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Is it normal for a stool to be too hard to pass and then the next day it comes out easily and it's soft?

Is it normal for a stool to be too hard to pass and then the next day it comes out easily and it's soft?

Digesation: It depends upon food you ate. If you had same food then it should be pretty much same otherwise it would be of concern.
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My stool is never hard anymore. Always soft & mushy. Hard to pass. Why might this be? Sometimes easy cause it's thick watery.

My stool is never hard anymore. Always soft & mushy. Hard to pass. Why might this be? Sometimes easy cause it's thick watery.

Multiple reasons: Interfere diet has changed where you are not taking in adequate fiber will have soft and mushy stool. Also if there is a reason to have increased water in urine or stool from gastrointestinal disorder like malabsorption this could be the reason. Any reason that you might have developed diabetes? Has your fluid intake increased dramatically? ...Read more

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I have blood with the mucus. I'm fourteen, and have been having relatively narrow stools. Could this be simply a matter of diet change or a serious disease, what to do?

I have blood with the mucus. I'm fourteen, and have been having relatively narrow stools. Could this be simply a matter of diet change or a serious disease, what to do?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blood with the mucus. I'm fourteen, and have been having relatively narrow stools. Could this be simply a matter of diet change or a serious disease?

What to do if I have blood with the mucus. I'm fourteen, and have been having relatively narrow stools. Could this be simply a matter of diet change or a serious disease?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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If I look really close should it be easy to identify pinworms in stool if they were there?

If I look really close should it be easy to identify pinworms in stool if they were there?

Check For Eggs: Pinworms can be seen in stool however many people do not see them until treatment has begun and passage of dead worms begins. Worms can be seen in anal folds 2-3 hrs after sleeping however another way is to check for eggs if you suspect infection: touch anal area to sticky side of transparent tape, then take tape to doctor for microscopic exam. Collect specimens for 3 mornings before bathing. ...Read more

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My stool is easy to pass, about the size of a nickel, sometimes a little larger, no blood. Should I worry that my stool isn't thicker?

My stool is easy to pass, about the size of a nickel, sometimes a little larger, no blood. Should I worry that my stool isn't thicker?

Stool thickness: KatieB ~ NO. Humans are like snowflakes. Everyone different from the other and if that's your normal then its normal. If you have PAIN or BLOOD see a Dr to examine you thanks ...Read more

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What is the consistency/feel of tapeworm segments? I had many small white items in my stool and when I fished one out, it was firm but easily crushed.

What is the consistency/feel of tapeworm segments? I had many small white items in my stool and when I fished one out, it was firm but easily crushed.

Tapeworm: If you are seeing white segments in your stool, you most likely have a tapeworm. You need to be treated, call your doctor, he or she will likely want a stool specimen. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS?

Can a lot of fiber cause your stools to pass through easily but look smushy & Wierd or can that just be due to IBS?

High fiber diet: Eating large amounts of fiber will typically make your stool softer, bulkier and easier to pass. IBS can present as constipation alternating with diarrhea or just one of those symptoms with bowel movements having different appearances at different times. Most people with IBS will experience bloating with excess gas production. IBS is probably the most common disorder seen by gastroenterologists! ...Read more

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I just had an easy passing stool. I'm 16 and had a lot of. Blood come out. It looked like a huge blood. Clot. I still have some blood coming out to.

I just had an easy passing stool. I'm 16 and had a lot of. Blood come out. It looked like a huge blood. Clot. I still have some blood coming out to.

Rectal Bleeding: If you are passing blood when not passing stool you need to be seen urgently by your family doctor. Please let your parents know this is happening. ...Read more

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Simple...can juiced beets transit through the digestive tract in five-hours. I juiced, drank, and 5 hours later my stool was red, is this the beets?

Simple...can juiced beets transit through the digestive tract in five-hours. I juiced, drank, and 5 hours later my stool was red, is this the beets?

Probably: Simple- yes, it can transit the GI tract in 5 hours and yes, beet juice commonly causes red stools.
Can't say with complete certainty it was the juice but seems very likely. If red stool persists take sample to Dr. For testing. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for my 19 month old to have stone like stool? And what can I give her to easy her pooping or stool

What could be the cause for my 19 month old to have stone like stool? And what can I give her to easy her pooping or stool

Hard to guess: Each child with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. A pediatrician's evaluation is needed. We do not want a child to get chronic constipation. If constipation is due to slow movement of food and poop through the gut, then things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber-plus-water, Miralax (polyethylene glycol), senna extract, milk of magnesia, etc... ...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.?

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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What are the sign and symptoms of rectal/colon cancer? Can it be easily treated? And also my stool color is sometimes black, dark brown, green ormixed

What are the sign and symptoms of rectal/colon cancer? Can it be easily treated? And also my stool color is sometimes black, dark brown, green ormixed

Varies: Signs and symptoms of colon cancer vary tremendously, certainly would be extremely rare in a 19 year old. Abdominal pain, change in bowel movements, unexplained weight loss, abdominal fullness, nausea are among the more common presenting symptoms. I would not hesitate to be seen and discuss directly with a doctor. ...Read more

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Was drinking raw milk and it seems that I can't pass stools as easily feeling of gas that won't come out should I stop drinking it?

Was drinking raw milk and it seems that I can't pass stools as easily feeling of gas that won't come out should I stop drinking it?

Yes: The rule of thumb is whatever bothers you, stop eating or doing it. Most intestinal problem from dairy is from lactose intolerance but then this should occur with pasteurized milk as well. I can only guess that there may be some bacteria present in the raw milk causing your intestinal symptoms. Raw milk has been linked to multiple infections and there is no proven health benefit from it. ...Read more

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Itchy anus (due to cut?), large appetite (don't get full easily), loose stools (irritates the cut I have on my anus) could it be parasitic?

Itchy anus (due to cut?), large appetite (don't get full easily), loose stools (irritates the cut I have on my anus) could it be parasitic?

Of course, but it...: ...can be a problem that is GI related (e.g. Colonic/ rectal inflammation, mass, rectal/anal dysfunction, colonic dysmotility), parasites but may be extrinsic to the GI tract (dermatologic, bladder, and in women peri-uterine, vaginal). Exam is definitely warranted for diagnosis & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Current symptoms : not hungry (easily full), constantly tired, frequent stool (sometimes blood in stool) what could this be?

Current symptoms : not hungry (easily full), constantly tired, frequent stool (sometimes blood in stool) what could this be?

Go see your doctor: Early satiety, fatigue and bloody stools together are symptoms that are worrisome for a serious condition. The differential diagnosis is wide but things to consider at this age group (19) include but not limited to inflammatory bowel disease and enlarged spleen with sequestration (trapping) of platelets. You will need basic blood work up and possibly a colonoscopy and/or scans to evaluate these sy. ...Read more

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How can you tell if it's blood in stool or tomato? Red solid like spots mixed in stool that you can pick out but will smear redish easily.

How can you tell if it's blood in stool or tomato? Red solid like spots mixed in stool that you can pick out but will smear redish easily.

Test for blood: There are tests for blood in stool. Please contact your doctor for the test cards. Home test for blood in stool is also available from drug stores. See this site for more information.

http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-stool-testing-blood-fecal-occult-blood-test ...Read more

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Full too easily, bloated feeling on left side under ribs an sternum. Pain and discomfort in certain positions. On iron sup. Loose stool. Causes?

Full too easily, bloated feeling on left side under ribs an sternum. Pain and discomfort in certain positions. On iron sup. Loose stool. Causes?

Multiple things: The spleen is under the ribs on the left. If it is enlarged which can be from mononucleosis, different blood and liver problems it may feel bloated. The stomach is near there and can cause symptoms, especially if there is a hiatal hernia. The ribs can become inflamed and hurt. The large bowel can kink with gas (splenic flexure syndrome) I am concerned about the iron- why? Ask about hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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I've had my Epileptic seizures under control but when I started a stool softener for few days, I started having simple seizures. Any correlation?

I've had my Epileptic seizures under control but when I started a stool softener for few days, I started having simple seizures. Any correlation?

Seizures: No. Stool softeners do not interact with anticonvulsant medications. Seizures can be triggered by lack of sleep, hunger and poor nutrition, stress and anxiety. If the increased seizures continue then call your neurologist. ...Read more

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Bloated, irritated easily, trouble breathing, tight chest, stool is hard to push out, what is this?

Bloated, irritated easily, trouble breathing, tight chest, stool is hard to push out, what is this?

? IBS: ? 20 yo concerned for intestinal discomfort & constipation needs evaluation for thyroid dysfunction and irritable bowel syndrome. The respiratory symptoms & "heart palpitations" are compatible with manifestations of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS). Unifying pathology might be Joint Hypermobility Syndrome, which encompasses all the symptoms. See the Brighton Criteria & Osteopath. ...Read more

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Had viral gastro. Week later feeling full easily and bloated. 1 small bowel movement since. Mostly watery stool. What can it be?

Had viral gastro. Week later feeling full easily and bloated. 1 small bowel movement since. Mostly watery stool. What can it be?

Bloated: You may have paradoxical diarrhea where you have fecal retention and you get watery diarrhea around the constipated stool. You may nee enemas to clear up your constipated stool. ...Read more

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I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

Sounds ok but..: If stools red, bloody see gastroenterologist, if heart feels like what you said see cardiologist they can do the right tests, don't worry sounds not serious, especially if all labs including cbc, cmp, tsh, normal[complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, thyroid stimulating hormone, vitamin d level[25[oh]D], serum iron level. Good lifestyle is all u can do, never smoke, mild alcohol.walk ...Read more

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I am on a easy diet since March. Low Fat, Carb, protein. More salads, fruit/vegs. No fast/fried food, meat/Alc. Only brisk walking. I hv lost 13 lb/4 months. I hv problms with Acid reflux, indigestion, gas, soft stool. Scared if this wgt loss due to ca?

I am on a easy diet since March. Low Fat, Carb, protein. More salads, fruit/vegs. No fast/fried food, meat/Alc. Only brisk walking. I hv lost 13 lb/4 months. I hv problms with Acid reflux, indigestion, gas, soft stool. Scared if this wgt loss due to ca?

Probably not cancer: Your diet and exercise can explain the weight loss, but the GI symptoms will, improve with smaller meals and decreasing spice., several drugs that speed up, the gut or act as antacids can control, these symptoms. Mdiscuss this with your family doc as well as why you have jumped the the cancer diagnosis so quickly ...Read more

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I've had abdominal pain, constipation\u0026#40;2or3defecation/day and seem feces can't emission easy, frequent urinating\u0026#41; 2 moths but now my tongue become white, I've had sore throat too

I've had abdominal pain, constipation\u0026#40;2or3defecation/day and seem feces can't emission easy, frequent urinating\u0026#41; 2 moths but now my tongue become white, I've had sore throat too

Abdominal pain: These symptoms are nondiagnostic at this time but if there is persistent abdominal discomfort and tenderness you should be examined by a physician. The sore throat may be due to a viral infection, but if it worsens, a throat culture is recommended to check for strep which would be treated with antibiotics. Don't take laxatives in the presence of ongoing abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Why is it that it hurts when your stool comes out?

Constipation?: Stools that are painful are usually rooted in constipation. I would encourage stool softeners and fluids. Hard or large stools can cause fissures or tearing of the anus and be very painful. Dehydration a low fiber diet and even certain medications or supplements can contribute. If they continue, you should be seen by your family physician for further evaluation and management. ...Read more