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