Many people say it is bad to talk about their poop, but this says a lot for the health! Defecation is normal and natural and if there is change in bowels it might be due to changes in the diet: but also some illness, infection or serious problems.
The stool is 75% water and rest is fiber, dead and alive bacteria, cells and mucus. Normal waste is elongated, soft and whole. The texture must be uniform and the poop S shape.the shape is due to the intestines in lower part. For a healthy poop color, it needs to be light medium brown.
Types of poop
- Lumpy and hard/small– acute inflammation in small intestine. This is small abrasive, solid and 1-2 cm diameter. It happens in those who are on antibiotics and this causes bleeding.
- Sausage shape poop lumpy– this is hard to pass and makes anal bleeding. The diameter is 3-5 cm for those with IBS.
- Sausage shape and cracked surface– this is similar to the previous with bleeding. But is processed faster.
- Sausage shape, smooth and soft– this is normal and common for one daily defecation.
- Blobby stool with sharp edges– this is seen in people who defecate few times daily after meals.
- Fluffy poop with torn and ragged edges– this is soft and can mean hypertension and stress.
- Diarrhea– similar to regular diarrhea, it goes constipation and conjuction along. Depends on color and odor, this MIGHT be some issue.
- Red or black stool– this is not goof. Means GIT bleeding.
- White stool or yellow– this is gallbladder issues
The bad smell comes from:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Issues with digestion and absorption