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im having rthat dont look right. are supposed to

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im having feces rthat dont look right. are feces supposed to float? ive been having stomach cramps followed by bowel movements for 2 weeks .what could be wrong?

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Hello,

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I am Dr Ken and I will be helping you today

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Are you passing blood or excess mucus in stool?

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Do you have any diagnosed medical condition?

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type 2 diebetes

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Floating stool alone is not a sign of any particular disease and is generally harmless. It generally comes to normal in few days.

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However -

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I am a bit worried with associated abdominal cramps or pain.

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Cramps indicate abnormal contraction of the bowel loops {likely due to excess peristalsis or movement}.

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The cause of this is irritation of the mucosa {inner lining} of the bowel loops.

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The cause can be varied -

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Infection {viral, bacterial or parasitic}/ inflammation/ allergy.

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In your case

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No blood or mucus in stool relieves me

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A change in your diet may cause an increase in gas. Increased gas in the stool allows it to float.

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If I were you

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I would get a physical evaluation along with few investigations to get more answers on cramps

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Thank you for rating.

I would like to add few more points to my answer though -

Investigations like stool analysis/ scopy should give us more answers.

Till than - Have balanced diet, adequate fluid/ avoid alcohol, smoking. Gas-X should help reduce gas and thus bring back stool consistency to normal.

Please do not worry, you will be fine soon.

Wish you well.

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