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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