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Question: Very thin bowel movements

 JKF - Wed May 28, 2008 2:24 pm

My bowel movements have been getting thinner and thinner and now they are pencil thin. It is hard to pass them even though they are so small. I am not constipated and they are soft. I am going to the doctor next week. Should I be concerned? JKF

 John Kenyon, CNA - Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:45 pm

User avatar Hello -

I'm glad you've got an appointment with a doctor planned, and perhaps by now you've been referred for a colonoscopy. Narrowed stools generally are due to some partial obstruction, a polyp or growth, in the lower bowel, and this needs prompt attention.

Please update us on how your exam turned out. Good luck to you.

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