The color and consistency of stool you release can indicate a problem within the gastrointestinal tract. Bowel movement is an important part of the health of a person. Nonetheless, many people avoid talking about bowel movement issues because they are afraid of being embarrassed or being in awkward situation. However, people should never feel shy to talk about their health issues no matter how ill at ease they may seem. If you are pooping water, most probably you will not want to discuss it will other people, but then, the doctor can handle that issue confidentially.
Changes in bowel movement can occur in different ways, including having hard and dry poop, pencil thin poop, little lumps in stool, and loose stool, and they are all an indication of problems within the GI. While feces may be seen as something that is not easy to discuss about, they indeed have a far nobler purpose in the health of a person.
The bowel movement can provide critical information regarding the health of a person especially the digestive tract. It is estimated that there are over 500 species of bacteria within human gut or the gastrointestinal tract. Besides, bacteria cells are much smaller than human cells. There are at least 10 times more bacteria cells in GI than the cells of the whole body.
The digestive tract has more bacterial cells than cells of the entire body. It is essential that the bowel functions properly in order to absorb the required nutrients and keep away the chemicals, foods, and pathogens, which could harm somebody. While a change in bowel movement may be induced merely by the change in diet, on the other hand, there are myriad of reasons, which could lead to such changes in stool such as body fighting an infection or trying to deal with a serious health condition or disorder.
Pooping water is a sign that more water is being released from the body. The body secretes fluids to help in the breakdown of foods and absorption of nutrients. About eight liters of fluids is secreted in a day from the pancreases, salivary glands, and stomach. The liquids help in breaking down of foods and making its way through the GI system.
Much of the fluid is absorbed back to the body leading to a soft fluffy stool. When food passes too quickly, it does not provide enough time for the liquid or water to be absorbed back meaning that one is likely to release a stool that is too thin in consistence. The quick movement of bowel substance could be due to sudden increase in fiber within a diet. It could also happen when there is viral or bacterial infection.
Pooping water or even brown liquid can be due to an E.coli infection, especially when one eats something that has not be cleaned well or cooked properly.
An infection makes the body to release a lot of water to try to expel the toxins produced by the infection. When you start pooping water and the situation does not subside in two days, you need to consult a doctor. Releasing too much watery stool can leave the body dehydrated and without sufficient amount of water, it may lead to serious problems.
You should take sufficient amount of water and ensure you are examined of your stool and other tests to determine what might be causing that stool to come out in form of water. If you do not take food rich in fiber, there may be no sufficient material to form the stool. You could end releasing more of watery poop than a thick consistence because there isn’t enough matter to form the stool in the first place.