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Intermittent Stool Symptoms
35/F - intermittent LUQ pain 2wks, fatigue.
Amylase norm, Low: Lipase
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
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
I ate like 11 Oreos earlier and I just had very dark stool - it looked near black in the bowl but brown when I wiped. No other symptoms. normal?
Stool color: it is all the coloring dye used on food products, that you saw in the bowl, well next time don't eat that many oreos. ...Read more
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
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
I had at the bigennig bit of my stool brown mixed with white the rest pieces is normal brown no pain or other symptoms ate lotwhite cabbag 2days ago
May be undigested: Cabbage. If it continues without eating cabbage then see your doctor. ...Read more
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?
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