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Kidney Bean Shaped Object In Stool
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more
Yes: Especially if there is calcification in the stool ball. It will appear bright white on Xray, just like a kidney stone. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Potentially: It could be. Go to your doctor to get a stool sample and get tested, and treated if necessary. ...Read more
2.5 yo drooling /mucus in stool.Sign of fb ingestion or internal bleed? Found minuscule piece glass in stool friday. No blood. Acting/eating fine.
Pediatrics: If the child ingested glass may have also ingested other fb. Please take child to peditarician for full exam. ...Read more
My 11 yr old swallowed a shiny onyx colored stoned shaped magnet maybe the width of a quarter but with depth like a stone?
Is some kind of parasite causing what looks like solid corn pieces in stool? Stool is smelly loose and black. The pieces i've had 2 days, passed 50?
Punctate nonobstructing calcific fleck found on left kidney pelvis. I must control stone-mkg w/ Urocit-K. Will this fleck get bigger or pass?
Stone passable: If stone is described as punctate it is likely only a millimeter or two in diameter which makes it a good bet to pass if it moves into the kidney tube (ureter). If you are on Urocit K (potassium citrate) I assume that you have been diagnosed with a low citrate level and this medication supplements the level which can prevent certain calcium crystals from forming. Key is to have stone monitored, with good hydration ...Read more
I saw a reddish pea sized speck in my stool. Could it be blood? It seems to be embedded in the stool. How would blood look like in stool?
Hard to know: Without knowing what you've been eating, it's impossible to say. The easiest way to tell if you have blood in your stool is to do a stool test for occult blood. You can get hemoccult stool cards from your doctor and test this. If positive, there can be multiple causes for blood in stool -- and these need to be followed up. ...Read more
I passed a 3mm piece of something today. It is rubbery, brown, has a black grainy core and is shaped like a shard of glass. Can stones be soft?
Black Stone?: Pigment stones - which are typically brown-black- can be soft. The more cogent question is why are you forming pigment stones to begin with? Typically, at your age, a urinary infection, or less commonly, a blood hemolytic process, is to blame. I would follow up with a urologist or your primary care provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small cracker crumb size speck of bright blood in stool only, painful 2 pass happened 1 other time in teen no diaherra. Cause? Cancer??
Probably Hemorrhoid: Cancer is very unlikely. If you have a history of constipation, you may have developed a hemorrhoid. Generally, people will notice a speck (or sometimes more) of bright red blood on the toilet paper after a hard bowel movement. If there is blood in the stool (red or black/tarry which is older blood) or a substantial amount of blood, you should see a doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more
23-yr-old female living in the Caribbean temporarily. My stool is Bristol type 2 and has little white things that look like sesame seeds. Suggestions?
Tapeworms: The classic description of a tapeworm infection is small "sesame seeds" or "grains of rice" in the stool. It is usually due to the tapeworm found in dogs and cats, but it can sometimes be found in humans. What is seen is the proglottid or a segment of the worm. An analysis of a stool sample can determine the exact type and what caused it. Here is a handout: http://tinyurl.com/qzclwja ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a 6.6 mm stone be flat & thin in shape? Can it break while still in the tube near bladder before passing? Not same shape as on x-ray.1/2 the size
Why not?: these kind of events can happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bright red blood feces, 1 year, age 30 blood work shows nothing, new pain inlower left side, bleeding can be a large or small amounts, stool is broken?
In stool, see yellow nickel sized oval floating(looked like lupini bean), poke it, it just mushed, what was this? Undigested fish pill?
Relax: There are may things with undigestible hulks such as favs beans, sausage/hot dogs, pills, small peppers, olives, corn, seeds and nuts in general. Unless you are having some dietary issues, abdominal pains/cramping regularly, or constipation that causes problems, I suggest you stop worrying about what's in you poop. If you are concerned, your gastroenterologist can explain in better detail. ...Read more
Painful pea sized lump in perineum, left side near anus. No change in bowel habits, No blood in stool. Some discomfort when sitting. Concerned a bit.
Hemorrhoid: You are likely dealing with a hemorrhoid. Have a physician take a look at it in person if it is bothering you. ...Read more