Mixed consistency stool

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Hello everyone!

I have suffered from ibs-c since I was very young but after changing my diet (increasing fiber, minimizing dairy, drinking more water) I started passing stool regularly with normal consistency.

However, since a few months ago, whenever I pass stool, the beginning is always small hard pebbles but is then followed by normal soft stool.

I dont have any other symptoms and can usually pass stool daily.

Does anyone know what such stool with mixed consistency is called? Should I be worried or is it likely just IBS?

Thank you in advance!

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  • Posted

    Hi sa, hmm i would check this out. Maybe it is a concern maybe not? Let us know how you get on!

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    Your are describing normal IBS symptoms. Some people experience two different coloured stools or two different consistencies of stool at the same time with their IBS. Your own definition of this symptom describes what you are experiencing perfectly. Remember, everyone experiences and categorizes their IBS differently and IBS can change over time. No one person is the same with their IBS. I would not worry at all about your symptoms because worry makes IBS far worse. Try to stay as calm as possible because being relaxed will help to control your IBS.

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    • Posted

      Thanks so much for the reassurance! Whenever reading about it, IBS-mixed seems to always only mention having constipation for some days followed by days of diarrhea, not having it both in one stool. But it does seem like ibs! Much less worried now:)

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  • Posted

    I totally agree with Pippa!

    I experience the same as you from time to time - for me it is just part of my IBS.

    I have periods with soft, normal stools, periods with loose stools, periods with harder stools and periods with mixed consistence.

    Try not to worry!

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  • Posted

    This is very common with ibs-c. The hard first bits are like that because they have been sitting around for longer so have become drier. The softer part is stool that have moved a long more normally. Nothing to worry about.

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  • Posted

    can i jump in and ask if anyone suffers floating stools too with this ?

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  • Posted

    Hey, I have the same problem. Anyone figured what it's about?

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