Do you remember the first time you were asked?
I thought I was going to die of embarrassment, and even more so when I actually had to bring 'it' in to the office, at a later time. I think I was 14 years old the first time my G.I. requested one of me. The day I brought it back I felt as if I was smuggling something illegal into my doctor! I hardly new what to say other than, 'OK', when I presented the receptionist my brown paper bag, with it's unusual contents.
It's a necessary, and says a lot about us... If you don't know, a stool analysis is a series of tests done on a stool (feces) sample to help diagnose certain conditions affecting the digestive tract. So, if you've never had one or wondered why the Doc asks... a stool sample is very helpful in determining disease in the digestive tract.
Just a little summer humor.