So, you’re curious about your poop. It’s only natural to wonder about it. And, since it’s kind of weird and impolite to talk about poop at the dinner table or with family and friends, we’re flushing politeness down the toilet to help you out. You might be surprised how much poop says about you, your diet, and your overall health. It might say you’re living a healthy lifestyle or that you need to change a few things to get back on track. Whatever it says, it’s probably a good idea to listen up and take note. So, put the seat down and get ready. Here are 25 Impressive Things Your Poop Says About You.
If you suddenly have chronic and greasy diarrhea, and it smells abnormally bad, then you might have a Giardia infection. Caused by a microscopic parasite, this infection also causes nausea, bloating, and cramps.
If you haven't pooped in days, and you strain to get it out, then you're likely constipated. Make sure to eat more fiber and add more activity to your lifestyle. Straining to poop too hard can cause anal tears and even increased blood pressure in your brain from holding your breath and straining.
Getting a gut infection is no fun. So, if you're having explosive and liquid poop that comes out as seaweed green, you might have a C.diff infection. This is becoming more common after taking antibiotics.
Bloody poop is always a red flag and could mean a variety of different things. One possible reason for a bloody stool is Crohn's Disease. It causes inflammation to the intestines and causes bleeding in the rectum. Obviously, always go to a doctor if you've got a bloody stool.
Fortunately, red poop doesn't always mean you're bleeding from the colon. If you ate a lot of beets recently, it can change the color of your poop to red.
Pencil thin stools might be a sign of constipation, but there's also a small likelihood it could be colon cancer. Of course, colon cancer comes with a variety of other symptoms as well, not just thin poop. If you're concerned, see a doctor.
Excess mucus on the stool might mean you're dehydrated or constipated. However, it could also be something more serious. Mucus is naturally in stool, but you rarely see it. Once you see it, it could be a sign of infection.