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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Frothy stools: Infection can. If you have a problem with your pancreas some foods won't digest properly (such as fat) can can create such an appearance.

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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Some possibilities.: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and froth implies not only diarrhea but diarrhea with ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
IBS & dietary : Imbalances (too much fermentation created gas) in diet and ibs in general can do that. Lactose intolerant people might see that. I don't know if it is ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends on cause: Best to get it checked out with stool studies first.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
Mucous in stool: Not normal, Best to see doctor and have this check out. Could be several things but without exam and tests not much to help you at this point.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Bloody stools: You need to go and see a GI doctor asap. Bleeding from the colon can be due to cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, a variety of infectious agents an ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Prob diet related: Flecks of white stuff are probably diet related. Sometimes some meds have casings that pass undigested. Parasites can be white-but generally if you ca ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Melenic specks?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right c ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Probably hemorrhoids: You probably have hemorrhoids which is not life threatening. If you are not convinced then, you will need to see your physician.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible UTI: Can confirm with URinalysis an culture. If at risk of STD, G&C test
A 39-year-old male asked:
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Blood: Seems more likely. Perhaps from a haemorrhoid although there may be other possibilities (fissure, diverticular disease etc). Could be food as some w ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: please consult your physician for a complete exam and stool analysis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Food: The stool color is determined by the germs that live in the intestine and the foods and colors eaten. Gray is ok.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
No, see Dr: Sounds like two issues present--blood in stool (=not normal) and urinary tract infection (=not normal). See your dr / urgent care / er for evaluation ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Colitis: You have some sort of colitis possibly inflammatory bowel disease. See your doctor
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Saha
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Need exam: The best answer will require pictures and examination of your stool. In our practice it is not uncommon to send the stool for examination of parasites ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Get checked for: Ibd / inflammatory bowel disease. Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=87898.
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A 10-year-old female asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
29 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple: Many times if the child is constipated there will be a bit of blood from an anal fissure ( cut) . Sometimes it may mean some viral infection. Sometime ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello, : Hello, when the feces transits too fast through the colon, it doesn't get adequate liquid reabsorbed by the body. The green bile in the feces doesn't ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Felix Chien
22 years experience Family Medicine
Mucin strands: They are essentially mucous threads in the urine and are very common. It doesn't reflect something wrong with your urine. But follow up with your phys ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
11 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not feta: Feta cheese would not look the same coming out, but sesame and other small seeds do look almost identical in your stool. Otherwise unless you are sic ... Read More

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