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What do ribbon-shaped stools indicate?

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar


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Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: are these stool ribbon like
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:

No its not.

Detailed Answer:


Have seen attached photos.
This appears like fluffy ragged stool which is slightly moister.

I mean it ok but it's not ribbon-like.
ribbon like stools or stringy stool contains lots of mucous and is suggestive of some infection in the gut.

You poop is just a bit moist add up Isabghul husk 2 tsf in XXXXXXX warm.

Water before going to bed every day and stools would be consistent and normal in appearance.

Though its ok to have such stools also.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Ramesh Kumar, Gastroenterologist
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