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Flat stool with lax a day powder

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
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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Family Medicine 48 years experience
Bowel caliber/color: any change in the shape or caliber or your stool deserves a GI evaluation.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Not Turmeric: Turmeric has anti inflammatory and Anticancer properties. Take 1 tsf daily you can add to vegetable or cooked food. The color of stool you described i... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
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
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Stool: Possible the black could be the product if took alot and it is the "chocolate type" . Ususally you get red blood on stools after constipation, but bl... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Multiple causes: How long did you have flat stools? Any other symptoms? Irritable bowel syndrome can cause flat stools for a long time.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vernon Barton
General Practice 53 years experience
It depends, see belo: If this is a new change in the stool shape, it may just be an enlarged hemorrhoid. If you have had babies, it could be scarring of your anal canal. ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sonja Stiller-martin
Emergency Medicine 27 years experience
See your doctor: If you have had a recent change in your stools-such as described- it may be time to have a colonoscopy and rectal exam to ensure there is nothing comp... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Unlikely: Pale stool usually comes from a lack of bile production. If you are having this regularly, i would seek out the help of a gastroenterologist.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Diarrhea: Diarrhea can range from very mild to severe. For severe diarrhea and associated symptoms, i would recommend going to either the emergency room or urg... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Your anus has transiently formed a nozzle that produces the shape, likely due to past injury by an anal fissure and or intermittent localized swelling... Read More
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