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floating and sinking poop
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 19, 2003, 28 Comments

Jennifer B asks: Hi! I'm a female teenager. I have always had nice floating BMs. Recently, I have been noticing a change. They are all sinking, and are a dark green in color instead of my normal brown. What does this mean? Dr. Adams responds: For the most part, it has to do with diet. A diet...

floating poop
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 19, 2003, 7 Comments

Jaco asks: Is it true that floating poop means that I am a methane producer??? Dr. Adams responds: I really am not sure about how methane and floating poop correlate. However, what I can tell you is that we ALL produce methane to varying degrees. One of the components of our flatulence (farts)...

oral antibiotics and diarrhea
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 19, 2003, 40 Comments

Peter asks: Why do oral antibiotics cause diarrhea? Why do doctors not prescribe anti diarreal medicines such as Imodium or Kaolin and Morphine to counteract the undesirable side effect of getyting a bad dose of the runs when taking helpful antibiotic medicine? Dr. Adams responds: Oral...

the truth behind colonics
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 19, 2003, 46 Comments

Di Uhreea asks: Dr. Adams, I am wondering if colonics are a farce or something all of us should be participating in? Are our colons really that infested with worms and is there really crusty old crap in the crevices? Dr. Adams responds: Hello, I would say that for the most part, colonics are a...

the effect of certain foods
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 19, 2003, 20 Comments

Anonymous asks: Why is it that I can poo regularly all week, feel fine, and then within a couple of hours of eating my dad's home fried chips (in canola oil) I suddenly breakout in painful cramps and massive, sweaty, feel-like-you-wanna-throw-up poops? Dr. Adams responds: Hello, To be honest...

A Poopless Month?
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 16, 2003, 128 Comments

Dear Dr. Adams, Every so often, a story appears on PoopReport in which the writer discusses constipation lasting weeks or even a month. (Like this or this.) Most readers respond with disbelief. How is it possible to go a month without pooping? -- Tydirium Constipation is hard to precisely...

blood in poop -- food poisoning?
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 10, 2003, 157 Comments

The Big Wiper asks: My niece recently had a scare with some blood in her poop, but the doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics for her, telling her that she was likely suffering from food poisoning. That's a new one on me. How does food poisoning cause blood in the stool? Dr. Adams responds:...

health causing dirty bowl?
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 3, 2003, 10 Comments

ppg asks: I eat a fibre-rich diet with fruit, and drink lots of plain water. Every so often I become constipated and the effort involved of passing small motions brings about haemorrhoids and sometimes bleeding. After a few days of this, all is well again, but it may strike again all of a sudden....

hemmorhoids and bleeding
Submitted by Dr. Adams
September 3, 2003, 95 Comments

ppg asks: I eat a fibre-rich diet with fruit, and drink lots of plain water. Every so often I become constipated and the effort involved of passing small motions brings about haemorrhoids and sometimes bleeding. After a few days of this, all is well again, but it may strike again all of a sudden....

Alcohol And Squirts?
Submitted by Dr. Adams
August 29, 2003, 259 Comments

- Dear Poopreport, Why is crap so watery and fluid-like after a night of drinking? Bud mud or beer shit. Southern Comfort will really twist up your guts -- sometimes I use almost an entire roll of paper. Should I stop drinking or eat more fiber? -- Insane Wayne The answer is relatively...

Why Pee When Pooping?
Submitted by Dr. Adams
August 7, 2003, 143 Comments

Dear PoopReport, I have a question: Why must you always urinate when you poop? What is the physiological reason? You certainly can urinate without pooping.... Just curious (I'm a nursing student). -- Margret Dr. Adams says: This is an interesting question. There are many muscles (both...

Corn In The Poop?
Submitted by Dr. Adams
June 25, 2003, 218 Comments

Dear Poopreport, How does the corn get through? -- Stew Brown Dear Stew, Most of us have probably realized that after eating corn, it shows up in our stool. The corn in our stool can appear only hours after we eat it. Rest assured, corn in the stool is normal, and the reason we see the corn...

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