Constipation And Thin (Pencil) Stools

Reviewed on 10/15/2020

Constipation can be related to irritable bowel syndrome or dietary factors as well as other conditions. Depending on the cause, constipation can also be linked to changes in stool appearance. Colorectal cancers have also been linked to pencil-thin stools. If you are concerned about constipation or your stools have become pencil-thin, seek the advice of your doctor to determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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