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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: A rather strange problem...
|kinko - Thu Jun 24, 2004 8:56 am||
Lately, I have noticed a significant decrease in the size of my feces, despite no change in appetite. However, I still feel fine and I have no abdominal pain. I had appendicitis about five years ago but my appendix was not removed and it turned out to be nothing too serious. Before my "discharge" was about the size of a bannana, dark brown, but now it is much softer, about a quarter to half of the size, and a little lighter in color. Is this something I should be worried about?
|Dr. Russell M - Mon Jun 28, 2004 10:09 am||
I do not believe that your problem is grave in nature. But if you find blood in your stool or gray stools, or diarrhea/constipation, you might want to pay a visit to your doctor. Meanwhile eat healthy, fibre food including fruits and vegetables.
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