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What to do if I have high calprotectin in my stool. I continue to cramp in the fetal position for hours. What can I do?
See a Doctor: Fecal Calprotectin is an indication of inflammation in your intestines. Please see a Gastrointestinal specialist. They will give you some medications for long term control. It is best to treat it by following your doctors instructions. Please see a nutritionist as well who will guide you with diet instructions. Till you see a doctor, please apply some ice packs for 20 minutes several times a day. ...Read more
Yes!: Looking at the stool tells us incredible info regarding the good bacteria and pathogenic bacteria in your stool. Remember 70% of your immune system is in your GI tract! taking antibiotics alters the bacteria in your stool. Lack of the good bacteria in your stool can lead to lack of absorption of important nutrients. ...Read more
Ergonomics, mindful: Comfortable, supportive chair; good lighting; work station set at a good height, computer screen at a good height, angle, distance. Mindfulness of position and posture. Frequent enough breaks to change position, stretch, look at distance to rest eyes. Can google re: setting up a comfortable work space. ...Read more
Motility: The colon is the last part of the tube we call the GI tract. The colon's primary job is absorption of water and storage of solid waste until defecation. There are circular & longitudinal muscles that contract sequentially to both mix food so it contacts the colon lining effectively (& thus promotes absorption) as well as propels food forward toward the rectum. Various stimuli control the process. ...Read more
Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. What causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? Is that colon infection?
It suggests presence: Or propensity to develop inflammatory bowel disease/ibd - crohns dse and ulcerative colitis. Discuss with your GI dr in details or read more info online (pls check link below ) certain genetic or environmental factors can contribute to these conditions. No particular diet is advised so it's observation on the food that triggers them is the key. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a liver cyst that measures 6.2 cm, my doctor recommended blood and stool test for parasite. The results are negative so what treatment for it?
Is it safe to take exlax if im already having really soft stools-but it never seems like its all coming out?
Not sure.: You're describing a "sensation of incomplete evacuation". but we don't know if you're truly retaining stool or if it just feels like it. Ex-lax can cause diarrhea and cramps especially in IBS sufferers. Adding natural fiber to you diet might normalize your stools and is a healthier option than ExLax. Also, unless you have an intestinal obstruction, everything's coming out okay in the end. ...Read more
Can fatigue and mucus and blood in stool be related to anything thats not cancerous or life threatening?
Yes (Colitis): Anything that causes inflammation of the inner lining of the large intestine can cause these symptoms, including inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis), infections, etc. Many of these processes do not get better on their own: please see a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it necessery to take another stool test after finishing the 10 days treatment duration of e. Histolytica? When can e.Histolytica become lethal?
Entameba histolytica: Unless you become symptomatic again it is probably unnecessary to repeat testing. Amoebiasis can be fatal when it spreads outside the colon, usually to the liver, but also to the central nervous system, lungs, heart, and other areas. This is not very common in the usa. ...Read more
Will i benefit from stool studies at age 35 when i alway have bulky fatty greasy floaty smelly stools light brown not light grey or yellow.Or just ibs?
Yes: The stools that you are describing probably mean that you are not properly absorbing some of the fats in your diet. This could mean that you are not absorbing certain nutrients either. Having your doctor order stool tests for fecal fat would confirm this. Although mal-absorbtion of fats could be associated with ibs, you need to be evaluated to rule out other problems first. ...Read more
Painful lump or blister in my rectum. Painful while passing stool. Difficult to get some sleep due to the pain.
Doubt internal hemrr: One reliable characteristic of internal hemrroids is that they are not painful. The may or may not bleed. Painful mass may represent external hemrroid, abcess, herpes simplex, or a fissure that had become inflamed and begun granulating, giving the general sense of a mass. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Constipation?: Stools that are painful are usually rooted in constipation. I would encourage stool softeners and fluids. Hard or large stools can cause fissures or tearing of the anus and be very painful. Dehydration a low fiber diet and even certain medications or supplements can contribute. If they continue, you should be seen by your family physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My stools have been floating for years. I've had stool tested for fat a couple of times and the results were negative. What could be the cause?
Floating stool: Increased undigested fat may cause your stool to float ...Read more