Unformed stool

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Hi everyone

Already 2 months I experience unformed stool. It's not diarea it's actually number 5 on Bristol chart. However sometimes I have formed stool. I'm 20 years old . It started after my exams period. I also have mucus sometimes. I also did h.pylori test and it Igm showed 6.3 which is a bit high.

I went to gastroentrologist he told he will not treat pylori now because he need to do endoscopy . He doesnt believe blood analysis.

I want to ask can this bowel movement be something serious .

Also I have constant burping . Can it be due to h.pylori

Thanks in advance

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  • Posted

    You need all the evidence to get some help,  the exams may have set off ibs,  which you need confirming grey should provide you with medication and help to know what this is and how to manage it.  H-pylori you can sort out some it goes,  ibs doesn't but can be managed. 

    • Posted

      Thanks Sam

      Doctor tells that colonoscopy is unnecessary now. He will arrange endoscopy to confirm h pylory. He tells that nowadays you will notice that only few people have ideal stool . That's because our diet is very bad. We drink water with food at the same time which makes stool loose and unformed.

      He told me to do blood test and ultrasound. Both came perfect. Hemoglobin level is 160 . I did lung xray as well. Its also normal. Stool test is not very normal. There r no hidden blood or pus , however there is mucus and little undigested food. I never had constipation in my life btw.

    • Posted

      Hopefully i dont have a cancer.

      I'm very worried

      I'm just 20 years old with no history of any cancer not just bowel.

    • Posted

      You're worrying unnecessarily,  my grandfather had bowel cancer I have ibs but not anything else.  You'll be fine when you discover what is wrong. 

  • Posted

    An endoscopy would show if you have H pylori.  If you have it, the sooner it is treated the better to make sure it clears up..  IBS is also a possibility since you have had stool changes,and mucus after exam stress  Stress can cause IBS. Do you have stomach pain that moves about, any nausea, food intolerance or bloating?  IBS is treatable but not curable.
    • Posted


      No I don't have any pain , nausea , when uieat a lot i can have bloating but not bad one. I don't know about food intolerance

    • Posted

      To find out about food intolerances, try a food diary. Have you changed your diet in any way?  Don't worry; you are very young.  Cancer would be very rare at your age.  Worry will make your symptoms worse.

    • Posted


      Btw is number 5 and occasional 6 in Bristol consider normal. It's written for some people is they r controlling urges it's normal.

      Btw can burping be caused by H.Pylori

  • Posted

    At this age you must never expect cancer due the problems as mentioned by you. You will see there would be nothing serious.Good luck.
  • Posted

    Btw I figured out that when I'm eating meat with mushrooms plus alcohol stool comes like 6 from Bristol

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