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What's most likely cause narrow stools in my age (18 years old boy)?

What's most likely cause narrow stools in my age (18 years old boy)?

Diet: Lack of sufficient fiber in the diet is a likely cause.
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


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What causes narrow stools in a 21 yr old?

What causes narrow stools in a 21 yr old?

Probably normal: Stool size variations are normal. I would not owrry unless there is singificant pain or bleeding with the bowel movement. ...Read more

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Hi What all can cause blood in stool apart from fissures more so if its a male 54 years. Thanks?

Hi What all can cause blood in stool apart from fissures more so if its a male 54 years. Thanks?

Cancer: Have you had a colonoscopy? Although bright red blood is less likely to be cancer, you are in the age group where you should at least have had routine screening. See your clinician and get scheduled for colonoscopy. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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While going to the bathroom, I notice that sometimes upon wiping there is some blood on the tp, no blood in the stool. So is this anal fissures?

While going to the bathroom, I notice that sometimes upon wiping there is some blood on the tp, no blood in the stool. So is this anal fissures?

Rectal bleeding: Is common and usually self resolves in less than 6 weeks. If it persists OR is associated with painful bowel movement you should get a rectal exam with your doctor. Be well. ...Read more

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How do I treat bleeding and pain caused by anal fissures? My stools are softer but I have to work too hard to pass them. There's a lot of blood too

How do I treat bleeding and pain caused by anal fissures? My stools are softer but I have to work too hard to pass them. There's a lot of blood too

Patience: Few treatment are effective for the short term pain of anal fissures. Some benefit from warm soaks, topical anesthetic creams, etc.
Medications to relieve the muscle spasm can be prescribed, as well as Botox injections and surgery in severe cases. ...Read more

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Do anal fissures go away on their own? I saw a very small amount of blood in my stool once and some pain does that mean I have it? How can I tell?

Do anal fissures go away on their own? I saw a very small amount of blood in my stool once and some pain does that mean I have it? How can I tell?

Get exam: With blood in your stool, it is always best to get an examination. An examination, not by yourself using mirrors etc, can be diagnostic and at the same time assure it is not something more serious. Many things can cause some blood, even a large strained BM that causes minor lacerations. Etc. May do it. As stated though, best to get an exam, Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes anal fissures and hemorrhoids to smell so bad besides having stool get stuck on it?

What causes anal fissures and hemorrhoids to smell so bad besides having stool get stuck on it?

Odors are a function: Of the foods you are eating and poor local hygeine. Another possibility is an infection due the fissure but you would have pretty bad pain and possible fever as well. ...Read more

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I have a history of hemorrhoids, fissures, and inflammation. Recently, I noticed a fairly deep groove in my stool. Cause?

I have a history of hemorrhoids, fissures, and inflammation. Recently, I noticed a fairly deep groove in my stool. Cause?

Likely fine, but....: Changes in caliber or stool shape are usually related to altered anal tone which can be seen with fissuring. That being said an exam is in order to rule out anything more serious like a cancer ...Read more

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Are anal fissures common after a c-section? I have bright blood and a lot of pain when trying to pass a stool

Are anal fissures common after a c-section? I have bright blood and a lot of pain when trying to pass a stool

Any surgery-yes: Most anal fissures after hospitalization for whatever reason are a result of altered bowel habits; commonly constipation from bed rest, changed diet, and pain meds. Diarrhea from antibiotics and infections also can cause fissures, but constipation is a far more common cause. Discuss treatment with your doc and you should heal up in no time :). ...Read more

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How to treat burning sensation while passing stools. Don't have hemorrhoid's/fissures/ constipation. Reason.?

How to treat burning sensation while passing stools. Don't have hemorrhoid's/fissures/ constipation. Reason.?

Hemorrhoids fissures: Hemorrhoids are venous structures. Fissures are tear with scarring in the delicate tissue. Constipation, is local trauma to anal canal as large, hard stool passes. Straining, coughing, lifting lead to increased venous pressures and rectal trauma. Fissures once started can progress. Care and treatment is the same, decrease anal trauma, get evaluated by local doc or surgeon. ...Read more

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My anal fissures are not healing properly its been a month! Whenever I have a hard stool blood loss occurs! Using a GTN ointment also?

My anal fissures are not healing properly its been a month! Whenever I have a hard stool blood loss occurs! Using a GTN ointment also?

Treat constipation: Anal fissure will recur when you are constipated. It is important that your bowel movements are soft in order for healing to occur. Use ointment to affected area twice daily. ...Read more

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I have hemorrhoids anal fissures gastroenterologist gave me ointment symptoms keep returning do I get surgery? I have soft stool have appt wednesday

I have hemorrhoids anal fissures gastroenterologist gave me ointment symptoms keep returning do I get surgery? I have soft stool have appt wednesday

Wait for appointment: Conservative treatment is usually preferred for these issues as there is no guarantee that surgery will make everything rosy. I'd wait to see what your GI doctor says on Weds. ...Read more

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Red blood. In stool. Dr said he saw small hemorrhoid and anal fissures. But the blood seem to be mixed in the stool. Any thought to this?

Red blood. In stool. Dr said he saw small hemorrhoid and anal fissures. But the blood seem to be mixed in the stool. Any thought to this?

Yes at 22: That is the most common cause at your age, wait till fissure heals and go back to your doctor for follow up, he will evaluate you if you need any endoscopic procedure. ...Read more

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Are anal fissures easily agitated? I had a smallish one, and it felt great after like a week and half. Recently hard strain stool and it hurts again

Exam: Get formal anoscopy and colonoscopy. Some fissures can be treated medically and some surgically. Please get formally examined and treated. ...Read more

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I read high fiber diet can cause constipation and potentially anal fissures + diverticulitis from passing large stools. I recently passed large stools after starting 30g per day fiber. Should I worry?

I read high fiber diet can cause constipation and potentially anal fissures + diverticulitis from passing large stools. I recently passed large stools after starting 30g per day fiber. Should I worry?

Fiber + fluid: In order to avoid hard stools after starting an increase in fiber intake, increase water intake as well. Chronic passage of large hard stools can produce anal fissures and hemorroids, but it is not uncommon to pass a larger soft stool when initiating a higher fiber diet. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old daughter have been constipating ever since she was 1. She had huge stools that causes fissures. She's currently on miralax (polyethylene glycol). I need answers.

My 4 yr old daughter have been constipating ever since she was 1. She had huge stools that causes fissures. She's currently on miralax (polyethylene glycol). I need answers.

Constipation Rx: The general rule of toddler treatment is to provide a wetting agent like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) & aggressively manage past stooling issues for twice the duration of the constipation or 6mo, whichever is least. The baloon like lower bowel needs time to shrink back to normal & staying as empty as possible will help that. Look for a developmental pediatrician or pedi GI for help. ...Read more

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I was told the cause of bright red in my stool could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures? I do plan to see a doctor first thing tomorrow. Also I experience gassy stomach at times. Pls advice

I was told the cause of bright red in my stool could be due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures? I do plan to see a doctor first thing tomorrow. Also I experience gassy stomach at times. Pls advice

Here are some...: Seeing red colored stool deserves an alert to attend it so to figure out what may cause it, but just once with no recurrence at age 20, the odd to have something serious would be much less than that in one at 50-70s. Nonetheless, it is a good idea to follow instructions described in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html and other related articles in the selected categories. Best wish.... ...Read more

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When I make a bowel movement it takes 2 hours stool is soft not constipated have hemorrhoids anal fissures how will doc fix bowel movement?

Anal fissure: There is probably a lot of unconscious with holding on your part because of the hemorrhoids and anal fissure causing pain when you have a bowel movement. I would try to make the stools even softer so that it will be difficult for you to take 2 hours to pass a single BM. ...Read more

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What is the best way to lubricate & soften stool due to a fissure, either an oral or local product, especially in summer when it's hot?

What is the best way to lubricate & soften stool due to a fissure, either an oral or local product, especially in summer when it's hot?

Water, foods, meds: Drinking water, eating high fiber foods, or things like prunes, raisins, jelly beans, etc., then adding other meds like an over the counter stool softener may help. I have found that the brand name stool softeners rather than their generic or store brand equivalents work better. If you have a fissure for > 30 days, you may benefit from operation because meds don't work as well. ...Read more

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Anal fissure is very painful and bleeding. Stools are softer but its hard to pass the.?

Sphincterotomy: Persistent pain and bleeding from anal fissures despite conservative management, is addressed with surgical sphincterotomy to relieve hypertrophic anal sphincter. I hope this will help and good luck. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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