Pressure Or Fullness And Thin (Pencil) Stools

Reviewed on 1/23/2023

A sensation of pressure or fullness can result from irritable bowel syndrome or Constipation. Pencil thin stools can occur in conditions that cause partial obstruction of the digestive tract, including some colon or rectal cancers. Seek the advice of a doctor for any changes in your stool. Take note of all your symptoms, and describe all your symptoms to your doctor if you are concerned.

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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