this, you will know what is your medical condition. We will explain to you the first shape of the stool, which are four, each being unique for itself. That is why we will go in a row and you will recognize your condition.
Shape of the stool
The normal shape of the stool should be oblong, somewhat curved to the letter “S” (with consideration to organ from which it comes) and smooth, soft surfaces.
Separate hard lumps are most often a reflection of low-fiber diet, indicating that the stool is held in the colon for too long. Therefore, it is necessary to increase the intake of fibers that accelerate the digestion.
Sausage shape but lumpy stool most often points to constipation and dehydration. Balance your diet with herbs, drink more water, and become more relaxed.
Soft blobs with clear-cut edges: This is normal if you are pooping multiple times a day.
Mushy stool indicates a balanced diet, but also cleanses the intestines, or that the digestive system solves unwanted substances.
Watery no solid pieces stool is least retain in the intestines, ie it passes right through the digestive tract. There is too much splinter, overwhelmed with water and the symptom of diarrhea. If it is too long, it is advisable to consult a doctor or even a pharmacist to provide you with a rehydration solution.
Soft and sticks to the side of the toilet bowl: Your body is not absorbing the fats properly, because of the presence of too much oil. Your body cannot properly absorb that because of chronic pancreatic.
Color of the stool
If your stool is brown, it is normal. Poop is brown due to the bile produced in your liver.
Maybe you have eaten a lot of green leafy veggies or green food coloring. The food might be going through your large intestine too quickly.
This type of poop indicates excess fat. This is because of malabsorption disorder like celiac disease.
This means that you are bleeding internally, because of ulcer or cancer. It may be caused by some vitamins that contain iron or bismuth subsalicylate. You should see a doctor if you are worried about this.
Light-colored, white or clay-colored
This could mean a bile duct obstruction. It can be caused by some medicines. You should see a doctor.
Blood-stained or red
If you see blood in your poop, it can be a symptom of cancer. See a doctor if you find blood in your stool.