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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Complete eval: Expect a full medical history and gastrointestinal physical examination. Depending on findings, may recommend labs or colonoscopy.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
See: A GI specialist. Try high fiber soft diet, drink plenty of fluids and increase activity level. Your GI May place you on stool softener, laxatives and ... Read More
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Dr. Lori Poling
16 years experience Pharmacology
Mucous in stool: It is normal to have some mucus in stools, but if it is very noticeable for an extended time, you need to discuss this with your toddler's pediatricia ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
44 years experience Preventive Medicine
A small amount ok: I realize it is difficult to estimate "What is a small amount?" Helpful that you improved your constipation with diet, and that there is no blood. Als ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eduardo Krajewski
21 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Make an appointment: Make sure you make an appointment to see your gastroenterologist or surgeon. If you haven't have one, a colonoscopy might be warranted. All the bes ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
YOU MUST: Get local medical help. You have serious disease.
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Colitis: Mucus colitis with blood tinged stool can occur with irritable bowel syndrome, proctitis,inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irri ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including ex ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabol ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: A type of food allergy that is mediated by immune cells can cause colitis especially in children and presents with bloody stool, abdominal pain. A mor ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chioma Lazz
40 years experience Pediatrics
Time to see a doctor: Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea. If you are alternating between the two, it is best to see your internist as there are medical conditions tha ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Mucousy diarrhea: Your child may have eaten something that didn't agree with him and has upset his stomach.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimiro Giua
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Colitis: the differential diagnosis is vast. Infectious...need for stool cultures. IBS celiac and other immune diseases. drug side effects. Thyroid diseases m ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Krulak
22 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor: Although it is not possilbe to make this diagnosis over the internet, the current symptoms with the mechanism of action and are concerning. It certai ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
18 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not necessarily: Mucous discharge can be from internal hemorrhoids, inflammation of the rectum, fistulas, abscess, and fissures. Fecal impaction from severe constipati ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomac ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
Optimize diet: Immediately, i'd focus on a good, balanced diet with addition of fibre such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure you drink plenty of wat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Stern
9 years experience General Surgery
Blood yes: Hemorrhoids can bleed - as many internal hemorrhoids to. Internal hemorrhoids are inside and only sometimes come outside. These usually don't hurt b ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is actually a functional state of the bowel. It should not cause bleeding. Are you thinking about inflammatory bowel co ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Could be..: From hemorrhoids, other anall/rectal issues, such as inflammation, infection, blood flow issues, etc. At your age, tumors and polyps are very uncommon ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stomach flu?: You may be having a viral gastroenteritis in your locale. 2-3 stools/day are not enough to get dehydrated; so, just treat your symptoms, drink plenty ... Read More
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