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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
Fecal occult blood test positive 3 times out of 3, normal colonocospy. Chronic diarrhea. What now?
Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to needs to be explained. A normal colonoscopy does not rule out bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract. An upper endoscopy and /or upper GI series ( xray procedure) would be needed to look for bleeding higher than the reach of a colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
29,Male. Recurrent appetite loss, fatty (?) floating broken yellowish stool. Ultrasound, blood inc LFTs, fec elastase, calprotectin were all normal?
Usual 2 bm a day. 1st decently formed 2nd loose/watery. bits of mucus attached to stool. Fbc normal. Stool test for parasites negative. Colon cancer?
Cdiff 4yrs ago - now have LUQ & soft/loose stools. CDIFF TOXIN/GDH W/REFL TO PCR Result: Toxigenic C. difficile detected
New infection or colonized?
Monitor: Once you have C. diff there is a reasonable chance you can be colonized. The criteria for infection include watery stools in excess of 3-4 times daily. The pain or discomfort is usually in the lower abdomen. Soft stools with a relatively low daily frequency usually are not indicative of C. diff. In summary, the presence of C. diff. in your stool in itself is not indicative of infection ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Color yellow,consistency mushy,starch granules moderate,ova or parasite no ova or parasite seen,fat globules few,rbc 0-2hpf,pus cell 3-5,bac moderate?
Jeopardy: What is a microscopic description of a stool sample? ...Read more
If floating stools were caused by pancreatic cancer, would they look obviously abnormal? Stool is brown, soft & formed but occ. Floats. Ct scan normal
26 yo m passing worm-like particles in urine. Ua normal. Cytology showed reactive urothelial cells & marked, mixed inflammation. No d/c or dysuria?
Here are some ...: Seeing "worm-like particles" in urine may occur in highly alkaline urine in which some floating particles of amorphous phosphates may be apparent. For such, microscopic urinalysis is the must to follow & close observation as instructed should be taken. Urine cystology would not help much for diagnosis, especially in an asymptomatic 26-y-o men. With these in mind, you can converse with Doc sensibly ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you smell occult blood in stool? Stools smell like plastic or motor oil. No visible blood. Stools are brown to orange-y. O&p, stool culture = neg. Abd xray normal. Blood work = normal.
Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?
What is steady stream of cloudy substance that flows up from stool?Stool is brown, soft & formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan, stool tests, us, hida scan
I don't know, but...: Stool is a compacted form of insoluble things your body can't digest, and when it's in water, the stool starts breaking apart. Whatever is in your stool that is buoyant will come up to the surface. To know for sure what it is, you would have to analyze your stool. Pay attention to what you have eaten when you notice this phenomenon! and relax... It's nothing to worry about. ...Read more
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