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by 373 · about 18 hours ago

I've had floating stools ever since I began a high-fat PaNu-style diet - has anyone else? I'll ask my doctor about it next time I go, but I was wondering whether anyone had any insight on the implications of it? Is it something to worry about? ... (more)

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Ed 0 · October 14, 2010 at 1:39 AM

Floating stools are usually harmless unless accompanied by other symptoms, such as diarrhea, foul smell, abdominal pain, fever, or abnormal stool color. Symptomatic "floaters" can indicate infection, inflammation, or malabsorption. Stools... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

I noticed I've been going less frequently to the bathroom since I went paleo. Is there anything related?

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Seamaster 0 · May 21, 2014 at 10:14 PM

I'm as regular as a Kennedy funeral. Once a day and always at the same time.

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by 164 · about 18 hours ago

Title says it all - I have a history of gut issues (leaky gut, suspecting SIBO, bloating, etc) and found that a keto diet kept the bloating away and BM's regular. I'm currently doing Lyle Mcdonald's PSMF (Protein Sparing Modified Fast) where... (more)

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by 30 · about 18 hours ago

When I feel a poop coming on, I am already at the point where I could go immediately or hold it in. When I get in the bathroom, I squat on the toilet seat and poop immediately, maybe have to wipe 1 or 2 times and the whole ordeal is over in... (more)

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Methodician 0 · December 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

We need a new thread: "Only on PaleoHacks"... But I find the discussion really interesting. My girlfriend is extremely regular, goes immediately upon waking every day, but she hangs out in there for half an hour looking at facebook and... (more)

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by 0 · about 18 hours ago

Sometimes I get poops that leave a never-ending trail on my toilet paper. Other times, I wipe and realize I didn't even need to because there's nothing there. What causes these no-wiping-necessary bowel movements?

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begob 0 · December 14, 2013 at 9:51 PM

This week I've mistakenly been supplementing with potato flour instead of resistant potato starch (info on the packet misleading) - things suddenly got streaky down below.

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by 915 · about 18 hours ago

Hey guys, another poop question, my poop is hard, lumpy & difficult to pass, sometimes like stone. I eat pretty well, lots of grassfed meat, lots of fat, some veggies,starch, bit of fruit, sauerkraut etc..I also use a squat pad to poop.... (more)

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kathleenes 0 · November 30, 2013 at 2:57 PM

I can relate - as I have had similar problems. Perhaps you have a lack of magnesium, which most people do by the way. You could check www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/magnesium-deficiency-symptoms-and-diagnosis .. Another thing I tried that helped me... (more)

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by 25 · about 18 hours ago

OK I'm going to ask you brilliant people a "poop question"! Has anyone else on this diet had the experience of having their BMs smell like burning plastic? Brief history- I am a 53 year old female, very healthy except for some arthritis, which... (more)

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by 53 · about 18 hours ago

I drink at-least 8 cups of water a day. I decreased my fiber cause I was eating way too much, but still hard and dry and ball like and I have to force. I just came off an oxy powder cleanse where my poop was grainy. I just dunno. (more)

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VB 0 · June 13, 2013 at 11:31 AM

95% out of 100% is that you are lacking beneficial bacteria - both lacto and bifido. Raw sauerkraut and pickles are sometimes just not enough. Stick with Paleo but definitely, definitely add some probiotics AND prebiotics. Prebiotics are even... (more)

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by 10 · about 18 hours ago

I've been eating a Primal diet for the past 3 years. On my longer stretches without any cheats, I find that my doodoos are not that solid, more like kind of soft and greasy. I'm guessing that it's from the high fat content of my diet. I'm... (more)

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greymouser 0 · June 10, 2013 at 8:36 PM

I'm guessing two things happened: You ate more food than usual You ate foods that were higher in soluble fiber and resistant starch More food will simply make your stool have more "body" in general. More food, and more stool, will signal to... (more)

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by 20 · about 18 hours ago

I've often heard or read about the benefits of squatting during a bowel movement, but I've never done it. I know that it is how most of the world goes number two and what our ancient ancestors probably did, but my westernized sitting toilet just... (more)

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j_roc 0 · April 30, 2013 at 2:42 AM

Iv noticed ever since eating paleo and squatting while pooping I rareley have to wipe and if i do its just one or two small wipes. Ive spent litterally over an hour wiping before this, probably because i ate a lot of proccesed foods my body could... (more)

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by 360 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I'm a 15 year old teen boy. Exactly 6 days ago, my mom cooked a terryaki chicken dinner w/ snow peas and other vegs. She uses store bought terryaki sauce that has traces of wheat in it. Thirty minutes after eating 2 bowls of soaked... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · December 20, 2012 at 11:43 PM

hey buddy. i hate to even mention this but your situation is very similar to what i experience with ulcerative colitis. the urgency is a BIG part of that disease because of the inflammation, same with the diarrhea. i also know that accutane has... (more)

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by 80 · about 19 hours ago

Hemorrhoids have been part of my life since the age of 15 (bad loo "technique" combined with bad diet, constipation, and probably genes too). But they've never been so bad since going Paleo about 2 months ago. I've been in a lot of pain in the... (more)

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Eddie_B 0 · December 19, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Are you having effortless bowel movements? Sounds like constipation forcing you to bear down too hard when making a bowel movement and inflaming the hemorrhoids, no?. Eggs, low fat protein sources like chicken breast, and dairy can be... (more)

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by 83 · about 19 hours ago

Been Paleo for 10 weeks. I love it. Plenty of energy, feel healthy, require less sleep,but can't remember my last solid shit. I just ordered some Kefir grains and plan on making some coconut milk kefir to get some good gut flora. Has anyone... (more)

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January 0 · December 12, 2012 at 4:56 AM

The longer I ferment dairy kefir, the more "binding" it is. A common experience from what I've read. Also too much at once is binding (though if you're new to kefir, it can cause diarrhea -- start with small amounts until your body adapts). If... (more)

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by 1631 · about 19 hours ago

I'm pretty sure the cavemen didn't use toilet paper to wipe their ass, maybe I should stop, sounds pretty pretty paleo. What should I use, my hand?? " Be a man, use your hands "

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animaleater 0 · November 21, 2012 at 6:20 AM

In Thailand they have a common kitchen sprayer/hose T-junctioned to the toilet water line. Real easy to do. Squat on the lid, go, spray and use your finger to clean, spray, done. Here in Japan the toilet is beside the shower; I use the shower... (more)

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by 40 · about 19 hours ago

dark chocolate is my "treat"... i enjoy a few small bricks nightly, maybe 5 nights a week. this has been my ritual since ditching grains and other junk foods. yes, i know that the sugar content is an issue here, so we don't need to visit that... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · November 13, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Chocolate (like coffee) increases gut motility, so that could make your stools softer. If your reaction is strong, it's also possible you have an intolerance.

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

Hi all, I am a 22 year old mother of an 11 month old. I have lost 50lbs since giving birth by eating primal. It has been relatively easy, and I am slowly feeling less pain all over and my bowel movements went from diarrhea every day to 'normal'.... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · November 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

I have hemerrhiods thanks to 2 pregnancies and dry hard stools cause bleeding. But you should have this checked out by a doctor to be sure--sounds concerning.

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by 11478 · about 19 hours ago

Runners World says "There are only two types of runners, those that have shit in a bush and those that will shit in a bush." I fully understand that shitting in bushes is probably about as Paleo as you can get, but I'm running my first... (more)

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gydle 0 · August 26, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I agree with Judi - eat normally the day before, run fasted like you usually do and you'll probably be fine. Don't take energy drink or any food at the aid stations - just water - or your stomach might rebel. You're probably fat-adapted from all... (more)

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by 343 · about 19 hours ago

So, I gave birth 5 days ago, but I'm concerned that I haven't had a bowel movement since the first day. I did take two stool softener pills while at the hospital and they were loose stools, but I haven't been able to go since, and it's very... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · July 27, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Totally normal, and annoying. I second the suggestion to use a stool under your feet or even better, a squatty potty. In addition, I would get a strong probiotic (garden of life or biokult is good)And lots Of ferments like kombucha, kimchee ,... (more)

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by 1160 · about 19 hours ago

Over the past few months, whenever I have a particularly iron-heavy meal or series of meals (oysters, beef liver, red meat in general), I'll often have a bowel movement or two with some bright red blood in the bowl. I also get beeturia after... (more)

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Varelse 0 · July 24, 2012 at 1:10 AM

It is never, ever a good thing to have blood in your stool. I would kindly suggest to please go to a doctor and have that checked out, ASAP. The beets are not necessarily related. It could be anything from a fissure to an ulcer to cancer. It could... (more)

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by 1 · about 19 hours ago

I???ve been following paleo (about 98%) for nearly 3 weeks now. My sugar and grain intake have been negligible. My milk intake has been almost negligible. I???ve also eliminated the night shades. Other than having lost about 4 lbs. I don???t... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · July 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Repeat after me... "Correlation does not equal causation." Chris Kresser recently wrote a good article on fiber. In it he noted, "The majority of the research supporting the benefits of dietary fiber come from epidemiological studies that link... (more)

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by 303 · about 19 hours ago

Hey all, because I know everyone likes talking about poop... I've been restricting my processed foods/sugar/carbs over the past month, incorporating more vegetables and protein into my diet before going paleo. 7 days ago I took the plunge and... (more)

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rht 0 · July 02, 2012 at 1:48 PM

On the other hand, you just went gluten free. And what you're describing sounds like a person with celiac or non celiac gluten sensitivity who is healing. You might like to poke around over at celiac.com

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by 15 · about 19 hours ago

I don't want to be gross, but when I go, it's tiny round balls. Sorta 'neat', because there's not a lot of clean up, but I don't imagine that it's a good thing. What's the minimum amount of fiber I have to eat to change this up? I juss hate... (more)

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Crowbar_1 0 · June 18, 2012 at 2:12 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Stool_Chart Unless it is really hard to pass, I wouldn't worry about it. Try drinking more water.

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by 1884 · about 19 hours ago

Okay, I haven't seen anything like this on the site or... in my life. My poop. It's always sucked, so I started taking probiotics because fiber wasn't doing shit. I pooped like, 4-5 times within the first day on probiotics. Great! But that... (more)

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Nemesis 0 · June 01, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Sleepyhouse, I was also shitting bricks even when I ate strict Paleo (and I was eating a LOT of fiber). I was constipated and whenever I would finally "go" the hard stools would tear open my half-healed fissures. I started to dread going poo,... (more)

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by 3979 · about 19 hours ago

I've been going steady paleo for about 3 weeks now. Staples of my diet are fish (both fresh and canned), avocados, and green vegetables like kale, spinach and broccoli. I've been VLC and I feel fantastic. For the first 2 weeks I had barely any... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · May 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM

give your body time to adjust. if your digestion, gas and stools don't improve after a few more weeks, then it will be time to ask more questions!

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by 1017 · about 19 hours ago

Been Paleo for about 6 weeks. When I first started, I had fewer bowel movements but they were usually dark in color and solid/clearing movements. I'm still having solid/clearing movements generally, but lately they have been orange in color. This... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · May 29, 2012 at 1:11 PM

What makes me nervous is that I still clicked on the link even after you warned that it's a picture of poop. What's wrong with me?

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