Flat stools? Normal or not? [NSFW]

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Hey,

I need some help, does this look normal? Or a sign of something more serious?

Any help would be appreciated! 

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    Yes it's normal. Your bowels might need cleansing. Impacted fecal matter builds up and when you go poo it comes out flat or different than normal. Is it everyday.????

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    What other symptoms do you have?
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      That’s my main symptom, had these for about 4 weeks. I also have occasional abdominal pain. Lower back pain. Lots of gas and have passed mucus alone and with stool a few times. Had blood due to excessive wiping as have OCD about cleaning down there, this hasn’t happened since I switched to Wipes though. Also have frequent urination.
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      It might be IBS which can cause frequent urination along with the other symptoms you are having. However, since you have had this for four weeks, you should see your doctor to rule out other causes including urinary infection.
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      Hi Pippa, I have been to doctors a few times in the past month about it. They said it’s IBS. However I only had bloods done / they were clear though. I just can’t shake that it’s something more serious though rolleyes 
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      If all your tests were clear, your doctor can diagnose IBS.  I would accept your diagnosis and trust your doctor if no more serious symptoms appear.  Try a food diary or the low Fodmap diet to check for any food intolerance. Have your bowel habits changed to constipation or diarrhoea?  Does your pain move about?  Ask for an antispasmodic.
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