"You're the only person I know that has poop on their desk." - one of my patients 🤣
View your stool type here:
I learn a lot about my patient's health by asking about stool. For example: If you regularly have Type 1 stool, that might mean there's not enough fiber in the diet.
Type 2 may mean not enough hydration.
Type 3 and 4 are considered healthy and normal. Strive for 2-3 of these per day!
Type 5 and 6 may be an absorption issue, such as low enzyme function or Celiac Disease.
Type 7 is usually due to bugs - parasites, food poisoning, etc. Types 5-7 usually require some extra testing if they are happening often.
Additional testing may include a stool test, a SIBO breath test, or a colonoscopy, depending on your health history.
It's important to talk to your doctor about your stool. It's not gross to me, I promise!