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Feces (Definition)

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What causes pale bulky stool, ?

What causes pale 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

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What can cause bulky stool?

What can cause bulky stool?

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

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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?

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

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How do I prevent getting gastric problems? Due to this my stools becomes hard and I keep getting piles.

How do I prevent getting gastric problems? Due to this my stools becomes hard and I keep getting piles.

Three issues?: 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

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What's the best way to prevent long term diarrohea? I've had blood tests and stool tests and there seems to be no underlying cause.

Endoscopy: Direct react and result from a type of autoimmune disorder such as celiac disease or lymphocytic or collagenous colitis in the colon. The only way to you valuate this is to see a gastroenterologist and have a upper and or lower endoscopy. ...Read more

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Doc. Pls I feel there is Moravian phlegm in my system preventing me from passing stool heasily?

Doc. Pls I feel there is Moravian phlegm in my system preventing me from passing stool heasily?

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

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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?

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?

Many causes: 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

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Gallstones and white spots in stool. What can I do to prevent this?

Gallstones and white spots in stool. What can I do to prevent this?

Not much: Gallstones and "white spots" in the stool may or may not be related. Gallstones are a common condition in the human population and many times just happen for no reason at all.
White spots in the stool should be evaluated by a complete GI (gastroenterology) exam. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Not necessary: Why would you want diarrhea? Just take the normal dose of stool softener. This will help prevent anal fissures, and not have you running to the bathroom 10 times a day. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerves of S1, S2, and S3 cause anal sphincter dysfunction that prevents me from completely eliminating stools? Anus seems cant relax.

Can pinched nerves of S1, S2, and S3 cause anal sphincter dysfunction that prevents me from completely eliminating stools? Anus seems cant relax.

IT IS S4: External Anal Sphincter is innervated by a branch from Sacral 4 nerve, And Internal Anal Sphincter is innervated by Pelvic Splanchnic nerve also S4.So it is S4 and not S1, S2, S3 ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Urine cultures: 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

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Occasional blood in stool and ocassional pain in bowel movements. How do I prevent this?

Occasional blood in stool and ocassional pain in bowel movements. How do I prevent this?

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

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I get severe gut trouble with erythromycin, if I take probiotics, will this problem be prevented, ie; loose stool & stomach pain? Thanks

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

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Stomach gurgling and loose stool. I believe it is stress related. I'm wondering if black cherry concentrate would assist in preventing this?

Stomach gurgling and loose stool. I believe it is stress related. I'm wondering if black cherry concentrate would assist in preventing this?

Stress: Yes you very likely have irritable bowel or spastic bowel from stress. Black cherry not known to be helpful however peppermint oil and probiotic can be helpful if you wish to go to natural route without medication. ...Read more

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What foods cause orange oily fat in stool?

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

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How can I prevent getting yellow and thick toenails?

How can I prevent getting yellow and thick toenails?

Minimize risk: Wear proper fitting shoes, let feet air out when possible, avoid walking barefoot in locker rooms and public bathroom/shower. Treat athletes foot or skin fungus promptly. Do not leave nail polish on too long. Stay healthy. ...Read more

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How can weight loss products prevent us from being fat?

How can weight loss products prevent us from being fat?

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

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Does floating stool caused by fat malabsorption have an obvious bad smell?

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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I have maroon colored thick mucus mixed in my stool. What would cause that?

I have maroon colored thick mucus mixed in my stool. What would cause that?

Worth getting checkd: Passing blood and mucus in your stools could be a sign of either infection or inflammatory bowel disease. You should see a doctor, especially if you are having any fever or abdominal pain. ...Read more

Bulky Stool (Definition)

Bulky stool = passing large, ...Read more