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Gross Bowel Stuff

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my doc told me Anything that sinks to the bottom of the bowl is normal. Loose or tight depends on what you've been eating (notice the difference when you eat alot of nuts?)

I hate when you go and finally get up to leave only to turn around again cause you're not quite done

:lol: LOL, LOL, LOL...this happens to me everyday...i'm glad to see someone else post this :D

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The exact same thing happens to me too. But espicially when I get glutened, except for they will float. :blink:

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All right. I have a nasty question, but I've been wondering about this stuff because I'm too embarrassed to ask anyone who doesn't have Celiac, too.

Okay, so I'll have normal stools which are fine in diameter, etc., etc...but then occasionally (and I've been biopsied and sigmoidoscopied up the wazoo...so don't tell me I'm dying of something) I'll get some thin stools that sort of come out with gas, they're solid but smaller.

Anybody else have this occasionally...Like this morning. I had one sort of normally long stool, then had to go back to the toilet and had some of these smaller stools come out.

I'm sick of being obsessed with my poo.

What kinds of things are normal?

Never going to ask these questions, again, I swear! :D

Since the second day on the diet last year "all" my stools are formed. (After years of chronic D this is important). Some sink and some float. The shape will vary but nothing to alarm me. Most all of them pass without too much effort. Almost all of them flush easily(also important). The single most important thing I have noticed since being on the diet aside from the constant forming is the incredible lack of smell. I know some of you have heard the expression "my **** don't stink" well I'm here to tell you it rarely does!

Tom

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What does the floating ones mean?

What do the non - flushing ones mean?

Of course, mine don't stink. :P

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My co-workers think I've lost it (sitting at my desk giggling) this thread has been way too amusing--better than crying eh? While on the topic of gross bowel stuff--may I introduce...gas? Prior to this whole celiac thing, I very rarely had gas--no one in my family had ever heard me ah, well...fart. But now, I could most definitely impress the male members of my family if I decided to share this with them. Who else has this really unladylike problem? Any remedy for gas pains? The crap we deal with or what :)

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My co-workers think I've lost it (sitting at my desk giggling) this thread has been way too amusing--better than crying eh? While on the topic of gross bowel stuff--may I introduce...gas? Prior to this whole celiac thing, I very rarely had gas--no one in my family had ever heard me ah, well...fart. But now, I could most definitely impress the male members of my family if I decided to share this with them. Who else has this really unladylike problem? Any remedy for gas pains? The crap we deal with or what :)

Yah, the gas thing really stinks (literally :blink: ). After being on the diet for 4 months it has gotten much better though, except i still have it alot at night :o

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LOL! Instead of a burping contest...

Before dx it was almost constant..bend over for that pan and there it goes, 1/2 the time not even knowing it was there. 1 of my sisters would ask me if something crawled up me & died. Funny now, not funny then.

After 2 yrs very rarely get gas & then it's usually just before my period.

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The single most important thing I have noticed since being on the diet aside from the constant forming is the incredible lack of smell. I know some of you have heard the expression "my **** don't stink" well I'm here to tell you it rarely does!

Tom

Hear hear, my ****don't stink.

So true, never an embarassment any more.

And further on, the gas situation has improved beyond my wildest dreams.

All I have to worry about are the stools that don't sink, and minor d now and then.

Must say, I have clocked up 11 day d free. Wow, so excited, probably the longest I have gone for quite a few years. Time to celebrate.

Catherine

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I'm so glad you posted this because after last night I was coming on the board to ask similar questions.

Here is my life at the porcelin goddess....

6 out of 7 days I am somewhat constipated with those little rabbit poos that are difficult to get going, sometimes skipping a day or 2 with no movement at all. Then my bowels scream "EVACUATE!" and I rush to the bathroom with terrible painful cramping D that feels like my intestines are literally trying to escape their home. This can happen more than once a week. It usually comes with queasiness and even nausea, but no vomiting.

Since being gluten-free for 4 months now the poops have changed somewhat. I have had the most amazingly normal huge feel like I just gave birth kind, and also the somewhat still backed up kind, but overall I feel more regular than before. But what has me frustrated is that now it seems that about every 10-14 days I still have an episode of the painful crampy D that completely empties my system of anything that could have possibly been in there.

Last night I had an episode that went something like this... cramping started... those painful horrible moving gassy cramps that make your stomach sound like an alien. Then I went to the toilet feeling the urge to go but was constipated.... 15 minutes and many cramps later I was able to go a little bit of the hard rabbit poops. The cramping did not stop and about another 15 minutes later my bowels let loose with an evacuation exercise. What the Heck?!?! I can be both C and D in the same sitting!!! I don't know if I glutened myself or not. I hate my bowels!

OK... I've been gross enough!

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Man, oh , man...you guys sound eerily similar to me. And believe me, my husband gets sick of hearing me talk so openly about my poo-poos.

So, for like 3 or 4 days - nice poos. Easy to flush, formed...then last night I ate 2 bowls of chili and had a cup of coffee. This morning I woke up and had like somewhat formed, yet going toward the diarrhea stage, poo-poos. I swear I've gone like 5 times.

I swear I am never having beans again. I thought MAYBE I could handle, but alas, I was wrong.

Anyone else have issues with chili. WHY, WHY can't I just enjoy chili again... :angry:

Also - I go through periods of a lot of gas and periods with none.

Highly weird...

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Hear hear, my ****don't stink.

So true, never an embarassment any more.

And further on, the gas situation has improved beyond my wildest dreams.

All I have to worry about are the stools that don't sink, and minor d now and then.

Must say, I have clocked up 11 day d free. Wow, so excited, probably the longest I have gone for quite a few years. Time to celebrate.

Catherine

I forgot about the gas. I guess that was because I don't have it anymore either. The lack of the reflux and gas were really obivious after elimination of gluten. Wonders never cease.

Tom

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Man, oh , man...you guys sound eerily similar to me. And believe me, my husband gets sick of hearing me talk so openly about my poo-poos.

So, for like 3 or 4 days - nice poos. Easy to flush, formed...then last night I ate 2 bowls of chili and had a cup of coffee. This morning I woke up and had like somewhat formed, yet going toward the diarrhea stage, poo-poos. I swear I've gone like 5 times.

I swear I am never having beans again. I thought MAYBE I could handle, but alas, I was wrong.

Anyone else have issues with chili. WHY, WHY can't I just enjoy chili again... :angry:

Also - I go through periods of a lot of gas and periods with none.

Highly weird...

LOL, LOL, LOL...my hubby is soooo tired of me telling him about my poops for the past many months too :lol: !! And yes, the chili thing sounds right to me, after 4 months i still cannot eat beans, but i'm pretty sure within the next 1 & 1/2 years i should be able to again. We have to let our intestines heal before eating things that normal people cannot even handle like beans, very hot & spicy foods, (dairy/lactose for me), etc... We'll just have to complain to eachother until then ;)

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LOL! Instead of a burping contest...

Before dx it was almost constant..bend over for that pan and there it goes, 1/2 the time not even knowing it was there. 1 of my sisters would ask me if something crawled up me & died. Funny now, not funny then.

After 2 yrs very rarely get gas & then it's usually just before my period.

Oh Thank Goodness to hear that it really truly does get better...some of us newbies are still nervous that it won't :o .

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Thank you all for making me laugh so hard about something I used to sit and cry about!

AmandaD, I think my hubby's poop is celiac too, but he doesn't want to hear about it, LOL! Oh well, he must not be feeling as bad as I was before, I guess. To me, going gluten free is so much easier than putting up with all of this sh*t everybody's talking about here!

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IrishKelly - I know, I know.

I was telling him about how chili upset my stomach last night. And he was like AMANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: LOL, We really just want some reassurance from them but they're so tired of us constantly talking about it!! If the tables were turned just imagine how they would feel :rolleyes:

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OH, you guys are so right on.

I can't tell you how many smelly farts under the sheets I have had to deal with over the last 10 years. That man is so stinky. And after he eats eggs, well, I should stop right here.

Even I get nasty toots (like today - WEEEE!)...but most of the time my bottom is stink-less. :D (I'm kidding, of course...)

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It's hard to believe there are actually people in this world who poop, wipe, and flush without nary a backwards glance :lol: I am really glad to see all the comments on this thread because it makes me realize I am more normal than I thought! I can go from logs to rabbit turds in the space of one hour. My main concern is colour because lighter (yellow) poop usually means I'm heading towards D. When I compare how things are now to what they were 3 months ago, I can't wait to see what I will be like in another 3 months. The improvement has made life bearable again. I would love to be like my husband -- he goes once in the morning and that's it, he's done for the day. Once thing I don't understand is why my poops seem to improve as the day goes on. If I have a bad day, it seems to bother me more in the morning but by late afternoon things have firmed up and look "normal". Pre-gluten free was a nightmare. Imagine having one bathroom shared by six people in the morning and one person saying every 15 minutes "I hate to bother you in there but I really need to go the bathroom NOW!!" Somedays I would have to make an additional stop at a coffee shop on my 5 minute drive to work. Anyway, thanks for making my day!! May all your poops be everything you hoped for!! :)

Marlene

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Marlene...

That's how I am soooo much... I had a not so good looking situation in the toilet happening this morning and then this mid-afternoon things start to firm up.

It's weird. But true.

I still can't get over that my husband goes and then totally flushes it while he's still sitting on the toilet - exactly liek you said - without a nary glance backwards...

ERGG.

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Im still waiting for a nice big solid poo.....i think that would be awesome.....im lingering aroung the small poos(5) and the mushy mashed potatoe poos (6) but it is still better than the 7's i used to have...the thing is with me is that even though im more solid i still cant control the time...its i gotta go NOW kinda thing...which can be very inconvenient.....

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I just wish I could get to anything other then the "right now" very watery kind. Floaters not sinkers! (not to be gross) I haven't had anything solid for years. At one time I could tell exactly what I ate because it was right there (just about whole in the toilet). I think I even made my cats hold their noses while escaping into another room! I am new here but have quit eating pretty close to everything. My weight keeps dropping 5'2" 95 lbs at 49 yrs of age-and going through the change (without taking anything). It is sad to go in the childrens section to find clothes. I don't really like the "Bratz or Disney Princess" on my jeans. Any suggestions?

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