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Light Brown Flaky Stool
Potentially serious: If your stools are pale & your urine is dark like tea, this may indicate possible potentially serious problems with your liver or pancreas. This needs to be evaluated immediately by a GI specialist, especially if you also notice yellowing of your eyes. Lab tests, ct scan or an ultrasound examination are recommended. ...Read more
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor. ...Read more
Now has green stool: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
SERIOUS ISSUE: True "yellow" eyes (sclera) need to be assessed for systemic jaundice which signifies liver disease ; need for medical evaluation. Your associated sx's are serious. Please seek out medical evaluation now...More commonly, a yellowish spot in the horizontal area is an actinic degeneration known as a pinguecula...Also pterygium, any eye care physician could quickly determine this with exam. ...Read more
Irregular periods, thick dark brown vaginal discharge, followed by bright red mucus-like discharge, then dark brown again for 4 days now. What is it?
Very fatigue,passing light brown with black spots stool on today,only making bowel movements every other day,strong smelling dark yellow urine.
General symptoms...: There are a lot of things that can cause these general symptoms. If your urine is concentrated and you are constipated, make sure you are drinking LOTS of fluids. If the black spots have any red in them, you should be evaluated. Sometimes Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause both constipation and black spots in stool. If you have a fever or any other focused symptoms, see a doctot. ...Read more
Light colored stool: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more
It can be serious: Dark stools can be a sign that you are bleeding somewhere in your gastrointestinal tract (GI system). The stool is black (melena) because the blood has been digested. It can indicate that you have an ulcer or lesion in the tract somewhere. You need to be seen by your PCP or a gastroenterologist. A basic stool test can help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Common complaint: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more
I had very light brown stool yesterday and today i had a normal brown stool with very light brown in it almost pale in color mixed normal brown color?
Stool light-colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more
Jaundiced?: Your symptoms, when considered together, suggest early onset jaundice due to a liver problem, bile duct/gallbladder problem, or pancreatic disease. This can be serious, may worsen, & deserves urgent physical examination & lab testing. Please see a doctor or present yourself to the emergency room. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more