Poop Type 5: Soft Blob Poop
This poop is of a soft shape but has clear edges, and can be passed easily. It can be excreted without pain or stress. The lack of shape of the poop is because it gets removed from the body two or three times in a day, usually after every major meal.
Poop Type 6: Mushy Stool
Out of all the types of poop, this kind has a pudding-like consistency with soft edges. It is indicative of the early stages of diarrhea. The bowel movement, in this case, is generally accompanied by frequent and urgent visits to the washroom. The mushy form happens due to a sudden and complete change in the type of food intake, excessive stress, or activity level.
These factors affect the intestines, making them pass the poop much quicker than the normal pace. The usual process of extracting water, indigestible material, and healthy bacteria from the waste does not get completed. Hence, the poop does not get sufficient time to form a shape.
Poop Type 7: Liquid Poop
Poop can be completely watery in consistency, devoid of any solid pieces. It is a clear indicator of acute or chronic diarrhea. Intestinal infection forces the waste, along with the water content, to be removed before the digestive process can be completed. The result is explosive, uncontrollable diarrhea.
Types of poop according to its color
We’re done discussing the shapes and consistencies of poop. Now is the time for color, which says volumes about the type of food and nutrients consumed. So, let’s get started.
This color, varying in shades from dark to light brown, is due to a pigment called bilirubin. This pigment is produced when hemoglobin gets broken down in the liver. Next, bilirubin enters the intestines and gets combined with the poop to give it the brown color.
This color of poop is healthy and normal.
The natural color of bile in the gallbladder is green. When poop passes through the intestines at a pace that is quicker than normal, it does not get time to lose the green color and then blend in with the bilirubin.