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List All Pathogens That Can Cause Abnormal Feces
Loose stool for a week Lipase=69 U/L (9 above lab range) Normal stool sample for parasite/pathogens. Drop in platelets from 178 to 152 (150-400) Ideas?
Check plats. In 1 wk: Without additional information, it is difficult to definitively make a diagnosis. The slight drop in the platelet count could be due to alcohol or other medications, viral illness with bone marrow suppression or a number of other conditions unlikely in your age group. You may have had a viral gastroenteritis so I would recheck the count in 1 wk and refrain from alcohol if you drink. ...Read more
Get checked please: Blood per rectum, separate from or associated with stool regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more
Can you provide an exhaustive list of all possible causes of crescent-shaped thin stool (excl. Rectal cancer b/c I just had lar a month ago)?
Short list: Assuming your anastomosis is fine and not stenotic the most common cause is your muscles around your anal canal (schinter muscles and puburectalis) are not relaxing appropriately during defecation (animus). The best test for this is a voiding proctogram but would wait 6 to 8 weeks from your surgery (lar) to have this done. ...Read more
I want to know what kind of food born illness would cause vomiting, nausea and cramps ONLY, but NO diarrhoea? Can you list some pathogens please?
What can cause low haemoglobin and low RBC. My dad having irregular bowel. Stool at times is hard at times loose. He is 54 years.?
I'm 33, don't drink, eyes are white, skin is normal, no itching. Yet recently my stool has been a pale color. Please list all possible causes.
Light (clay) 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
If floating stools were caused by pancreatic cancer, would they look obviously abnormal? Stool is brown, soft & formed but occ. Floats. Ct scan normal
Fat malabsorption: Floating stool is more likely to be an indication of fat absorption. It is not a sign of pancreatic cancer. ...Read more
I am experiencing burping, mucus in stool and abnormal urine stream. My burps taste minty and my urine smells like penicillin. I am not taking penicillin, what could cause these abnormalities.?
See a doctor: Most likely no single health problem is causing all these symptoms. Strong urine odor usually means dehydration, i.e. not taking in enough fluids. Other symptoms may be irritable bowel syndrome. Best to see a doctor and stop trying to figure it out on your own or through online resources. Good luck! ...Read more
Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody has a change in their bowel habits like this, it needs to be evaluated. You should see a Gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more
See Below: This may represent worms, which need to be treated. I would call your doctor. ...Read more
Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?
My feces is stuck at entrance of anus. It's hurting me to push it out. What can I use for it to be softer and cause less pain to push out?
Your best bet: Is to go to the nearest pharmacy and pick up an enema kit. These allow you to help "extract" stool in the anorectal area. Be careful to follow the instructions closely. Otherwise, if you are unable to extract this on your own, you may to seek help from a physician for a manual disimpaction. ...Read more
No: This would be unlikely. Ovarian cysts are their own thing. One caveat, some women with severe endometriosis (uterine tissue that is not in the uterus but still cycles and bleeds each month) can have tissue in the rectum that bleeds too. That is not something to guess about though. You may need a colonoscopy to sort this out. Don't wait to go in and get checked by your doctor. ...Read more
Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr. S don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?
Get exterminator 1st: I'd recommend ridding those vermin from your house and getting those air ducts cleaned out. If you start to feel better after that, then you wouldn't necessarily need further testing. Otherwise, you can see you primary care doc or an infectious diseases specialist if you think additional testing is needed. ...Read more
Stool color: The stool changes colors regularly depending on diet and other factors. The only time the stool color is abnormal is if it is black or red, which can indicate active bleeding and occasionally when it is very pale in color, when it can represent blockage of the bile duct. Any other color is just a variant of normal. Hope that helps. ...Read more
You're kidding right: You digest your food by adding enzymes that break it into absorbable parts. The fecal mater is created when the indigestible debris is mixed with bile from the liver and worn out enzymes. The stink comes from intestinal germ action that produces volatile gases as they digest things we cannot. ...Read more
Several organs: The brown color is the result of the digestive action of the intestines, coupled with the bile salts and bile acids produced by the liver and transmitted through the bile duct and gallbladder. ...Read more
Can constipation cause feces to accumulate in your body over time? Leading to years-old feces in the body? Or will all extra feces clear when you go?
Feces usually pass:
Constipation can lead to an impaction of stool in the rectum. When there is a large collection of hard impacted stool, liquid stool may go around the large mass. It can be diagnosed by a rectal exam and by xray.
It occurs frequently in people who withhold their stools, and have large dilated rectums as a result of the impaction. ...Read more
E.coli: The most common would be e.Coli.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been waking in the morning with feces in my vagina. What causes this and how can I get it to stop?
I noticed that when I eat beets my feces has a red tint that sort of resembles blood. Are there other foods that cause that as well?
Lots...: 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 prior few days, but if a reddish color of your stool persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
I have had irregular vowel movements for past three years it has affected my life tremendously. I have hemmerhoids and hey someone's block the feces?
Your problem can be: Treated medically or with simple surgical intervention. Make an appointment to be evaluated by a health care provider and end your misery. ...Read more
I don't understand what causes a blockage in the appendix; how is it that feces gets into malt? How is it "connected" to the cecum for that to occur?
Blind pouch: Appendix is a blind pouch with an opening but no exit. Items can get trapped inside but may not exit and become infected. ...Read more
My bedroom walls used to have squirrels living there for years. Allthat feces/urine buildup causes no smell, but should I tear down the walls toclean?
Good idea: That will help reduce allergens and infectious organism ...Read more
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