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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 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 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 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 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Multiple causes: How long did you have flat stools? Any other symptoms? Irritable bowel syndrome can cause flat stools for a long time.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
49 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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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed.
A female asked:
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.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stool softener/fiber: First, be sure you are staying well-hydrated with a good intake of water or other fluids. Adequate fiber in the diet is also important to keeping the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding ... Read More
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Dr. Marc Lewbart
18 years experience Emergency Medicine
Dietary sources: often time dark green stools are the result of diet. foods that have blue in them such as blueberries or other blue food coloring can cause dark gree ... Read More
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