Stool hardness : Medical Symptom Description


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Stool hardness: Stool hardness is listed as an alternate name or description for symptom Hard stool. For a medical symptom description of 'Stool hardness', the following symptom information may be relevant to the symptoms: Hard stool (symptom). However, note that other causes of the symptom 'Stool hardness' may be possible.
Hard stool (symptom): Hardness of stool (and often constipation)
Hard stool (symptom): Stool hardness, stool dryness, or small stool is often really a form of constipation (see also constipation). Hard stool, dry stool, or constipation can mean many possible medical conditions. Some people distinguish hard stool from constipation by defining constipation as difficulty with bowel motions rather than hardness of stool. However, the two issues are deeply related and the medical definition of constipation usually includes a spectrum of stool hardness. Similarly, soft stool is usually considered part of the spectrum of diarrhea. Seek prompt professional medical advice about such symptoms.

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