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My son has been having dark feces that reaks of decayed tooth. hes four. His dad is type 1 diabetic. Tiny Hair like things stand up n move in it wtf?

My son has been having dark feces that reaks of decayed tooth. hes four. His dad is type 1 diabetic. Tiny Hair like things stand up n move in it wtf?

Probably pinworms, : maybe another type of worms. See his pediatrician for evaluation. Early in the morning, spread his buttocks & press the sticky side of a piece of scotch tape against his anus. Put the tape in a small plastic bag & take it with you to the appointment so it can be checked for pinworm eggs. If stool samples are needed for other causes, his doctor will give you collection cups & instructions. ...Read more

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Going number 2 like 3-4 times a day for the past week. Then today dark green feces ?

Going number 2 like 3-4 times a day for the past week. Then today dark green feces ?

C a lower GI special: Sounds kike u have an infection. Need 2 b cn 4 stool cultures & treatment. ...Read more

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Bloody and dark green feces- why is my poop have blood in it and green?

Bloody and dark green feces- why is my poop have blood in it and green?

Inflammation: Most likely cause in someone your age would be inflammation from either an infection or other cause. Also depends on associated symptoms. You should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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I have dark green feces (chunks of red and poss. specks of blood), trouble excreting soft stool, painless swollen area near anus, and cramps. Answers?

I have dark green feces (chunks of red and poss. specks of blood), trouble excreting soft stool, painless swollen area near anus, and cramps. Answers?

Swollen anus w/cramp: May be proctitis: inflammation of the lower rectal area due to inflammatory bowel disease ,gluten sensitivity, sexually transmitted diseases, trauma. Keep stool soft w/drinking fluids 2.5-3.5 liters /day water /gatorade/ juices( not pure water, f/u w doc /urgent care http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/proctitis/basics/definition/con-20027855 ...Read more

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I've had dark black feces. No iron pills no bismuth. , and the ER Dr took no stool sample. Just inserted a finger to test for blood. Second opinion?

I've had dark black feces. No iron pills no bismuth. , and the ER Dr took no stool sample.  Just inserted a finger to test for blood. Second opinion?

Talk to your PCP: If you are 50 you are due for a screening colonoscopy. Your PCP should be able to hand you guaiac strips to check your stool. Do not take any over the counter meds- specifically Advil, Motrin, Aleve (naproxen). Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Why is the colour of my feces dark green? Should I be worried?

No: Color does not point to anything wrong. It can be diet or how you are absorbing nutrients. If you have fever, pain, bleeding, then you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Why green stool?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection/exposures, inflammation, other factors. Easy to run a few tests here--call your doc. ...Read more

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Long, stringy, gelly-like, dark brown, thing in feces. Have had diarreah for almost two weeks now. You don't think this is worms do you. (very scared)?

Parasites: Most parasitic infections in the usa are uncommon and very few will produce the type of structure you have described. Although doubt that these are worms, suggest that to make you feel more at ease, that you see a doctor and provide a stool specimen for examination. ...Read more

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Male, 21 years old.recently when i go to bathroom,my feces are dark grey.should i be worried.Ps i fast during daytime(Ramadan)but eat at night. Thanks?

Male, 21 years old.recently when i go to bathroom,my feces are dark grey.should i be worried.Ps i fast during daytime(Ramadan)but eat at night. Thanks?

Normal stool: Fasting during Ramzan makes most Muslims consume foods which is not part if their daily staple. With many such foods, rich in calories, sugars etc, the BMs don't look the same. As long as your output is regular, albeit somewhat dis colored, there shouldn't be any reason for alarm. Ramzan Mubarak ...Read more

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What does it mean when your feces is a little bit dark?

What does it mean when your feces is a little bit dark?

Possibly...: Possibly nothing, unless it is very dark and tarry or maroon (due to the abnormal presence of blood). Normal color is light to dark brown, changing depending on bacteria in gut, diet, or any number of other reasons. The brown color of feces is due to the action of bacteria on bilirubin (a product leaked from dead red blood cells--which is normal). ...Read more