I am a 27 year old male and for most of my adult life I've seen to almost always have an irregular bowel movement, from "Mushy" poo, to watery poo (Aka Diarrhea). It just never seems "normal". Granted, I have no idea what normal is, but I am positive this isn't it. Most recently, I've begun to think that there may be something seriously wrong with me. I was always told that I have a high metabolism hence I don't keep any weight I attempt to put on, but that can't be it. I cannot gain any weight what so ever, for anything that I eat, I seem to excrete all of it. It is as if my body doesn't absorb anything.
As of the past 24 hours, I've had a bowel movement about 4 times, and each of these times, I experienced the "Uh oh" uncomfortable cramping that I know a bowel movement would solve it. My last two stools are light brown with a hint of red. Kind of like if you poured tobasco sauce in water. There were a couple red pieces that I couldn't figure out and after recollecting my entire meals, I still was stumped to as what they were. My stool consistency can best be described as 2-3 inch "strands". But they are VERY stringy. if you think of shredded beef jerky and were to make this into loose (Not compact) round strands the size of caterpillars, you would get an idea of what I am looking at. Plain and simple, it just looks VERY unhealthy. I took some pictures that I figured I could post here or link to, but it is pretty disgusting. Lucky for me I have an iron stomach. I would like to show you guys these pictures to see if anyone can give me ANY slight idea as to what the hell is wrong with me. I don't have health insurance, or else I'd have my poop looked at/colonoscopy or something.
And I guess the last thing is, is it possible I have some sort of worms? without seeing them in my stool? I had the weirdest thought that maybe all of the stuff im eating is getting absorbed by organisms in my intestines.
Let me know if you would like to see these pictures.
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