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Anyone ever run into thinner shaped stools or flat stools? I know i've asked this before but i think it was in the wrong sections. I get normal stools sometimes, but i usually wind up having ribbony, flat stools, D or C. Doc says IBS, but i'm not willing to take that diagnosis without trying other stuff first.

Started gluten free diet on Sunday of this week and mentally I am really feeling a difference not 100% but definetely better. My stomach is still goofy on and off though.

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Oh yes, I have all sorts of shapes and sizes. But you can defiantly tell if it is healthy poo or not. Give the gluten-free diet about a month to fully work. When I started the diet kept a journal of everything I ate (with brand names too) and included a poo report with descriptions. This gives you a better understanding of how your body reacts. If you still have major problems after a month completely gluten-free then try an elimination diet. Good Luck.

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I have had it all! Celiac blood test came back neg, but positive for wheat allergy. I have been gluten free for about five weeks. I am getting better but sometimes I still get stool issues. I still have fat in my stool sometimes (oil on the water) and some pretty funky colors! I know that I am getting better, I just wish it would happen overnight...

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I still get weird stools five months after going gluten-free. It's not every time and it's not awful the way it used to be, but it's definitely not entirely normal either.

Hang in there. If you're getting a variety it sounds like unhappy guts to me, and you should give yourself some time to heal. It really does take a long time to get to feeling normal again.

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I'm self diagnosed guys. Doc's never find anything so I did some soul searching and came up with this. So hopefully I found my answer. I just can't take IBS as a diagnosis.

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I'm self diagnosed guys. Doc's never find anything so I did some soul searching and came up with this. So hopefully I found my answer. I just can't take IBS as a diagnosis.

I don't blame you for not taking IBS as a diagnosis. They tried that on me too. As for the ribbons yup been there done that right before being diagnosed with Celiac. Since I've been gluten free 3 months and a few weeks, I've gone through the run of them all and now to fairly normal (I think! what is normal when you've been sick mildly all your life with annual bouts of bizarreness!!)...

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I don't blame you for not taking IBS as a diagnosis. They tried that on me too. As for the ribbons yup been there done that right before being diagnosed with Celiac. Since I've been gluten free 3 months and a few weeks, I've gone through the run of them all and now to fairly normal (I think! what is normal when you've been sick mildly all your life with annual bouts of bizarreness!!)...

Glad to see that there are others who refuse to accept IBS as a diagnosis. I've said this before, and its how I feel.... Its like they just want to toss everybody into the "we know you have digestive issues, but we don't know what's wrong with you so you have IBS" pool. To me, IBS is just a bunch of symptoms...what I want to know is WHAT is causing them! For every action, there is a reaction. I know what the REACTION is...and it isn't pretty... so what is the ACTION... that is causing the reaction? :P I think there are a lot of us, just searching for answers. I'm still in the testing phase with my doctors, but if they can't figure it out... I'll just do elimination diet until I figure it out myself.

As far as ribbons... yep, very common for me.... mostly just in the last 3 months or so... and I have NO idea why! It's very strange and concerning.

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This morning was a weird one for me ... I can't figure out made my body mad, but whatever it did, I wish it hadn't!

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There are other factors to consider too: what you ate, how much you ate, what and how much you drank, your stress level, the amount of activity and exercise you had, how much sleep you got.

We don't Go the same every day. Even in a completely healthy, "normal," person there are going to be aberrations.

But I do agree that keeping a quick log of everything you eat can be helpful. Develop a shorthand from the beginning so it's not a time consuming process. You'll be less likely to skip a day that way.

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Well, I was scoped about six years ago.Had numerous blood tests, xrays and ultrasounds. Recent bloodwork just showed hypothyroid. Doc said IBS and increase your fiber. Well I think fiber made everything worse.

Part about ribbon stools is,they consistantly change size and I occasionally have a normal one, I would think if there was a blockage, that they would always be the same size or smaller. Plus I'm 26 so I'm sure a tumor (which was my original freakout that took me to the doc this time) is possible but highly unlikely.

The killer is not knowing what is going on inside of you.

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