What causes large stool (length and width)?

This is a gross question ... I know. But it's life and we all do it. I have always had extra-large stool. What could be the cause of this? It is sometimes very hard to go the bathroom due to the pain. I also get constipated sometimes. I would say the length is anywhere from 6-7 inches and 2-3 inches.

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Correction - 6 to 7 inches in length and 2 to 3 inches in width.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Having a long stool is actually very healthy. Your bowel movements should come out in one large piece, not pebbles, or without form at all. It's the width that's uncomfortable.

    Try eating more fiber. This really does help...eat alot of whole grains, (like whole grain bread instead of white, oatmeal, popcorn, wheat). Also eat fresh fruit, and vegetables, and increase the amount of water you drink. If you're still having a problem, take a stool softener daily (not a laxative). Stool softeners will make it more comfortable for you to go, (they do not stimulate you to go) and you will not become dependant on them.

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    This is a gross question ... I know. But it's life and we all do it. I have always had extra-large stool. What could be the cause of this? It is sometimes very hard to go the bathroom due to the pain. I also get constipated sometimes. I would say the length is anywhere from 6-7 inches and...

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  • 3 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Are you taking any medication such as pain killers with codeine or morphine or opium in you're medication because this can also cause huge long stools .

    It will also cause serve constipation which is very unpleasant as well but if you don't take any of the above medication it's very healthy to have huge long stools but I would get the constipation looked at , at once by a GP .

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  • 5 years ago

    I had this problem, and also constipation also, and about 6 months ago I started taking probiotics, recommend by my chiropractor. I now have no constipation, better digestive system, but large stools. Looked up yhe problem, and one article told me it could be caused by dehydration, so I'm drinking plenty of fluids and doing great. Large stool don't bother me now because at least I know I'm going!

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  • 1 decade ago

    That is good (large stools) it means your intestines are not congested with plaque and other toxins.

    For the constipation drink plenty of water and eat more fruit and fiber

    You don't want to become dependent on laxatives if taken on a regular bases that is not good

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  • 4 years ago

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  • 6 years ago

    I think more fiber will make it worse because you can't digest fiber so it only adds to the stool size. I have also read that too much water can cause constipation. Check out both sides of the story and decide for yourself.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    is it ok to have a long stool of about 12inches in length and about 1 inches diameter?

    • Michael5 years agoReport

      Yes, totally ok.

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