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I've had mushy type poo weeks after a virus - think Bristol

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I've had mushy type poo for 2 weeks after a virus - think Bristol type 6. All other symptoms gone - what could be causing this? Have been through a stressful period.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hello
There are many reasons this can happen.
Diet is most common.
A cooked vegetarian diet can often improve the stool after a virus.
If it continues, your gp should run stool samples to rule out parasites, but this is less likely.
Bowel disease is not likely without a history, but diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and other disease can cause this.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thanks - so plenty of vegetables? Did read it can be a sign of bowel cancer but guessing unlikely at 28 without other symptoms?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
No
Not bowel cancer at 28 unless you have a genetic disease, which you would have known about by now.
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