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Cramps And Light Brown Soft Stools
I have very light light brown stool and I have light light cramps should I wait a couple says to go to consult my doctor?
I had stomach cramps on Thursday and yesterday and today I had the urge to go to the loo. When I did, I passed light brown watery stools.
When you have diarrhea, your bowel movements (or stools) are loose and watery. It’s very common and usually not serious.
Many people get diarrhea once or twice each year. It normally lasts 2 to 3 days, and you can treat it with over-the-counter medicines.
http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-diarrhea#1 ...Read more
I have gone out on a night out drank loads of alcohol. The next morning I woke up with neon green jelly stool. This was a couple of days ago shortly after my stool turned black then light brown I keep getting muscel pains and belly cramps I haven't gone t
Stop: Drinking to avoid frank bleeding which will land u in a hospital where u can ask all Qs ...Read more
I returned from Jamaica a week ago with stomach cramps and yellow/brown stool that were soft and smelly. They became dark green, now pale green?
Please see a doctor. Will need tests & medications.
Stay well hydrated.
Can have banana, rice, apple sause & tea. ...Read more
Today was the first day of my menstrual cycle & it was dark brown & very clotted, to the point that it looked like feces. I have had intense cramps. Nausea & a high body temperature. Any explanations?
Painful period: Brown blood is not that concerning but if you missed any doses of your birth control you should be checked for pregnancy. Also, you should be checked for sexually transmitted infections because these can sometimes make menses more painful. You also mentioned an elevated temperature if it is a fever it could be a sti. See your gynecologist. ...Read more
Too many: Possibilities to go into here but you need to be seen promptly by your doctor or a gi/colorectal surgeon. Sounds like a colonoscopy may be indicated to determine the cause. Could be inflammatory bowel disease, colitis, diverticular disease, polyps or tumor, benign or malignant. Don't delay! ...Read more
I'm on medication (lanzoprazole 2x a day), and I have bad cramps and soft stool often, could these be related?
Diarrhea is common: Diarrhea is a common side effect with lansoprazole and other PPIs, and is seen in roughly 10% of patients taking these medication. This is likely related to alterations in digestion due to acid being suppressed. This diarrhea can often cause cramps as well. ...Read more
Pretty much Constant dull Heavy feeling under right rib area and cramps under left rib area and undigested food in stool. What could it be?
Really constant?: Pain 24/7 means you experience symptoms at night & are missing sleep--a scenario that raises considerable concern. Accompanying alarm signs: bleeding, weight loss, refractory vomiting. If these are present then lots possible--so get checked. ...Read more
I have not got any stool out for 18 days. Have taking lists of medication and nothing but strong cramps puches and only a bit of sand and clear luquid?
Hi Dr Seibert. As a follow-up to the above question, occasionally I get mild cramps that do not last for more than 10 seconds (say less than 5% of my waking time). Combined with that, my stool is mustard most of the time. I do notice at times small, appro
Dr Seibert: May or may not see this as you sent it to Health Tap's medical education site. We can not cross reference previous entries with current ones. ...Read more
I have really bad cramps and my stomachs hurts so bad and my stools aren't solid. What should I do?
My baby is currently on Nan 1 and lately she starts to cramp before she passes a stool and shows signs of distress. Could it be the formula?
Need more info!: How old is the baby? Is she growing well? Have other foods been introduced? Is she sleeping well? Is there any blood in her stool? Does she swallow much air when she feeds? Does she have a fever? Does her belly look swollen to you? How long is the distress? We may be able to point you in the right direction with a prime visit, but check in with her pediatrician for a visit. ...Read more
Crampy yellow 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. Yellow stool typically represents bile as seen with rapid GI transit (altered due to many causes). Cramps with your symptoms at 67 years old deserve evaluation please. ...Read more
Depends: If it has only been going on for less than 48 hours, and promptly goes away, then you may have a gastrointestinal virus. In this situation blood loss, electrolyte imbalances, and dehydration are the major concerns. If you have been having these symptoms for weeks or months, these could be signs of something serious like cancer. I recommend visiting your doctor for a full evaluation. ...Read more
See your doctor.: Having mucus and blood in your stool is never normal. It is possible that you may have infectious or inflammatory process going on in your colon. I would recommend that you see your doctor to sort this out and get treated. Good luck. ...Read more
Melenic stool?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Perhaps yes: Blood in stool may come from many things, including benign anorectal disease like hemorrhoids, fissures and general irritation. When acompanied by crampy belly pains, this raises the question of more significant GI diseases like ibd, malignancy and other pathologies that irritate the colon enough to cause bleeding. Seeing a doctor is strongly encouraged for these symptoms! ...Read more
How much weight is usually lost by eating very little in a week? Due to diarreah and cramps. Stool tests came back fine
Depends: No usual amount. Will depend on how dehydrated you became from the diarrhea, what your basal metabolic rate is, and how hard your body is working to fight off an infection. ...Read more
I have black and white specks in stool for 1 month now with no cramps/ side affects, 16 year old male with great diet, I am active.
I need help. Stool is stuck halfway. Not getting out even with pressure. Having cramps because of that. Also feeling uncomfortable. What to do?
Cramps and small amounts of stool? Everytime I go poop it's small amounts of stool and I don't feel empty. What is causing this?
Had green stool since having constipation, migrains and cramps. Not green due to food as I didn't have any green veggies. What could this be?
Green stool: Green stool may also be caused by iron in certain multivitamins, bile secreted by the gall bladder and some coloring agents in food. To improve constipation, drink adequate amounts of fluid, eat good amounts of fiber and/or take a supplement like Metamucil. If needed you can take senokotS which is a gentle bowel stimulant combined with a stool softener. ...Read more
I have a big curcular flesh color thing at my vagina it is discomforting I cramp bad I took stool and pushed lil feel constipated I don't have dr or$
Getting help: For this, you do need in person help from a physician. There are low cost health clinics in many communities. Search for your locale here: http://www. Needymeds. Org/free_clinics. Taf also some family physicians will offer sliding scale fees if you ask. Depending on how acutely painful this is (the cramping, etc) you may need to go to an er this weekend anyway. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink plenty of water so that your urine is mostly colorless. For the long term increase your fiber intake and water intake.
Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
Wish you 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