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My poo is allways sticky and not very well formed?

My poo is allways sticky and not very well formed?

Diet/malabsorb? : May be diet related or... Sticky stool, especially if foul smelling, bulky, pale, even oily can be seen with a bunch of disorders that interfere with fat absorption. Can range from parasites to celiac sprue to inflammatory bowel to other gut issues or pancreatic disorders. Should get checked by doc, history, family history, physical exam, labs, stool studies, and perhaps other evaluation. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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My daughter is 13 months old and this morning had a little blood in her bowel movement and was quite sticky. The blood was fresh and red. She seems well otherwise but I am worried about her. She has been generally grumpy and out of sorts for the past week

My daughter is 13 months old and this morning had a little blood in her bowel movement and was quite sticky. The blood was fresh and red. She seems well otherwise but I am worried about her. She has been generally grumpy and out of sorts for the past week

See doctor: Although more information would be helpful, it sounds like your daughter needs to see her doctor for a full evaluation. Blood can appear in the stool for relatively benign (anal fissure) or more concerning (infection) reasons. Given the quality of her stool this morning, her age, and her illness over the last week, having your daughter's doctor examine her is the best idea. ...Read more

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I been having loose poo for the past few months but for the last few days they have been black as well! is this normal?

I been having loose poo for the past few months but for the last few days they have been black as well! is this normal?

Blackish stool: Dark colored or tarry stool always suggests the presence of blood in the stool. This must be evaluated by a physician even in a 22 year old. It might be inflammatory bowel disease, infection, or gastritis due to an ulcer. Is should be evaluated. Sometimes it is dark because people take pepto-bismol! go see your physician and allow them to do a history and exam and necessary labs or studies. ...Read more

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Hi there my poo has been runt now for over 12 months i eat good I am a bit worried can you help thanx?

Hi there
my poo has been runt now for over 12 months i eat good I am a bit worried can you help thanx?

Loose stools: Often this is giardiasis, but without an examination of the fecal matter it is impossible to tell. See a doctor and describe your symptoms and if requested supply a stool specimen for exam. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what black, coffee bean sized bits in poo could mean. And also white stringy stuff as well? Thank you.

Constipation: Small sized stool round in shape means it has been sitting in the colon for a long time and all the water is absorbed and has formed pebbles. Diarrhea caused by stool softner is probably water flowing around impacted stool. Have to cleanse the bowel. Avoid white flour, meat and use more green vegetables and fruits. Drink a lot of water. Treat constipation aggressively. See the dr. If not better. ...Read more

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11wk bottlefed baby had lots ' dark brownish' mucus/jelly in poo. Dr wont test as he seems well. Started last wk small bits blood now heavy mucus?

Your blood: The most likely thing is that it is your blood that he is consuming while breast feeding. If you have any soreness, cracking or irritation of your nipples, they can bleed while he is nursing and he can actually swallow a significant amount of blood from this. If he is thriving, not vomiting, and his poo is just colored, i'd look to you first. ...Read more

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I have not been feeling the need to poo and recently I have soiled my self as well. This has happened in my sleep too. I wake up to filled pants. ?

I have not been feeling the need to poo and recently I have soiled my self as well. This has happened in my sleep too. I wake up to filled pants. ?

What's your age?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Often, anal manometry followed by biofeedback can be curative without the need of surgery or medication. ...Read more