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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?
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
C a lower GI special: Sounds kike u have an infection. Need 2 b cn 4 stool cultures & treatment. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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
My feces is a dark purple color. Should i be worried? Didn't eat anything that color nor red. Please help. Also i feel fine.
Gi: The change of stool color is serious. The dark purple, maroon, burgundy indicate blood. Once the dietary food intake is excluded. First see the medications like aspirin, plavix, coumadin, high fish capsule or vit. E are not there. Family history of colon ca. Stool should be checked guaiac for blood. The bleeding transit time is slow giving dark color. See gastrointestinal doctor in your area. ...Read more