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Obesity Flat Stool
I am experiencing abdominal obesity and black tar-colored stools. The following also describe me: Weight gain and Obesity. What should I do?
Examination: See your GP or a Gastroenterologist immediately. Bleeding (black tar colored stool) demands immediate investigation. ...Read more
60 obese lady highsugar heavy bleeding after manapause uterus stick with intestine surgery rcomendd but surgeon will attach stool bag severe pain what?
Colostomy: It is hard to judge whether or not you need a colostomy (stool bag) from the limited details you gave. In fact, it is more of a decision that might have to be made in the operating room. Generally though, if your colon can be prepped adequately, you shouldn't really need a colostomy. If you were having a total colectomy with ileoanal pull through, you could need an ileostomy temporarily. ...Read more
No: While morbid obesity can result in a variable degree of urinary incontinence, especially in women, it does not cause fecal incontinence. If you have developed fecal incontinence you should see your primary care physician, who can initiate the appropriate work-up and refer you to a specialist if indicated. ...Read more
I'm 24 obesse female with pcos recently diagnosed idiopathic intercranial hypertension I had problems for years bowels now orange watery stools?
I'm obese, can it cause tightness in my chest while laying flat on back? Had EKG done everything came back normal.
Yes: Obesity can cause pressure on your lungs and airway causing chest tightness and pressure. However, obesity is also a risk factor for heart disease. If your chest pain persists, or if you have not had an EKG recently, then it is best to go to the Urgent Care or ER to rule out a heart attack. ...Read more
Obese with spots under my stomach apron. Itchy, light brown and range in size from small to quarter. New in past 6 months. Look like moles but flat.
Acanthosis nigricans: With seborrheic keratoses. If it bothers you a dermatologist will help you. ...Read more
5'6" 21yr old, 205lb, muscular, flat tummy, big thighs, can't loose weight at all, workout hour daily. What should my calorie intake be? & am I obese?
You decide: Ideal weight" charts are based on fallacies. If we believed them, then most triathletes would be "underweight" and most professional football players -- fantastic athletes -- would be "overweight." your ideal weight is whatever looks and feels right to you and enables you to perform your chosen sport (s) best. ...Read more
Flat stool: Flat stool shape may occur in people with irritable bowel syndrome and infrequently with diverticulitis possibly related to spasm. These would be temporary occurrences, and with persistently flat stools, especially if a change in the prior usual stool shapes, colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy would be indicated to check for obstructing lesions like growths or scarring of the colon. ...Read more
Tapeworms (cestodes): Various tapeworms (cestodes) would look like this. ...Read more
Cancer unlikely: While it is possible, it is extremely rare to see colon cancer in a 26 year old. Colon ca can cause a mechanical obstruction resulting in narrow stool. It is a constant rather than intermittent problem. Change in bowel habits can result from dietary changes, dehydration, stress, as well as other diseases of the colon such as inflammatory bowel disease. Ask your doctor is it continues. ...Read more
Flat stools for about 2 years. Sometimes loose stools. About every 2 weeks they're loose. Am I ok?
Colonoscopy: You have reached an age in which beginning routine colonoscopy every five years may be indicated. Discuss with your family doctor. The intermittant loose stools could be due to numerous issues, and would need more info and stool exam to tell whether further evaluation is indicated. See your doctor, and good luck. ...Read more
I had piles and now it doesn't bleeds or pains but my stools are getting flat day by day. Today they were really flat. Should I be concerned?
Have internal hemorrhoid last 2 days and have noticed stool is flat on one side during this time. Is that normal for hemorroids to cause this?
No: We are born with hemorrhoid tissue and there are 3 that each have an internal and external component. They are soft and really should not affect the stool or its shape. ...Read more
Occasional flat (ribbon like) stool. No pain ever, once or twice every couple months I have a little blood on outside of the tip of stool. Nofamhistory
Muscle spasm: Occasional flat stools are usually a combination of soft stool and tight muscles. Consistently flat stools are of concern, especially if combined with needing to strain to pass stool or pain with passing stool. However, since you are having some bleeding an examination is indicated to make sure it is not something more important. ...Read more
My stool has suddenly gone from round to flat, also it takes a long time to wipe enough to get clean. I'm a little worries but I have a healthy diet.?
? change: Is this a change in your bowel usual pattern? Is the left sided abdominal pain new? If so, I urge you to see your physician for an evaluation. If this has been a pattern for years, it probably is due to an irritable bowel syndrome where alternating diarrhea and constipation occur and thus the shape and character of your stools vary. Learn what dietary factors influence your bowel patterns. ...Read more
My stool is very flat on one side, almost like a triangle or half a circle what can this be? Anything serious?
Mass effect: Partially obstruucting mass, See PCP for exam ...Read more
My stool was coming out long, flat & ribbon-like. But now it's coming out in much smaller flat pieces. Like shards. I also go about 3-5 times a day.
Bowel caliber/color: Any change in the shape or caliber or your stool deserves a GI evaluation. ...Read more
Stool has a bit of an oval/sqeezed look. Tho not flat or ribbon or anything. It is possible my stool always looked like that and I just never looked.
Yes it is: Since we can't turn the clock back we will never know but you can observe and note if there are other changes that occur in the future. ...Read more
I sometimes have flat hard curved shapes at the begining of my stool it is mixed in with little pebbles and the rest of stool is softer. Why is this?
Simple....: You are delaying and suppressing your nature call....may be your fluid intake is less......than normal. ...Read more
IBS And Stool: It very well may be how inflamed the intestines are at the time the food is ingested and how long it takes to circumnavigate the GI system. Swollen intestines are probably not absorbing the calories as well, fluids may not be absorbed fully and the texture of the stool then appears different than other's formed stool can be. ...Read more
I'm 23. I hv been having flat stools since a week. I do have haemmoroids and am a bit IBS ish...should I be worried about the flat stool part?
IBS: NO NEED TO WORRY ABOUT FLAT STOOLS ...Read more