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Posted by: Zoe | 2012/03/24

Ribbon shaped bowel movements

Hi Doc
Please could you tell me what ribbon shaped faeces may indicate, if anything? I am 55, female, and have ibs.

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Zoe

It indicates that your stools are poorly formed, probably due to too little fibre in your diet. You can supplement with Solgar Multiple fibre capsules (available at health shops). If there is not improvement, you will have to consult your doctor to have a colonoscopy done. A yearly colonoscopy after 50 years of age, is always advisable to exclude colon cancer.

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