2 years

Gritty faecel matter

Background: 30F with history of gastric cancer in both paternal and maternal family.

I have been noticing changes in my stool and bowel movement for the past 4 months at least. I’ve been feeling more gassy and having more frequent bowel movement esp after a main meal.

It’s hard to describe but I kinda have to splint to get the stool out. I’m not constipated but often times I feel like I’m unable to empty the bowel and I need to splint to do it. The stool are often very soft, feels somewhat sticky and almost always has some sort of gritty feeling to it. Whenever I wash I can feel a sort of a grainy texture almost like I’m excreting tiny gravel. It doesn’t hurt.

No alarming changes in color, only brown to dark brown.

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First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your symptoms and other health problems you might be facing. There are many reasons that can lead to constipation, abdominal discomfort and changing in bowel habits.

  • dehydration
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • low fibre intake
  • colorectal cancer (especially if your age is 40 and above)

Avoid the nuisance stomach problems with the right care for your digestive system.

However, the following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions. In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

Talk to a gastroenterologist to address your stomach problems and get their expert opinion.

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