Digestive Health

What are the different types of stools?

A Answers (1)

  • A , 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
    1 person found this helpful.
This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.
Did You See?  Close
What does it mean if my stools are an unusual color?