Ribbon stools

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i forgot to mention when i posted the other day that when im not having diarrhoea , I often pass normal/ constipated pellet size stools but with like a ribbed texture on the outside of them - this has been happening for years ( i once had them tested for parasites as i thought it looked like little worms on the outside - but all negative) i know pencil thin stools are a worry but these arent thin they are just kind of lined ( sorry tmi) google seems to suggest its to do with the shape of the colon and the contractions due to ibs but im still abit worried - any one else get similar ?? thank you

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    If you have IBS, stools can change in texture, size and consistency. I wouldn't worry. I once had pencil thin stools with my IBS. However, I would rely more on your doctor's advice rather than google which is very general and does not always fit individual cases.

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    i get the very same and have IBS think its all to do with constipation eat lots of banana and berries

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      yes you know what to do, buy either frozen summer fruits or fresh or frozen strawberry raspberry black and blue berries and banana (not a green banana) and puree them , then mix some with a yoghurt and I guarantee you wont be constipated. our son has MS and we do that for him too and MS is renouned for bowel problems with constipation. Eat some of that every morning and you wont have constipation.

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    Ah thanks ladies, evenmy dietitian didn't tell me this when i specifically asked her. I don't like bananas, after seeing my dad nearly choke on 1.

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