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Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Can a stomach virus cause green runny poop. A family member jus got over it, an now I feel nausous and have green runny poop. Should I be worried?

Can a stomach virus cause green runny poop. A family member jus got over it, an now I feel nausous and have green runny poop. Should I be worried?

Gastroenteritis: Hi Courtney, A stomach virus can certainly cause green runny (liquid like stool). The bowel movements can be frequent, and also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting as well abdominal pain, fevers and chills. Most of the time these illnesses are self limited (they stop on their own) and although debilitating are not generally life threatening, unless it persists past a week I would not worry. ...Read more

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My two month old son had a runny bowel movement and there was about a nickel size of bloody mucus in it. What can cause this?

My two month old son had a runny bowel movement and there was about a nickel size of bloody mucus in it. What can cause this?

A polyp or : A hemorrhoid or even a small fistula can cause bleeding. A physical exam at your pediatrician's office will be most likely the best approach to determining the causes. ...Read more

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Why is my poo always runny?

Why is my poo always runny?

Diarrhea or impactio: It is important to know your age and since when you have had this and if you did have constipation in the past. Is it diarrhea or is it stool impaction that only allows the fluid stool to come out. Is it recent onset or you have had it x long time? Bottom line...See a dr either pcp or gastroenterologist. You may need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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My poo is hard, very dark brown and difficult to excrete. Possible causes?

My poo is hard, very dark brown and difficult to excrete. Possible causes?

Few suggestions...: Constipation - hard or infrequent stools - is usually the result of slow transit or ibs (irritable bowel syndrome). Consuming more insoluble fiber (eg. Wheat bran, lentils, some vegetables), water (64+ ounces per day) and active lifestyle can speed up transit through the bowel and relieve your symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more

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Frequently going for a poo and wind. In my poo was a 2.5 inch string. What is this? Whats the cause? Am I indanger?

Frequently going for a poo and wind. In my poo was a 2.5 inch string. What is this? Whats the cause? Am I indanger?

String in poo: Need to know where you live and where did you grow up and where have you lived or visited in last few years. Do you eat string? I not then likely a worm? Do you have picture? Need to see your local GP in Watford. Ask for stool exam. Let us know what they find. You can google worms in stool so see if any look like your string. ...Read more

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What might cause smelly mucus in your poo?

What might cause smelly mucus in your poo?

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, among others. ...Read more

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Having runny poo in heat wave what can I do?

Having runny poo in heat wave what can I do?

Fluids: Immodium ad and plenty of fluids. You can grossly gauge your fluid intake in trying to keep your urine very light to colorless. ...Read more

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I feel sick and have sickly burps and runny poo?

I feel sick and have sickly burps and runny poo?

Sorry to hear that: cannot say in your particular case, but generally,viral infections can do that. pepto bismal specifically cleans things out. it shouldn't have other problems like fever/pain and should be able to keep up with fluids otherwise will need care. ...Read more