goopy poop, and fiber doesn't help

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Ken Asks:

Dear Motherload,

I found my way to your site by Googling "goopy poop." There is not a more descriptive term for what I am experiencing on a daily basis. I have done a "shitload" of research, but cannot find anything describing this problem, which has become chronic. No, I have not seen a doctor, except for the usual bromides to help with IBS, but they have not helped at all. I
cannot afford more medical care on this. Can you help me better understand my problem?

Eliminating alcohol and/or milk products takes some of the edge off, but the problem persists. Any suggestions as to where I might look for more info on this problem. or how it might be alleviated?

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Dave responds:

How is the rest of your diet? Is it healthy? I suggest you have a better diet and, most importantly, start taking Metamucil. That's a fiber supplement that will really help you solidify your poop. Let me know if that works.

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Dear Dave,

Thanks for your response. I have previously tried a number of fiber options, most recently the brand sold by K-Mart... nothing seemed to help along that line. If you really think it's worth a try I will give Metamucil a go, but my experience with fiber has not been hopeful. Been there, done that.

I am currently not using any alcohol or caffeine. I am keeping spicy foods to a minimum.

Ken

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Dave responds:

I think Metamucil is the same as any other fiber supplement. I guess it's time for the expert to respond. Motherload?


Dear Ken,

Generally speaking, poor diet and goopy poop go hand in hand. Taking a fiber supplement won't give you perfect shit if everything else you consume is basically worthless. You say that you are not consuming any alcohol or caffeine and have cut way back on spicy foods. What about water? Do you drink any? Do you eat any vegetables or whole grains?

If the majority of your diet includes fatty, fried foods and high-fructose confections, then you might as well just go ahead and spice it up and get drunk for some enjoyment, because a good, solid shit is not in your foreseeable future.

If achieving a truly non-goopy poop is a real priority for you, then you will choose to eat a well-balanced nutritious diet complete with plenty of water, healthy snacks, natural as well as supplemental fiber, and exercise appropriately. That should do the trick.

Thanks for asking Motherload!

Motherload is Certified Nurse Assistant as well as an IBS sufferer, which means she knows a lot about poop. Got a question for her? Ask it here.












17 Comments on "goopy poop, and fiber doesn't help"

Logjam's picture
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So given that, as you say, "goopy poop and fiber doesn't help" try consuming just the fiber. While I, too, like the idea of fighting fire with fire, in this case it may be exacerbating your problem.

Logjam

wonderpance's picture
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i added a comma to the title. smart ass!
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Logjam's picture
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Sometimes you make me wonder, pance.

Logjam

wonderpance's picture
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oh yeah? when i first posted it, i had a comma in there. and then i didn't think it looked right. so i took it out. and since you made a comment about it, i just had to put the comma back.

"i can't have people thinking that's what the title means," i thought. "that goopy poop AND fiber don't help this person." not that anyone but you would probably read it that way. but it still looks weird with the comma, right? most people don't even know what commas are for so it doesn't even matter to them. but to me it does. proper comma usage--or, rather, lack thereof--is directly related to the downfall of society. so do i keep the comma, even though i think it looks weird in that context, even though it's technically correct? or do i leave it out, knowing that most people won't even know the difference or care?

these are the kinds of conflicts that consume me.
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Motherload's picture
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We make a good team, Wonderpance! You keeping the commas in order while I try to work out the colon issues.
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Concretious Turdous's picture
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pance, try using a ';' instead of ','. That should help. I personally use semi-colons when i have two ideas that are not truly complete in and of themselves but when conjoined thusly, make a load of sense.

"goopy poop; fiber doesn't help!"

that looks good eh.

I liked this article. I think i'll try some of it myself.

thanks all.

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sphincter spanker's picture
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Always have plenty of TP and don't worry be happy! Goopypoop is o.k. as long as arrivals and departures are under control.

Hum bunger's picture
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Ken, Ken, Ken . . . you are what you eat. Eat healthy food and your pooper will produce shits to be proud of.

MSG's picture
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I think the title is elliptical, which means it has something missing: "[I have] goopy poop, and fiber doesn't help." That makes a perfectly good compound sentence, properly punctuated.

Now for the topic: The writer may need to take out one food (group) at a time--say, grains--and see what that does for poop texture. I know that, in my own case, my increased water intake has made my poop softer (though still quite well formed). I'm willing to live with that, since more water is supposed to mean lower likelihood of more kidney stones.

phatmanxxl's picture
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Peanut butter poo is never fun. I hope you get it fixed.

wonderpance's picture
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see what you started, logjam?

Concretious, i might just take your advice. i'm always so concerned about proper comma usage that i sometimes forget about the semicolon.

MSG, you also make a good point about the sentence fragment. however, since it's a title, it doesn't need to be a complete sentence.

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Logjam's picture
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What I started? This one is all your doing, wp.

Here's my own take. I work hard to avoid punctuation in titles, unless it somehow adds something special beyond clarification. All this usually requires is some reordering of the words. For example, I'd consider:

Fiber no help with my goopy poop
Can't cure my goopy poop
Goopy poop's got me down
I'd trade soupy for goopy anyday

Logjam

wonderpance's picture
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i still blame you. but thanks for the advice! i think i'm going to leave this one alone, but i will consider rewording next time i have comma issues.

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hurting momma's picture

Dear motherload, i am 29 and have had problems going since i was 17. I have been checked and still no help for the pain. I am noe having my 4th kid and at 18 weeks along i am just not going at all, i am drinking more water then i ever have and doing my best to eat healthier but this baby seems to make me throw up everything. I was in so much pain that i was really dizzy and ready to pass out and i dont think my doctor understands how bad it is. I need to do something to make things pass easier, i hope you have some hope for me.......thanks hurting momma

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Momma,
Motherload has been absent for a time, but e-mail Dave your question, and he'll forward it to her, or Snapper, our other able bodied poonurse. dave@poopreport.com
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lionellrichie's picture

Has anyone thought that Goopy Poop might be caused by lactose intolorence? He said cutting back on dairy seemed to help. He could try "Lactaid" or similar product. Also even though healthcare is impossibly expensive, if at all posible see a specialist as this could be the start of something serious (don't want to scare you,but) like colitus or chrone's or something.

must-smoke-before-sitting's picture

I shouldn't be surprised that one of the most entertaining blogs online is about poop! - Im sorry, Im not good with my internet lingo..., is this a blog?

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