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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Early virus: The commonest cause of this group of symptoms would be a viral gastrointestinal infection which usually runs its course in several days with the only ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation/GI blee: Constipation and GI bleed will present as such. See g.I specialist.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See a doc: Sound potentially a little concerning, though likely nothing worrisome but need to be sure it's not a partial colon obstruction, with bleeding see a d ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Solid food?: Is he taking any solid foods? Bananas can create stringy objects in stool. If exclusively breastfed and having stringy stool, follow up with doctor ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
14 years experience Family Medicine
Thoughts...: Can't say whether or not it's a worm, but the food you eat contributes to the stool's consistency and appearance. Foods with high insoluble fiber (ce ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: She need to be evaluated by her pediatrician to have stool culture to find the cause so be treated
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
See md: several possibilities including infection, parasites, inflammation, polyps, etc.Tumors/cancers less likely at your age, but not impossble.Dark red blo ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Parasites: Most parasitic infections in the usa are uncommon and very few will produce the type of structure you have described. Although doubt that these are w ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Several possibilitie: Stool can be dark from iron pills pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or foods like spinach. Black tarry stools may indicate bleeding from the stomac ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed.

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