I need some advice here also...I have suffered from the constipation type of IBS for several years. For almost a year now I've been faithfully using Metamucil once a day in the evening. It was helping but lately my BM's are very "spongy" and loose most of the time. I also notice a lot of undigested food (certain vegetables and fruit skins mainly) in them. I don't... (11 replies)
... er. I don't usually have alot of cramping or pain during bowel movements but my tush burns from the stool sometimes. I also forgot to mention that I find alot of undigested food in some of my stools. ... (3 replies)
... Even 8 laxatives and half a bottle of Magnesium Citrate did NOTHING. It is then followed by a few days of frequent diarreah. I often have mucous and undigested food in my stools. Sometimes I have pain when trying to have bowel movements. Ive had increased nauseau and things are just getting worse. ... (1 replies)
... needed to digest lactose. Also, as people age, their enzyme levels decrease. As a result, over time people may experience increasing amounts of gas after eating food containing lactose. ... (7 replies)
... needed to digest lactose. Also, as people age, their enzyme levels decrease. As a result, over time people may experience increasing amounts of gas after eating food containing lactose. ... (5 replies)
... needed to digest lactose. Also, as people age, their enzyme levels decrease. As a result, over time people may experience increasing amounts of gas after eating food containing lactose. ... (8 replies)
... I think you probably need to eat some more fiber and it is not normal to pass undigested food in your stools all the time, however, certain foods can do this at times, like some vegetables such as sweetcorn and others. ... (3 replies)
... I have also noticed that in my stools there is undigested food such as bits of leafy green vegetables and sometimes seeds like sesame seeds. Is this normal? ... (3 replies)
... fever, severe stomach cramps, a constant urgency to pass stools that keep you on the toilet for long periods, pale coloured stools that contain lots of mucus and undigested food. If I were you I would go and see you doc and get some tests done. ... (10 replies)
... air popping in my stomach, undigested food, long and narrow stools, difficulty in passing stools, severe bloating, no pain, among other things... ... (6 replies)
... For the past 2 days I have noticed pieces of undigested food in my stool- cooked carrots, brown rice, and cooked spinach. My stool seems to be well formed and passes easily.
I have diverticulosis and have been taking acidophilus capsules & metamucil for the past few days. Other than that, nothing else has changed.
What do you think this all means? Should I be concerned?... (3 replies)
... I don't know anything about your situation...but I think it is normal to pass undigested food sometimes. ... (3 replies)
... t you eat seems to be going straight through you, as seems to be the case, you are not going to be absorbing enough nutrition from your food. Have you ever seen undigested food in your stools also? ... (9 replies)
... Sherry-- Sorry to say---This is not normal!!! Basically you are constipated and in most cases it is causes by lack of fiber and fluid in a diet. But, it can be cause by alot of things!!! People are generally consider constipated if they have less than 3 BMs per week as defined by the Rome Criteria.
Too much calcium in your diet and thyroid problems can cause constipation.
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... perhaps undigested food? ... (4 replies)
... ie, peeling nails, eczema, undigested food in my stool, adult acne, etc. ... (3 replies)
... recently I noticed red peices in my stool. I thought it was blood at first but the more I thought about it....I'm pretty sure it was undigested food from the night before. I've been having strange bowel movements my whole life and just recently they have gotten stranger. ... (9 replies)
... As far as the undigested food is concerned, it sounds like you are middle aged or older. It is normal for that to occur as we get older. ... (4 replies)
... Sun dried tomatoes to that to me as well. So do cranberries! For a while, I was eating "Craisins" (dried cranberries). Shall we just say, my whole body was in tune with the holiday and things looked very "festive"... (1 replies)
... I recently went to the doctor because I saw a tiny bit of blood on the outer part of my stool, and after "checking things out", he said he that the area just inside my rectum was very raw and that this was most likely the problem. After taking some medication, I saw no streaks for a couple of weeks. However, this morning when I looked at my stool, there was red chunks all over... (1 replies)