Although it is not what most of us would choose to do, looking at and smelling poo is one of the best ways to assess the health of the digestive system. Poo comes in all shapes, sizes and smells and it says a lot about health so keep an eye on it! Small, hard and difficult to push out - sounds like your constipated. A floater - often difficult to flush away. Drink more. If this continues tell your GP - it's a common problem buty check it out. Stinky Poo - this can be a sign o
CONSTIPATION, the inability to poo is very common. In children, it is often the result of ‘holding on’ to poo or of not allowing enough time on the toilet to fully empty.
The poo that remains inside starts to dry, becomes hard and then is painful to pass. This can lead to a cycle of fearing the pain and further holding on. Over time, residual poo can build up and stretch the colon. When it is stretched, the colon can become tired and struggle to contract to move the dried-ou