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Beige stools for several months. What should I do? Should I do any kind of test?

Beige stools for several months. What should I do? Should I do any kind of test?

Check liver tests: You should see a physician for a general exam and blood work to specifically evaluate your liver function tests. These will measure your bilirubin level and overall liver health. Discuss whether you have had any abdominal discomfort, change in bowel habits, weight loss or fever. This may not ultimately be any significant problem, but if you have noticed a change, it is worth getting checked out. ...Read more

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Light beige stools despite all that I have ate. Started 3 months ago. Blood work shows normal. HX of gastritis. No other symptoms.

Light beige stools despite all that I have ate. Started 3 months ago. Blood work shows normal. HX of gastritis. No other symptoms.

Need stool studies: I'm not sure what "light beige" means, but I assume there was a change in stool color over the past 3 months. A stool analysis could help. Assuming the stool is solid, a fat analysis could tell you if you have a problem with fat malabsorption. Too little points to a change in your diet. Too much points to a pancreas or biliary problem. See a doctor / GI or talk to someone on HealthTap Prime. Thx. ...Read more

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Have a lot of gas, go to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day and its beige stool that has orange oily in tiolet bowl and when I wipe?

Have a lot of gas, go to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day and its beige stool that has orange oily in tiolet bowl and when I wipe?

Usually due To Dietذ: Change of bowel color or consistency is usually due to our diet. Irritable bowel also us a possibility. Try to increase your fiber intake, and gluten free diet for a while, if no change must see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that I've had for 2 days?

I recently started taking 250mg of magnesium and potassium aspartate and am wondering if this is causing the beige/grey stool that I've had for 2 days?

Not likely: 250 mg of Magnesium-Potassium Aspartate (presumably, 250 mg of each) provides only 50 mg each of magnesium and potassium. Aspartic acid, combined with these minerals, acts as a mineral transporter, to enhance their uptake into cells. I don't know of any reason why this would alter your stool color. ...Read more

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My 3y/o daughter have been passing watery yellow stool or a firm but soft beige color like stool. But today she had a loose gray stool. What's wrong? Ty

My 3y/o daughter have been passing watery yellow stool or a firm but soft beige color like stool. But today she had a loose gray stool. What's wrong? Ty

Many causes: There are many causes and the only way to come to a diagnosis would be to have her examined and also have microscopic examination of her stools. In addition to bacteria and viruses we also need to look for Giardia and amoebas. This can also happen due to allergy and milk intolerance. So make an appointment and have her seen. ...Read more

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I have noticed a change in my stool - some cramping, smaller stool, beige-brown colored mucus. No blood. I recently changed my multivitamin to centrum

I have noticed a change in my stool - some cramping, smaller stool, beige-brown colored mucus. No blood. I recently changed my multivitamin to centrum

Not the vitamins: I doubt this is the vitamin. That might be blood in the stool as the color can vary depending on where it is bleeding. Either way sounds like a trip to your doctor is in order. ...Read more

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I have white/ beige specks/ flakes in my stool. At first I thought it was because I was eating too much white tortilla chips. What could be the cause?

I have white/ beige specks/ flakes in my stool. At first I thought it was because I was eating too much white tortilla chips. What could be the cause?

Mucus: More than likely these are specks of mucus from your rectum. This is usually not a serious issue unless you're experiencing bowel problems as well. If you have further concerns, a stool specimen can be given to the laboratory for analysis. ...Read more

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Hii have had 3 days non stop headache. Diarrhoea "stool is creamy textured, color is light beige, close to white".Tired and lightheaded.

Hii have had 3 days non stop headache. Diarrhoea "stool is creamy textured, color is light beige, close to white".Tired and lightheaded.

Headaches: Diarrhea, tiredness, lightheadedness and headache may also just a viral gastroenteritis. Maintain yourself well hydrated. Considered gatorade to replenish electrolytes. Consult your physician if symptoms worsen or persist to establish adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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5 yr old has last two nights needed toilet at bedtime and not made it - loose stools not quite diarrohea, soft and beige. Now has abdominal pains?

5 yr old has last two nights needed toilet at bedtime and not made it - loose stools not quite diarrohea, soft and beige. Now has abdominal pains?

Loose, stools: The change in consistency and the abdominal pains could be a viral gastroenteritis. Keep him on a bland diet and avoid juice or milk until well. If abdominal pain is persistent or fever or blood in stool develops get him seen by his Doctor. ...Read more

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How to soften Stools?

How to soften Stools?

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 through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful medication too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Why is my stool green?

Why is my stool green?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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Is soft stool healthy.

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. ...Read more

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Why is my stool so dark?

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 stomach area and should be checked right away. ...Read more

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Darker than normal stool.

Darker than normal stool.

Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed. ...Read more

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What causes frothy stools?

What causes frothy stools?

Change in bowels: Frothy stools can be due to fat malabsorption altered intestinal motility and medications. ...Read more

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How I do soften my stools?

How I do soften my stools?

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 stool soft. If these things are not enough then a stool softener such as docusate sodium can be used. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

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 then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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What does blue stool mean?

What does blue stool mean?

Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring. ...Read more

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Why is my stool dark green?

Why is my stool dark green?

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 green stools. If this persists after eliminating this from your diet then you may want to consider seeing a medical professional ...Read more

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What makes your stool green?

What makes your stool green?

Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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How can I pass a large stool?

How can I pass a large stool?

Hydrate well.: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per /day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Stay physically active w regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. Please discuss your hemorrhoids w your physician. If this is not sufficient. Disimpaction is sometimes. ...Read more

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Why do I have small stool????

Why do I have small stool????

Can't tell from here: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more

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Tiny trace of black in stool?

Tiny trace of black in stool?

Melenic specks?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Persistent melena esp. With dyspeptic symptoms however warrants md visit. ...Read more

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Which colour stool is normal?

Which colour stool is normal?

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 pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes — changing the pigments from green to brown. ...Read more

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Why is my stool always loose?

Well ask your doctor: Many causes for this. Some are serious. So go see your doc. Regular means regular formed stools daily. If not = consult a doc. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black?

What causes stool to be black?

Black Stool: Can be related to taking medications (like pepto bismal). If the stool is black, stinky and sticky - it may be due to rectal bleeding (melena). If that is the case - it should be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Mocus on stool? Is that normal?

Not normal but: Likely not serious or it could be a sign of ibd/ inflammmatory bowel disease. See ur pcp or GI for work up. Take care! Http://ibdcrohns. About. Com/od/relatedconditions/f/mucusstool. Htm. ...Read more