When I have a bowel movement my stool is made up of a substance that resembles tough rubberized jelly. It is sometimes difficult to pass this. It seems as though once it gets into my stomach it becomes a jelly like substance and my stomach does not digest this.
11 Jul 2010
Metamucil (psyllium) Psyllium is a bulk-forming fiber laxative. It works by absorbing liquid in the intestines and swelling to create a softer, bulky stool that is easier to pass.
So yes it can cause you to have a jelly like stool.
Psyllium is used to treat occasional constipation or bowel irregularity. Psyllium may also be used to treat diarrhea and may help lower cholesterol when used together with a diet low in cholesterol and saturated fat.
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
... getting nauseas. I do have bleeding and am booked in to see a specialist for a prolapsed bowel. Should I stop taking metamucil?
iv'e been consuming Metamucil for over a week i have pain on the left side of my chest.
but today I didn't have a bowl movement, and this happened once before, it that ok, is it normal to miss a day without a bowl movement, taking ...
Is it a regular use of metamucil or something unusual ?
will taking ranitidine and fiber capsules (metamucil) lessen their effect?