Track your stool quality over time with the Bristol Stool Chart mobile app
What does your poop tell you about your health? Tracking your stool quality and sharing this information with your health professional can give some insight into the effects of illness, medication or other lifestyle factors on your intestinal health. Our new mobile app allows you to easily track your poops so you can see what’s going on.
The app is now available for both iOS and Android phone and tablet devices.
- Simple to use and easy to understand
- Allows you to quickly and easily track your bowel movements
- Enables simple sharing of your data with your health professional
- Makes it easy to discuss your bowel movements with your doctor
- Provides information regarding the different types of stool
- 100% free and open source
- Completely anonymous, no login required, and does not collect any of your data
- New! Now allows tracking of blood in stools (when you enable this feature in the Settings section of the app)
“I am a Pediatric Emergency Physician in the Bronx NY. I find this app very useful because we are seeing a lot of patients with constipation and using this app we can easily diagnose these cases.”
Dr. Gerard Devas, Pediatric Emergency Physician
“I am a consultant paediatrician and it facilitates communication with my cystic fibrosis patients regarding their stool quality.”
Dr. Chinedu Nwokoro, Queen Mary University of London
The Bristol Stool Chart
The Bristol Stool Chart is a well-known chart developed by Dr. Ken Heaton in Bristol, England and first published in 1997. It is designed to classify the various forms of human stools (poops) into seven categories (see the Wikipedia article here).
This mobile app brings the chart to your device. It allows you to quickly and easily scroll through the different stool types to rate your own stools. Your stool quality is then tracked over time in a simple to understand graph which can be sent via email to your health professional. The app also presents you with information about each type of stool along with links to more information online.
How it works
Simply swipe through the stool types until you find the closest match. If you have enabled the blood stool check, then set the switch accordingly. Check that the date and time are correct and hit save.
The app creates a graph of your stool quality over time, with an explanation of what it means. You can share the graph with your chosen health professional from within the app.
New feature! Track blood in your stools
This is a new feature available in the latest version of the app. Go to the Settings page in the app to enable a “Blood in stool?” switch which appears when you track your stools. This information is then included in your graph in the form of a red asterisk over those stools that had blood in them.
Please visit the Bristol Stool Chart support section for any issues with your app. We are also happy to hear any feedback or ideas you may have for improving it.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
The Bristol Stool Chart app can be very helpful for sufferers of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS. It can help to track the effects of a number of different lifestyle factors on your stool quality, and this information can easily be shared with your health professional from within the app.
Use the links below to find out more about the seven different stool or poop types used by the Bristol Stool Chart: