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  • Anyone on here properly inspect their poo?
  • Premier Icon slowoldman
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    I know I do. I think it stems from childhood trips to Germany. Oma had a revolting outdoor chemical toilet which stank. She grew great asparagus though.

    But it was “proper” toilets over there which I liked. They had (still have) a shelf the poo collects on so you can’t avoid giving it a good hard looking at whilst wiping.

    Anyway, despite the gastronomic and beverage excesses of the season mine looks remarkably healthy today. Perky, one might say.

    choppersquad
    Member

    What is it with all these poo/fart threads?
    Next it’ll be ‘who drinks their own urine’?
    Get a grip people.

    Do you mean this a medical assessment ? Or do you mean get your hands in,and assess it for consistency,texure and taste?

    shifter
    Member

    Saints alive, those German loos don’t half stink.

    sbob
    Member

    A quick glance to check there isn’t too much blood is all that’s necessary IMHO.

    hodgynd
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    Wait until you get to 60..you will have the pleasure of swabbing your poo and sending it away for analysis ( 3 separate swabs ).. on a card with ‘windows’and fold down tabs ..then off in the post!
    This is to check for bowel cancer ..
    I’ve also had the internal inspection at the doctors after spotting small traces of blood on one occasion..if you don’t know what that entails then I will leave it as a nice surprise in case you ever need to be checked.. 8) 😆

    giantalkali
    Member

    That poo swab you did was almost certainly a foecal occult blood test, it just shows whether there blood in your poo, there very often is.

    a shelf the poo collects on

    The Jobby Lobby.

    Premier Icon maccruiskeen
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    if you don’t know what that entails

    I can’t quite put my finger on it.

    Premier Icon Ming the Merciless
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    That poo swab post thing saved my step mother after her GP told her she was too young to have bowel cancer and that she had developed IBS. About a week after posting (she nearly didn’t bother) she got a phone call saying she should attend hospital ASAP. Turns out she’d got bowel cancer at the end of the colon men usually get it at (apparently women tend to get it in another spot). She ended up with a piece of bowel removed and regular scans (which so far after two years are still clear).

    mattyfez
    Member

    My poo today definitely indicated an issue.

    It spoke to me and it said ‘don’t drink loads of beer and eat a kebab followed by the leftovers from the cheese board’.

    Wise words.

    doomanic
    Member

    Thankfully, my dad does. As a result he only needed keyhole surgery and minimal chemo before getting the all clear from bowel cancer.

    mattyfez
    Member

    On a more serious note, yes, blood, particularly darker clotted blood is a sign of bad things.

    Premier Icon deadkenny
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    I give it a quick glance for anything out of the ordinary. Darker ones especially, which is tricky if I’ve been on the red vino quite a bit 😀

    Providing a sample in a tube is not much fun. Suggested method was to take a dump on cling film over the toilet and scoop a bit of that up. It looked okay, and heard nothing back. I did ring to ask for the results (with a bunch of blood tests as well) and was told grumpily that they won’t give them / don’t have them, unless there was a concern.

    bikebouy
    Member

    Eat roasted chilli & garlic beetroot, then report back 😆

    csb
    Member

    This thread is useless, but more approachable, without pics.

    Premier Icon slowoldman
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    Wait until you get to 60..you will have the pleasure of swabbing your poo and sending it away for analysis ( 3 separate swabs ).. on a card with ‘windows’and fold down tabs ..then off in the post!
    This is to check for bowel cancer ..

    I’m 64 so yes, I’m fully aware of the test.

    I’ve also had the internal inspection at the doctors after spotting small traces of blood on one occasion..if you don’t know what that entails then I will leave it as a nice surprise in case you ever need to be checked..

    Had this too, good old Picolax.

    This thread is useless, but more approachable, without pics.

    HA! That’s the response I was expecting.

    Premier Icon martinhutch
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    Eating lots of Oreos gave me a 12 hour mild panic in anticipation of the finger/snake of doom.

    Premier Icon jimmy
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    you can’t avoid giving it a good hard looking at whilst wiping

    Umm. Ehhhh… I don’t want to ask.

    tjagain
    Member

    Seeing as Drac beat me to that version of the bristol stool chart here is another 🙂

    drnosh
    Member

    Yes, continuously.

    12 year survivor of bowel cancer….radiotherapy, surgery, chemotherapy.

    18 months off work!!!!

    Now, I’m fitter and cycling more than before, just have it in my head that I need to keep proving myself to myself.

    thegreatape
    Member

    I have a good look but to be honest I’m only really interested in volume.

    Which I check by eye rather than by instrument, although if I remember I’ll weigh myself before and after to calculate the weight.

    Premier Icon frankconway
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    Yes, always.
    Colonoscopy x 3; endoscopy x 1; THD x 1 (trans-anal haemorrhoidal de-arterialisation) plus other ‘procedures’.
    Smell, consistency, shape, size; stickability to side of the pan.

    Premier Icon monkeysfeet
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    often. But mine are more about flushability…if its more than 5 its winner winner..

    alpin
    Member

    I’ve a proper German loo with viewing platform. Just the other week I WhatsApp’d a picture of my poo to friends….

    Today I experienced just about every poo on the stool chart. Things started off well but deteriorated throughout the day.

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