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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Stool retention: This is a common problem that is often mishandled by parents & many docs. As soon as a kid realizes they can hold their stools they may choose to ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
37 years experience Internal Medicine
I would: increase fiber and fluids for hydration of stool and if the change in stool persists see a GI doc to look at colon
Dr. Philip Miller
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Bowel caliber/color: any change in the shape or caliber or your stool deserves a GI evaluation.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Yes: Given that history you need anoscopy and colonoscopy
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Black stool: Peptobismol,if you took it, can cause black stool. Otherwise bleeding from the upper gi tract(stomach,duodenum) is a cause of black stool. Your physic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jane Van Dis
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) regland and a typical stool softener like colace will not cause weight gain.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Functional?: It may be that this is all a component of the irritable bowel, which is a functional disorder, or some other in identified functional disorder. Could ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Neal Kraus
11 years experience Hospital-based practice
Blood in stool = ER: Without a compelling and known diagnosis, with constipation and blood in your stool you need urgent and depending on the circumstances even emergent e ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: How long did you have flat stools? Any other symptoms? Irritable bowel syndrome can cause flat stools for a long time.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody ... Read More

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