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Doctor insights on: Fibromyalgia Ribbon

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, ...Read more


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What is the Crohn's disease ribbon?

What is the Crohn's disease ribbon?

Blue: It seems as good a choice as any. On histologic secction, all three layers of the bowel stain bluer than usual because of the lymphocytes. ...Read more

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Does cidp have a support ribbon color?

Does cidp have a support ribbon color?

Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy generally uses the purple ribbon. I wish there were something even more effective than a ribbon to alert the public and physician alike to chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy -- it gets missed too often. ...Read more

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I am having ribbon like stools for a week. Serious?

I am having ribbon like stools for a week. Serious?

Possibly: Without a history or physical exam, you are unlikely to get any meaningful information. I suggest you call your primary doctor or a general practitioner for an appointment. If you have pain or blood in your stool, or if there is dark black, marrowbone or tar colored stool, seek urgent or emergency care. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Anything to worry about if I have narrow ribbon like stools?

Anything to worry about if I have narrow ribbon like stools?

Possibly: A change in stool caliber could be due to hemorrhoids however a colonoscopy to evaluate for the presence of a rectal mass that could cause stool narrowing is necessary. ...Read more

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What defines Ribbon-like stools? Is it literally the thickness of a Ribbon (which is about an 1/8th of an inch)?

What defines Ribbon-like stools? Is it literally the thickness of a Ribbon (which is about an 1/8th of an inch)?

Ribbon Like Stools: Change in bowel habits refer to any change in texture, consistency, frequency or amount including ribbon/pencil like stools. The exact thickness of the stool is not so relevant as much as having a change in your normal bowel habits. Ribbon like stools may be a sign of something benign like irritable bowel or something more serious such as colon/rectal cancer. See a Proctologist for a Colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Stool is not exactly round. Maybe oval or flat-ish. But not ribbon like or anything. Not sure if this is new or if it has always been like this.

Stool is not exactly round. Maybe oval or flat-ish. But not ribbon like or anything. Not sure if this is new or if it has always been like this.

Normal variation: the issues to be concerned about would be black stool, string-like or absolutely flat, discolored stool ( green, yellow). Add fiber, fresh fruit and vegetable with 8-10 glasses of water daily. ...Read more

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Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Which color ribbon represents spleen cancer?

Lymphoma: Hodgkin's is violet, non-hodgkin's is lime green. These are the two that are likely to pop up in the spleen. ...Read more

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What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

What does the cancer ribbon mean to cancer survivors?

Hope,badge ofcourage: They see and instantly identify with others wearing the cancer pin telling them that they are not alone in this fight- that there are others that have traveled the same journey and are still here - as a sign of hope and a source of information , counseling, commiserating , and to share a good cry and a good laugh. But do not ask me --- ask them - they will readily tell you their story. ...Read more

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What is the reason behind ribbon shaped stool?

What is the reason behind ribbon shaped stool?

Here's a link...: http://www.newhealthguide.org/Flat-Stool.html. Any accompanying symptoms that suggest something more serious than Irritable Bowel Syndrome here? ...Read more