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Floating Stools All Of The Time But Not Greasy
Is it normal to have orange and green stool on the same strand of stool and mucus all around it with undigested food?
My stools sink and they don't smell bad but there is oil at the top of the water bowl. Could this be steatorrhea?
Steatorrhea.: Oil and fat in the stool could represent steatorrhea, which may suggest malabsorption of fats. How long has this going on? Does it happen all the time or just every once in a while? I'd need more information to really be able to help you further, but this could be steatorrhea, yes. ...Read more
Having semi-solid stool for some time now. Can see fuzz/froth floating above the fecal matter, particularly more when a lot of wind accompanies stool.
Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?
Ribbon like: stool which is INTERMITTENT are DUE TO SPASM of the lower bowel (old term ="spastic colon") now this is a part of the diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which is a DIAGNOSIS of EXCLUSION (other GI problems MUST BE RULED OUT) SO STOP worrying about the "big C" and get yourself checked out by your PCP and at your age a COLONOSCOPY ,may be recommended! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Can tomatoes from salsa/chili/sauce come out in your stool? Ate all of those in last 3 days and stool had pieces of red colored solid things in it.
Is noticeable mucus in your stool Okay after eating all kind of food and tons of candy on Christmas? No bowel pain or problems.
My stool comes out in small pieces and smells like sulfur (usually takes 1-3 movements in the morning to get it all out). I have no other issues during the day.
Sometimes I have normal long size stool then some really small pieces in the same BM.Also sometimes solid stool then some loose in same BM.Is this bad?
Are you normal?: Normal bowel frequency in america fits a bell-curve distribution--once daily stooling is the middle of the curve, but the normal range extends from 3 bowel movements daily to 1 bowel movement every 3-4 days. Even variable stool frequency within the confines of this bell-curve is "normal." However, an evaluation by your gastroenterologist is in order to allay your concerns. ...Read more
My bm aren't solid but not quite loose.. Looks more like for lack of better word "shredded" the why is this?
Is normal not to have bowel movements right after meals but any other time of the day?. I have bm's sometimes in the morning sometimes afternoon.
May not be abnormal: Normal bowel frequency varies from 3 movements/ day to one movement every 3 to 4 days. Stool consistency, measured by bristol stool scale, varies from normal (4), hard (1-3), soft (5-7). Stool frequency you describe does not meet the medical definition of diarrhea. Perhaps you have a change in stool texure, urgency, timing, volume? Gastro-colic reflux may contribute here--get checked please. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bring mucus up all the time most of the time it's clear but sometimes has green little lumps in. don't smoke ?
When i eat a lot of unhealthy food then use the toilet that, is that the same as flushing all the bad food out of my system? I mean all of it.
What are these small flecks floating in the water? After I defecate there are small flecks floating in the stool. Not black. What causes this?
Stool: Has various consistencies. It could be regular stool, or something more serious. Serious issues with stool are generally accompanied by systemic symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, fevers, weight loss, abdominal pain. If you are worried about or have any of the about please see a Doctor. ...Read more
My bowel movements are incomplete, although the poop shape is normal not flat. I eat alot of fibre aswell, but still they are incomplete.
Explanation : Daily BM means that your gut is working properly. No needs that it will be "complete ". Be well and enjoy life. ...Read more
Worry? Mostly normal stool then a few small black stool that float lots or rumbling in stomach as if I'll have gas then none, bloated, feel sick often
Any black of very: dark maroon colored stool ( sticky, foul smelling)should be tested for blood.Take the specimen in for testing.Try not to contaminate with urine.The best way is to get directly from the toilet paper and not fish it out of the toilet.Sorry for the graphic nature of my comments,but hey,it's ok ,I'm a doctor.?? ...Read more
Can probiotics cause large amounts of stool during each bowel movement than usual? I go once daily but seems like a lot of stool. They are long pieces.
Is this normal. I urinated and at the bottom of the toilet was like 3/4" of white flakey but shiny gunk. No symptoms of anything quite so ever.
You might be passing: calcium oxalate crystals from what can be the components of a kidney stone. To be sure, see your doctor and have a urinalysis done with culture and check. If positive, you'll need to change your diet to avoid having an actual kidney stone pass which can be emergently painful and need immediate treatment. 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure!' ...Read more
Is this blood in my stool? On my stool there are a couple of red marks that look kind of like red-tinted lettuce pieces. The rest of it looks healthy
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