Friday, June 12, 2009

Types of POOP and what they mean


Poop - Poo - Stools - Crap - Feces - Faeces

and what they can show us, tell us and teach us.

Contents: What Poop color tells you -- What poops floating or sinking characteristics tell you -- Poop size does matter -- What poop texture tells you -- Conclusion on the importance of knowing your poop and knowing the poop of your children.

Yes, just about everything on poop that you didn't know who to ask about and maybe never would.

Just as we can tell much about a dinosaur from it's petrified poop, we can tell much about a human by the poop they poo out.

In spite of the topics weirdness, it is actually quite a serious topic, which can perhaps even save your life.

Knowing how to read your own poop, or the poop of your children, can help you understand what's going on with the intestines, liver and diet.

It may even alert you to some dangerous illnesses that cause blood to appear in the stool.

Poo - Poop - Crap - Stools - Feces - What their color tells you.

Yes, the color of your poop can tell you something about your general health.

Firstly, if your poop is a milk chocolate color, that's the best.

Black poops are warning bells - could be cancer and bleeding up in your intestines. See a doctor fast.

If the poop is too dark, that could again suggest a liver problem.

Yellow poop may suggest your liver is not producing enough bile for digesting food.

Yellow bits in your poop suggest you ate corn and that you are not chewing your food enough.

Green poop may mean your liver is overproducing bile, too much bile. Green poop could also mean you ate salads and green vegetables the day or two before.

Green poop may also mean you are not digesting your food very well - if this is the case your green poop will also contain bits of lettuce, silver beet, spinach or other green food stuffs. Apart from mango and watermelon, most fruits will be fully digested in a healthy digestion system - so if they show up in the poop, you may have a digestive problem.

Whitish, foggy areas on your poop may suggest liver problems - the fat in the food not being broken down fully.

Bright red suggests undigested blood in your stool, such as from internal hemorrhoids.

Dark red in poops suggests bleeding in the intestines which requires medical assessment fast.

Poo - Poop - Crap - Stools - Feces - What their floating or sinking characteristics tell you.

Vegetarians should have floating poop - veges produce gas that get caught in the poop, making the poop lighter than water.

Big meat and junk food eaters will often have floaters too. The poop contains fat, the fat is lighter than water, so the poop floats. This can also mean a liver problem, as the fat is not being broken down fully.

For those of us who eat both veges and meat, expect your poop to sink.

Poo - Poop - Crap - Stools - Feces - Size does matter.

The more you eat, the more you should be pooping.

Ideal poop is 6 to 10 inches in length - 15 to 25cm - pooping two to three out each sitting. Width not so important, as width of poop mostly determined by the width of your colon.

Poo - Poop - Crap - Stools - Feces - What the texture tells you.

Texture of poop is hard to describe. A poop that looks smooth or very rough suggests either poor digestion or poor diet. The ideal poop is in between.

Vegetables make stools soft, but if you have no veges and your stool is soft, then you may have a problem. Without veges the stools should be hard, which is good if you want constipation and resulting hemroids.

Diarrhea

Runny poop is a diarrhea and can be caused by a germ (virus or bacteria) or diet or other condition.

If it's a germ causing the runny poop, then keep the fluids up, like flat lemonade and avoid eating anything except dry toast or dry biscuits, like Jatz, which are most likely safe to eat.

If the runny poop is diet based, it more than likely means you are living on cereal just about. High sugar and lots of fiber. So cut down on the sugary stuff and give your body a chance - all that wiping could cause external hemroids.

If your runny poop is not a germ or diet, then you have a condition that requires medical assessment.

Conclusion on Poop

As you can clearly see, the color, buoyancy, texture and size of poop, all tells us something about your health, particularly about your diet, your digestive system, your liver and may alert us to other conditions, like cancer or typhoid fever, that one may be suffering from.

In spite of the strangeness of this topic, the information is none-the-less vital to know. It could easily save the life of yourself or of your child.

35 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for this article. it really helped me to understand my bowel movements. more people should be willing to discuss this topics. it could save lives.
-angela

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this article. I had red poop, and i wasn't too worried but i was curious what that meant...and then i found this, and saw it could be serious. I went and got it checked out and, indeed it was dangerous. I got it treated, and now i'm fine. This article saved my life.
THANK YOU EVERYDAY INEREST :)
-Lady H.

Anonymous said...

thanks now i know more about my shit

Anonymous said...

now i know what to eat a few days before sticking my shit in someones pillow case

Anonymous said...

PEOPLE, PLEASE DON'T PANIC. A BIT OF BLOOD OR WHATEVER IN YOUR POO IS NOT AS DRASTIC AS THIS IDIOT MAKES OUT. SERIOUSLY, DON'T WORRY WHEN THE MUG SAYS "IT'S CANCER", "GET MEDICAL ATTENTION".. THEY ARE NOT TRAINED, AND, IN MANY CASES, ARE WRONG/GUESSING.

Anonymous said...

amazing! thanks

Anonymous said...

Went veggie to meaty faster than the speed of my pants off. Pooky say now you have meat eating!! I at pooky say you walk around like you have laser butthole YOU DON'T! and SKRANG!! rearrange my guzzits for a minute. I will shotting out pooky as fast like shaitty volcano and burns. I sez DIE POOKY DIE! and and danny elfman makes dipshitter music faces.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous said...
Went veggie to meaty faster than the speed of my pants off. Pooky say now you have meat eating!! I at pooky say you walk around like you have laser butthole YOU DON'T! and SKRANG!! rearrange my guzzits for a minute. I will shotting out pooky as fast like shaitty volcano and burns. I sez DIE POOKY DIE! and and danny elfman makes dipshitter music faces."

Thank you anonymous, your comment saved my life.pooky.
-Anonymous

Anonymous said...

I HAVE TO TAKE A SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your article!!! now i can tell when my body needs to clean up or when is clean...
LOVE,Cleopatria Marie

Anonymous said...

I have not read anywhere that it says these people are doctors so even if they do say consult a doctor its because they want you to be healthy. Ever heard the saying "its better to be safe than sorry". So to the anonymous who wrote "idiot" if you cannot be thankful for the effort that someone has made to put this info on the net then keep your views to yourself, God forbid, one day you actually may need it.

Anonymous said...

This is fascinating to read on my iPhone while pooping

Charlie said...

Think this article gives a very good idea about what certain poop types 'can' mean and although is NOT INTENDED to be used to diagnose medical problems, most of the text is accurate and the writer means well.
Think it's terribly sad that some of those commenting clearly have no intention of using the article to help improve understanding and just want to complain or make fun, just like a toddler would after going to the loo! Think that the real 'idiots' are those that use the internet to self diagnose or treat well-meant articles as 'fact' or who want to write about things they are clearly too embarrassed to admit to writing. notice how all the real 'idiots' childishly shared their sad little messages about pooping....oh well done, who's a big boy then!! lol

Anonymous said...

I sez it once and i sez it again! POOKY won't bleed a sh'load o' nastyface if yo woulda stopped with all the animal craikerz. Some truckers want a DIPSHITTER news article bout poo while others jerk it to webmd! you surely entertain THIS! I always sez DIE POOKY DIE! Hear it till my ears bleed. Sometime, give it directly to my neighbor's porch! Thank you, thank you.

Two questions.. Do you wash? Or railroad?

Anonymous said...

Uh Oh... I clogged the toilet again... AND ITS PURPLE!

Anonymous said...

OMG. this has helped me soo much! I mean first i started it out with soft poo and thought something was wrong so i tried eating more meats.. THEN it turned hard as a rock!! i could barley pass its wittle head through my poop shoot!!

Anonymous said...

Very helpful, the bloke who called you an idiot is ironically a massive idiot

Anonymous said...

i have loose btw, im still alive, but very useful

Anonymous said...

well its better to consult your doctor then to be sorry, and before you called that person an idiot at least he has helped people and give them adviice.

Anonymous said...

thanx i have green poop

asha nayli. said...

lol i have green pop haha :)

Pammyflo said...

This is really good information and it is a subject that should be spoken about much more often. Pooing is so important yet never discussed. No wonder we have such a high incidence of colon cancers and the like - people don't know whats normal anymore. We also need to cleanse our bowl - frequently. We actually look after our cars better than our bowels!

Anonymous said...

I read this while taking a crap...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this article because uptill now I had always thought that the poop MUST float if the person is healthy. Some idiot stated that in a magazine, but I guess that person hadn't gotten deeper into this subject. Thanks to this article I now know that even though I am trying to cahnge my diet to a healthier one my poop doesnt need to float because I eat both veggies and meat:D

Anonymous said...

very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Who knew poop was so interesting

Anonymous said...

im pooping thanx form the information...

Anonymous said...

This guy knows his shit

Unknown said...

Red poop = Red sport drink. Blue poop = blue sport drink. Thanks for all the dung!

Anonymous said...

Never knew poop could be so interesting...thank you very much for this website :)

Anonymous said...

ive had sloppy shits for ages. Costs a fortune in bog roll. Need to get it sorted. Give me some Bran Flakes now!

Anonymous said...

I'm curious where the pictures for this article came from. I sure hope the writer washed their hands before typing =} ¶°°¶

Anonymous said...

Who knew poop could be the matter between life and death. I guess Elvis knew Lol

Anonymous said...

Hmmmm,

Well next time I see my specialist I might mention my shit.

I rarely shit but that's because of my diet, never been bothed about that just. Though just had one and it was a Blackish colour and a watery/Strange texture as it was just breaking a part like cheap meat out of a tin.

Anonymous said...

My poop was six feet long. Curled up in the toilet like a snake. Should I cut back on the bean souffle my wife makes three times a week. Can't seem to flush this one. Any ideas? Jose Colon

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