A QUICK LOOK IN THE TOILET CAN TELL YOU IF YOU ARE HEALTHY
In our lifetime we throw around 5 tons of stool. Yes, incredible 5 tons! It is not only the waste we throw as unwanted compounds out of our body, but it is also indicator of our well-being. That deposit in the toilet something can tell you about disordered conditions in your body and what your organism is telling to you.
Look, listen and smell before you flush
One of the most common signs that fecal features give is the appearance of infections, allergies or digestive issues in the body. Some of the gastrointestinal problems can be alerted by the fecal deposit. So, be careful about the color, size, odor and shape of it.
What’s normal and what’s not when you look into the toilet?
Here are the important information that you need to learn and notice when you go to toilet. These signs are clear indicator about the (ab) normal functioning of your body. If you notice some accompanied abdominal pain or pressure in your body together with the signs and problems in your stool then you need to consult your doctor.
Healthy stool Unhealthy stool
|Medium to light brown||
Hard passing stool that requires straining
|Smooth and soft, formed into one long shape
and not a bunch of pieces
|Mushy, watery or in some cases pasty pieces that are hard to be cleaned off
|About one to two inches in diameter and up to 18 inches long||With pencil shape: indicates cancer development in the colon; if this shape is not so common that it could not be dangerous, but if it is constant then it can be sign of serious disease
|S-shaped, which comes from the shape of your lower intestine||Bloody or black stools that are result of some heavy medication or other consumed supplements. These fecal usually are unhealthy and there is requirement for further medical care
Easy to dive in water and easy to eliminate. This is normal condition. If there is sound “whoosh” then there is nothing to worry about.
|Stools with grey, white color can be indicator of some inner development diseases such as pancreatic problems, cirrhosis, hepatitis etc.
|Natural smell, not repulsive||Presence of yellow or dark brown color is sign of giardia infection, irritation or gallbladder problems.
|Sinks slowly||Floaters or splashers|
|Increased mucus in stool
Does sour stool have a really bad odor
Bad odor that is extraordinary or that is very heavy then it can be associated and linked with some serious problems. Here are some of the most severe health problems that can appear after the heavy odor appearance:
A malabsorptive disorder
How often should you move your bowels?
This condition varies between people and there is not only one limit how normally is to move your bowels. However as one normal and regular base can be considered three movements per day to the same per week.