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Any help for fecal incontenience?

Any help for fecal incontenience?

Yes.: First you need to have a full evaluation. The treatment options will depend on the underlying cause. 'there are many effective treatments available. Usually see colorectal surgeon or urogynecologist. ...Read more

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Can you explain fecal bacteriotherapy?

Can you explain fecal bacteriotherapy?

Stool transfer: Quite simply, stool from a healthy individual is transferred by enema into the colon of a sick patient. In so doing, the bacterial population from the healthy subject is transplanted into the gut of a patient whose bacterial flora is impaired (as in refractory c. Difficile infection). This experimental technique has recently been picked up by the lay literature & popularized. Don't try it at home! ...Read more

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What does white fecal matter indicate?

What does white fecal matter indicate?

Could be mucus: Mucus in the stool could be due to inflammation in your bowels. Not enough info to determine the cause so I would recommend you discuss this further with your GI doctor especially if you have pain or change in bowel habits. ...Read more

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What would happen if you ate fecal matter?

What would happen if you ate fecal matter?

Bacteria: You could become ill as feces contains germs. In some countries "night soil" is still used which can be a cause of spreading disease. ...Read more

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Very large fecal matter all the time. Help?

Very large fecal matter all the time. Help?

Maybe normal for you: Bowel frequency (3-4 daily to every 3-4 days), texture (bristol stool scale 1-7), color, amount, stool size, timing, & almost all other aspects of defecation run a spectrum of "normal" depending on diet, activity, co-morbidities, supplements/drugs taken, cultural aspects, etc. What you describe may be "normal" for you but persistent changes from baseline raise greater concern. Assess fiber intake. ...Read more

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When viewing a fecal sample, qns stands for?

Not enough sample: Qns means quantity not sufficient.
In the case of a stool sample, apparently not enough sample was given to run the tests ordered. ...Read more

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Why don't you want to dig out a fecal impact ion?

Why don't you want to dig out a fecal impact ion?

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 more

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How long does it take to get results from fecal culture?

How long does it take to get results from fecal culture?

7-10 days: Depending on the culture that was done, a culture could take a short is 48 hours or as long as a couple weeks. However, I tend to tell my patients that 7 to 10 days is a reasonable timeframe to have some good results back. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have constant large fecal matter?

That depends: If it is dry, hard and large — then it could mean constipation. To avoid constipation drink at least 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water per day, eat 5 servings of veggies and 4 of fruit and stay physically active. ...Read more

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Fecal occult test came back positive, can it be a false alert?

Fecal occult test came back positive, can it be a false alert?

Get evaluated.: It is impossible to know what the cause of a positive fecal occult blood test means without doing the evaluation necessary. Sometimes a positive test can be the first clue to colon cancer or a large polyp which could eventually be a colon cancer. It is very important for you to follow up on this test. Do not skip this evaluation. It could save your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello, I just wanted to find a solution to an ongoing problem of fecal odor

Hello, I just wanted to find a solution to an ongoing problem of fecal odor

Gut dysbiosis: It sounds like your gut flora is out of balance and you may have some food intolerances and possibly a yeast overgrowth problem. You can do labs, including stool to check or you could implement a standard protocol and then follow up with your provider. Probiotics, vit d and omega 3 supplementation as well as removing dairy and grains from your diet should be tried for 4 to 6 weeks for benefit. ...Read more

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Fecal is soft every morning and take me over 30mins to empty, as fecal is sticky. Body feels like it has not go toilet again if I don't empty.?

Fecal is soft every morning and take me over 30mins to empty, as fecal is sticky. Body feels like it has not go toilet again if I don't empty.?

Add fiber!: Eating more fiber will help you have normal stools with speedy transit times. High fiber diets also prevent cancer and help fill you up on foods low in calories, so you eat less of the fattening stuff. Meat and cheese are very low in fiber. So eat less of that stuff and more "Rabbit food." ...Read more

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Is there any serious conditions that cause a lot of fecal volume? I go daily and they are formed, soft, shape of sausage. But there is a lot of them.

Is there any serious conditions that cause a lot of fecal volume? I go daily and they are formed, soft, shape of sausage. But there is a lot of them.

No problem..: Having large amounts of normal stools is not only ok, but healthy for your colon. Our western diet usually does not provide enough roughage, and subsequently our bowel habits in this country are also not very healthy. In cultures where they eat a great diet and have extremely low rates of colon and bowel problems, they often have 5-6 stools daily. So you are eating a great diet and stop worrying! ...Read more

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Is ileus with fecal stasis dangerous?

Is ileus with fecal stasis dangerous?

Not usually: An ileus is a slowing down of the motility or flow through the bowel, and can occur typically when someone is taking a lot of pain meds, or has recently had a big operation. Some metabolic problems can cause it as well. It generally doesn't require an operation, contrary to a bowel obstruction, which may. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish between the two. A surgeon can help differentiate. ...Read more

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Will blueberries turn fecal material black?

Will blueberries turn fecal material black?

I have seen : Blueberries turn stool red. (I raked blueberries part of one summer) if you have black, tarry, foul smelling stool please seek medical evaluation promptly. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about fecal transplants?

What can you tell me about fecal transplants?

Mainly for C. diff: Stool transplants are being done primarily for refractory, recurrent C. difficile infection not responding to traditional antibiotics. It should ideally be done by a GI doctor (traditionally with a colonoscopy). With a large focus on gut bacteria, studies have been examining whether stool transplant helps other conditions (i.e, irritable bowel, IBD, obesity, etc) ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: fecal fat?

What is the definition or description of: fecal fat?

Steatorrhea: Fecal fat is the passage of fat in the stool. Fat absorption is a complicated process so there are many potential causes. It can occur from diseases of the ileum such as crohn's disease or resection. It can also occur from an obstruction to bile flow. ...Read more

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Is manual fecal disimpaction painful. What happens in the procedure?

Could be: This is the use of a finger which is inserted into the anus to break apart and remove stool in the rectal vault when it cannot be passed with a normal bowel movement. ...Read more

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The fecal immunochemical test how long for test results to come back?

The fecal immunochemical test how long for test results to come back?

Takes seconds...: Takes seconds to perform the test, but your lab may "batch run" them (as they do with many assays) after collecting a requisite number of studies to make it worth their while, then may take several more days to report the results to your doctor. Call the lab if you're anxious to know. ...Read more

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My occult fecal blood fit test came back positive, what does tis mean?

My occult fecal blood fit test came back positive, what does tis mean?

Blood in stool: If your heme occult test is positive, it means you have some bleeding source in the intestinal tract that can't be seen with the naked eyes. Even though, you are 43, you should still have a colonoscopy to assure no colon cancer. ...Read more

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When is an anolrectal manometry neded? I have fecal incotenence when I cough.

When is an anolrectal manometry neded?  I have fecal incotenence when I cough.

Fecal incontinence: The workup of fecal incontinence, and all medical complaints, should begin with a focused history and physical. Flexible sigmoidoscopy with or without anoscopy is recommended for most patients. Anorectal manometry may elucidate the diagnosis and is most useful when a very low sphincter pressure is detected. Damage to the anal sphincter or pudendal nerve can result from prior surgery. ...Read more

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Small (irregularly recurring-once a month or so) fecal discharge... Not related to diet--have checked. Suggestion?

Small (irregularly recurring-once a month or so) fecal discharge... Not related to diet--have checked.  Suggestion?

Diet, diet, diet..: Your GI track is 1 long tube, the fecal discharge depends on in what goes in, and how much can be absorb. Increase your fiver. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my fecal matter is sometimes a light brown color it's not that light but a little lighter than normal brown?

Is it normal if my fecal matter is sometimes a light brown color it's not that light but a little lighter than normal brown?

Stool color can vary: Stool can vary at times, sometimes being a lighter brown and sometimes being a darker brown. If stool continues to get lighter and lighter, then there may be a problem with the liver or gallbladder not being able to add enough bile into the small intestine during digestion. ...Read more