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Internist, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  Int. Med., Gastroenterology. Fellow American College of Physicians. Trained, located in the U.S.
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Whats the word on thin stool... mine isnt pencil thin but it

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hey whats the word on thin stool...
mine isnt pencil thin but it isnt thick either..
I read recently that there is no basis for worry about thin use to be thought it could be a mass in colon but through a recent study have found out this isnt the case anymore...
also I am very pale today....I know anaemia in pregnancy can happen but what if i am anaemic because i am bleeding through my 1st set of bw was normal and my hemoglobin was aweome for a pregnant 138
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Internist replied 5 years ago.
Thin stool can be caused by a mass in lower sigmoid colon or rectum. We know you don't have this because you have been checked in the past for this. Usually thin stool will be due to spasm of the colon or rectum or internal hemorrhoids or lack of fiber or bulk in the diet. In your case it is not do to malignancy. If you want your stools to be larger increase the amount of bulk and fiber and roughage in your diet. It will not harm you. In order to have a pale appearance your red count would have to be extremely low and since you have been examined by her doctor recently this is extraordinarily unlikely. Do not be concerned.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
thanks :)
Expert:  Internist replied 5 years ago.
As always, you are welcome!