IMO, I think ribbon poop is formed as it exits the body. The poop is soft and easily malleable to any shape and a tight sphincter is going to shape it like a ribbon when it is in that type of soft consistency since it isn't having to 'open wide' for a proper turd, whose mass would force the anus opening to that width.
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry.
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC. No remission. 5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon. Dx changed to Crohn's. Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.