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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
White strand: You probably passed a worm,possibly a tapeworm

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Red color?: If you are referring to red color it should stop as soon as the beets have passed.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Depends: It depends on what organism is being cultured. Bacterial cultures take only a couple of days. Viral culture may take a few weeks, Newer molecular test ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: It has its own rythm. Hydration and roughage ( fruits and veges ) will improve the situation.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Morell
29 years experience Rheumatology
Have: Stool checked for parasites, or it could be something in your diet. Good luck!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadaf Mustafa
7 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool consistancy: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, the consistency of stools depends upon the type of food you are consuming :) If you are having less fiber in you diet ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Most likely scenario is u'r bowels are working slower. If u have a strong family history of colon cancer I would suggest seeing doc for potential colo ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
29 years experience Phlebology
Hour to days: It takes your body hours to days to reabsorb water from your stool.

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