Many people don’t pay attention or talk about their poop because lot of them don’t like talk about it. It is very essential to know about bowel changes since it can tell if something is wrong about your health.
A change in bowel movements, could be due to a change in one’s diet; but, it could also be a sign of the body is fighting against an infection, or, dealing with serious condition.
Well, a normal poop is actually smooth and soft, elongated and uncut or whole. The color is definitely medium to light brown and the texture should be uniform and the poop should be S-shaped. This shape comes from the shape of the lower intestine.
Anyway let’s take a look at what other types of poop mean:
Small and hard lumpy poop - This may be a sign of acute inflammation of the small intestine. This type of stool is usually small, abrasive, and solid, with a diameter of 1 to 2 centimeters. This type of stool may occur in people who have been taking antibiotics and it usually causes anal bleeding.
Sausage shaped poop with lumps - This stool is very difficult to pass and may also cause anal bleeding. The diameter is between 3 to 5 centimeters and it is common among people who suffer from IBS.
Sausage shaped stool with cracked surface - This poop is very similar to the previous one. The main difference is that this one is processed faster.
Sausage - shaped poop, smooth, and soft-this kind of poop is normal and it’s common among people who defecate once in a day.
Soft blobs of stool with defined edges - This type of poop is present in people who defecate more than once per day after major meals.
Diarrhea type of stool - This poop is similar to ordinary diarrhea; however, it happens in conjunction with constipation. Depending on the odor and color, this type of poop may be showing that the body is suffering from some disease or condition.
Black or bright red stool - This poop is a sign of bleeding in the GIT.
Fluffy poop with ragged and torn edges- This stool has a soft texture and it may be a potential sign of high blood pressure and stress.
Pale brown or white stool - This may be a symptom of hepatitis, cirrhosis, or pancreatic disease.
Yellow colored poop - Usually the poop is yellow when a person has gallbladder issues.
The unpleasant smell of poop may be a sign of:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Celiac disease
- Problems with digestion and absorption
Note: If there is a sudden and consistent change in your stool, it could mean that there is something wrong in your health and you should see a doctor!