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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?

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

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What could cause abnormal stool (blood)?

What could cause abnormal stool (blood)?

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

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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)?

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

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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?

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?

Many: Having been a victim of such myself recently after eating baby spinach at upscale metropolitan resturant...these are usually associated with diarrhea but can occur without: salmonella, e coli, listeria, hep A. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

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

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What are the most common causes of blood in the feces?

What are the most common causes of blood in the feces?

Many: There are many causes of blood in the stool, ranging from benign to malignant. Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids, colitis, diverticulosis, colon cancer, and more. If you have blood in your stool, get this checked out by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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I see some strange little one inch strings in my feces? Is this abnormal?

I see some strange little one inch strings in my feces? Is this abnormal?

See Below: This may represent worms, which need to be treated. I would call your doctor. ...Read more

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Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?

Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?

Possibly: It depends on whether the urine/feces had any parasites (worms) and their (worms) resistance to the medium they are in. If none are present, then the exposure is most likely harmless. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What causes coffee ground feces?

What causes coffee ground feces?

Bleeding: Coffee ground is a term usually used for emesis and tarry black stools is the term for feces. Both denote bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Can ovarin cysts cause blood in feces?

Can ovarin cysts cause blood in feces?

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

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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?

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

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What causes feces to be green ish?

What causes feces to be green ish?

The amount of bile: Liver makes bile and secretes it to help us digest food stuffs. Some food needs more bile to digest than others. Stools can be yellow, green, brown or dark brown. Call md if stool is white, black and sticky or red. ...Read more

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What can cause changes in the color of feces?

What can cause changes in the color of feces?

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

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How does the food we eat turn into feces? And what causes feces to stink?

How does the food we eat turn into feces? And what causes feces to stink?

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

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What organ of the body causes the feces to turn brown or yellow?

What organ of the body causes the feces to turn brown or yellow?

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

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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?

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

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What causes enterococcus uti's other than feces? Or is that the only source?  

What causes enterococcus uti's other than feces? Or is that the only source?  

Healthcare acquired: Other than an ascending UTI from feces, instrumentation with less that optimally sterilized equipment or poor aseptic techniques of catheter insertion could also introduce this microbe into the urinary tract ...Read more

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I have been waking in the morning with feces in my vagina. What causes this and how can I get it to stop?

I have been waking in the morning with feces in my vagina. What causes this and how can I get it to stop?

Fistula: If you are not soiling yourself, then there is a connection between your bowel and your vagina. This needs to be evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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