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Stool shape
Feb 15, 2009
... I have a quick question, does the pencil shaped stool or ribbon shape stool happen all the time or can it come and go. ... (0 replies)
... I do not know what they mean when GI's refer to "flat, ribbon like stools? ... (1 replies)
... I do refer to width. The thickness is more than ribbon but the shape is basically the same. To be honest with you I have had these symptoms for months now. Around 6 or so. I started with the constipation over a year ago. ... (21 replies)

... Daddyzgirl, I am having a hard time getting a concrete definition on what ribbon shaped stool looks like. When you said that your stool is the shape of a ribbon, what precisely did you mean? ... (21 replies)
... It means that rather than the usual cylindrical shape it is flattened out. ... (1 replies)
... I think whoever came up with the flat stool symptom needs to be slapped because it's so vague and has caused a lot of unnecessary worrying in people like you and me. ... (1 replies)
... it is said to be ribbon like. This happens because the tumour is growing on the inside of the rectum and squeezing the stool on one side as the stool moves past the tumour. Any large blockage in this area can cause it such as a large hemmerhoid. ... (4 replies)
Friend of a friend
Nov 30, 2006
... A guy I went to university with, shared an apartment with him, has e-mailed me about a friend of his. (we live 1000+ miles apart now) His friend had been diagnosed with rectal cancer. The info he has given me so far is - cancer of the rectum. The tumor is about 5-6 inches in from the anus. Treatment: - 14 weeks x 5 days per week of radiation accompanied by a bottle... (10 replies)

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