Undigested food in stool - Worrisome?

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Brian Legacy
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   Posted 5/11/2012 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
How worrisome is undigested food in stool.. Today I went to the bathroom with a stool that was broken up into quite a bit of pices, much looser than they have been and it was mixed with a bit of undigested food. Is this worrisome?
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   Posted 5/11/2012 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
No, this can be very common in the IBD world...it seems to be the nature of the beast, with having this disease we don't normally absorb nutrients due to the fact that what we eat seems to get "rushed" through our system, therefore causing bits of undigested food.

Always remember though, any concerns you have about changes or things you're not sure about should be reported to your doc, but what you're explaining above is common with IBD.
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Brian Legacy
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   Posted 5/11/2012 12:38 PM (GMT -6)   
I sent an email to my doctor already however I just am not really that concerned and I don't know why, the stool felt normal even with it being loser and with the undigested food.
VSL3 DS - 3X a day
6MP - 25MG
Court Enema - 1X a day.
Allopurinol- 100MG
LDN - 4.5MG (Started on 3/23/12)
Fish Oil 3X a day
Liquid Multivitamin
Prilosec
Ambien 5mg per night.
Prednisone 0MG Daily (Off 4/27/2012, 2 months from 40mg to 0mg)

Andrina
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   Posted 5/11/2012 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
What kind of food was it?
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quincy
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   Posted 5/11/2012 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
It's normal with anyone if it's high fibre type food or one that will quicken the digestive tract.

If you're flaring, however, you will have stool move through quicker...that will result in less water being absorbed and you will see the actual products (food pieces that are not normally broken down) not being compacted.

I, personally, never worry about it.....just figure out the why.
What's also interesting with seeing the food pieces in the toilet...it's a testament to how NOT well we chew! lol.
q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
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~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
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My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

Brian Legacy
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   Posted 5/11/2012 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Andrina said...
What kind of food was it?

Tomatos.
VSL3 DS - 3X a day
6MP - 25MG
Court Enema - 1X a day.
Allopurinol- 100MG
LDN - 4.5MG (Started on 3/23/12)
Fish Oil 3X a day
Liquid Multivitamin
Prilosec
Ambien 5mg per night.
Prednisone 0MG Daily (Off 4/27/2012, 2 months from 40mg to 0mg)

quincy
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   Posted 5/11/2012 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Normal...
try not to micromanage some symptoms that are normal events. If it's a continuing occurrence that you're having loose stool...then it's probably an inflammation issue.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

Post Edited (quincy) : 5/11/2012 3:25:21 PM (GMT-6)


follyism
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   Posted 5/11/2012 2:58 PM (GMT -6)   
What you are experiencing is more of a sign of healthy digestion. Fruit moves through your intestines fast and when the bowels are exceptionally clean, you'll notice that your stool is the color of the fruit you are eating and you will see insoluble parts in the toilet or on your toilet tissue. In my opinion, I wouldn't worry one bit.
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Michael

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Diagnosed with UC: July 2006

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