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2.5 yo drooling /mucus in stool.Sign of fb ingestion or internal bleed? Found minuscule piece glass in stool friday. No blood. Acting/eating fine.

2.5 yo drooling /mucus in stool.Sign of fb ingestion or internal bleed? Found minuscule piece glass in stool friday. No blood. Acting/eating fine.

Pediatrics: If the child ingested glass may have also ingested other fb. Please take child to peditarician for full exam. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more


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Mucus w/ little red on thermometer after take 2 yo rectal.Found tiny piece glass in stool 4d ago, related? Don't know where glass from. No other blood

Mucus w/ little red on thermometer after take 2 yo rectal.Found tiny piece glass in stool 4d ago, related? Don't know where glass from. No other blood

Get Checked: I agree with the other answer completely. It can be normal for children to eat non-food items (a behavior called pica). But eating glass can be dangerous. And as was mentioned, checking temperature indicates some other concern. Though likely nothing serious, it's best to have a pediatrician evaluate your child. ...Read more

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My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion. What does that mean?

My wife had a colonoscopy and they found a 3cm sessile polyp in the transverse colon @ 60 cm. The polyp was removed in a piece meal fashion.  What does that mean?

Polypectomy: The gastoenterologist typically uses a hooped metal device to remove the polyp. Sometimes the poly is big enough that they need to cut it in half to get to the base. ...Read more

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Frequent floating stools that leave a clear haze on toilet water. Normal ct, colonoscopy, stool & 72hr fat test. Can i relax about pancreatic cancer?

Frequent floating stools that leave a clear haze on toilet water. Normal ct, colonoscopy, stool & 72hr fat test. Can i relax about pancreatic cancer?

I think so. : Given your age and the test that have been done already it would seem that pancreatic cancer is unlikely. Most common presentation of pancreatic cancer is painless jaundice (yellow eyeballs). Could be diet related. A nutrition consult with a food diary could be useful to determine the possible contributing factor. ...Read more

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My 10 mos old swallowed a triangular piece of a plastic fountain drink lid about 1/3 of an inch. No swallowing/ breathing issues. Will it cause probs?

My 10 mos old swallowed a triangular piece of a plastic fountain drink lid about 1/3 of an inch. No swallowing/ breathing issues. Will it cause probs?

Possibly: If he truly swallowed it, it will probably be okay. It's pretty flexible and it should come out with his poo. However, notify his doctor in the morning. Also, watch for breathing problems or wheezing, as this could be signs that he inhaled it instead of swallowing it. And try not to feel too guilty, most moms have been through something like this (including me). ...Read more

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Found a very small piece of glass in sons stool. He was at grandmas yesterday. Rest of stool was normal he's eating & acting fine. What should I do?

Found a very small piece of glass in sons stool. He was at grandmas yesterday. Rest of stool was normal he's eating & acting fine. What should I do?

Interesting find: You don't list an age but i'll assume he is a toddler. I would just monitor the situation and take him in if he has bloody stools or colicy symptoms. Unfortunately, unleaded glass is not evident on x-rays and at this point there is little need to look for more unless he develops symptoms.It should have cut up his mouth if it was any more than just something he swallowed whole. ...Read more

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Lots of mucus in stool, pellety stool (at times stuck together), occaision blood. Had 4 CT scans over three years, nothing but diverticulosis. Cancer?

Lots of mucus in stool, pellety stool (at times stuck together), occaision blood. Had 4 CT scans over three years, nothing but diverticulosis. Cancer?

Cancer: I believe your problem is one of constipation as illustrated by your pellet like stools with occasional blood and mucus. Your constipation has probably led to your diverticulosis. a change to a high fiber consisting of fruits, vegetables, legume, beans, raisins, figs, dates, prunes and nuts plus high fiber cereals may be very helpful. As you can see I don't believe you have cancer ...Read more

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Hlthy 38yo guy-A lot blood on TP after straining to poop-dark poop-slight red water-anus painful. AB CAT scan in Aug ok. % of chance of colon cancer?

Hlthy 38yo guy-A lot blood on TP after straining to poop-dark poop-slight red water-anus painful. AB CAT scan in Aug ok. % of chance of colon cancer?

Hemorrhoids: Blood in stool probably bright red due to internal fissure or hemorrhoids. With previous exam and neg CAT scan one suspects rectal exam was neg and a very strong possibility no relationship to a tumor found. Proctoscopy should be performed and if neg. followed by colonoscopy to pinpoint nature of bleed. ...Read more

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Put 4 pieces of coughdropsize cornstarch candy in my rectum 3 days ago, constipated since, today stool (few, 2x) ambiguous brown maroon?

Put 4 pieces of coughdropsize cornstarch candy in my rectum 3 days ago, constipated since, today stool (few, 2x) ambiguous brown maroon?

Why?: I would not see an issue but better to have your doc check it out to be safe. Most likely this will resolve on its own but better to check with your doc. I wonder if there is a rectal problem. Discuss sigmoidoscopy with your doc also. ...Read more

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Soft stools that come out in 1 piece or a few smaller pieces, look like number 4 on stool chart, sometimes fecal urgency, no blood, no pain, several years now, go avg 3 times a day. 22 yr old male?

Soft stools that come out in 1 piece or a few smaller pieces, look like number 4 on stool chart, sometimes fecal urgency, no blood, no pain, several years now, go avg 3 times a day. 22 yr old male?

Not a big problem: Most people have been on antibiotics within tue past 2 or 3 years and don't have the optimal balance of "friendly" bacteria in their intestines. Sometimes this can cause mild to moderate GI distress, and sometimes more significant symptoms. A good probiotic, kambucha, or other foods that restore balance in friendly bacteria is very important. ...Read more

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Polyp removed in upper rectum and solitary rectal ulcer sowed in flexible sigmoidoscopy. still start tip of stool is hard and red blood on stool help!

Polyp removed in upper rectum and solitary rectal ulcer sowed in flexible sigmoidoscopy. still start tip of stool is hard and red blood on stool help!

Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &a assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent ...Read more

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If one accidentally ate a small bit of tissue paper, will it be excreted out via bowels?

If one accidentally ate a small bit of tissue paper,  will it be excreted out via bowels?

Small bit: A small bit is not likely to hurt you. Eating quite a bit of paper can be dangerous and may even lead to acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys. ...Read more

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Will stomach acid dissolve a plastic ziplock type pouch? He accidentally swallowed the tiny plastic bag of candy that was meant to decorate a cookie.

Will stomach acid dissolve a plastic ziplock type pouch? He accidentally swallowed the tiny plastic bag of candy that was meant to decorate a cookie.

Likely not: The bag is not that easily digested but a small one may well pass through without causing any obstruction. Need to take him to the ER if he starts vomiting and complains of severe abdominal cramps. ...Read more

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2cm uterine polyp small enough to do office hysteroscopy ?? Previous one done for smaller one never felt

2cm uterine polyp small enough to do office hysteroscopy ?? Previous one done for smaller one never felt

Consult with your MD: Every doctor has a different comfort level with what they're willing to try in the office. a Larger polyp will take more time to remove hysteroscopically and if you're willing to go through the discomfort of a procedure for a while then that would be helpful to let your doctor know. ...Read more

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I accidentaly swallowed a large piece of aluminum foil (AF). It was a coffee bottle seal, and thicker than regular kitchen AF. what should i do?

I accidentaly swallowed a large piece of aluminum foil (AF). It was a coffee bottle seal, and thicker than regular kitchen AF. what should i do?

No to worry: This will get churned and crushed (but probably not torn) by the normal action of your GI tract Almost everything small enough to be swallowed can be handled effectively by this efficient system. You will probably find it exiting the other end in 20-40 hours depending upon the activity of your digestion. ...Read more