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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: There are no diseases based on the color of stool. I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it
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My stool has been very sour smelling. I have food intolerances and diverticular disease, but otherwise digestion has been normal, cause?

My stool has been very sour smelling. I have food intolerances and diverticular disease, but otherwise digestion has been normal, cause?

Change in bowels: Odor, amount, color, frequency 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, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor pls. ...Read more

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Could a glutamate metabolism disorder either directly or indirectly cause my stool to constantly have strong ammonia smell for last few years?

More likely GI flora: You are in distress and high gad65 ab can cause brain effects. Environmental influences possible. Avoid tobacco, alcohol, processed foods, dairy, grains except quinoa, and sugar.Eat plenty of fresh vegetables and some wild caught fish. Check 25-oh vit d. Eat 6 equal meals a day followed by relaxation breathing for 5 minutes, and mild exercise for 10-15 minutes. Read kelly mcgonigal. ...Read more

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Can a old Crohn's disease flare up (bloody stool) flare up again that causes bloody stools to come back weeks later while I have a 3 rib break?

Can a old Crohn's disease flare up (bloody stool) flare up again that causes bloody stools to come back weeks later while I have a 3 rib break?

Yes.: Crohn's disease is a chronic illness associated with inflammation anywhere in the GI tract, typically the small intestine or colon. It can be episodic, responding to a course of treatment only to recur again months to years later. You should have a GI specialist you see regularly. With return of bleeding you need to contact your doctor to discuss treatment. ...Read more

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What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

What liver and/or kidney diseases/disorders would cause your stool to constantly smell strongly of ammonia regardless of diet. For several yrs.?

Bacteria: Ammonia in the gut is produced by bacteria; if you have a strong ammonia smell, it may be secondary to chronic bacterial overgrowth. Alternatively, and more rarely, there could be a fistula from bladder to bowel (you would likely have problems with utis regularly then) or much more rarely, advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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Does anal fissure or what disease cause headaches / Stress / loss appetite / itchy after stool / sometimes blood in stool / stressing out about it?

Does anal fissure or what disease cause headaches / Stress / loss appetite / itchy after stool / sometimes blood in stool / stressing out about it?

Different conditions: An anal fissure or hemorrhoids can cause blood in stool and anal pruritus or itchiness. The headaches and stress may be due to a different condition. A possible link would be through a degree of anemia if the rectal bleed has been going on for a while. Stress is the disease of the century and lifestyle changes are usually necessary. Talk to your doc about your symptoms at next visit. ...Read more

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What causes feces to be green ish?

What causes feces to be green ish?

The amount of bile: Liver makes bile and secretes it to help us digest food stuffs. Some food needs more bile to digest than others. Stools can be yellow, green, brown or dark brown. Call md if stool is white, black and sticky or red. ...Read more

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What can cause changes in the color of feces?

What can cause changes in the color of feces?

Stool color: The stool changes colors regularly depending on diet and other factors. The only time the stool color is abnormal is if it is black or red, which can indicate active bleeding and occasionally when it is very pale in color, when it can represent blockage of the bile duct. Any other color is just a variant of normal. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What if someone ate a small amount of human feces?

Fecal contamination: You may get sick, you may not. You may contract Hepatitis A or one of many bacterial infections. You will need to wait and see. In the mean time, I suggest you reconsider your dietary choices. ...Read more

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How does the food we eat turn into feces? And what causes feces to stink?

How does the food we eat turn into feces? And what causes feces to stink?

You're kidding right: You digest your food by adding enzymes that break it into absorbable parts. The fecal mater is created when the indigestible debris is mixed with bile from the liver and worn out enzymes. The stink comes from intestinal germ action that produces volatile gases as they digest things we cannot. ...Read more

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What are the most common causes of blood in the feces?

What are the most common causes of blood in the feces?

Many: There are many causes of blood in the stool, ranging from benign to malignant. Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and more. If you have blood in your stool, get this checked out by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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What causes coffee ground feces?

Bleeding: Coffee ground is a term usually used for emesis and tarry black stools is the term for feces. Both denote bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Can ovarin cysts cause blood in feces?

Can ovarin cysts cause blood in feces?

No: This would be unlikely. Ovarian cysts are their own thing. One caveat, some women with severe endometriosis (uterine tissue that is not in the uterus but still cycles and bleeds each month) can have tissue in the rectum that bleeds too. That is not something to guess about though. You may need a colonoscopy to sort this out. Don't wait to go in and get checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody has a change in their bowel habits like this, it needs to be evaluated. You should see a Gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?

Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?

Possibly: It depends on whether the urine/feces had any parasites (worms) and their (worms) resistance to the medium they are in. If none are present, then the exposure is most likely harmless. ...Read more

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My feces is stuck at entrance of anus. It's hurting me to push it out. What can I use for it to be softer and cause less pain to push out?

My feces is stuck at entrance of anus. It's hurting me to push it out. What can I use for it to be softer and cause less pain to push out?

Your best bet: Is to go to the nearest pharmacy and pick up an enema kit. These allow you to help "extract" stool in the anorectal area. Be careful to follow the instructions closely. Otherwise, if you are unable to extract this on your own, you may to seek help from a physician for a manual disimpaction. ...Read more

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Does the disease leptospirosis transferred from rat feces?

No, Rodent urine: Leptospirosis is maintained in nature by chronic kidney infection of rodents and other small mammal resevoirs. These animals may be infected at birth and excrete leptospires continuously throughout life. Human infection occurs through direct or indirect contact with urine or tissues of infected animals. Indirect contact with contaminated water or soil causes the majority of cases. ...Read more

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What organ of the body causes the feces to turn brown or yellow?

What organ of the body causes the feces to turn brown or yellow?

Several organs: The brown color is the result of the digestive action of the intestines, coupled with the bile salts and bile acids produced by the liver and transmitted through the bile duct and gallbladder. ...Read more

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What causes enterococcus uti's other than feces? Or is that the only source?  

What causes enterococcus uti's other than feces? Or is that the only source?  

Healthcare acquired: Other than an ascending UTI from feces, instrumentation with less that optimally sterilized equipment or poor aseptic techniques of catheter insertion could also introduce this microbe into the urinary tract ...Read more

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Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr. S don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?

Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr. S don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?

Get exterminator 1st: I'd recommend ridding those vermin from your house and getting those air ducts cleaned out. If you start to feel better after that, then you wouldn't necessarily need further testing. Otherwise, you can see you primary care doc or an infectious diseases specialist if you think additional testing is needed. ...Read more

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What does tapeworm look like in human feces?

What does tapeworm look like in human feces?

Tape worm in stool: Tapeworms are flat, segmented and described as "ribbon-like". You could pass a worm or worm segments. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause feces to accumulate in your body over time? Leading to years-old feces in the body? Or will all extra feces clear when you go?

Can constipation cause feces to accumulate in your body over time? Leading to years-old feces in the body? Or will all extra feces clear when you go?

Feces usually pass: Constipation can lead to an impaction of stool in the rectum. When there is a large collection of hard impacted stool, liquid stool may go around the large mass. It can be diagnosed by a rectal exam and by xray.
It occurs frequently in people who withhold their stools, and have large dilated rectums as a result of the impaction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about human feces and anaerobic bacteria?

Can you tell me about human feces and anaerobic bacteria?

Lots of gut bugs...: ...get blamed for obesity, ulcers, food allergies, &more. However, most o the time our normal intestinal flora can help us stay healthy. Clostridia incite production of antibodies that lock up allergens before they get into our blood. Don't decimate the good bacterial flora with unnecessary antibiotics, poor diets, frequent misguided "cleansers." Ref. ScienceDaily, 8/25/2014. ...Read more

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I have been waking in the morning with feces in my vagina. What causes this and how can I get it to stop?

I have been waking in the morning with feces in my vagina. What causes this and how can I get it to stop?

Fistula: If you are not soiling yourself, then there is a connection between your bowel and your vagina. This needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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I noticed that when I eat beets my feces has a red tint that sort of resembles blood. Are there other foods that cause that as well?

I noticed that when I eat beets my feces has a red tint that sort of resembles blood. Are there other foods that cause that as well?

Lots...: 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, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the prior few days, but if a reddish color of your stool persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What type of worm in human feces is small (2-3mm), white (rice grain appearence), black tip on one end, and moves around in the fecal matter?

Threadworm?: Probably a threadworm (pin worm) as those are the most common. Here is a link, I hope this helps!
http://www. Netdoctor. Co.Uk/diseases/facts/pinworm. Htm. ...Read more