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How to make stools less painful without medicines?

How to make stools less painful without medicines?

Many options.: It is suggested to drink plenty of water. At least 8 glasses of water a day. Make sure to eat plenty of fiber including fruits and vegetables they even make fiber tablets which you can take found in pharmacy. They also make over the counter medications for constipation such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) which should be used as directed. See a physician for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Stool Withholding (Encopresis) (Definition)

Also known as paradoxical diarrhea, this condition occurs when children voluntarily or involuntarily refuse to have bowel movements. ...Read more


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What drug should be use to treat blood in the stool?

What drug should be use to treat blood in the stool?

Need diagnosis: If there is blood in the stool, a diagnosis must be made as to the nature of what is causing the bleeding, at that point, a directed therapy can target the problem. At the very least, medications that target acid in the stomach are a part of therapy. If the blood is visible, in the toilet, perhaps it is hemorrhoids but that should be evaluated also. ...Read more

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Will medicine delta carbon (medicinal charcoal) causes stool to turn blackish? But mixes with a bit brown? Is it normal?

Will medicine delta carbon (medicinal charcoal) causes stool to turn blackish? But mixes with a bit brown? Is it normal?

Yes but y take it: It adsorbs to its surface and thus prevents you from you from getting it into your body. Why are you taking the activated charcoal in the first place? ...Read more

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What foods or medicines should I avoid taking before giving my stool for a h pylori test?

What foods or medicines should I avoid taking before giving my stool for a h pylori test?

H Pylori: Avoid proton pump inhibitors such as Omeprazole and also drugs such as pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and most antibiotics. I would avoid these for at least 3-4 days. Personally I prefer the h pylori breath test that can be done at most larger labs. ...Read more

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Mushy soft stool indicating malabsorption. What medicines I should take. What blood test I should do. Now for almost 6 weeks?

Mushy soft stool indicating malabsorption. What medicines I should take. What blood test I should do. Now for almost 6 weeks?

Stool for fecal fat: Start a probiotic daily and stop all dairy products in your diet. If the problem persists then have your doctor take a stool sample for fecal fat. Unless you are having other symptoms then blood tests will not help much. ...Read more

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Hello, I am suffering from gastritis since 5 days which now has resulted in diarrhoea with very watery stool. Should I have any medicine?

Hello, I am suffering from gastritis since 5 days which now has resulted in diarrhoea with very watery stool. Should I have any medicine?

See a doctor: The only manner in which this can be accurately diagnosed is to examine the stool and get a thorough history and physical exam. Stool may need cultures, exam for inflammatory cells, etc, before an accurate picture of the problem and plan for treatment can be created. For medication you can try imodium, (loperamide) but would still get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have very small amount of stool nd not in time, plus I have stress nd anxiety. Plz suggests me exact medicine for healthy digestion. Thanks?

I have very small amount of stool nd not in time, plus I have stress nd anxiety. Plz suggests me exact medicine for healthy digestion. Thanks?

Sounds like: Your constipated. Try to stay hydrated, remain active and increase your fiber intake. Also try to find something to aid in stress reduction like meditation or yoga or prayer. Also try to optimize your sleep, this should help too. It may also benefit you if you avoid caffeine for now if your really anxious. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's, stopped Flagyl in Dec. My stools have smelled terrible since then. A symptom of Crohn's to be worried about or the drug cessation?

I have Crohn's, stopped Flagyl in Dec. My stools have smelled terrible since then. A symptom of Crohn's to be worried about or the drug cessation?

Check: Check in with doctor for an assessment, blood work and a stool analysis. He/she will be able to give you the advice you need. All the best. ...Read more

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Why would an 87-year old man's stool start smelling like peppermint? He's a well-controlled diabetic who takes no medicine for it or for anything els

Why would an 87-year old man's stool start smelling like peppermint? He's a well-controlled diabetic who takes no medicine for it or for anything els

The smell: Of stool is dependent on diet and gut bacterial flora. I am not away of what will cause the pepperment smell. Could only guess a change in diet or change gut bacteria flora or bacteria overgrowth ...Read more

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I noticed I had a worm in stool last night around 11pm I had anal with my boyfriend the night before (Tuesday) I've taken medicine could he be infected?

I noticed I had a worm in stool last night around 11pm I had anal with my boyfriend the night before (Tuesday) I've taken medicine could he be infected?

Possibly: He could possibly get it from you or given it to you but it is unusual to have been transmitted from his penis or contracted through the penis. Having said that he should be thoroughly checked out anyway if it is determined that you have a worm. ...Read more

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What is the safe constipation medicine / stool softer for nursing moms?

What is the safe constipation medicine / stool softer for nursing moms?

Its on the label: For lactation, colace has on its label: use with caution. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) has on its label: probably safe. Senna has on its label. Probably safe.

The reason its written like this is that there are no actual human studies on those medications, the reason is that they didn't need to do studies because no major adverse effects were reported. For specifics, contact your obstetrician. ...Read more

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Can red cough medicine turn my stools reddish?

Can red cough medicine turn my stools reddish?

Yes: Some red dyes in candy and syrups can turn stool reddish. Not uncommon cause for panicky phone calls to the dr. Just make sure the redness clears when medicine is stopped. ...Read more

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Is this a alternative medicine fad? "Stool that sticks to toilet bowl can be a sign of malabsorption, disease, etc? "

Is this a alternative medicine fad? "Stool that sticks to toilet bowl can be a sign of malabsorption, disease, etc? "

This is not a sign!: Stool sticking to toilet bowl is not a sign of malabsorption. Watery stool is more often an indication of malabsortion of carbohydrates; excess gas often accompanies. In fat malabsorption the stool becomes more "oily". ...Read more

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My stool and urine colors have changed to dark green and yellow respectively. Can it be the drug I'm taking (feroglobin)?

Iron suppliment: Ferroglobin is an iron supplement. You can get dark green to black stools with this. Constipation can also be a side effect, keep well hydrated and use a stool softener if needed. ...Read more

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I have weak intestine sometimes having stool as if of diarrhoea, I am taking medicines. Tell me the diet for early recovery.

I have weak intestine sometimes having stool as if of diarrhoea, I am taking medicines. Tell me the diet for early recovery.

Exam/testing: No secret here: get a full physicial and blood testing. You may be developing an irritable bowel syndrome or food intolerance. Make an appintment for evaluation. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bm in 2 weeks because of medicine. I started taking a stool softener a few days ago. How long should it take to work? I've taken 3

I haven't had a bm in 2 weeks because of medicine. I started taking a stool softener a few days ago. How long should it take to work? I've taken 3

Constipation: Medication-induced constipation can be difficult to deal with. It is unlikely that a stool softener will make you pass a bowel movement. You would be better off with a laxative of some sort. You might consider trying magnesium citrate or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) on a one-time basis. Depending on what medication is causing your constipation, there might be prescription alternatives also. See your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am suffering with chronic white mucus in stool with a gaping 15 to 20 days last 2 years. My usg whole abdomen report is ok. Pls. Suggest medicine?

I am suffering with chronic white mucus in stool with a gaping 15 to 20 days last 2 years. My usg whole abdomen report is ok. Pls. Suggest medicine?

No need: Mucus in stool is not unusual and, assuming that you have had adequate medical evaluation to exclude serious underlying conditions, does not need specific remedy. ...Read more

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I have yellowish to clay colored stool for the last two days completely dry and I am very worried. I have not been taking drug but do have a poor diet?

I have yellowish to clay colored stool for the last two days completely dry and I am very worried. I have not been taking drug but do have a poor diet?

See a doctor: I would recommend seeing a doctor. Make sure to let the doctor know what exactly you are eating so that they can help you :]. ...Read more

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Hi, my mum has been bleeding internally since 3 years andno medicine is working. It comes out in stool and urine every time she goes to the bathroom. What to do?

Hi, my mum has been bleeding internally since 3 years andno medicine is working. It comes out in stool and urine every time she goes to the bathroom. What to do?

Get checked: 3 years of bleeding is of concern and needs more tests. Depends on person's age, and tests already done. Could be related to colon or from something called endometriosis or uterine tissue built up in different places., or other reasons. Don't ignore! ...Read more

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I'm taking pariet rabeprazol. I often have a pale stool while taking this medicine. Is it serous problem?

I'm taking pariet rabeprazol. I often have a pale stool while taking this medicine. Is it serous problem?

No it is not a Probe: This is a safe medicine that should not affect the color of you stool. Stop looking at it as you do not have anything serious unless your doctor who prescribed you this medicine tells you so. ...Read more

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I have internal anal fissure problemfor 6 months used medicen cream doesn't work is it normal for the blood to be on the stool? Pain after

I have internal anal fissure problemfor 6 months used medicen cream doesn't work is it normal for the blood to be on the stool? Pain after

Anal fissure.: The blood and pain are consistent with an anal fissure. Management-wise, you should pursue next steps as your management thus far has not helped. ...Read more

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My baby recently started ranitidine for reflux. The medicine is helping him, but I noticed that he has mucus in his stool. Is this side effect of med?

My baby recently started ranitidine for reflux. The medicine is helping him, but I noticed that he has mucus in his stool. Is this side effect of med?

Stool mucus: The stool with mucus is probably from diet given rather than Raniditine for the GERD/reflux. No treatment is needed for this, just good hydration, water. Usually, with time, the gastric muscle strengthens and no reflux
continues. Welcome to health tap! ...Read more

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I had clind. 300mgx7 for gum pain. 6th & 7th day, I had watery stools, so I stopped the drug. 3 days now, still soft stools, mild abd. Pain. To worry?

I had clind. 300mgx7 for gum pain. 6th & 7th day, I had watery stools, so I stopped the drug. 3 days now, still soft stools, mild abd. Pain. To worry?

Diarrhea on clinda: There is a possibility that you may have a C. diff infection of your intestines while on the antibiotics. This may happen with any antibiotic but it is more common with Clindamycin, especially iv. I would recommend contacting your doctor about stopping the Clindamycin. You may need to be treated empirically with Flagyl. In the mean time, add probiotics (live culture yogurt) to your diet. ...Read more

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My 4 month baby having green potty for last 2.5 months. E-coli in stool culture test. Doc says need not to worry & refused to give medicine. Is it nrml?

My 4 month baby having green potty for last 2.5 months. E-coli in stool culture test. Doc says need not to worry & refused to give medicine. Is it nrml?

Both normal: The stool color is provides by the ultra green bile, which is added during digestion, which can gradually change through yellows to brown if the gut germs convert it. Greenish poop just means it moved through faster. E.coli is present in the stool of all humans and most animals. ...Read more

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I took Mucinex (guaifenesin) last night and now today I have solid stool but it's green. Should I be concerned? Or is it just the medicine passing through?

No concern: It is really hard to determined the exact reason for the color of the stool if the medicine liquid or gel or tablet has a green color to it might contribute to that but in general I will not be too concern about that concentrate on the main issue your URI hydrate well eat soups and rest ...Read more

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Started hyoscyamine 3 days ago, now stools are pale green could the medicine cause this?

Maybe: Although what you describe does not come to mind as something to expect with hyoscyamine, the drug does affect secretory glands, including those in the gut. I suppose this could end up causing a change in stool color. ...Read more

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My brother detected with bulky pancreas and given medicine Panlipase. He was underging Colonoscopy test but still having loose stool.

My brother detected with bulky pancreas and given medicine Panlipase. He was underging Colonoscopy test but still having loose stool.

Loose stools: The loose stools may have been from the pre-colonoscopy prep, or some other cause. The best way to know is to discuss with your brother and/or his doctor. ...Read more

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M58, started glucophage (metformin) 500 mg and Norvasc 10 mg per day. Have not passed stool from 36 hrs. Could this be due to these medicines. Thanks?

M58, started glucophage (metformin) 500 mg and Norvasc 10 mg per day. Have not passed stool from 36 hrs. Could this be due to these medicines. Thanks?

No: No, in fact, a common side effect of glucophage (metformin) is diarrhea. Let me suggest that a simple solution is to eat at least 1 cup of a high fiber cereal (Raisin Bran, Fiber One, All Bran) every day. Try to drink plenty of liquids too (avoid dehydration). ...Read more

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Wen I stop taking medicine for constipation I can stil pass d stools easily but wen I stop d medicine I wil b hvng lower right adbdominal tenderness.?

Wen I stop taking medicine for constipation I can stil pass d stools easily but wen I stop d medicine I wil b hvng lower right adbdominal tenderness.?

Nonspecific: While right lower abdominal pain could represent appendicitis, if the pain lasts more than several days it is highly unlikely. See your doctor if it is getting worse or severe. You'll need a more complete evaluation, as there are many potential causes of your pain. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is there an over counter medicine that I can take that will be strong enough to kill my pinworms? I passed an earthworm thing in stool, since I have

Yes: Pyrantel pomate is sold otc under various names like pin-rid, antiminth (pyrantel) and pin-x. When used as directed it has activity against several worm like paracites. The earthworm like thing was not a pin worm but likely ascaris. This product may help. A visit with your doc and some stool studies may be needed to sort out what problems you have. ...Read more

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5days ago I developed a pushing dull pain in my upper left part of my stomach, not responding to medicines, passing stool more often, worse while lying?

Lots possible...: Causes of llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved. Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful or blood with urination? Recent trauma, herniations? Pending medical evaluation, consider starting acid blockers ; stopping nsaid's, alcohol, tobacco. ...Read more

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Over 1 month of constipation, dark stools (not black) and acid reflux every day. After finishing drugs for curing helicobacter. What's the problem?

Over 1 month of constipation, dark stools (not black) and acid reflux every day. After finishing drugs for curing helicobacter. What's the problem?

Patience: Helicobacter causes peptic ulcer disease and is treated with antibiotics along with acid blockers which should have helped your reflux symptoms. You may need to continue the acid blockers longer; your doc can advise. The bismuth (Pepto-Bismol) part of the treatment could have contributed dark stool. Do fecal occult blood test to reassure you're not bleeding, then push fluids, fiber, exercise. ...Read more

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