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Causes Of Stool Small Caliber
On and off for a while I notice tiny round balls stools that break off and float (1 or 2 very small). Was wondering if it was any cause for concern?
Hi there. I am experiencing small fuzzy stool at the moment, I have been feeling very anxious and I wonder if this can cause it. Also had bad appitite?
Anxiety: Anxiety can stir up irritable bowel syndrome which can cause either constipation or loose stools. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen, or if there is abdominal pain, bloody or black stools, nausea or vomiting. Stress management therapy may be advisable which you will discuss with your physician. ...Read more
What would cause a sudden onset of passing small pebble stool covered in thick white mucus/fatty like substance?
Fat/fiber: With mucous is the most common reason for this to occur. ...Read more
? Irritable bowel: Orange jelly-like stool often means that the mucous lining of your intestines is sloughing off and getting mixed in with your bowel movements. The common cause of this is irritable bowel syndrome. In IBS--a very common condition among us highly-stressed folks who maybe are not eating the healthiest diet--the body can alternate between constipation, normal bowel movements, and diarrhea. ...Read more
I just discovered black small threads in my stool, I have had off/on issues for the past 2 weeks, any cause for concern?
No: Likely from something you are. Are you having other symptoms? ...Read more
I had a small amount of fresh blood in my stool. Can it be when one exerts! Wht should I do. What are probable causes. Help.
Hemorrhoid.: A small amount of fresh blood in the stool, especially when seen on the toilet paper, is likely due to a hemorrhoid. This is just a bulging blood vessel that leaks. However, any time you see blood in your stool you should have it checked out by a doctor to be sure. Blood mixed with stool can be a sign of colon cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. But what you describe sounds like a hemorrhoid! ...Read more
My stool has been light brown with what appears to be blood in it. The. Blood is red in color. Also small amount of blood on tissue. Causes?
Bloody stool: You need to see your doctor or gastroentrologist right away, it could be an infection, hemorrhoids, polyps, analysis fissur & so on, if you can't see a doctor soon go to ER. Good luck. ...Read more
What would cause recurring small white spots / flakes in stool that are almost like seeds and don't seem to be linked to any particular food?
? medicines: Besides foods, the most common reason is medicines that have small capsules within a capsule that enables delivery of the medicine beyond the stomach to avoid harsh acid. There are many medicines, including over the counter or even dietary supplements that use microcapsules. However, if with pain, nausea, blood, fever, or recent change in bowel habits, would suggest following up with a doctor ...Read more
Virus/bad food: There are several things that can cause these symptoms. You could have gotten a virus or some bad food. If you took antibiotics recently that could be a cause. You could also have lactose intolerance. Try avoiding dairy, taking some antacids and adding a probiotic. If you develop a fever or severe abdominal pain see your doctor. ...Read more
Blood?: Are you referring to bleeding in the stool? I'm entirely unaware of that complaint in patients taking Klonopin (clonazepam) (as far as anybody I've ever treated throughout training and practice). One source I'm referencing fails to list this in their side effects for 1-10% of the time so if it does happen it's more rare than finding intelligent politicians. I cannot find any source listing blood in stool ...Read more
Small black lump in stool I cant think of anything I would have ate to cause this should I be concerned?
Black lump: No worries. If it recurs see your doctor. ...Read more
I had a very small piece of red stool is this most likely caused from the pizza I had 2 days ago? I am 16 years old.
I am not sure...: It is improvident to be certain that you are not bleeding so further history is needed. I wonder why you isolated the pizza as the cause knowing you have eaten other things. I will advise a visit with your doctor for proper assessment. Take care go easy on pizza though!!! ...Read more
What could cause white specks in stool? They're very small, almost like seeds or bits of feta cheese. Rest of stool is brown.
Probably not feta: Feta cheese would not look the same coming out, but sesame and other small seeds do look almost identical in your stool. Otherwise unless you are sick in some way, having unintentional weight loss, blood in stool, then this is unlikely to be significant and almost certainly something you ate. ...Read more
In a 16 year old, what would be the most likely cause for a rare streak of bright red blood on stool with small peaces of redish-clear mucus?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What are these small flecks floating in the water? After I defecate there are small flecks floating in the stool. Not black. What causes this?
Stool: Has various consistencies. It could be regular stool, or something more serious. Serious issues with stool are generally accompanied by systemic symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, fevers, weight loss, abdominal pain. If you are worried about or have any of the about please see a Doctor. ...Read more
I have noticed dark colored maybe black but not tarry small patches in my stool, I eat a lot of chicken but nothing else tht cud cause color. Is it ok?
To clear doubt, you should get your stool tested for occult blood. You may be able to buy a kit at a drug store to do the test yourself at home.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I feel pain when I'm pooping usually its hard stool. Last time I poop there was a small amount of blood on my stool. What can it be and the cause?
I think I have hemorrhoid. But it so small no pain, irritation besides I saw sometime blood in my stool. Give some medicine to cure before it cause pain?
Can mild reactive gastritis and small HH cause LUQ pain (around rib and side) & formed but loose stools?
Small red spot on stool rest of it looked normal. Ate dried cranberries could that be the cause or is it blood?
Cranberries could: Do it. Continue to monitor your stool for the next few days. Take care. ...Read more
Can excess stool in the colon cause general intestinal "rumbling"? Can excess stool in the colon cause backup into the small intestine? What exams?
I have soft stools that are dark brown. I had a colonoscopy 6 months ago. One small polyp was removed. I take Xanax XR & Effexor (venlafaxine) xr. What is cause?
What type of polyp?: U r better of if u see u GI physician and discuss that with him. ...Read more
C-scopy 2/2014 - unremarkable result. Believe I saw blood yesterday on stool no streaks / 2 small red liquid patches half a dime size; ate tomato slice on sandwich yesterday. Family history of polyps (m, d, younger brother), Cause for concern?
Not likely: Since your reportedly normal scope 2 yrs ago. Probably OK to watch for now and see if same happens again in next couple months. But, it is hard to put a price tag on peace of mind of normal scope now if you check again. You could ask person who did your last scope what they advise. There is no single right answer now, but what makes most sense to you now. ...Read more
Small cracker crumb size speck of bright blood in stool only, painful 2 pass happened 1 other time in teen no diaherra. Cause? Cancer??
Probably Hemorrhoid: Cancer is very unlikely. If you have a history of constipation, you may have developed a hemorrhoid. Generally, people will notice a speck (or sometimes more) of bright red blood on the toilet paper after a hard bowel movement. If there is blood in the stool (red or black/tarry which is older blood) or a substantial amount of blood, you should see a doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Can a public toilet water be contaminated & cause infection/transmit diseases if it has a small piece of stool stuck in it&it splashed onto my vagina?
No: You should be fine.! A small splash should not cause a problem ...Read more
Been diagnosed with h pylori, one symptom is small hard stool or hard stool al stuck together, could this be caused by the infection? Hav lots of wind!
Good diet inc fibre but suffer with consterpation. I am on contraceptive pill an told by gp than can cause this. I have small ball stools any advise?
Increase fluid. .: You can get all the fiber you want, but if not enough fluid in the stool, it will still be hard and tough to pass. If the fiber and plenty of fluids (100 ounces a day or more) are not doing the trick, try a product that promotes increased water content of stools such as polyethylene glycol (peg, brand name MiraLAX or similar generics). Limit dairy intake, and listen to body when you do need to go. ...Read more
Some loose stool, pain/burn in rectum after using restroom, small amt of bloody mucous last week, feel as though could go more sometimes. Causes? Stress
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