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Hi there. I am experiencing small fuzzy stool at the moment, I have been feeling very anxious and I wonder if this can cause it. Also had bad appitite?

Hi there. I am experiencing small fuzzy stool at the moment, I have been feeling very anxious and I wonder if this can cause it. Also had bad appitite?

Anxiety: Anxiety can stir up irritable bowel syndrome which can cause either constipation or loose stools. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen, or if there is abdominal pain, bloody or black stools, nausea or vomiting. Stress management therapy may be advisable which you will discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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Why would I have fuzzy white stools? My family has lynch syndrome, would this be part of that?

Why would I have fuzzy white stools? My family has lynch syndrome, would this be part of that?

See GI Physician: Lynch syndrome put you at risk of many other associated disorders. White stools are always a concern especially of chronic and may be accompanied by dark urine. This can be caused by a number of syndromes or masses that affect the biliary system. Important to get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Stools have fuzzy white matter on outside. Pain across lowe back, hip to hip radiating to front of l hip. Occasional pain in left mid abd. Female 55y?

Stools have fuzzy white matter on outside. Pain across lowe back, hip to hip radiating to front of l hip. Occasional pain in left mid abd. Female 55y?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies ; probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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When I had a bowel movement I seen some fuzzy material in my stool and when I wiped I seen some mucus what could this be.

When I had a bowel movement I seen some fuzzy material in my stool and when I wiped I seen some mucus what could this be.

Probably nothing: Mucus is made normally as a lubricant and sometimes especially if patients are a bit constipated or straining they can see it in the stool. As long as its not bloody its nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What can I do if my stool has white fuzzy stuff. I also poop white tissue stuff. Do I have ibs?

What can I do if my stool has white fuzzy stuff. I also poop white tissue stuff. Do I have ibs?

Maybe: Go see a physician immediately. This is not normal. The sooner you address this, the better for your health. ...Read more

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Very loose stool that's light brown and has white fuzzy stuff on it, may have some orange spots. Persistent for almost a week. Should I see a doctor?

Very loose stool that's light brown and has white fuzzy stuff on it, may have some orange spots. Persistent for almost a week. Should I see a doctor?

See answer: Symptoms suggest a viral gastroenteritis. Should resolve over the next 4-5 days. If not see a physician. Imodium (loperamide) AD OTC can help if having loose stools multiple times a day. White color and orange spots likely insignificant. See: http://bit. Ly/1vxEW0V for more information ...Read more

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Er couldn't dx. Low r. Quad p (ain), rebound p, nausea, testes & scrotal p, p immediately after eating, tarry stool, dizziness. Ct appendix=fuzzy. Ddx?

Er couldn't dx. Low r. Quad p (ain), rebound p, nausea, testes & scrotal p, p immediately after eating, tarry stool, dizziness. Ct appendix=fuzzy. Ddx?

See a doctor: Other than the er which is not a place in which to undergo a diagnostic evaluation. What they may do is to tell you where else to go, but if it is not life-threatening they may just send you on your way. Go and see either a general internist or surgeon and get this fully evaluated. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How to soften Stools?

How to soften Stools?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful medication too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Why is my stool green?

Why is my stool green?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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Is soft stool healthy.

Is soft stool healthy.

Can be: Soft stool can be a healthy finding. However, soft stool does not exclude the presence of other abnormalities, such as occult blood in the stool. ...Read more

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Why is my stool so dark?

Several possibilitie: Stool can be dark from iron pills pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or foods like spinach. Black tarry stools may indicate bleeding from the stomach area and should be checked right away. ...Read more

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Darker than normal stool.

Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed. ...Read more

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What causes frothy stools?

Change in bowels: Frothy stools can be due to fat malabsorption altered intestinal motility and medications. ...Read more

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How I do soften my stools?

How I do soften my stools?

Stool softener/fiber: First, be sure you are staying well-hydrated with a good intake of water or other fluids. Adequate fiber in the diet is also important to keeping the stool soft. If these things are not enough then a stool softener such as docusate sodium can be used. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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What does blue stool mean?

What does blue stool mean?

Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring. ...Read more

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Why is my stool dark green?

Why is my stool dark green?

Dietary sources: Often time dark green stools are the result of diet. foods that have blue in them such as blueberries or other blue food coloring can cause dark green stools. If this persists after eliminating this from your diet then you may want to consider seeing a medical professional ...Read more

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What makes your stool green?

What makes your stool green?

Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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How can I pass a large stool?

How can I pass a large stool?

Hydrate well.: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per /day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Stay physically active w regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. Please discuss your hemorrhoids w your physician. If this is not sufficient. Disimpaction is sometimes. ...Read more

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Why do I have small stool????

Why do I have small stool????

Can't tell from here: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more

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Tiny trace of black in stool?

Tiny trace of black in stool?

Melenic specks?: 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 esp. With dyspeptic symptoms however warrants md visit. ...Read more

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Which colour stool is normal?

Which colour stool is normal?

Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes — changing the pigments from green to brown. ...Read more