Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
128 Doctors are Online

Having stools like big marbles, difficulty with bowel. What should i do?

My stools are like big marbles (1 inch or more across). This only started about ten days ago. This is very unusually unusual for me. I take a lot of fiber , at least 8 glasses of water daily, and only eat 60 to 80 grams protein daily. My bowels are also slow when I eat calcium , but the fiber usually helps. Stools are a normal color. It is very difficult to move my bowels.
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  163
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
General Surgeon 's  Response

Thank you for the query.

Such strange stools can be called as a constipation. The reasons of constipation can be medicines (antidepresants, Ca-blockers), thyroid disease, inflammatory bowels disease, colon cancer. Your diet should be helpful with constipation and if is not effective, you should rule out other possible reasons.
I suggest you to visit gastroenterologist, have physical examination, blood tests, thyroid tests, abdominal ultrasound. Colonoscopy should be considered (especially if you are 50 or older).

Hope this will help.
Answered: Sun, 10 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor