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I have an isolated case of diharehea today. I noticed no more feces coming out only small amounts of white mucus. Is this normal?

I have an isolated case of diharehea today. I noticed no more feces coming out only small amounts of white mucus. Is this normal?

Food poisoning : No fever no belly spin means mostly it is not a dangerous problem. But if you ate raw seafood raw meat or recooked /microwaved rice then it could be food poisoning . Eat lot of Greek yogurt daily for the rest of your life and do not eat anything raw like salads and fruits from outside . Buy ur own,wash and cut and eat them instead.incidence of food poisoning in USA is 1:3 persons!!! ...Read more

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I have side pains on both sides, mostly my right lower side. My feces is smaller than normal and light brown. The pains come and go, any ideas?

I have side pains on both sides, mostly my right lower side. My feces is smaller than normal and light brown. The pains come and go, any ideas?

GI- bowel issue: Any change in your normal stool pattern, especially associated with pain should be evaluated by a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel feces through the vaginal wall?

Is it normal to feel feces through the vaginal wall?

Usually normal: The rectum is just below the vagina. After childbearing, the tissue between the rectum and the vagina can be quite thin. If the rectum is full of stool, it can be felt through the vaginal wall. It would not be normal if the stool formed a huge uncomfortable bulge in the vagina. This is called a rectocele. Sometimes surgery is required to repair it if it is large. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Which is more normal when your feces floats or sinks? What are the differences? Does diet play a role?

Which is more normal when your feces floats or sinks?  What are the differences? Does diet play a role?

Floating feces: "floating feces" is an exception, not the norm. Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool composition, but additional roles here are played by your bacterial flora, the effectiveness of food digestion and absorption, GI transit time, more. ...Read more

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Whenever I empty my bowels, there always seems to be feces on perineum when I wipe. Always wipe front to back. Is this normal?

Whenever I empty my bowels, there always seems to be feces on perineum when I wipe. Always wipe front to back. Is this normal?

Exam: An exam by an experienced gynecologist can provide some answers. Ther could be a fistula present. That is a tract from the rectum to the vagina. I would expect you to notice feces in the vaginal outlet more than just with BM. an exam can help sort this out. ...Read more

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Is it normal to develop green feces while taking Linzess? I was going once every one or two weeks; now every day and it is green but I'm not sick.

Is it normal to develop green feces while taking Linzess? I was going once every one or two weeks; now every day and it is green but I'm not sick.

Likely not to worry: Likely means nothing other than change in the transit time of your stool through the colon, or related to something green that you adjusted. If continues however, go for full examination. ...Read more

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I have a 7months old baby has a constipation for 3 months sometimes a hard feces he feeds normally what kind of food making his condition better ?

I have a 7months old  baby has a constipation for 3 months sometimes a hard feces he feeds normally what kind of food making his condition better ?

Foods that cause...: ...Constipation include dairy and low fiber foods (white rice, white pasta, meats, etc.). Foods that help decrease constipation include water and anything high fiber (fruits, vegetables, whole grains). A little prune or pear juice can work wonders in helping relieve constipation. ...Read more