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how do probiotics affect stool

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Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Unusual: That's unusual. What led you to take a probiotic? Most likely the stool abnormality is from something other than the probiotic. If it persists more th ... Read More

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Peter Bee
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Needs recheck: Metronidazole or Flagyl is normally used to treat Clostridium difficile colitis, Which is an opportunistic infection, usually caused by antibiotic usa ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
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Yes: Probiotics contain different types of micro-organisms such as yeast (saccharomyces boulardii) and bacteria (such as lactobacillus, bifidobacterium). T ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Pool: Probiotics can impact stool consistency.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: a lot of things. Mostly the calcium and lack of fiber in yogurt is more likely. The probiotics is a bit tricky because most commercial yogurt isn't th ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Probiotics will not interfere with stool studies for ova and parasites.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yong Wen
Dr. Yong Wen answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sounds like you may have bleeding in the stomach. You may continue the omeprazole, but need to see a Gastroenterologist soon.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Probiotics: Probiotics should not cause mucus in the stool. If that situation arises, you should stop the probiotic and see your doctor or a gastroenterologist to ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Weirs
17 years experience Integrative Medicine
Don't worry yet: If you don't feel "sick" I'm less concerned about a dangerous pathological process, but something is going on and it should be evaluated. I would see ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Ive used: Several different probiotics and I have not heard of this, but of course there are so many different products, i can't say anything about the one you ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Taking iron containing preparations or peptobismol or having blood in your stool will make it black.

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