06/25/2014 02:15 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Think You Know Your Sh*t? Here's What Your Poop Can Tell You About Your Health

I know you'd like to think that your shit don't stink, but if you lean a little bit closer, you might learn a little bit more about your health.

It's true: While you might be the type to flush it and forget it, the next time you hit the loo to do your business, check out what's in the bowl. The texture, shape and color of your dung can hint at things like dehydration, undetected illnesses and dietary deficiencies. If you're excreting hard, pebbly poops, for example, you may be lacking in the fiber and fluid departments.

Take a look at the infographic below from HealthWorks.my to learn more about what your poop can tell you about your health.

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Infographic by Jolene Foo and designed by Ima Mori.
HealthWorks.my is Malaysia's leading health community that inspires people to make better choices for their health, fitness and happiness.



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