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White stripes in stool

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
If you stool is soft all the time, the fissure should heal in 2-4 weeks. If it has not healed in 8 weeks, you may need different treatment. Visit this... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 35 years experience
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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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 32 years experience
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
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 45 years experience
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.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 52 years experience
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 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
Internal Medicine 56 years experience
Multiple causes: How long did you have flat stools? Any other symptoms? Irritable bowel syndrome can cause flat stools for a long time.
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A female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 25 years experience
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 female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 29 years experience
Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 54 years experience
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
Emergency Medicine 21 years experience
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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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 51 years experience
Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile... Read More
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