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By June 24, 2014 - 11:18am
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Hi, I want to say something to my doctor but for me it's embarrassing to bring it up. It's been awhile I've been having constipation issues but recently I realized that my bowel movement breaks apart in the toilet I want to know does this mean something bad? I realized either my bowel movement it's in small pearl size pieces or it comes and falls apart in the toilet, would this mean something serious? Please let me know.


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Hello Melissa,

I realize that you feel embarrassed mentioning this to your physician, but you should not. Your doctor knows your medical history and is your best resource.

When you are constipated, stool is hard and you strain to eliminate. When you have diarrhea, stool is loose. Is that what you mean by falls apart in the toilet?


June 24, 2014 - 4:07pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hi, Thank you for your reply. I'm not sure how to exactly say this but few days ago when I saw my stool I saw half of my stool looking like the stool was falling apart it spread out in the toilet. This is how it was. What do you think this could be?


June 24, 2014 - 7:55pm
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