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Strange bowel movements...

Hi there,

Hoping someone can help me. I posted a similar question a while ago, but there have been some developments.

Since the new year, I have had weird bowel movements on and off.

I have unformed (ie extremely soft but not watery) movements first thing in the morning. I only 'go' once a day. This lasts for a week or two and then everything suddenly reverts back to perfectly normal stools (firm, shaped). Everything will be fine for a few weeks, and then the soft stools will start again.

There is no pain, but there is urgency to go. I have been trying to think logically about this, and it doesn't really seem like an infection (which I would think of as being signalled more by diarrhea and that would either persist or gradually get better as opposed to spontaneously). I have been monitoring my diet, and nothing seems to make much difference.

I have been anxious / stressed recently, but surely if this was anxiety related, wouldn't the two always co-incide? The doctor didn't run any tests when I visited him, but said it could be anxiety.

Any help / input would be great.
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I should also say that I am 24y/o male & my diet is pretty balanced.
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hughgrant, I apologize for having no suggestions, however I have been searching medhelp for seamingly the same symptoms.
My bm's are more frequent but are same consistency and then all of a sudden, for 2-3 weeks, they are normal "healthy" stools.  Then it goes back.
I have also watched my diet closely and cannot identify anything that follows the patterns.. It's frustrating.
I am a 33 yo healthy male.
I will monitor your forum and hope you get some good information because I think it will help me too.
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