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How Do I Prevent Bulky Stool
Pale bulky stools: Pale bulky stools are due to steatorrhoea, or called malabsorption syndrome. It is due to failure to absorp nutrients from gastro intestinal tract. There are at least 200 causes of the syndrome.Celiac disease is one of the most common inherited malabsorption syndrome. ...Read more
Constipation: If stool is overly dry - the texture may become hard & rough. If there is significant fiber intake without adequate hydration - that can also be an issue. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat high fiber foods and drink water. Exercise regularly. Try to get in 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables per day. ...Read more
21y/o female, frequent BM than usual for 5 months usually 1BM a day, large bulky stool, cbc &stool analysis a month ago normal no anemia or malabsorbtion?
Diary ores: Could be lactose intolerance. Stop dairy and try gluten free diet ...Read more
I just had a very large stool that I almost couldn't squeeze out, luckily only minimal red after wiping. How did the stool get so large? Is there a way to prevent? What happens if can't squeeze out?
Constipated: You were constipated. The best ways to prevent that is to make sure you drink water, have veggies or fibers. Prune juice helps. Stool softeners help like Colace (docusate sodium) or Dulcolax. And even the occasional mild laxative would help to depending on other medications you take or the type of lifestyle that you have. The reason you saw a little blood is because of hemorrhoids having pressure on them ...Read more
My stool is sometimes large and is difficult to pass. Is there a particular diet I should follow to make them smaller or foods to avoid to prevent them from being large?
My stool comes with a red blood and its my 2nd day of having it. What can u suggest to prevent it?
Sometimes after passing a stool I have to wipe my bum for an awfully long time. Why is this? What can I do to prevent it?
Excessive Wiping: Use a wet wipe instead of toilet paper. ...Read more
How do I prevent getting gastric problems? Due to this my stools becomes hard and I keep getting piles.
To better formulate a response, please clarify:
1) " gastric problems"--this means your stomach is bothering you. Are you experiencing indigestion or meal-associated distress?
2) "hard stools"--do you have stool infrequency, a sense of incomplete evacuation, or dessicated stool?
3) "getting piles"--are you sure that's what you have?
Happy to help if we better know your problem (s). ...Read more
Hemorrhoid appears only when releasing stool. There is no pain or discomfort but hard to pass and/or finish off stool. What can I do to prevent it?
Heinrich Rimius - 1754: NIce allusion! Seriously, a sense of constipation or of incomplete evacuation, if new or progressive, deserves evaluation. Please refer to my other HealthTap answers on the subject, but bear in mind that evaluation is key to your reassurance or treatment. And don't hurt yourself in the meantime--avoid cleansers, enemas, purgatives outside of a doctor's advice. ...Read more
I had a csection last month. From then I am suffering from hard stools. It's paining a lot. How to prevent and what causes hard stools. Is sometn serious?
Hard stools, also called constipation, can be caused by many things. The most common reason in people who have had a procedure is narcotic pain medications like Percocet or Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Fiber and stool softener can help.
It can also be related to changes in sleep, fluid intake, diet, stress, and dehydration. If you are breastfeeding, you almost certainly need to increase your fluid intake. ...Read more
Ugh I think I have hermerroids and whenever I use the bathroom to do my business I get blood in my stool. Is there a way to prevent the blood happenin?
Yes, get checked.: If you have hemorrhoids, you likely have bleeding, pain, and you can have a rectal mass. These are classic for hemorrhoids, anal fissure (s), and possibly rectal cancer. This is a big reason why hemorrhoids should be checked and treated. They can be external, can clot, and are painful. Fortunately, there are treatments, like sclerotherapy, ligation, and surgical removal, so see dr./get checked. ...Read more
Help? I have been taking a bit more than prescribed 3x a day of laxido in the hope that I will get watery stools to prevent anal fissure will this work?
Can pinched nerves of S1, S2, and S3 cause anal sphincter dysfunction that prevents me from completely eliminating stools? Anus seems cant relax.
I found out I have four large internal hemorrhoids (they prevented the passage of stool and I ended up in the ER). Could they also change stool shape?
Yes&No, hemorrhoids: Are stretched-out/varicose veins (either above or below the anal sphincter muscles) which connect the veins of the lower colon with veins of the skin collecting blood for return to the heart. Assuming no clots, the distending volume is simply blood & probably softer than feces. If the vein contains clots (& scarred down old clots) then greater stiffness & associated effect on fecal shape. ...Read more
Klebsiella p? 2 uti's since jan. W/small amts k.P. Took 10 days suprax (cefixime). Does this reduce k.P. In stool? Wear pads for urine leaks. Contaminating self? How to prevent uti's? W/u's = aging skin only.
You mentioned a bowel resection prior, and on recent antibiotics. Frequently this can cause changes in normal bowel flora and make a contaminated urine culture seem positive if not under appropriate symptoms.
As we get older, can lose bladder tone and not completely empty the bladder with urination, which predisposes to uti. It is always best to stay off antibiotics if able. ...Read more
See your doctor: There are several causes for ano-rectal pain with defecation including anal fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia and proctitis to name a few. All of these might be associated with rectal bleeding. More serious causes of rectal bleeding include cancer and warrants evaluation with colonoscopy to be ruled out. Don't delay in seeing your doctor. ...Read more
I get painfull spasms/cramps in colon/pelvis area at least 5-10min before passing stools. How do I prevent? Do I need to drink more water? Is this gas
Maalox: Try some maalox 1-2 tablespoon once a day -- if not better, please see a local gastroenterologist (GI) for more testing. ...Read more
I get severe gut trouble with erythromycin, if I take probiotics, will this problem be prevented, ie; loose stool & stomach pain? Thanks
Maybe not...: As suggested in the prior answer, Erythromycin is a pro-motility drug that alters stomach contractions. Probiotics, despite their benefits in general, will likely not help your particular problem since they may be inhibited by your taking erythromycin. Probiotics best utility is in supporting & supplementing the colonic flora. ...Read more
Stomach gurgling and loose stool. I believe it is stress related. I'm wondering if black cherry concentrate would assist in preventing this?
Fatty Foods.: Not normal to have orange oily fat in stools. Body usually absorbs 100% of fats consumed. There is something wrong, either medications like 'orlistat' or Alli, or deficiencies of enzymes are causing this. Sometimes a parasitic infection can cause this. See your doctor about it. ...Read more
Depends on type: If you have a strong family history of diabetes and you are preventing diabetes with an elevated glucose, possibly metformin. Or certain herbs can be used. But generally it's diet and exercise. Because after all if you are not overweight you are treated. It's about maintenance ...Read more
Yes: No mistaking it. The usual cause of a floating stool -- by far -- is gas bubbles. There's an individual who writes frequently with the obsessive fear of pancreatic cancer with basically no evidence. If you are suffering from obsessive thoughts that you have cancer, please get with someone who can help you manage these. ...Read more
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