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Okay, we've all been asking questions about poop and discussing its various qualities, right? Well, I was wondering why there can't be a PHOTO of what a NORMAL poop is supposed to look like! And, for comparison, photos of typical celiac stools, stools that display evidence of malabsorbtion, etc....

We need a whole section of the board devoted to POOP!

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I think the problem is that pictures only give you 50% of the story. The other part is consistency and smell, which you can only tell... in other ways. I'm certainly not going to have samples for reference for either of those two senses. But it would certainly be better than nothing!


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Bellevue, WA

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I think the problem is that pictures only give you 50% of the story. The other part is consistency and smell, which you can only tell... in other ways. I'm certainly not going to have samples for reference for either of those two senses. But it would certainly be better than nothing!

Okay, for smell, we need computer printers equipped with scratch-and-sniff. :)

Anybody have any ideas for consistency?

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This is too funny! I actually have a bunch of Curran's stools on my camera right now as the GI said to bring her some pics if I could! LMBO! She asked me to photograph next to a white background if at all possible. As he has blown out in clothing it is a fun exercise to scrape it out and put it on a paper towel. Sorry if TMI. I can contribute to the photo gallery of poop if it gets started! **trying to imagine what the gallery would be called** :blink::P


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4 year old with allergies to milk and peanut/treenuts, undetermined bowel problems but suspected celiac and undergoing testing finally after 2.5 years of horrid diarrhea. Reflux, on prevacid and zantac.( flovent and ventolin as required).

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i got about 4 pics of my ghosts- what came from my Upper Gi turned everything a neon white for like 3 days i was obsessed lol.

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**trying to imagine what the gallery would be called** :blink::P

"my camera is full of crap"


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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Thinking along a soap opera theme............"These are the poops of our Lives"

-Jessica :rolleyes:


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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Thinking along a soap opera theme............"These are the poops of our Lives"

-Jessica :rolleyes:

Or, As the Poop Turns.

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Is there such a thing as normal poop?

just asking, there is no 'normal' poop in our house, so maybe I live a sheltered life.


Gluten free since 5/06

mommy to Annika(3) gluten free since 5/04 and Kathryn (5) gluten free since 10/05

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to continue our scatological discussion....(I love that word and don't get to use it in a sentence often) :rolleyes:

I was watching Oprah one day and her guest was Dr. Mehmet Oz. I bought his book called "You: The Owner's Manual." On the show they discussed poop in great detail and how it was supposed to be. (My mom has my book currently or else I"d refer to it). I remember the poop was supposed to be sort of snake like and in a slight "S" shape, as if it had been softly molded in the colon. Not hard and lumpy, not floating....but firmly formed and slightly curving.

that's all I remember, was in advanced and undiagnosed stage of Celiac and everything was in a fog.... :blink:


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Actually, there are pictures - sort of. There is something physicians use called the "Bristol Stool Scale" which gives pics of the different kinds of stools, with desciriptions. If you Google "bristol stool scale", you'll find it.

Don't ask me why I know this....


Diagnosed 4/06 by positive biopsy and tissue transglutamase after only 4 months of being sick.

Recently married (July, 06) to a wonderfully supportive, non-celiac husband!

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Yeah, excellent...I seem to be in the "normal" neighborhood myself. Nothing like getting to know each other so intimately, eh? Just emailed that faeces scale page to my hubby at work. I know him well, but not THAT well. How many of us actually know what our partner's stools look like? That's just plain TMI for me... :lol:


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diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

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This is too funny! I actually have a bunch of Curran's stools on my camera right now as the GI said to bring her some pics if I could! LMBO! She asked me to photograph next to a white background if at all possible. As he has blown out in clothing it is a fun exercise to scrape it out and put it on a paper towel. Sorry if TMI. I can contribute to the photo gallery of poop if it gets started! **trying to imagine what the gallery would be called** :blink::P

I think it should be called crap ally, ha ha


married with 3 boys, maclain, dylan and finlay. symptoms for more than 10 years but only diagnosed may 06. lactose and casien intolerant may 06.

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The internet is a very strange place to be! I can't believe there is a poop rating system! Mine typically are not normal. <_< Rarely do they look like 3 or 4.

No, I've never seen my husband's ... he's very protective of it :lol: Married 21 years and have never seen it! (Thank goodness).


gluten-free 12/05

diagnosed with Lyme Disease 12/06

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So, after seeing that scale - it should tell you what causes all of the types of poop! If you're not "normal" - what can be done to get normal? Which type do you have if you're a celiac not eating properly? Etc.


Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac at age 1 in 1984.

No other health problems.

Hubby - no health problems.

Mallory (2 year old daughter) - no known health problems at this time.

Hannah (born 04/02/07) - no problems yet!

Family - no one diagnosed with Celiac - ever - to our knowledge. (Lucky me!)

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I haven't seen 3 or 4 in at least 3 years.

Thanks for the info!

But yeah, which ones are celiac-y?


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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From the research I have done, the bowel movements that are runny are the ones that glutened celiacs tend to get. You know, the classic diarrhea. However, some celiacs have constipation as a symptom...an interesting question. Gross, but interesting.... :huh:


Emily

diagnosed type one diabetic 1973

diagnosed celiac winter 2005

diagnosed hypothyroid spring 2006

But healthy and happy! 253.gif

11 year-old Son had negative blood panel, but went on gluten-free diet of his own volition to see if his concentration would improve, his temper abate, and his energy level would increase. Miraculous response!

The great are great only because we are on our knees.

--Pierre Joseph Proudhon (1809-1865)

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I haven't seen 3 or 4 in at least 3 years.

Thanks for the info!

But yeah, which ones are celiac-y?

Celiac poops, from my own experience, are not really on that scale - I mean *distinctly* celiac. Because mine, in the last couple of years before diagnosis, had white stripes in them (mucus and/or undigested fat), were light grey in color (until they became black with occult blood), and....now here's for the reallly gross part....sometimes just streams of brown mucus would come out. Yup, and I didn't think anything of it - thought it was just nerves until I started asking people (just the inner circle, mind you). :ph34r:


SUSIE

Diagnosed January 2006

"I like nonsense. It wakes up the brain cells." ~Dr. Seuss

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Yeah, excellent...I seem to be in the "normal" neighborhood myself. Nothing like getting to know each other so intimately, eh? Just emailed that faeces scale page to my hubby at work. I know him well, but not THAT well. How many of us actually know what our partner's stools look like? That's just plain TMI for me... :lol:

In my 6 years of marriage I haven't actually seen hubby's stools, but I can guess what they look like...... (since he has crohn's and all) we talk about poop way too much in our house, the texture esp. haha! I guess that's "normal" for a family where in the immediate family (kids, parents, grandparents) you have 5 people with Celiac, 3 with crohns, and 2 with IBS...come to think of it, everyone in my family is sick :(


Gluten free since 5/06

mommy to Annika(3) gluten free since 5/04 and Kathryn (5) gluten free since 10/05

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Oh wow-you must get through alot of toilet roll!! :lol:


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Nikki

Son diagnosed with Coeliac Disease Oct 2006 by biopsy (at age 13yrs)

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