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Normal Stool Followed By Loose
Bright yellow stool followed by black stool followed by tannish color stool. All diarrhea. all looked like had littlewhite worms as well. Er or no?
Primary care: No. You do not have an emergency. You have a primary care problem. Contact your family doctor for instructions. ...Read more
Normal stool, followed by looser and looser stools. This usually happens once a week or more. Also accompanied by upset stomach with some heartburn.
Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still formed stool considered loose or normal stool?
Since started taking glucosamine/confronting, bowel habits changed from normal daily to less frequent normal stools followed by watery. Coincidence?
?intolerance: The only way to be sure is to discontinue the supplement for a week or so to see whether your bowels return to normal. If they do you could try taking the supplement again to see if the intestinal reaction returns, and if it does you will have your answer. In the meantime ask your pharmacist for advice. ...Read more
Not to worry: The tip of the stool may have had more fluid extracted from it so it may be harder. It is generally not a worry signal. ...Read more
Having bloody stool, thin, pencil-like stools, blue stool, unintentional weight loss, and a feeling of unfinished bowel movement? Should I see a doc?
Absolutely : Please see your primary care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more
Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?
How often should a breastfed + formula supplemented baby have a bowel movement? Bowel movement forced by rectal exam after 36 hours of last stool.
BM and baby: Babies poop at very different intervals. GENERALLY breast fed babies poop more frequently than formula fed/supplemented babies. If you child is not in any distress I would NOT be doing rectal probing to force a BM. Only a trained physician should perform this as serious injury can occur to your child. Expect breast fed baby to poop 3-6 times a day and formula fed baby maybe 2-3 a day on ave. ...Read more
Loose Stools: This degree of stool frequency is not normal. Variety of possible causes including lactose intolerance , gluten intolerance, crohn's disease or ulcerative colits, medication effect and malabsorption to name a few. See your doctor for full work-up. In the mean time, use a lactose free diet since it may help. Probiotics such as align or lactobacillus may be of benefit. ...Read more
Noticable change in stools,Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements.what could this be at 24 yrs old?
Blood in stool: The combination of blood in the stool with accompanying mucus is possibly suggestive of some form of inflammation of the colon, or colitis. There are also other possibilities, but since it is such a big change in your normal stool appearance, I would recommend you see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more
I have bouts of constipation for days followed by days of loose stool, light tan to clay color sometimes looks like sand, had a cholecystectomy 10 yrs?
? Constipation ?: First thing is that constipation is almost always secondary to your diet. Write down what you eat every day. Foods that are well known to cause it are the grains-rice, barley, oatmeal- also milk, bananas,grated apples. Try eliminating them from your diet and observe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, &even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more
Normal stool in morning followed by several looser stools throughout day, feeling incomplete evac. Had bowel troubles going on four years, mutliple blood tests/stool tests/ abdom us all normal. Ibs?
?IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome is truly a diagnosis of exclusion and once everything else is ruled out, can be made. Possibly you have this condition. See your GI and ask if they think you have ibs. Decreasing stress, starting to really concentrate on your diet, avoiding any trigger foods, and increasing fiber can help, and there are some medications that can help as ell, best wishes. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it normal to have major bloating a day after a rectal exam w/ lower back pain? Impacted w/ blood in stool, external/internal hemorrhoids, loose stool
Depends: I would need to know more about your hx, and what exactly was done during the rectal exam. If you had invasive type of procedure--lower GI series where a barium enema is introduced into anus--or a flexible sigmoidoscopy/colonoscopy--then cramping or bloating are to be expected for 4-24 hrs. If you are having further difficulties, consult with dr who ordered, or performed tests. Good luck. ...Read more
Blood in toilet & ab pain are recurrent and ongoing. Often preceeded or followed by mucus filled stools and weakness, const, or diarrhea. Normal?
Severe pain when having a bm whether loose or firm changed formula numerous times stool is greenish grey and a clay consistit this since 2 wks ol?
Worth an exam: Severe pain is worth attending to! I would want to rule out an inflammatory or infectious process causing your symptoms. An exam and possibly lab work are indicated. ...Read more
Constant abdominal pain relief when passing stool. Mucus in stool and loose stool. Physical exam, blood and stool test were negative. Is it IBS or IBD?
Either or other: Your symptoms are consistent with both irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease among others. I am not sure what physical exam means and it is very important HOW the stool blood test is done to be accurate. Start taking a daily fiber supplement and drink plenty of fluid. If symptoms persist you need to see a GI specialist and have at least a sigmoidoscopy or "short scope". ...Read more
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