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sticky poop and brown rice
Submitted by Motherload
April 5, 2007, 16 Comments

Pooppuppy asks: In an attempt to start eating a little healthier, I recently started to put more whole grains and fiber in my diet, cutting out the foods that were more "enriched" that I had been eating all my life. Whole grain pasta instead of regular, brown rice instead of conventional, rye bread...

protein and big poop
Submitted by Motherload
March 15, 2007, 17 Comments

It Hurts asks: I started eating a healthy diet a few months ago with plenty of protein and fiber. And now sometimes I poop long poops, but sometimes I poop large bulbous poops that really hurt. How and why? Dear Hurts, There seems to be lots of misconceptions as to what a "healthy" diet consists...

crack quackery
Submitted by Motherload
March 5, 2007, 19 Comments

Reignz asks: Inside of my butthole really itches, i put on homeopathic cream, its still itchy. What does it mean? Any suggestions? Thank you R Dear Reignz, At the risk of being called a homeophobic butthole myself, it is my opinion that homeopathic "medicines" are basically nothing but a bunch...

scratch and dent
Submitted by Motherload
February 21, 2007, 20 Comments

Josh asks: I recently noticed that there was an indentation in my poops. Its not very deep, but it is noticeable and runs along the entire length of my poop. What could be causing this? I've never noticed it before, and I always look at my poop. Dear Josh, Something is apparently sticking out in...

Submitted by Motherload
February 2, 2007, 9 Comments

Czaron asks: I was wondering if there is a "normal" time that it takes hemorrhoids to develop. Over the course of the last 24 hours, and more specifically the last 8 hours, I believe that I've gone from normal to suffering from hemorrhoids. As the minutes go by, I can feel a swelling pain in that...

low-carb diets
Submitted by Motherload
January 27, 2007, 16 Comments

H asks: Dear Motherload, My girlfriend wants the two of us to go on the South Beach Diet...not to lose weight, because neither of us needs to, but because it promotes general good health. I feel that I can live without the carbs, but I'm quite concerned about my fecal evacuation. My worry is that...

mucus, blood and alcohol
Submitted by Motherload
January 17, 2007, 37 Comments

Chris asks: I've had some weird symptoms lately. I'm 26, Male 145 pounds at 5'9. I eat 2 meals a day and the last month or so I have noticed a yellow mucus when wiping after a poop. Very recently within the last week I have noticed that my poop is broken down, almost flaky with a light tan color...

cauterizing your hemorrhoids?
Submitted by Motherload
January 10, 2007, 36 Comments

Dave (yup, me) asks: DungDaddy keeps on claiming that eating super hot food is a way to stop your hemorrhoids -- by cauterizing them, I guess. Is that the case? I don't see why chemical burns on a burst vein in your rectum would help things. Unless the pain of the burns is so bad that normal...

poop health with severe neurological pro
Submitted by Motherload
January 4, 2007, 15 Comments

Wahab asks: My son is sixteen years old and has severe neurological problems. He is epileptic, hypotonic, mute, and wheel-chair bound. We have to initiate bowel movement utilizing enemas almost every day, despite giving him Miralax on a daily basis. Recently he suffered a poop backup into his colon...

my kid's white poop
Submitted by Motherload
December 29, 2006, 74 Comments

Dana asks: My two-year-old is having frequent episodes of white poop that is soft-formed. Any suggestion of the cause? He has had this off and on before, but this time it has been white for three solid days. Thanks!! Dear Dana, Your kid's poop can be brown, green, blue, yellow, red and all kinds...

pain pills and stomach pain
Submitted by Motherload
December 27, 2006, 13 Comments

Big Ed asks: I've been on long term chronic pain pills (slow release morphine) for over three years. Anyone else out there like me? I still manage to go one or two times per week. It's very hard (and hard to pass) and it looks like compacted moose turds. The thing is that I've got a lot of stomach...

could they be . . . eggs???
Submitted by Motherload
December 19, 2006, 25 Comments

Skat asks: What could be the cause of 12-15 small, floating, white, HARD, hollow, closed, roundish pods with brown tips in my feces? It's nothing I ate - could a parasite egg be that big? What else? Thanks! Dear Skat, I looked at pictures of every common parasite that humans sometimes carry. I...

child playing with poop
Submitted by Motherload
December 15, 2006, 104 Comments

Kelley asks: My great-nephew who is three. He has a bad habit -- well, I wouldn't say habit, but I don't know what else to call it -- of pooping and then playing in it. He wipes it on the walls. He will poop when he is put in the bathtub, or poop in his pants and and then put his hands all in it....

sometimes runny, sometimes solid, always
Submitted by Motherload
December 7, 2006, 15 Comments

Denise asks: There are some day I get runny stools, and then right after I get hard stools. I am never -- its off and on. My back is hurting and my legs, and I get pains shooting down. I'm not sure if it is my back from work, or what. Do I need to eat more fiber? Please help. Dear Denise, Sounds...

will cleansing help constipation?
Submitted by Motherload
December 4, 2006, 29 Comments

Poopersally asks: Dear Motherload, I am in a rut. I have suffered from constipation for years. However, I have learned to deal with the issue and had started to successfully poop daily. I changed my lifestyle to include daily exercise, drink lots of water, eat bran in the mornings and fruit during...

dark red, mucousy, bad cramps
Submitted by Motherload
November 28, 2006, 22 Comments

Tommy asks: I've had this for about three years now. They say its irritable bowel and lactose intolerance, but I think differently. Usualy when i have to 'go' I get gassy first, with really bad stomache pains. About a minute after that I feel as if i can't hold it in. I'm only 17 so i don't think...

when hemorrhoid medicine doesn't wo
Submitted by Motherload
November 22, 2006, 32 Comments

Ms. Jackson asks: I had a colonnoscopy and it showed I had an internal hemorrhoid. I have had trouble using the bathroom for years. I complained I have to reposition myself on the toliet still -- even with polyethylene I still have to force and strain to have a bowel movement. Even with diarreh I...

my poor constipated son
Submitted by Motherload
November 20, 2006, 29 Comments

Kathy asks: I have a four-year-old son who has been constipated for the past week. I took him to the doctors twice and once to the ER. He was on stool softeners and they did nothing. He was also given an enema and has only had one bowel movement. I have also tried prune juice with no results. He...

colitis, diverticulitis, oh my!
Submitted by Motherload
November 16, 2006, 34 Comments

La Rue asks: The doctor told me I have ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis. I ate a salad the other day and ended up with such a horrible stomach ache upper stomach I had to lay down and was in the fetal position. The pain radiated from front to back like a block of pain. Could this have been the...

what happens to stomach acid?
Submitted by Motherload
November 14, 2006, 50 Comments

pcpooper asks: I have an odd question. I was thinking to myself: all that acid in your stomach to process food, where does it go when it's done? Wouldn't it burn a hole if it left the stomach? Thanks. Dear Pcpooper, This is the type of question that results in my spending hours...

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