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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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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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