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what does it mean if your poop is gritty

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poop that is gritty and chunky with stomach pain and diarea
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 7 years ago.
Hi,
Since you are online, could you please give some more information:

Since how long have you had the stomach pain and diarrhoea?

Does it alternate with constipation?

I am available online to help you further after I get this info.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I have had the pain for quite a while, and yes it alternates with constipation. Eating alot hurts more, sometimes I have to eat because of the pain. Their are wierd chunks as well as the grittyness
Expert:  Dr. D. Evans replied 7 years ago.

It appears most likely that you are suffering from the condition called Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

It may present in different ways, one of the commonest ways is to present as an alternating diarrhea and constipation. Stools can also have variable consistency. It is an easily treatable condition, and will require some lifestyle changes, and specially some changes in your diet.

However, you do need to consult your doctor, two other conditions which are similar, but which do not seem likely in your case, are ulcerative colitis and Crohns disease. You will have to rule them out, plus your doctor can start your treatment.

You can look up these sites for more info:
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/irritable-bowel-syndrome/DS00106
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/ibs/

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