Sticky, messy stools

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Josette
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   Posted 4/10/2010 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm having a bout of urgency today with messy, sticky stools. My stomach burns with gas everytime I seem to have them. Does anyone get this way?

Josette
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   Posted 4/12/2010 12:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Anyone?

Marsky
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   Posted 4/13/2010 5:29 AM (GMT -7)   
I experience this however I'm not quite in the usual IBS category but I do find comfort/comaraderie coming here. I hate this messy stage, what I call the putty stage. Sometimes I'm so desperate to get out of it, I do a Fleet's saline enema. But usually I try to hurry along the bm's, by sipping hot tea (3 or more cups over several hours), drinking water perhaps, eating fruit, etc. I remain on my stool softener med though, since long term it helps me the most.

What you'll find is that if you haven't had part of your colon removed and this is just a stool stage you're getting into on a chronic basis, adding more fiber to your diet might be all that you need. Whole wheat bread (not Wonder but the Brownberry varieties), brown rice, whole wheat bagels, fresh fruit or perhaps just a glass of water mixed with Metamucil each night (you start out with low doses, working up to the full recommended adult dose). My husband has had Diverticulosis in the past and he finds that Metamucil works well for his system. He keeps saying I'd like it but I have tried it. It caused all this upheaval in my gut, lots of rumbling, activity that to be honest made me feel as though I was going to have full blown D at any moment. I much more prefer the simple stool softener at bedtime (50 mg Colace).

For now I would add natural fiber in your diet, up your water intake, perhaps begin a daily exercise regimen (my colon doc suggested I choose one of the four: brisk/fast walking, jogging/running, riding a bicycle (stationary or on pavement), or the best one of all, swimming laps).
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg + Nature's Way Primadophilus Bifidus, each evening


Panda_82
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   Posted 8/28/2010 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I get this quite a lot ... the stools are almost paste like and are quite hard to pass but burn at the same time. I also get the burning in my abdomen. Do you find that these stools are sometimes yellowy??

shawn12
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   Posted 8/28/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
stool color can and does vary. This is not an uncommon problem. It can also be from not eating enough or getting enough fiber.

Josette

Have you been diangosed with IBS?

Panda

have you been diagnosed with IBS?
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

Panda_82
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   Posted 8/30/2010 4:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I have but I still worry about some of my symptoms, I do get a lot of D and get nausea quite a lot.

Marsky
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   Posted 8/30/2010 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you had your gall bladder removed? If so and you're experiencing yellow bowel movements, you may benefit from chewing a Caltrate calcium with Vitamin D pill with each meal. Perform a search here on past topics, for yellow bile diarrhea, inape is a member here who has provided valuable info on this condition (usually from having had your gall bladder taken out).
- Rectal CA 4/29/99, Stage I, 90% sigmoid/15" of colon/GB removed, temporary colostomy, reversed 6-26-99
- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
- Colace 50 mg, twice daily + Probiotic: Renew Life/Ultimate Flora/Critical Care/80 Billion daily

shawn12
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   Posted 8/30/2010 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Panda, have you talked to your doctor about the yellow stools? Have they mentioned your gallbladder.

Some foods can do this as well.

" I still worry about some of my symptoms"

what symptoms are you worried about exactly?


The d is a part of IBS and nausea is not uncommon. Vomiting is uncommon in IBS and something to be checked out.
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.
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