Our poop can tell as a lot about our health. I know that talking about a poop is not so comfort subject, but it is very important because in some situations our poop can save our life.
While most people probably don’t want to put much thought into pooping, it is an essential body function that can tell them if something is wrong. A change in bowel movements could be due merely to a change in diet, but it could also mean the body is fighting an infection or some serious disease.
What is Normal Stool?
Our stool is about 75 percent water. The rest is a fetid combination of fiber, live and dead bacteria, miscellaneous cells and mucus. A normal poop is smooth and soft, formed into one long shape and not a bunch of pieces. It has uniform texture and is S-shaped, which comes from the shape of our lower intestine. The normal color of the pop is medium to light brown.
Types of pop and what they say:
- Small, hard lumpy stools
These types of stools indicate acute inflammation of the small intestine. These lumps of poop are small, solid and abrasive with a diameter of 1 to 2 cm. They are typical for the people who have consuming antibiotics and they usually cause anal bleeding.
- Sausage shaped stools with lumps
They are difficult and painful to pass and may cause bleeding. Their diameter is between 3 and 5 cm and often occurs through constipation. This type is typical for the people who are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome.
- Sausage shaped stools with a cracked surface
This stool is similar to stool number 2. The difference is it that this stool is processed faster.
- Sausage shaped stools, soft and smooth
This stool is almost like a normal. It is typical for people who defecate once per day.
- Soft blobs of poop with well-defined edges
This kind of poop has people who defecate two or three times per day following major meals.
- Fluffy stools that have ragged, torn, edges
This stool catches people by surprise. It has a very soft texture and is indicate by high blood pressure and stress.
- Diarrhea type
It is similar to ordinary diarrhea, but it happens in conjunction with constipation.
The smell and the color of the stool can show as if our body is suffering for some disease.
Black or bright red colored stools are an indication that there are bleeding in our GIT. Very pale brown or white stools are telling us that we may be suffering from hepatitis, cirrhosis or a pancreatic illness. We have yellow colored stools when we have a problem with our gallbladder.
Vile smelling stools can be indicative of:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Celiac disease
- A problem with absorption and digestion
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