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What causes hard stool?

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Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016
Question: Hi
today morning my stool shaped like intestinal and hard to cut it
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
This is ok.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

This is not concerning. It may have just been due to a different amount of fiber and other contents of the stool.

Concerning stool signs are bright red blood; tarry and black; white or clay colored; frothy and foul smelling; or an abnormal amount of oil on the surface of the water.

Increase the amount of fruit juice or fruit and vegetables and this should resolve.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (10 minutes later)
It was normal colour but when I touch it was like chewing gum


i had a hi sort of rectal bleeding, Is there any relation with passing stool intestine shape and 4 cm long

thank you for your prompt replay
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Rectal tear

Detailed Answer:

That is still ok. Stool can have all sorts of consistencies.




If it was very firm as you described, it can cause a small rectal tear which can cause some bleeding. This should heal up in the next 1-2 days.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh

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What causes hard stool?

Brief Answer: This is ok. Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, This is not concerning. It may have just been due to a different amount of fiber and other contents of the stool. Concerning stool signs are bright red blood; tarry and black; white or clay colored; frothy and foul smelling; or an abnormal amount of oil on the surface of the water. Increase the amount of fruit juice or fruit and vegetables and this should resolve.