Change in bowel movements, any advice appreciated

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I have recently noticed a change in my bowel movements that has lasted for approx 2 weeks. The changes are as follows:

Increase in number of movements approx 3-4 per day from 1 previously.

Wet inconsistent light brown stool similar to diarrhea with a vial smell.

As of today I have passed what appear to be stones that are light brown and almost perfectly round about 1cm in diameter.

I am of slim build exercise regularly and eat a fairly healthy diet so don't think weight or diet is a contributing factor.

Any advice on whether I should get this checked or what is likely to be causing it would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi james42003

    You may have irritable bowel don't mention cramping or pain with alternating might not be IBS..keep a food diary and check what foods may be causing your changeable bowel movements...if it continues go see your wishes..

  • Posted

    Maybe IBS. However, if you have had no pain and you think you passed stones, see your doctor.  


  • Posted

    Also have you eaten anything you wouldn't usually eat?

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