Patient :I have a question regards to my bowel movements . I've been taking 125 ml magnesium at 9 PM in the evenings to help relax me to go to sleep . . I generally always kind of been constipated so the positive side effect of magnesium is that I've been having daily bowel movements . I just wanted to ask if my bowel movements shape and consistency is within the realm of normal . My bowel movement on the Bristol scale is around a 5. Soft medium size blobs . The texture is somewhat broken and not smooth. The bowel is passed easy with no pain. It's is not diarrhea nor is it mushy. It does not require a lot of wipes and I am comfortable with it. I was just wondering if it is necessary to have a long s shape bowel daily or is this type ok as long as it's not funny? Thank you
Thank you for your query at AskTheDoctor.com. I understand your concern.
I have reviewed the image and the stool looks absolutely normal. It does not have to be long as you mentioned.
Normally long sized stool blobs indicate constipation and the shape occurs because of lack of water secretion in the bowel making the stool soft. When the stool is soft, easily passed, and happens everyday, it indicates absolutely normal bowel activities.
You can ass probiotic capsules to your diet. It is a healthy addition to your diet and it will also ensure your stool and bowel always remains healthy.
Hope this was helpful,
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