... I'm an lpn who's been taking care of the same patient for 12 years. We've been able to work through every bowel change she's had, until now...She has frequent motility problems d/t a seizure disorder, and is on a sse schedule of 3x's a week. About a year ago, she began with increased incontinence, of loose, mushy stool between normal, soft-formed enema results, and has... (1 replies)
... grams a day,64 oz. or more a day of water. Lots of green leafy vegetables,squashes,nuts,beans. When your stools burns when moving your bowels that usually means your diet has a lot of acidic and gassy foods in it. ... (3 replies)
... After that, color went back to normal but still mushy and then whitish brown. ... (3 replies)
... It sounds like the high fat content of the fast foods causes the mushy stools.It actually probably is causing constipation which is only allowing the mushy stool to go around the large hard dry stool that is trapped higher up in your colon. Don't be straining and forcing stool out. Drink 64 oz. ... (5 replies)
... Last Sunday I ate some fast food which made me sick, I didn't have diarreah, but small, mushy stools instead, all the while I felt hot, flustered and anxious. This went on until about Friday. ... (5 replies)
... Thanx for your reply. Actually the pain is about 1-1/2 inches above belly button on both sides. My rectum has been aching lately too. I wish I was young,over 40. Stool sample came back ok,no blood. Don't know where to go from here. I f I eat like I usually do now, I will have to have a mushy bowel at least 4 times,usually morning). I'm getting to the point I'm hardly eating... (4 replies)
... Hi. I noticed my stools becoming quite gross smelling a few months back. ... (4 replies)
... This is for a 17 month old. I am wondering if I should be concerned, the parents don't seem to be. She was barely 4lbs when she was born and is now 17 months old, but the size of a 8 month old. She is only 18lbs and has been that since I started watching her 6 months ago. Early last month she had white poo for two days, I immediately notified the parents and told them I... (0 replies)
... I have been having these loose morning stools for about a month and half now. It usually occurs within the first 30 minutes after I am awake, and when I go it is fast and done within a minute or less. ... (2 replies)
... It appears you have covered alot of her your patient's problems.
The only suggestion I have is that all the food that you are feeding her except for oatmeal is insoluble type of fiber or no fiber. To bulk up her stool you need more fiber that absorbs fluid. I certainly would try psyllium, grains other than wheat --like rice and grits, root veggies.
Bananas, applesauce,... (1 replies)
... l bladder disease, to endometriosis. It sounds like you're really concerned, so make a diary of when symptoms occur, and what may have triggered the episodes of mushy stools. Do they occur during or shortly after eating? ... (2 replies)
... and have been having extremely soft pencil thin frequent stools since yesterday morning... could be due to my anxiety since my bowel really acts up when I'm stressed and anxiety ridden. ... (2 replies)
... ain and misery. I found taking Citrucel in the morning with breakfast and at dinner time help to add bulk to the stool so it's soft enough to pass easily but not mushy or diarrhea consistency and helps to maintain regularity. I suggest you drink an 8 0z. ... (1 replies)
... The stools get progressively softer until mushy and everything just keeps pushing itself out even when I don't want it to do so. ... (1 replies)
... If you slowly add fiber to your diet at least 25 grams a day and 64 oz. of water this will add bulk to your stools and it won't be so mushy like mousse. ... (38 replies)
... I have irritable bowel, but have not had any difficulty in years. I used to have fairly regular, healthy bm's. Within the last 2 years I'm going mad with intestinal sensitivity. I've had a change in diet which includes less red meat, more fruits & vegetables...but I thought that would be a good thing. I feel like my colon has a mind of it's own. What I can eat today, maybe not... (0 replies)
... I have heard of douching of course (for females) but for an anus? I dunno exactly how that would be done...sounds almost like administering a warm water enema or something. I've been in to the doc for rubber band ligation on internal hemorrhoids and thus I am familiar with having to administer an enema before the appointment.
But I dunno if what you suggest would be healthy... (7 replies)
... r hand, if I consume a high fiber cereal or bran muffins, or wholegrain high fiber pasta in decent quantities, I never eliminate easily, and it's usually sticky, mushy etc. ... (7 replies)
... Hi All,
For years I have always relied on 'straining' to obtain that feeling of having evacuated completely after a bowel movement.
And this includes a period where I ate plenty of fruits, whole grains and generally healthy foods.
Straining of course resulted in some external and internal hemorrhoids. Since I stopped straining a year and half ago, I RARELY have a... (7 replies)
... really seem to firm and bulk up up my stools to "near normal" size... but the shape is still not what I would call normal... it is still short pieces versus a couple of "logs" like it used to be years ago. ... (1 replies)