Heaton et al gave a scale for describing stool consistency.


Types of stool consistency:

(1) separate hard lump, nut-like

(2) sausage-shaped and lumpy

(3) sausage-shaped, with cracked surface

(4) sausage-shaped or snaky, smooth and soft

(5) soft blobs but with clearcut edges

(6) fluffy pieces, with ragged edges, "mushy"

(7) watery, with no solids


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