It is a bit embarrassing to talk about our poop, but when it comes to health, you need to know some aspects of it. Changes in our bowel movement can be caused by changes in our diet, infection or some other more serious disease.
When it comes to the components of the stool, it is about 75% water and living and dead bacteria, mucus, fiber and some other cells. Poop should be soft and smooth, and whole, and it should be S-shaped. The shape is because poop comes from the lower intestine. Look at other types of stool and what they mean:
Small and hard lumpy poop
This type can be a sign of acute inflammation of the small intestine. It is very small, solid, abrasive and with the diameter of one or two centimeters. People who have been taking antibiotics can have it and it ca cause anal bleeding.
Sausage-shaped poop, smooth and soft
This type of poop is normal among people who dedicate once a day.
Sausage shaped poop with lumps
This type can cause anal bleeding because it is very difficult to pass, and it is common among people who have IBS.
Diarrhea type of stool
This type of stool can happen in conjunction with constipation, and depending on the odor and color, it can be a sign of some serious conditions or disease.
Sausage shaped poop with cracked surface
This is very like sausage shaped with lumps, but this type is processed faster.
Soft blobs of stool with defined edges
People who defecate more than once per day after big meals have this type of stool.
Black or bright red stool
This type is a sign of bleeding in the GIT.
This stool is happening with people who have gallbladder issues.
Fluffy stool with ragged and torn edges
This type of poop can be a sign of high blood pressure and stress.
The unpleasant smell of stool may be a sign of:
- Problems with digestion and absorption
- Celiac disease
- Cystic fibrosis