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Is surgery indicated for gallbladder that causes tenderness, pale stools? Symptoms intermittent over years. Had sand yrs ago. Also have hiatal hernia.

Is surgery indicated for gallbladder that causes tenderness, pale stools? Symptoms intermittent over years. Had sand yrs ago. Also have hiatal hernia.

Maybe/Maybe not.: The anatomy of the gallbladder, pancreas and liver needs to be assessed, possibly using ultrasound to look for problems in the region. If you are not having pain, or symptoms are not thought to be related to a problem with your gallbladder then the answer wouln't be cholecystectomy. The best answer to your question would be to have a discussion with your doctor in person about this. Best wishes! ...Read more

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35/F - intermittent LUQ pain 2wks, fatigue. Amylase norm, Low: Lipase Stool dark/small/soft. Worried about PaCancer Are these symptoms suggestive?

35/F - intermittent LUQ pain 2wks, fatigue.
Amylase norm, Low: Lipase
Stool dark/small/soft.
Worried about PaCancer

Are these symptoms suggestive?

Nonspecific : The symptoms you describe are too nonspecific. Amylase and lipase levels rarely correlate with pancreatic cancer. You're very young to have pancreatic cancer. Is there a family history or other reason you are concerned? In general, however, persistent pain warrants further investigation. ...Read more

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I am 28 years old and i have seen that i have thin stools with no other symptoms.HW?

I am 28 years old and i have seen that i have thin stools with no other symptoms.HW?

Bowel habit change: This is most often associated with more frequent, possibly softer stools. May be seem with anxious patients, or irritable bowel syndrome. Less likely a constructive lesion as in colon cancer may present this way. You're a bit young for that likely. Use of increased fiber and stress reduction should help. ...Read more

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My stool is usually flat. I have no other symptoms other than flatter stool. Sometimes it's normal but most of the time is flat. Should I be worried?

My stool is usually flat. I have no other symptoms other than flatter stool. Sometimes it's normal but most of the time is flat. Should I be worried?

Flat stool: Flat stools are not unusual and may occur in irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colitis. Since you also have normal shaped stools at times, a constricting lesion, like cancer or scarring of your descending colon is unlikely. However,see your physician for evaluation if this is a definite change in your usual bowel pattern and appropriate testing will be done. ...Read more

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I think i got salmonella are stools that are loose the symptoms?

I think i got salmonella are stools that are loose the symptoms?

Diarrhea: Is the most common symptom of most serotypes of salmonellae but many infections can cause diarrhea other than salmonellosis. ...Read more

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I've had orange stools for more than six months with no other identifiable symptoms. Is this something I should be concerned about?

I've had orange stools for more than six months with no other identifiable symptoms. Is this something I should be concerned about?

Stool change: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food coloring & some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd.Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. ...Read more

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I've had green stool, for about 5 days now I don't have any other symptoms but that, just green stool, at first it was bright green and now it's darkg?

I've had green stool, for about 5 days now I don't have any other symptoms but that, just green stool, at first it was bright green and now it's darkg?

Something you ate: most likely it is something you ate try to eat yogurt sometime it help resume your own intestinal flora and it might have some effect on the stool color as long as you do not have fever or diarrhea or bleeding do not worry about it ...Read more

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Is occasionally oily stool a problem?Maybe once in 20 times (very rough guess). Color normal and no other symptoms. Otherwise very healthy. Age 55.

Malabsorption.: Fat ("oil") in the stool usually suggests malabsorption, which does require an investigation as to cause. I hope you've had a colonoscopy by now. If not, that needs to be a part of this investigation. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in my stool but it's not chronic, what could be wrong?

I'm having symptoms of blood in my stool but it's not chronic, what could be wrong?

Blood in stool.: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Get it checked out. ...Read more

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I Have visible mucous In my stool. Stool Is normal. No other symptoms. Should I see a Dr?

I Have visible mucous In my stool. Stool Is normal. No other  symptoms. Should I see a Dr?

Depends: If this is a daily occurence, you should be checked , possible IBS. Cetainly, if you see bllod tinged mucous, get a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I've noticed a transparent colorless gel on the surface of my stool.There is no blood and the mayer exam is negative. I've got no other symptoms.Clue?

I've noticed a transparent colorless gel on the surface of my stool.There is no blood and the mayer exam is negative. I've got no other symptoms.Clue?

It may be normal: A little mucus is nothing to worry about if there are no other symptoms.But you should check with your doctor if there is excessive and persistant mucus in stool, or it is accompanied by blood in the stools and if associated with change in bowels.As that may be due to underlying conditions like intestinal infection, inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool at 16 please help?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool at 16 please help?

Not always okay: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool. You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What symptoms does ash stool denote?

What symptoms does ash stool denote?

Ash stool: Have clay / pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Some possible causes include: gall stones, bile duct cysts, strictures of bile ducts, hepatitis, some medications, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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Recurring green stool but no other symptoms of illness?

Recurring green stool but no other symptoms of illness?

Doctor can evaluate: If a normal, healthy person has unusual changes in stool consistency, color, or frequency, he should record the symptoms on a large calendar, and review it with his primary care doctor. Include on the calendar what foods were eaten each time the stool got green, what activities were done, what meds were taken, what drinks, etc... Sometimes gall bladder problems cause changes in stool color. ...Read more

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What can caused bloody mucus at finish of each stool, with no other symptoms?

What can caused bloody mucus at finish of each stool, with no other symptoms?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes of blood in the stool, ranging from benign to malignant (cancer). Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and more. If a person has blood in his or her stool, it should be checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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