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Oily Stool In Pregnancy
Fatty Foods.: Not normal to have orange oily fat in stools. Body usually absorbs 100% of fats consumed. There is something wrong, either medications like 'orlistat' or Alli, or deficiencies of enzymes are causing this. Sometimes a parasitic infection can cause this. See your doctor about it. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Can loose stools change color of toliet water (dark brown/light brown stools)? Done stool test negative of blood but recently started liquid iron
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?
Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?
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
Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more
Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.
I'm currently doing a 72 hr stool collection to test for fecal fat. Why is my stool steaming in the container?
Room: Temperature cooler than inner body temperature and its contents. Notice when there is fog coming out of a lake when is chilly in the morning? ...Read more
Blood in stool. Kinda frothy feces. Also some loose ones.Overate wheat this week. Please explain.?
Bleeding: No amount of bleeding is normal and should be checked out properly. Excess fiber can give you dirrhea or constipation, depending on your fluid intake. Both can cause hemorrhoids to bleed, but that diagnosis should be left to the doctor to confirm or rule out other explanations for your bleeding. Do not self diagnose rectal bleeding! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does ibs cause lots of mucus in stool stomach cramps that dont go away after a bm and undigested food in stool?
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
Not for baby: Constipation in pregnancy isn't bad for baby, though sometimes it can be a sign of dehydration or not drinking enough water. Increased risk of hemorroids is not fun. Drink as much as you can and if still constipated, consider MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) or generic equivalent as very safe in pregnancy and super effective. ...Read more
What would cause water in toilet after bowel movement to be oily? Stool isn't floating, but water looked oily. No other symptoms.
Possibly in the food: There are fat substitutes that are poorly or not absorbed and thus pass thru the digestive system and can be present in the stool. A good example is Olestra, which has the same taste and mouthfeel as fat, but it passes through the gastrointestinal tract undigested without contributing calories or nutritive value to the diet. More popular in snacks such as potato chips, it can be found elsewhere ...Read more
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
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
Slight Abdominal pain 1wk after anal masturbation. Slight nausea, constipation and dark/black stool. Small amounts of blood in stool Perforated Colon?
See doctor: Although it is not possilbe to make this diagnosis over the internet, the current symptoms with the mechanism of action and are concerning. It certainly could be many things, but you do want to rule out any intestinal damage. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
I often have much mucus(white/ yellowish brown jelly type)wth stool. Utmost rarely i'v seen traces of blood(with mucus)in stool.No pain.A lot of farting. Stool is very soft,unformd & brownish. 2-3 moves/day. No change in bowel habit. Blood HB Ok. CA?
Ask your doctor: to do a stool culture &check blood in stool too. You won't know until you go. Also make sure your diet is 'clean;' no fried foods, processed, dairy, wheat, sugars, sodas, desserts & other irritating foods. Your colon health is critical.You're 2 young to have CA, but you could have irritable bowel or inflammatory bowel disease if you let it go. So check it out & feel better! Probiotics will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Floating, smelly, greasy stools for months. Normal fecal fat, pancreatic elastase, and mg, but higher volume on stool test. What could cause this?
Malabsorbtion: it could be an other type of malabsorbtion not just "steatorrea see a gastro for further work up. ...Read more