• ruth mcgrath ruth mcgrath
    September 29, 2008
    bowel movements are size of pencil. why?
    ruth mcgrath ruth mcgrath
    September 29, 2008

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  • Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer
    Health Guide
    October 01, 2008
    Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer
    Health Guide
    October 01, 2008

    Hello, Ruth.

     

    Generally, very thin stools ("ribbon like stool") result from intestinal inflammation. The lumen--the inside of the the tract--is narrowed by the swelling.

     

    If this symptom is new for you, occurs frequently, or lasts for several days at a time, please do let your doctor know.

     

    Hope

     

     

    • Debbie Parks
      May 24, 2010
      Debbie Parks
      May 24, 2010

      I just got back from a long trip to the beach. I traveled in the car for 12 hours. we made 4 stops. Since that trip my butt has been hurting. is this a sign of something?

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    • Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer
      May 24, 2010
      Hope Trachtenberg-Fifer
      Health Guide
      May 24, 2010

      In what way has it been hurting? Why did you make the stops (to rest?; to walk around?; to use the bathroom...)?

      Do you have IBD?

       

      I really need some more info to try to be of help. (Glad you got to go on vacation, though!)

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