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Stools difficult to flush

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 40 years experience
Too much fat: Floating smelly stools are a sign of fat in the stool. This can result from poor digestion of fat in food, eg from a lack of an enzyme called lipase,... Read More

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Needless Worry: Your child's skin is a very good barrier to infection. Just good soap and water to clean up you both is all you should worry about.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 37 years experience
See Your Doctor: Stool color is affected by the diet and digestive processes. Some diseases interfere with normal digestion which can also lead to abnormal stool color... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Probably normal : There is no sense guessing without a lot more information . Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Rectal bleeding: There multiple causes of rectal bleeding starting from hemorrhoids or anal fissures to polyps, inflammatory diseases and tumors. Without take more his... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Depends: 1. Stool should not discolor toilet water, but may stain the bowl. Some foods (spinach (green stools) beets(red stool) or some food color additives ma... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Bleier
Colon and Rectal Surgery 21 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Moat common cause for painless bright red bleeding in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement is internal hemorrhoids.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Mcgowan
Specializes in Family Medicine
Stool: This is likely related to your alcohol intake but if this is a new finding and not normal for you, I would discuss with a GI doctor.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Orange urine: Could the orange color be her urine? If so, need to take her to the doctor to rule out any problems with a simple urine test. Try increasing her fluid... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Constipation!: Water absorption is normal and provides a normal stool. Poor diet is the major cause of constipation.

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