how big is your poop...sorry in advance

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   Posted 1/15/2009 11:14 AM (GMT -6)   
ok so day 6 in the hospital and I have turds again Yae (but I start colonoscopy prep today go figure right haha). Well my poops are like before kinda flat not very long or skinny if the are round. I have had this going on at home for awhile but they seem to be getting smaller. So when you have a formed bm how big around should it bed. And I am especially looking for those who have had resection surgeries as I had one back in 98 were they took part of my colon and ilieum. Thanks folks!

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   Posted 1/15/2009 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I would say not exra large and vary in size and sometimes I have a bit of D if I don't keep eating banana's on a regular plan.Good luck with your prep, and let us know how things are going. lol gail
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   Posted 1/15/2009 8:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I often have ribbonized fecal, but I know when things look fine is when it is rounded eliptical in cross section. It will never get back to normal due to the intestinal scarring...

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   Posted 1/16/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Mine are typically narrow and skinny. I have a stricture.....
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   Posted 1/16/2009 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
How would you measure a bowl of oatmeal ????
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   Posted 1/16/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, a bowl of oatmeal could be big and hardy...>_> really...

When things are getting a little bit better for me they are generally still a lot more in number than when I wasn't sick and neither large nor small. Just in between..They start out how you describe yours now though. It's not consistent all the time I mean there was normal and D for me today for instance, but that's generally how it is..
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