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stools soft and stick to toilet bowl

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar


Practicing since :1986

Answered : 2341 Questions

Posted on Tue, 12 Mar 2019 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: stools soft and stick to toilet bowl
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
could be due to inflammatory bowel disease.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking.

I have gone through your query. Your problem seems to be due to excessive mucus secreted by the intestinal cells. As given in history your blood tests are suggestive of inflammatory disease of intestine which, if not treated properly, causes secretion of a large amount of mucous causing stools to be sticky.

As intestines are inflamed absorption of water from digested food is not proper hence causing soft stools.

I'd suggest getting a colonoscopy done. Ruling out the pathology of disease and treating it accordingly would provide you relief. Celiac disease has a specific treatment once confirmed it would be treated accordingly.

Do go for the colonoscopy once.

Hope I was helpful...
Let me know if I can assist you further.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar 2 hours later
Had colonoscopy which was normal. Tissue biopsy showed microscopic colitis which doctor thought would resolve itself. Only treatment stopping aspirin and avoiding caffeine. No real improvement.
Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
Take 10 gram of isabghul husk three times a day. Initially soak it in XXXXXXX warm water for 15 minutes after that have it 3 times a day. It's a natural bulk forming agent and add bulk to stool.
Have Capsule Racicadotryl 100 mg thrice daily for 7 days. It's an anti secretory agent and would prevent secretion of mucous from intestine.
Have a probiotic like VSL#3 twice daily.
Eat light vegetarian food for few days.

Tell me how you feel after a week.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng

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