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Change in diet leads to change in stools?

Change in diet leads to change in stools?

Typically: Consistency of input affects consistency of output. Irregular intake of fiber containing foods, spicy foods, fluids, physical activity, hormonal status, medications, various carbohydrates, fat, type of protein, etc. Affect bowel frequency, consistency of stool, associated symptoms like gas. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Change in stools?

What is the definition or description of: Change in stools?

Change in stools =: change to amount, frequency, texture, color or odor or bowel movements/ feces. ...Read more

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Endometiosis cause pelvic pain, pain with hard stools, change in stools, constant period-like cramps?

Endometiosis cause pelvic pain, pain with hard stools, change in stools, constant period-like cramps?

Yes: Endometriosis involving the recto-vaginal area certainly can cause those symptoms. A careful examination by your gyn should be able to determine if this problem is present. Fortunately minimally invasive surgery can cure the problem in most cases. Make sure your gyn is an expert in laparoscopic procedures of this type so you can avoid a large abdominal incision. ...Read more

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Noticable change in stools,Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements.what could this be at 24 yrs old?

Noticable change in stools,Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements.what could this be at 24 yrs old?

Blood in stool: The combination of blood in the stool with accompanying mucus is possibly suggestive of some form of inflammation of the colon, or colitis. There are also other possibilities, but since it is such a big change in your normal stool appearance, I would recommend you see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Embarrassing question but what could cause green maybe green blue areas in my normal colored stool. No diet change. 3 days in a row.

Embarrassing question but what could cause green maybe green blue areas in my normal colored stool. No diet change. 3 days in a row.

See answer: The vast major of green and blue discolorations of one's stool are related to diet and not disease. Green (blue+yellow =green)poop can be seen with excess green leafy vegetables (chlorophyll), excess iron, artificial food dyes (ice cream, cake frosting, liquorice candy, etc). Less often by excess bile. Blue poop most often also related to food dyes (e.g. Blue curaƧao, grape soda). Re-evaluate diet. ...Read more

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I have oily orange stool with no major changes to my diet. Should i be concerned.

I have oily orange stool with no major changes to my diet. Should i be concerned.

See your doctor: See your doctor to discuss this. Sometimes stool can change from diet, medications, infection, or other problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Other than diet changes what could cause my stool to be less firm and far more smelly?

Lot of possibilities: Diet changes would be the most common cause, other possibilities would be lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, gluten sensitivity, problems with your pancreas, or an intestinal infection. Give it some time and notice any pattern with your diet or any exposures to others with diarrhea, if it doesn't get better in a week or so, or if you have fever, pain, or dizziness, see a doctor. ...Read more

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For the past 2 months i haven't had a solid stool. There are no changes in my diet nor any sickness?

For the past 2 months i haven't had a solid stool. There are no changes in my diet  nor any sickness?

Chronic diarrhea: Can be caused by many things, such as infection, inflammatory bowel disease such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, dietary intolerance, malignant tumor, hormone secreting tumors, etc. So it is best to go to doctor for specific recommendation. ...Read more

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I started weight watchers this week and I noticed my stool is a clay color. Could this be due to a change in diet?

I started weight watchers this week and I noticed my stool is a clay color. Could this be due to a change in diet?

Yes, possibly: The change you see in the color of your stool could be from your new healthier eating choices. I would not worry, though, since this color does not represent any health risk, and better eating is certainly a plus. Congratulations! Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Brown stringy stool with mucus. No pain and no changes in diet or anything. Day 2 that I've noticed it. What could it be? I'm very scared

Brown stringy stool with mucus. No pain and no changes in diet or anything. Day 2 that I've noticed it.
What could it be? I'm very scared

Bowel irregularity: Sometimes the bowels get upset. Need more information, Age, part of world, other meds, diseases. Usually bowel consistency changes with diet. Have you eaten differently ? Any seafood? Shellfish? Water contamination, out of country? Need more information. Probiotics by mouth at the pharmacy are useful for getting the gut back on tract after a normal doctor exam. ...Read more

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I've had problems w/ hard stools for a few years now & even when i changed up diet, it persisted but i don't chew my food all the way, could that be y?

I've had problems w/ hard stools for a few years now & even when i changed up diet, it persisted but i don't chew my food all the way, could that be y?

I don't think so...: Chronic constipation can be managed with diet and medications. Low residue foods can cause hard stools.I would suggest, at least 64 oz. Water per day, dried apricots 6 halves, with lunch everyday until regulated. Alternatively a packet of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in the am as part of a balanced breakfast. The other aspect to remember is to make a concerted effort to stool daily when the urge moves you-don't wait. ...Read more

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Recently, my stool is very sticky and I must push long and hard to expel, & then the remaining stool is loose & watery.. I have no change in my diet. ?

Recently, my stool is very sticky and I must push long and hard to expel, & then the remaining stool is loose & watery.. I have no change in my diet. ?

Get a scope: If you haven't already see your doctor for a colonoscope and further testing to ensure you don't have anything else in your intestines. As bowel movements can vary at your age its best to rule out other disorders first. Good luck ...Read more

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I have blood with the mucus. I'm fourteen, and have been having relatively narrow stools. Could this be simply a matter of diet change or a serious disease, what to do?

I have blood with the mucus. I'm fourteen, and have been having relatively narrow stools. Could this be simply a matter of diet change or a serious disease, what to do?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood with the mucus. I'm fourteen, and have been having relatively narrow stools. Could this be simply a matter of diet change or a serious disease?

What to do if I have blood with the mucus. I'm fourteen, and have been having relatively narrow stools. Could this be simply a matter of diet change or a serious disease?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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54 f change my diet drastically and started working out lost 23 lbs since 5/15 have ibs The last 2 weeks I'venoticed my stools softer and a bit flat?

IBS: This is not unusual for IBS. You're at the age where a screening colonoscopy is recommended. This would reassure you that you have no colon pathology. If your stools are too soft, avoid harsh roughage in your diet. ...Read more

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Green stool and putrid flatulence from diet change perhaps, what to do?

Green stool and putrid flatulence from diet change perhaps, what to do?

See below: 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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