What is With Pellet Poop?
It’s something that has happened to everyone but that you probably aren’t too comfortable talking with other people about, that is pellet poop. Pellet poop is when your stool comes out in small, pellet-shaped poops that are commonly hard. When this happens you are left wondering what is this pellet poop and why am I producing it. Here are some of the answers that you seek.
Pellet poop, or pellet stool, is a form of constipation that causes you to produce pellet like poop. When it comes out the poop is small and most of the time hard. Typically, pellet poop does not smell at all and when it does it will not smell as strong as the average stool.
Most people don’t think of this as constipation because the most popular definition in non-medical uses of the word constipation means less than three bowel movements in a single week. However, constipation has an addition to the definition that states as small bowel movements that are hard and dry. Commonly these movements are also difficult to pass because of their size.
What causes pellet poops?
The first thing that you want to know when you get pellet poops is what is causing it so that you can correct your body and start producing the proper bowel movements. There are a handful of different causes for having pellet-shaped poop but there are two reasons that stand out above the rest. Most cases of pellet poop are caused by those who do not eat enough dietary fiber or do not properly hydrate their body. In both cases your body is not able to create the stool in the normal fashion so it gets rid of it in the only way it can, pellet-sized.
There are a few other circumstances that can lead to pellet poop, here they are:
- A lack of physical activity deprives your body from the energy needed to create proper stool.
- Life or schedule changes mess with your body’s equilibrium and causes it to not create the proper bowel movements.
- Trying to ignore needing to use the bathroom can also lead to pellet poop as the body because backed up.
- Certain medications can also lead to causing pellet poop because of how they interact with your body.
- Certain medical conditions have also been found to cause pellet poop.
It is important to note that the last two on the list can only be diagnosed by a medical professional. If you think that it may be caused by either you should seek medical assistance.
How to prevent pellet poops?
The number one way to prevent pellet poops is to maintain a proper diet and fluid intake. Eating plenty of dietary fiber helps your body to create regular stool. If you feel like your diet is not providing you with the fiber you need you can find supplements at any supplement store. Increasing the amount of water you take in can also help you to produce healthy poops and prevent unhealthy ones from happening. Everyone should be drinking 2 liters of water a day when they are not active. Being active requires heavier water intake.
When you need to change your schedule or life, try to do so in steps. Any sudden change in your life can cause problems in your body. By taking it gradually you are helping your body to become accustomed to the new change and by doing so making it less likely for you to have any complications with your body.
Making sure that you use the bathroom regularly when you need to is also a step that you should follow when it comes to preventing pellet poops. There are times when you can’t use the bathroom but seek one out as soon as you can. This will help to empty your bowels and create room for your body to start processing again.
Now that you know what pellet poop is and how it is caused you can work to prevent it from happening again. And remember if you feel like something is wrong with your body you should always consult a doctor. You can tell your doctor anything that you want and you shouldn’t feel like you are going to be judged. That is the doctor’s job after all!