change in stools

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 10/4/2006 7:10 AM (GMT -7)   
For several months I battled D and cramps and seemed to have gotten that under control.  Now I have stools that look like rabbit turds and I go 2 or 3 times a day, never feeling like I have completely emptied my colon.  Sometimes, of course when I am shopping, I will have fecal incontinence with a little turd getting out before I make it to the nearest restroom.  Does this mean I have a form of constipation now?  I am always looking for answers to having a normal BM.  The only meds I am on on are bio-identical hormones transdermally.  I am due for a colonoscopy, just haven't made the appt. yet.

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Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 10/4/2006 7:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi cindy. I'm in a similar position, i've got the severe d undercontrol but my stools are still loose as. Try taking some calcium before meals (e.g. caltrate 600d) and a fair bit of soluble fiber (metamucil, benefibre, etc). Also up your intake of soluble fibres like eat rice, white bread (not wholegrain). Always bulk up on fibre on an empty stomach also.

But get that colonscopy done pronto. At least it will be one more thing to cross off your list in trying to diagnose you with IBS. Also consider taking a bacterial overgrowth breath test.

All the best, let us know how you go.
DX'd with IBS May 2006

Current Medications :
None, but occasionally carry Seirogan for fast relief from D.

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