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Pencil thin stools
Feb 20, 2005
... Hi everyone. I have been trying to find a reason why someone would be having pencil-thin stools. So my question is, does anyone know a reason other than, colon cancer that would cause someone to have pencil-thin stools? I cant seem to find any other reasons, but I know there must be one! Lara (1 replies)
... and promethazine for the nausea. It is much better but the nausea is still there off and on as is the GERD discomfort. About two weeks ago I began to have soft pencil thin stools. No pain, no bleeding, normal color. Stool sample was completely normal. Now I have a colonoscopy and endoscopy scheduled for October 25th. ... (1 replies)
... week, when I tried hard, I began passing "pencil thin" stools consisteltly, and still passing very little compared to what I was taking in. ... (5 replies)

... Any change in stool or bowel movements can be a cause for concern. Pencil thin stools means something is restricting passage of the stool through the bowel. It can be inflamation, or growths such as hemmoroids or tumors. ... (1 replies)
... I'm 36 years old and on Easter I noticed my stools were thin. They have been alternating from normal to pencil thin. I have a colonosopy scheduled for the end of the month, but I'm going crazy with worry. ... (3 replies)
... od or bad. My only symptom was seeing what appeared to be a indented line down one side of my stool or, at times, a flat sided stool. I also had a couple "pencil thin stools". I did not experience any abdominal pain or rectal bleeding. ... (4 replies)
... tipation decreased a bit for a week or so, but then started back. I've taken stool softeners regularly and make sure to eat enough fiber and stay hydrated. The stools returned to full size for a week or so then started to go back to the flatter type with ocassional thin stools again. ... (5 replies)
... what does it mean when your stools are pencil thin? ... (1 replies)
... I did a google search for narrow stools .....and it is always listed as a symptom of colon cancer. ... (3 replies)
... and my stools were pencil thin and a little flat. However, I just had a colonoscopy on Jan. 28th of this year. In addition, I have been taking colace and metamucil. ... (1 replies)
Thin stools
Feb 15, 2003
... I have had thin soft stools for some time now. They are not always really thin, sometimes they are about an inch round but sometimes they are pencil thin. Can soft stools come out thin just because they are being pressed by your anus? ... (6 replies)
... surgery was done but I still continue to have thin pencil like or even flat ribbon like stools. ... (0 replies)
... thin stools shortly afterwards. ... (0 replies)
... stone 6 months ago but i passed already but pain bloating gas colonoscopy in age 23 its so bad any idea if polyps found in colon and remove from colnoscopy then thin pencil stool problems and bloating gas pain can solve after colonoscopy ? ... (0 replies)
How common is it?
May 14, 2008
... Pencil thin stools can be a sign of a bowel obstruction that can be anything from cancer to a fecel impaction. It can also be stress related. ... (9 replies)
... My major concern was my thin stools as that is a symptom of cancer. He said if i were 60 and having pencil thin stools he would be more concerned. I understand that while it could be cancer, theres many other things it could be. ... (7 replies)
... thin stools or all the other ones that I mentioned in previous posts. ... (11 replies)
Back on the Boards
Aug 25, 2006
... thin stools in left sided or rectal cancer. A feeling of incomplete emptying of the rectum, called "tenesmus" is frequent with rectal cancer. ... (13 replies)
Pencil-thin stools
Jun 19, 2006
... Get a DRE (Digital Rectal Exam) done at minimum. This is just Doc inserting finger and probing (a painful and embarrassing exam). Check if sigmoidoscopoy, colonoscopy, CT Scan etc is required. (2 replies)
Pencil-thin stools
Jun 18, 2006
... Any type of blockage near the anus can do this as the feces squeezes past the blockage it is formed into a flat shape. Hemmerhoids could do this, sometimes simple constipation can do this. (2 replies)


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