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Dr. Nadine Yassa
39 years experience in Neurology
No: No.

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Not likely.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Cancer: In some cases, if you have a high-grade rectal cancer it can act like a napkin ring around your colon resulting in bowel movements that are long and n ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Proctocolitis?: Acid reflux has nothing to do with this. Sounds like rectal or colon inflammation (proctocolitis). Maybe worse-than-usual irritable bowel syndrome, bu ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unknown: Many funny looking things in the stool are non-parasites. Did you take a picture? Have this happened more than once? Where have you been? Where do y ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Tsoraides
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can happen: This can happen. Usually due to changes in diet. If you are consistently taking a fiber supplement, then less likely. You should consider regular fi ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul.
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A female asked:
Dr. John Scuba
24 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Stool shape: There are many variables which can affect the size and shape of stool, including the diet, state of physical hydration or dehydration, associated bowe ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: The size and shape of your stool is determined by how long the stool is in your rectum, and the tightness of your anal muscles. Long duration in the ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Weissman
23 years experience in Internal Medicine
Several issues....: First, I'm not clear if you have things that are shaped like almonds embedded in your stool, or if your stool itself is almond-shaped. Second, it is a ... Read More

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