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Fibrous Strings In Stool
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
YES: Ys: insoluble means it will not dissolve in your GI tract. ...Read more
My poop is always in strange shapes sometimes,it is in porous pieces with cracks,thin sausage shape , with some indigested food with mustard colour?
That's fine: This is of no real significance to your health. Life is hard enough without troubling yourself over the vagaries and imponderables of the lower intestinal tract. Much of this is a function of the gut flora, which is a "chaotic system", subject to strange fluctuations. The more you worry about this, the worse you'll feel. Hit the gym, eat sensibly, and be thankful for good health. ...Read more
Had what looked like undigested spagetti piece in stool. And what felt in orange piece outer covering stool.Ate lots of spagetti.Constipated 2day.Help
Digestion: You are seeing remnants of undigested spaghetti and red sauce ...Read more
Polyp removed in upper rectum and solitary rectal ulcer sowed in flexible sigmoidoscopy. still start tip of stool is hard and red blood on stool help!
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &a assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent ...Read more
Is some kind of parasite causing what looks like solid corn pieces in stool? Stool is smelly loose and black. The pieces i've had 2 days, passed 50?
Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?
Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irritation, at times bleeding from it. If you have been having symptoms for yrs, ibs is likley. If this is new, something else maybe causing your symptoms such as ulcerative colitis etc..I recommend consulting your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Blood mixed with light coloured stool. String stuff and mucus. Does fresh blood come from higher than the sigmoid colon?
Potentially: It could be. Go to your doctor to get a stool sample and get tested, and treated if necessary. ...Read more
Stool in small Intestine means obstruction?Ct shows intussusception & stool in small intestine ,stool seen in exploratory surgery,surgeon did nothing
A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?
Needs eval : This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot of colon conditions that need to be considered by a doctor in person to figure this one out which i'd suggest you get done early next week. ...Read more
24 month boy. I've noticed dark grape like balls in stool. Very little stool with them. Mucus, globs of soft but solid rope twisted chunks. ?
Give more fiber+H2O: Important details: ? weight gain, abdominal pain? frequency of bm's? If your child is happy, stooling regularly and seems healthy, then stool appearance is less important. Many children this age are picky and eat less veggies and fruits which can either cause a large, hard stool or pellets. Mucous glands are present in the rectum to lubricate defecation. See doctor if child seems ill. ...Read more
Occasional floating stool, slowly sinks. Some air bubbles. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan and stool tests. Should i worry?
Don't worry: Floating stools are caused by foods that you eat that cause gas production or could be from malabsorption/ not absorbing essential nutrients causing them to be passed in the stool and making the stool float . I'll be concerned if there are other symptoms like weight loss, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, blood in the stool etc then go see your dr ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is urgency to empty bowels in the morning normal? Stools come out in smaller pieces. Family history of crohns. Colonoscopy clear.
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more
Pain in rectum sometimes after bowel movement. Few times had clear stuff in toilet or loosely attached to stool with small amount of blood. Causes?
Several possible: if any bleeding then inflammatory bowel disease would fit well--a serious autoimmune disease with a strong increased risk of needing surgery and/or cancer. BUT, also possible is irritable bowel syndrome with exactly these symptoms, NO inflammation, tests all negative, colonoscopy negative. would need a colonoscopy to tell which. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
My stools come out in very dark greenish black pebbles. What does this mean? I've had different color, texture, and floating and non float stools
Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) ; symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
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