general bowel discussions

Moderator: talkhealth

Loose morning stools

Postby mermaid2007 on Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:59 pm

Hi, just looking for a bit of reassurance and advice I guess.

I’m 42 years of age. Up until a few months ago my bowel movements were always a bit irregular, I could never tell you when I would go, times of the day would differ and sometimes I would miss a day etc.

Since September I now wake every morning and have to empty my bowels. Stools are nearly always loose but semi formed. Sometimes they appear to be mucusy. I have to say that the mucus is not visible I.e on the stool but I feel that it’s mixed with the stool but not always. I only usually go the once sometimes twice but it will all be with in 30 mins of waking. My stools always float, but from what I remember they always have so this is normal for me.

I have no pain and there has been no visible blood.

I’ve had blood tests which are normal and a scan which showed polyps on gallbladder and cysts on liver however was told that these are nothing to worry about and will be monitored yearly.

The stools are really worrying me, would this be classed as a significant change of bowel habit?

I have to add that I have been extremely anxious due to this at times however there have been spells where my anxiety is calm and yet my bowels are still the same.

Can anyone help or offer advice please.
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Feb 24, 2020 1:41 pm

Re: Loose morning stools

Postby talkhealth on Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:36 am

Hi mermaid2007,

Thank you for posting on the forum and sorry to see that you have not had a reply to your request for advice.

Unfortunately we are unable to advise you regarding specific medical conditions or make any diagnoses on the forum. We recommend visiting your GP who will be able to confirm whether your bowel movements are a cause for concern and give you peace of mind.

Although a little way off, if the symptoms continue even after visiting a GP, then you might want to post your question on our bowel issues/IBS clinic when it opens in April. Please click on link below to find out more: ... s_2020.php

Kind regards
talkhealth team
Read our health blog -
User avatar
Posts: 1433
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:29 pm

Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests