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white streaks in my stool

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: Continue to observe your stools. Unless they are completely white, it is unlikely it is disease. All the best.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Due to blood, iron, bismuth meds or certain foods.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Blain
25 years experience Family Medicine
Bowels: Description is too short to give educated answer - you need complete history & physical exam including review of systems to get any good idea of w ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Blood: Blood resulting from hard stools may be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Is it painful? Seeing blood in your stools is obviously not normal, so y ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
More likely: than not! Hope although brief...this is helpful! Dr Z
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Black streaks: The black streaks can be from some bleeding in the upper digestive system. Blood when wiping is usually from hemorrhoids, but with the black streaks a ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Can be: Soft stool can be a healthy finding. However, soft stool does not exclude the presence of other abnormalities, such as occult blood in the stool.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
50 years experience Gastroenterology
Several possibilitie: Stool can be dark from iron pills pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or foods like spinach. Black tarry stools may indicate bleeding from the stomac ... Read More
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