My 3 year old went poo tonight and it looked like my arm... mine always look like they came out of a gerble. Thanks
Got a good laugh from that! I know exactly what you mean. What I find in my cat's litter box makes me envious. That does not seem fair!
Good suggestions from all. "Pencil poop" is pretty typical with IBS. The spasms in the gut will contract and squeeze the stool into those odd shapes. While it might be the result of your surgery, it does seem odd that you are only experiencing this now, five years later.
We all worry about cancer but most likely it's something less ominous. Colonoscopy is the best way to determine what's going on in your gut. Good luck! Here's hoping we all someday get to have bm's like a 3 year old!