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Bowel Movement Color
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Lower and upper abdominal cramps, frequent bowel movements, 6 or more bowel movements a day, tannish color soft stool but anus fissure. What is this?
Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested.If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, i will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more
R/O IBS: IBS IS SX OF EXCLUSION.. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori . you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you define diarrhea, is it bowel movement consistency or frequency? Is one lose stool bowel movement diarrhea?
I'm having bloody stool, thin, pencil-like stools, blue stool, unintentional weight loss, feeling of unfinished bowel movement, mild abdominal pain?
Please see below: This could be due to an infective process, if this continues, please see a doctor. ...Read more
Bowel frequency: Normal bowel frequency varies from person to person. What's constipation to one person might be considered diarrhea to someone else. From healthcare perspective, we're more concerned about changes in bowel habits & frequencies. If your stool is consistently fluffy, ragged & mushy (bristol type 6: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/bristol_stool_scale), then you're normal as long as no pain or weightless. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe bile, fat: Pale, yellow, foul smelling. Bulky, sticky stools can be seen with fat malabsorption , as may be seen with pancreatic disease, cystic fibrosis, celiac sprue, crohn's disease, olestra use, Alli use (with excess fat intake). Of course, yellow stool could just be that you ate a lot of carrots and squash. If it continues, if you have cramps, weight loss, nausea, pain, etc. See your doc. ...Read more
Passing pink fluid when passing gas have bright red blood with dowel movements/bowel habits have changed
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