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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool urgency: While stool urgency to the degree that you describe is not normal, it is also not uncommon. Before embarking upon further testing though, I would reco ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Aoki
Dr. Jon Aoki answered
41 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need more fiber: Important to "bulk up" your stools to reduce difficulty having a bowel movement. Eat fiber rich food and try adding metamucil to your supplements.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Esp ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
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You'llNeedYrDoc4This: First, consider your diet.What could pass through undigested (coconut flakes or shreds;bits of something eaten inadvertently).Next consider that maybe ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Hard 2 say: But there are many other non-blood causes of dark stools (meds, diet, etc) . Fortunately it is easy to tell by bringing a small sample to your md to ... Read More
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Diverticulosis: Ask your physician on your next visit whether it is worth 'scoping you to look for diverticular disease. It is not especially treatable. The diverticu ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Are you normal?: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
Stool : Stool consistency changes depending on a variety of factors, usually dietary, but also can be influenced by things like gastrointestinal infections, m ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Can't tell from here: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) t ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Considered fiber?: Fiber, of both water soluble & water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fib ... Read More

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