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Fecal Mass Impacted
Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more
Can't defecate: Stool becomes hard and dry; it's difficult for the colon to move it along, and difficult (and painful) for the hard stool to pass through the anal canal. Lack of water in diet can contribute; chronic use of opiate pain medscan too. Rarely people can have motility disorders of the intestines that contribute to fecal impaction. In extreme cases hard stool can wear through the intestinal wall. ...Read more
CT scan - 1.3cm ovoid focus fat adjacent sigmoid colon, trace inflammation of colon no diver. or colitis. What oculd the fat mass be? Cancer? 23 yrs m
Fat mass: This could be a lipoma (benign fatty tumor) or even an infarcted appendix epiploica. These are the normal fatty projections of fat that are attached to the colon. Sometimes these get twisted and die off. Speak with you doctor. 1.3 cm is a pretty small mass. Chances are its benign. ...Read more
No: Darker but not black. Black stool can be from blood entering and mixing in the stool high up in the GI tract notably stomach and duodenum. Black can also be from iron pills and high iron intake in consuming a lot of high iron meals like spinach and green leafys. East to rule out blood with a simple smear at the doctors office. that's my advice. ...Read more
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
Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?
Stools are lumpy and pellety surrounded by what appears to be soft stool outside. Had sigmoidoscopy and 4 CT scan found diverticulosis. Colon cancer?
Maybe...: How do you define "constipation?" A medical definition is bowel infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days). I know of no patient who died due to bowel infrequency. On the other hand, an obstructed colon that ruptures, leaks, infarcts can be life threatening if the obstruction is not relieved. ...Read more
4 CM solid enhancing mass in the right lower kidney with no CT evidence of intra-abdominal metaastases. Full or partial removal? Msk disease stones
Appendix, colon cancer and abdominal hernia mesh implant scar tissue causing periodic bowel obstructions. Can anything be done about the scar tissue?
Yes: Imagine your intestines are like a rope in a bucket with glue poured over them. The glue would represent the scar tissue, and could be holding a single part of the intestine in a position that makes it prone to twist and intermittently obstruct. This can be released with an operation, best attempted laparoscopically (open causes comparatively more scar tissue). Can't remove scar tissue though. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If CT shows perforated bowel , multiple air pockets, abscess's and large fluid collection in pelvic area, Can the CT be wrong ?
Usually yes: But it has to be a "royal" amount! ...Read more
Had a large colon polyp removed and oral surgeon found radiopaque lesions in parotid glands. Related?
No: Colon polyps are mucosal tissue overgrowth which are not radio graphically sensitive. On the other hand, radioopaque lesions in salivary glands are soft tissue calcification which could be secondary to salivary duct calcification to chronic gland infection. Both are not related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bright red blood on tissue paper after passing stools. No pain or symptoms. Cant see swelling or mass at the anal area.No Fecal colour change.
Hemorrhoids: The most likely cause of bright red bleeding, especially found on the toilet tissue, is hemorrhoids. These can be internal or external. Since you have looked and found no source or extra tissue externally it is likely to be internal hemorrhoids. Over the counter medications may help along with SITZ baths. If it worsens, becomes painful or does not clear seek a consult with your physician. ...Read more
Mass in upper right quadrant of abs in epigastric area tender 2 touch n hurts when I strain. I have endometriosis n fecal impaction laxs don't help
Hernia?: Abdominal mass that hurts to touch or to strain sounds like a ventral hernia. A medical exam can usually determine that. Sometimes ultrasound is needed. Usually not dangerous but if extreme pain develops then it might require emergency surgery. If truly constipated, Go-Lytely (prescription for colon clean out) will fix it every time. Weaker laxatives may not help. X-ray can confirm too much stool. ...Read more
Flat stool: Flat stool shape may occur in people with irritable bowel syndrome and infrequently with diverticulitis possibly related to spasm. These would be temporary occurrences, and with persistently flat stools,especially if a change in the prior usual stool shapes, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy would be indicated to check for obstructing lesions like growths or scarring of the colon. ...Read more
I just got a new mass gainer, and My stools are sand tan, it has 10mg of creatine and also has tribulus in it, should this tan stool be a concern?
Maybe not, but...: The gallbladder concentrates bile from the liver &mixes it with food to digest fats in your diet. When gallbladder is sick, you may feel right sided abdominal &/or back pain, +/- have RUQ tenderness. Liver disease or obstruction of bile ducts may result in jaundice,dark urine, tan-colored stools, pancreatitis. Consider stopping product & get help ASAP esp. if jaundice +/- persistent acholic stool. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat more?: If healthy and no medical problemsat just need to eat more. But check your self out to make sure everything ok. ...Read more
Hello, i've noticed a mass/lump below the left ribcage and blood in my stool which has returned after a couple of weeks (the blood that is)?
See your doc: You need to be examined to answer your question. ...Read more
Sigmoid mass palpable every morning.The physician told me no need to make a colonoscopy cause i am young and this mass could be stool. Is that right?
How do: you know the mass is related to the sigmoid? There are other potential causes of intraabdominal masses....a sigmoid mass would have to be very large to be palpated. If further work up is warranted, a CT scan may be the next imaging step. Whatever your age, a palpable mass needs to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Small mass near rectum, has been there for a while. Bleeds while passing stool and sore. Put tea tree oil on it and it turned almost white. Normal?
A thrombosed: (clotted) hemorrhoid is the most likely diagnosis. This is due to blood clotting in one of the small veins surrounding the anal opening (external) or rectum (internal) The ONLY way of being sure is an exam. Your Family Physician, GYN or PCP will be able to tell.. and suggest treatment! ...Read more
I am having incomplete emptying of bowels, straining, thin dark stool, palpable mass in lrq how do I get a colonoscopy w/o pcp? For approx 1 year I have been having increasingly thin dark stools with a feeling of needing to defecate. More recently increas
Unless: Your insurance requires a referreal to a specialist you can call any gastroenteerologist or colorectal surgeon and get scheduled for a colonosocpy sooner rather than later. The change in your bowels and the mass are not good signs and need to be diagnosed very soon so as to give you the most options on management and the best prognosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im constipated i feel hard mass of stool at my rectum when i push II feel it try to use my hand enema laxative but nothing bringing the stool down wh?
To add more muscle mass i started drinking whole milk. I have noticed more bloating, gas, and larger stool. Does this mean I am lactose intolerant?
Possible: It is possible. Try taking two lactaid or the generic equivalent with your next glass of milk and see if resolves the symptoms. If it is only milk and not ice cream or any other foods then may be something else and you should see your doctor. ...Read more
Constant Severe pain and tender mass under right rib, pain on eating, lower tummy pain, nausea, blood in stool and constipation. Causes?
RUQ mass: If you have mass need to have some form of imaging study to identify the source of the mass, the mass itself could be the reason for pain. Blood in stool may be from the constipation itself, the reason for constipation needs a detailed history and exam. It could be irritable bowel, inflammatory bowel disease or mass in the GI tract, these are possibilities but have yourself checked out. ...Read more
Remove impaction: Fecal impaction is not uncommon. Constipation is the underlying cause. What causes the constipation is multiple different dietary and physical challenges. Impaction needs to be removed for it can lead to multiple complications. Commonly associated with abdominal pain possible urinary tract infection possible fever of unknown origin etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers