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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Common: Not nornal but common. If it persists, call your doctor.

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A member asked:
Dr. William Jakavick
36 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Colorful BMs: It is not abnormal for foods to change color of bms. First time mothers can tell the story of the purple red bms their babies had from beets that the ... Read More
A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Diet, fluid, other?: For some people normal bowel habit is not daily-how they are built, so to speak. For many, it can be low fiber, inadequate fluids, inactivity, low oi ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Impossible: Resend this with the proper adjective.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
That is possible: If transit time through the GI tract increases - that can cause green stool.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Points to: Ibs. Maybe something as simple as poo diet.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
This certainly could: be due to significant blood loss from internal bleeding (gastrointestinal bleeding). You need to be evaluated as soon as possible. Go to a stat care o ... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is from bleeding in the lower gastrointestinal tract. This could be from many things such as hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, colon po ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience in Pediatric Gastroenterology
A trip to: The beach?
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelvin White
32 years experience in Family Medicine
Malabsorption: Milk; fat or protein.....not digesting! See provider
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
35 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Check with your doc: That is unusual and there are many possibilities. Check with your doc to be safe.
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A female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Bowel movement: Explosive bowel movements are associated usually with some type of infection. They can be associated with, for example, lasctose intollerance. I wou ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Irritable bowel?: In people who otherwise are outwardly healthy, by far the main cause of such symptoms is irritable bowel syndrome. However, several other kinds of int ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mahesh Allam
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Bile duct disorder : Obstruction of the bile duct can cause pale stools with poor absorption of food & diarrhea. Gallstones may be a cause. Consider a thorough evaluat ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested.If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, i will not worry about it, but ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience in Medical Oncology
Not at all likely: I've been a medical oncologist for 30 years, and I've never seen colon cancer in someone as young as you. I suppose it has happened sometime somewhere ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not always: If you have symptoms such as bloody stools or urge to go but nothing happens, or abdominal pain, or weight loss, then I'd be more suspicious for colit ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Choi
Dr. Paul Choi answered
36 years experience in Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are enlarged blood vessels either internal or external or both. They do not cause intestinal blockage.http://www.laendo.net/english/hemorr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not directly: Painful hemorrhoids can make it difficult pass the bowels but not cause bowel blockage. Usually it is the other way, that constipation causes worsenin ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Poop: A bowel movement is when you pass the waste from your intestines. This is what is left over from your food after it is digested, along with some diges ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Common: The most common type of food to be seen undigested in the stool is actually vegetables. They often are very high in fibers that we do not have enzymes ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer not likely. There are other more likely reasons for your symptoms such as irritable bowl or other. See your healthcare work ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Blood?: This could represent blood. Blood in the GI tract tends to speed things along, hence the runny movement. And while we generally use the term "coffee ... Read More

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