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Ibs Oily Stool
Under a lot of stress ibs runs in fam. Upper abd/back and lower abd pain. Gassy after meals. Can ibs cause floating oily stool or something else? I
Not usually: Floating oily or greasy stools usually signify malabsorption, especially if persistent. There are many causes for the malabsorption syndrome. The following link will describe the different causes for malabsorption: http://bit. Ly/2bKXxoh ...Read more
Cramps, oily stool, joint pain, gas, urge to deficate often. No polyps, few small rectal hemorrhoids, mild ibs, what tests next? What could be wrong?
Check it out: You may need gallbladder work up or digestive enzymes. ...Read more
I have poor digestion all the time, pale stools but not oily, bloating, full after eating had ct, mri, eus, us - all normal, no celiac. Ibs? Sibo?
R/O IBS: STOOL COLOR VARIES WITH DIET: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked go GF Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. TX: PROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more
IBS And Stool: It very well may be how inflamed the intestines are at the time the food is ingested and how long it takes to circumnavigate the GI system. Swollen intestines are probably not absorbing the calories as well, fluids may not be absorbed fully and the texture of the stool then appears different than other's formed stool can be. ...Read more
Ibs: Ibs does not usually change the color of stool however some people get very constipated and others get diarrhea and that will dictate how the stool character is. ...Read more
This is my 2nd time I see little small white specks on my stools, regular sausage look with white little specks can it just be my IBS?
Check: May want to see your doc for a stool specimen ...Read more
I'm 23. I hv been having flat stools since a week. I do have haemmoroids and am a bit IBS ish...should I be worried about the flat stool part?
IBS: NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT FLAT STOOLS ...Read more
My BM will start kinda formed but soft. Then turn into fluffy pieces. Then end with floating stool. Looks greasy. This be from ibs? Or thoughts
More of diet related: There are 2 types of IBS IBSc and IBSd your presentation does not fit any of them ...Read more
54 f change my diet drastically and started working out lost 23 lbs since 5/15 have ibs The last 2 weeks I'venoticed my stools softer and a bit flat?
I was Dx w/IBS younger. I'm 28. What causes varying stool thickness? I can have BM looks thick & go have a second BM same day & it be much thinner. Why
Stool bulk: Stool bulk varies with intestinal contents (solid vs liquids) and transit time through the intestinal tract. It is not unusual for a large stool to be followed by a thinner stool or, in the case of irritable bowel syndrome, by progressively looser stools as the morning goes on. Patients with ibs often alternate with constipation and diarrhea depending on intestinal motility on a given day. ...Read more
Yes indeed. .: It turns out that the passage of mucus while stooling is a common feature often seen with irritable bowel syndrome. Even with healthy bowel movements we pass small amounts of mucus, but it's so small that it's not readily visible with the naked eye. You should make sure that something more isn't going on, as visible mucus passage can be a feature seen in more concerning processes like IBD. ...Read more
Been suffering from IBS for 6 years. Sometimes get white specks in stool, tiny dots what could this be?? Mucus?
Agree: Yes I would say this is most likely mucous. ...Read more
Today when I passed stool, it had white fleshy looking blobs and stringy pieces in it. I have IBS, but what is this??
Can happen: This can happen with your historyGet a more detailed answer ›
I was diagnosed with ibs, is it normal to have some mucus in your stool? This isn't anything new I've always had it and its not every time.
Coloniscopy 5 years ago. Ibs. Stools constantly changing and pain on lower left side is consistent. Recent 2nd eval-same. Supple not working. Help?!?
Low-FODMAPs: Dietary change is often helpful in regulating ibs symptoms associated with pain and alternating between constipation and diarrhea. Los-fodmaps diet eliminates fermentable foods leading to less gas and bloating which play a role in triggering the stretch pain receptors of the intestine. In addition its highly suggested you eliminate caffeine and fried foods. See your GI doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
Should I be worried that my stools look like hamburger bun stools? (They literally look like pieces of a bun- seeds and all).I have IBS but this is odd
Twinges in my bowells left middle and right side 2 years ago all perfect colonoscopy eating ok stools ok just starts when I get up in morning ibs pos?
Possible, but at 65: ...recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize organ involved: in female vaginal discharge/bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also what testing have you had? ...Read more
Dx w IBS younger. Occas. Anxiety. Was having normal thick stool, but for past few wks I do have daily BM but its small shape & size varies. IBS again?
Possibly: IBS is considered when there is (usually crampy) abdominal pain, change in bowel habits (such as either constipation, diarrhea, or going back and forth), and usually bloating with no alarm symptoms (blood in stool, unexplained weight loss, nausea/vomiting, etc). If having a bowel movement makes pain and bloating better, this increases likelihood it is IBS. See your doctor to get evaluatedGood luck ...Read more
Yes, not from IBS: Ibs does not cause bloody stools. Bloody stools can be seen with other conditions. Hemorrhoids can cause bright red blood on toilet paper, or in bowl, but so can rectal cancers. Blood coated on stool different from blood mixed in stool. Bloody stools can be seen with infection, inflammation, fragile blood vessels, diverticula (pockets), poor blood flow to bowel, polyps, cancers, etc. C ur doc. ...Read more
Sometimes is blood: Black spotting 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked pls. ...Read more
YES: This is certainly a consideration and I suggest a full GI consultation. ...Read more
Stools: This is possible, but if it continues might be inclined to have this looked at. ...Read more
Proctits suggested: First of all, colonoscopy does have a miss rate for polyps particularly in the setting of a poor prep. Having said this, mucus is not an isolated symptom of polyps. Mucus suggests inflammation and can come from something as simple as hemorrhoids but can come from other states as proctitis (ibd) or prolapse. ...Read more
Green stool for 4days now no diet no medication I do have IBS for years no pain or anything I don't feel sick?
Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS?
High fiber diet: Eating large amounts of fiber will typically make your stool softer, bulkier and easier to pass. IBS can present as constipation alternating with diarrhea or just one of those symptoms with bowel movements having different appearances at different times. Most people with IBS will experience bloating with excess gas production. IBS is probably the most common disorder seen by gastroenterologists! ...Read more
I was told by my obgyn that I may have ibs. I just passed a stool and there was a white tissue like material present, what could this be?
It was likely to be mucus.
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Is it normal to have light brown/whitish/dark green stools that are brown in the middle with IBS-C? The stools seem to be normal in shape
Likely Normal: The color of one's stools vary with the length of time it takes for the waste matter to pass through your intestines; the longer it takes, the more time intestinal bacteria have to metabolize the pigments in the stools; so the progressions would be from green, to brown, to dark brown; the whitish color may be just some mucus; ...Read more
Hi. Can IBS cause that I always feel I have to use bathroom? My stools look. Like the 4th type in the picture that shown in one of questions.
GI- bowel issue: See a gastroenterlogist and have a comprehensive physicial exam. ...Read more
Constipation with large stools made up of pellets, very oddly shaped or lacking a definite form (sometimes cone shaped). Is this normal for ibs?
Hi I have had IBS since last june. Lately I have had very messy stools which seem to burn quite a lot and take a while to clean up. Why is this?
Diet and fluids: I rarely prescribe meds for ibs. In my experience teaching people to eat and drink properly resolves most if not all symptoms when the patient is compliant and follows through. Hi fiber, 80-100 ounces non caffeine, non alcoholic beverages each day, regular meal times, excercise. Consistency is the key to being symptom free. ...Read more
Everytime I eat any meat I get ill and get lose stools like water, I have IBS so I can't eat dairy n spicy things but y am I ill when I have meats?
Meat: Well, it may be that you cannot meats either. Perhaps, there are certain kinds of meat you cannot digest well like red meat, but you may do better with chicken, say. Also, you may choose to avoid fried meat but go with baked, say. Also, grinding meat may digest better than meat pieces. ...Read more
I got my stool tested amd cysts of eh were seen. Please suggest what should I do. I took this test because I have IBS so please suggest a diet plan too?
First get treated...: Treatment for entamoeba histolytica is your first step, ; depends on the degree of infection (e.g. Liver involvement, extraintestinal manifestations) as well as the efficacy of clearing intestinal cysts. If symptomatic, much of your distress may resolve with eradication of eh. Persistent diarrhea or ibs-like problems can then next be dealt with. ...Read more
I have been suffering from ibs from an year now. My smi solid stools haven't been proved at what is the best way to overcome this problem. I'm 18. Tnx?
R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more