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Doctor insights on: Can You Die From A Build Up Of Fecal Matter

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I have never had this problem b4 but I have a lil bit of mucus in my stool should I be conserd am I goin to die?

I have never had this problem b4 but I have a lil bit of mucus in my stool should I be conserd am I goin to die?

No...: Mucous in the stool is not a sign of any particular pathology and is most commonly associated with irritable bowel. I'd suggest you see your doctor for reassurance. Good luck! ...Read more

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I Have Alot Of Mucus In My Stool. My Stool Is A Solid Rocky Shape Not Diarrhea. What Causes alot of Mucus to build up like that???

I Have Alot Of Mucus In My Stool. My Stool Is A Solid Rocky Shape Not Diarrhea. What Causes alot of Mucus to build up like that???

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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I took Praziquantel for Clonorchiasis, but I have not seen Clonorchis sinensis in my stool. Should I be able to see it, or do they die in your liver?

I took Praziquantel for Clonorchiasis, but I have not seen Clonorchis sinensis in my stool. Should I be able to see it, or do they die in your liver?

Too small to see: The eggs of the liver fluke are released into the stool. The eggs are approximately 20 microns in length & 15 microns in width, so not really detectable by visual examination of the stool. The good news is that the 3-times-daily-for-3-days regimen of praziquantel is more than 90% successful at curing a clonorchiasis infection. If there is any doubt, could verify by rechecking stool at some point. ...Read more

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Hi I've been feeling a bit of a build up in my abdominal, whenever I got to the bathroom my stool is small, not foul smelling but my flatulence are.?

Hi I've been feeling a bit of a build up in my abdominal, whenever I got to the bathroom my stool is small, not foul smelling but my flatulence are.?

Diet...?: Consider a change in foods you are eating. Try probiotics of 50 billion cfu or more and containing multiple different strains of bacteria. Consult with a Nutritionist and a Functional Medicine specialist. You may also need to see a Gastroenterologist or Internal Medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What is a common cause for moderate stool and gas build up in the ascending colon that is causing severe constipation?

What is a common cause for moderate stool and gas build up in the ascending colon that is causing severe constipation?

Some possibilities..: In an otherwise normal, healthy, young adult, causes of gas, bloating, and stool changes may be due to dietary items. Very common is lactose intolerance, which one can figure out if the symptoms go away after avoiding ALL lactose for 3-4 weeks, and symptoms return upon drinking dairy. Eating excess fiber or eating sugar alcohols (diabetic sweeteners) cause similar symptoms. There are other causes. ...Read more

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I have intestinal parasites/worms. My Doctor put me on medication. Will I see the worms come out in my stool when they die?

I have intestinal parasites/worms. My Doctor put me on medication. Will I see the worms come out in my stool when they die?

Possibly: You may see dead worms, fragments or nothing. Most medications for worms are very effective however. Don't worry if you see nothing. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My daughter had X-ray dr said she has stool and gas build up in stomach waiting on ultra sound what could cause this?

My daughter had X-ray dr said she has stool and gas build up in stomach waiting on ultra sound what could cause this?

Constipation: But the diagnosis of constipation is not made with X-ray or ultrasound. Often, these tests are associated with significant cost, and don't help aid in the diagnosis of what is causing abdominal pain. The most frequent cause of abdominal pain, other than constipation (or IBS), in children, is functional abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Scared to death for leukemia. Have had on/off fever for 3 days but temp is normal, got a stool examination and it says "leucocitos 0-1xC" (Spanish)help?

Scared to death for leukemia. Have had on/off fever for 3 days but temp is normal, got a stool examination and it says "leucocitos 0-1xC" (Spanish)help?

Stool study: That only says that you have white cells in your stool which could be sign of infection in the bowels - do you have diarrhoea? You cannot diagnose leukaemia bu stool study- no worry! ...Read more

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Is wormwood complex safe? I read it can cause death. I believe I have parasites how can I kill them natural or meds? White rice looking stuff in stool

Is wormwood complex safe? I read it can cause death. I believe I have parasites how can I kill them natural or meds? White rice looking stuff in stool

Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Be careful and watch your wallet. ...Read more

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I feel like death every day from stomach problems (past two months.) blood & stool tests, h.Pylori/edg/endo/xray & two ekg's. Tests neg.

I feel like death every day from stomach problems (past two months.) blood & stool tests, h.Pylori/edg/endo/xray & two ekg's. Tests neg.

Keep looking: With the symptoms that you have I would certainly keep looking. It sounds like pulmonary function tests are in order if you are having trouble breathing. I would recommend the neurology consult for your dizziness. Ask your doctor if gastroparesis has been ruled out and whether ger d has been ruled out. Sometimes stomach pain can be from a pinched nerve in the back. That's something also that the neurologist could evaluate. ...Read more

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What does white fecal matter indicate?

What does white fecal matter indicate?

Could be mucus: Mucus in the stool could be due to inflammation in your bowels. Not enough info to determine the cause so I would recommend you discuss this further with your GI doctor especially if you have pain or change in bowel habits. ...Read more

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What would happen if you ate fecal matter?

What would happen if you ate fecal matter?

Bacteria: You could become ill as feces contains germs. In some countries "night soil" is still used which can be a cause of spreading disease. ...Read more

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Very large fecal matter all the time. Help?

Very large fecal matter all the time. Help?

Maybe normal for you: Bowel frequency (3-4 daily to every 3-4 days), texture (bristol stool scale 1-7), color, amount, stool size, timing, & almost all other aspects of defecation run a spectrum of "normal" depending on diet, activity, co-morbidities, supplements/drugs taken, cultural aspects, etc. What you describe may be "normal" for you but persistent changes from baseline raise greater concern. Assess fiber intake. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have constant large fecal matter?

That depends: If it is dry, hard and large - then it could mean constipation. To avoid constipation drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day, eat 5 servings of veggies and 4 of fruit and stay physically active. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my fecal matter is sometimes a light brown color its not that light but a little lighter than normal brown?

Is it normal if my fecal matter is sometimes a light brown color its not that light but a little lighter than normal brown?

Stool color can vary: Stool can vary at times, sometimes being a lighter brown and sometimes being a darker brown. If stool continues to get lighter and lighter in color, then there may be a problem with the liver or gallbladder not being able to add enough bile into the small intestine during digestion. ...Read more

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I have chronic constitipation and vomited fecal matter?

I have chronic constitipation and vomited fecal matter?

Urgent go to ER: These are signs of intestinal obstruction what ever the cause call your doctor and go to emergency room immediately for investigations and treatment. ...Read more

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Any help for fecal incontenience?

Any help for fecal incontenience?

Yes.: First you need to have a full evaluation. The treatment options will depend on the underlying cause. 'their are many effective treatments available. Usually see colorectal surgeon or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you explain fecal bacteriotherapy?

Can you explain fecal bacteriotherapy?

Stool transfer: Quite simply, stool from a healthy individual is transferred by enema into the colon of a sick patient. In so doing, the bacterial population from the healthy subject is transplanted into the gut of a patient whose bacterial flora is impaired (as in refractory c.Difficile infection). This experimental technique has recently been picked up by the lay literature & popularized. Don't try it at home! ...Read more

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When viewing a fecal sample, qns stands for?

Not enough sample: Qns means quantity not sufficient.
In the case of a stool sample, apparently not enough sample was given to run the tests ordered. ...Read more

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Why don't you want to dig out a fecal impact ion?

Why don't you want to dig out a fecal impact ion?

Remove impaction: Fecal impaction is not uncommon. Constipation is the underlying cause. What causes the constipation is multiple different dietary and physical challenges. Impaction needs to be removed for it can lead to multiple complications. Commonly associated with abdominal pain possible urinary tract infection possible fever of unknown origin etc. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from fecal culture?

How long does it take to get results from fecal culture?

7-10 days: Depending on the culture that was done, a culture could take a short is 48 hours or as long as a couple weeks. However I tend to tell my patients that 7 to 10 days is a reasonable timeframe to have some good results back. ...Read more

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Fecal occult test came back positive, can it be a false alert?

Fecal occult test came back positive, can it be a false alert?

Get evaluated.: It is impossible to know what the cause of a positive fecal occult blood test means without doing the evaluation necessary. Sometimes a positive test can be the first clue to colon cancer or a large polyp which could eventually be a colon cancer. It is very important for you to follow up on this test. Do not skip this evaluation. It could save your life. Good luck. ...Read more