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mushy stools

I'll have a normal bowel movement after breakfast and maybe an hour or two later "mush" appears in
my underpants.  I wear a pad for the "mush" that happens, but otherwise I don't need a pad.  What
causes this as I don't want to keep wearing pads!  My doctor suggested taking Konsyl a powder in
8 oz. of water every day as this will make my stools firmer.  My stools are fine it's just the "mush" that
comes an hour or two later.  What can I do?  I;m a 75 yr. old female in otherwise good health.
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Hi there,
Mushy stools usually indicate that you have a lack of fiber, insufficient fluid intake and a slow transit time. Any changes in, illness or underlying health problems, mostly commonly problems can cause mushy stools. In irritable bowel system there can be bouts of mushy bowel movements, pasty bowel movements, diarrhea or constipation. Mushy bowel movements can also be caused by high intakes of protein. Try eating foods which are rich in fiber .If the symptoms are severe consult a gastroenterologist. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. Do write to me again.
Best luck and regards!
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