U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A female asked:

when i poop its normal brown color but when i wipe only yellow gooey stuff is seen on the paper. i currently suffer from a lot stress and anxiety.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. John Michel
Family Medicine 46 years experience
Irritable bowel.: The stool being normal is ok.The gooey stuff as you say is only stool with more water. The colon develops a rapid transit time and the stool does not get the water taken out. This is very common in irritable bowel. The stress and anxiety is very common to create this picture.This is a physical sign of what is done to the body by stress.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

A 31-year-old member asked:

What is a better treatment for anxiety and ocd, Paxil (paroxetine) or nafazodone?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Passer
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Clomipramine: One of the best medications for OCD is called clomipramine, aka anafranil. It is in the class of medications called tricyclic antidepressants. While is may have more side-effects than paxil, (paroxetine) it may also be more benefits. Also, Paxil (paroxetine) can raise the levels of clomipramine which could potentially affect one's heart, so it is best to be off Paxil (paroxetine) for at least one week before taking the first dose.
A member asked:

Diabetic, have not had a bowel movement in 3 days, why?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
Constipation: Constipation causes are variable. Is diabetes well controlled? Increase dietary fiber and water intake. Fiber supplement such as benefiber or citrucel or konsyl may be of benefit. If problem persists, see your doctor.
Medford, OR
A 33-year-old female asked:

I have blood in stools for two days now. But I ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 38 years experience
False hematochezia: Certain foods can color your stool red and can mimic hematochezia (bright red blood in the stool):red gelatin or jello, popsicles, or kool-aid, tomato juice or soup, and large amounts beets. If the red stool persists after avoiding the culprit food item for a few days, it is wise to report this to your doctor for further work-up.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Is Lexapro (escitalopram) effective at treating social anxiety disorder and/or pmdd?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Lexapro (escitalopram): At therapeutic dose, yes.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What can I do about my anxiety attacks all day at work?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Maybe: Anxiety can be treated with medications for daily feelings with paxil, buspar, (buspirone) or if needed with like xanax if only occasionally. Natural remedies are vitamin d, holy basil, calm's forte, hypnosis, acupuncture, and getting your thyroid and adrenal hormones checked since they are also linked to anxiety.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Apr 5, 2021
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.