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Stools difficult to flush

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clifford Gevirtz
Anesthesiology 41 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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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neigatha Graney
Pediatrics 38 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
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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.
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Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 30 years experience
Mucus: This can be normal secretion of mucus even if the area is diverted based on your cancer history you should be scoped if that has not been done recen... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 24 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
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 39 years experience
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
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Bleier
Colon and Rectal Surgery 22 years experience
Hemorrhoids: Moat common cause for painless bright red bleeding in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement is internal hemorrhoids.
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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.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Family Medicine 34 years experience
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
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 74 years experience
Constipation!: Water absorption is normal and provides a normal stool. Poor diet is the major cause of constipation.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
It is normal for stool that has been left in the toilet bowl to color the surrounding water based on what is left in the stool. Frequently, fibrous pl... Read More
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