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Doctor insights on: Abnormal Stool Characteristics

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I have abnormal stool, what to do?

I have abnormal stool, what to do?

Change is stool: Habitus is an indication for medical evaluation. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more


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I've been diagnosed with abnormal stool. What is this?

I've been diagnosed with abnormal stool. What is this?

You tell us: The word 'abnormal' is not in any way descriptive enough to give you a valid medical answer. What do you mean specifically by 'abnormal'? ...Read more

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My stool has looked deep green and a little furry. Is that normal / abnormal or what? Does it mean that something is wrong? That is all for now.

My stool has looked deep green and a little furry.  Is that normal / abnormal or what?  Does it mean that something is wrong? That is all for now.

Let me explain: Stool comes in a range of colors. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completely. Green leafy vegetables, green food coloring, such as in flavored drink mixes or ice pops, iron supplements. ...Read more

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Abnormal stool test results.. Worried, what to do?

Abnormal stool test results.. Worried, what to do?

Vague: First provide as complete a story and data to your doctor. It may be trivial, or possibly significant. Please re-ask your question with more information. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal stool test results.. Worried?

Possible reasons for abnormal stool test results.. Worried?

Please clarify: dozens of different tests can be done each with many possible results and meanings. It is your right to get an explanation now. ...Read more

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I have had abnormal stool color... Its been white fot a week? Why would that be?

Liver: There is likely a problem with your liver. You should see your doctor for testing. Bilirubin, which comes from the liver is yellow in color and is normally broken down in the GI tract. It gives stool it's dark brown color. If there is a blockage of bile or decreased production from liver then stool looks clay white. ...Read more

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My stool sample was said to be a bit abnormal and just a little bit out what is normal and healthy is this something I should worry about ?

My stool sample was said to be a bit abnormal and just a little bit out what is normal and healthy is this something I should worry about ?

Need more info: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have been useful to have the actual test results as your statement does not provide any information even about what test was done. Talk to the doctor who ordered the test. ...Read more

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My stool sample come back as abnormal that s all my doctor is telling me?

Stool: Need more info as to he abnormal specimen and why you had a stool specimen done initially. ...Read more

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What could cause abnormal stool (blood)?

What could cause abnormal stool (blood)?

Get checked please: Blood per rectum, separate from or associated with stool regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more

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What foods most likely can give you abnormal amounts of soft stool and gas?

What foods most likely can give you abnormal amounts of soft stool and gas?

GI gas: Prunes, ripe peaches, ripe apricots --- dairy if lactose intolerant- -- beans create gas from husk break down and bacterial actions in colon. ...Read more