it doesn't make sense to me regarding the logic for it to be called constipation, for mushy means too much liquid and too much liquid/water means the colon hasn't had a chance to absorb it. Although it could be too much fat too or too much fibre..
But if you mean soft and fluffy/bulky but still formed...that could be the right amount of fibre to absorb the water in the colon that helps increase peristalsis.
If the stools are mushy like hmm, mushed bananas and very thin like ...it would mean tight sphincter caused by stress/hemorrhoids or inflammation.
Mushy is a good term...not gross at all. I had a great site that showed all the different poo textures...
Hey, do you watch "You Are What You Eat?"
To me 1 - 3 times a day are still in the normal range of going....but it is subjective as to what one eats/drinks and how the butt/colon reacts to a variety of stimuli..
Oh, I forgot to mention meds can change the consistency and activity of the digestive tract....
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!