Digestive Health

What are the different types of stools?

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  • AWilliam Salt, MD, Gastroenterology, answered
    Stool form can be quite variable, and gastroenterologists have actually classified various stool forms into seven types:

    Type 1 -- Separate hard lumps like nuts (difficult to pass)
    Type 2 -- Sausage shaped but lumpy
    Type 3 -- Like a sausage but with cracks on its surface
    Type 4 -- Like a sausage or snake, smooth and soft
    Type 5 -- Soft blobs with clear-cut edges (passed easily)
    Type 6 -- Fluffy pieces with raged edges, a mushy stool
    Type 7 -- Watery, no solid pieces, entirely liquid
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