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Bulky Stool (Overview)

Bulky stool = passing large, dry amt of feces.


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What can cause bulky stool?

What can cause bulky stool?

Constipation: If stool is overly dry - the texture may become hard & rough. If there is significant fiber intake without adequate hydration - that can also be an issue. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat high fiber foods and drink water. Exercise regularly. Try to get in 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables per day. ...Read more

Bulky Stool (Overview)

Bulky stool = passing large, dry amt of feces.


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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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What can cause bulky stool?

Constipation: If stool is overly dry - the texture may become hard & rough. If there is significant fiber intake without adequate hydration - that can also be an issue. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat high fiber foods and drink water. Exercise regularly. Try to get in 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables per day. ...Read more

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What causes pale bulky stool, ?

What causes pale bulky stool, ?

Pale bulky stools: Pale bulky stools are due to steatorrhoea, or called malabsorption syndrome.It is due to failure to absorp nutrients from gastro intestinal tract.There are at least 200 causes of the syndrome.Celiac disease is one of the most common inherited malabsorption syndrome. ...Read more

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Stools float since October last year had test at doctors for my blood they said my pancreas and liver was ok but my stools are bulky and curved shape?

Stools float since October last year had test at doctors for my blood they said my pancreas and liver was ok but my stools are bulky and curved shape?

Stools float : Usually my patient say they have stool that float suggest a malabsorption issues you're not absorbing the fat in your diet – that is entering into your stool causing it to float. You should be checked for a Malibsorbtion conditions such as ciliac disease ...Read more

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White thick mucus stuff in stool?

Mucous in stool: Not normal, Best to see doctor and have this check out. Could be several things but without exam and tests not much to help you at this point. ...Read more

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My 11mos old baby have fat globules in his stool?

My 11mos old baby have fat globules in his stool?

Stool: Fat in stool may be due to malabsorption. Followup with baby's doctor re stool changes. ...Read more

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Why was my last stool white and looked like a fat worm?

Not sure.: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for pattern of extremely light stools. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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Sudan IV test shows fat in stool. What is the next step to finding out why fat is being malabsorbed?

Sudan IV test shows fat in stool. What is the next step to finding out why fat is being malabsorbed?

Number of tests: The work up of fat malabsorption includes the stool study already done, blood work, abdominal imaging and ERCP. These tests can be done under the supervision of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I recently had stool with what looked like a red thick string, is this something I should get checked out right away?

I recently had stool with what looked like a red thick string, is this something I should get checked out right away?

Blood in stool: Blood in a bowel movement is abnormal and in your age group a minor condition like anal fissure or hemorrhoid is a usual cause. Since you are not bleeding profusely and don't have abnormal bowel symptoms otherwise there is no urgency in being examined but you could discuss this with your physician or Gynecologist who will advise you. ...Read more

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My stool is never hard anymore. Always soft & mushy. Hard to pass. Why might this be? Sometimes easy cause it's thick watery.

Multiple reasons: Interfere diet has changed where you are not taking in adequate fiber will have soft and mushy stool. Also if there is a reason to have increased water in urine or stool from gastrointestinal disorder like malabsorption this could be the reason. Any reason that you might have developed diabetes? Has your fluid intake increased dramatically? ...Read more

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Every 2/3 weeks I have thick mucous in and around my stool. It's sticky, quite thick, and has the consistency of rubber cement. what is it?

Every 2/3 weeks I have thick mucous in and around my stool. It's sticky, quite thick, and has the consistency of rubber cement. what is it?

Human Glue Factory: Mucus in the stool is a normal lubricant for passage and ejection but grossly visible amounts indicate some form of irritation or inflammation, unless this is just a normal variance for you. The serious causes are usually accompanied by some pain or cramps and maybe some blood. The consistency of the mucus has a lot to do with hydration. Do you take enough fluids?? See someone about this problem. ...Read more

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My test show that i have malabsorption(fat and amydon on stool) . What diet should i have. And how can i find out what causes it? Thank you!

My test show that i have malabsorption(fat and amydon on stool) .  What diet should i have.  And how can i find out what causes it? Thank you!

Gastroenterologist: There is more than one cause for malabsorption syndrome and you need to see a board certified gastroenterologist who can properly diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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