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Parasites In Stool Symptoms
Pinworms: Most likely these are pinworms. They occur often in children and need to be treated. Pin-X or similar drug, or a prescription med can be used in children over 2 but the dose must be repeated in 2-3 weeks Some suggest a third dose, too. The whole family may need to be treated and sheets and clothing washed. Ask your Doc. Read the instructions on the package carefully. Also tell his school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?
Unclear question: Worm may not be seen in the stool. Ascarid eggs are usually easily detectable if infestation is present. ...Read more
Any illnesses besides IBS that cause diarrhea, loose stool, cramping, upset stomach, and occasional constipation? No vomiting or blood 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
Since dec I've had constipation diarrhea gas bloating small food in stool &foul smelling stools ranging in color&texture. Bacterial or digestive issue?
Optimize diet: Immediately, i'd focus on a good, balanced diet with addition of fibre such as fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Make sure you drink plenty of water. Add some yogurt to your daily diet. Plus, seek medical input. You could be having early signs of inflammatory bowel disease (chron's or ulcerative colitis.) you need some answers , so talk to your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Can blood in stool due to gastritis, etc. present as black spots in stool? Or should the whole stool be black?
The whole stool: It's like a very dark maroon like to black. Not black speckles. ...Read more
Yes: You certainly can. When i think about this question, my mind often really goes to pancreatic problems and cancers and the inability to digest fat (lack of the enzymes) is associated with pancreatic cancer treament. In theory, treatment for stomach cancer (radiation for example or surgery) may have impacted this aspect of your body's function. It really depends on your unique treatment history. ...Read more
Inadequate chewing?: Many foodstuffs, especially vegetable matter may appear to be relatively undigested and recognizable in stool -- corn is a common sighting. Adequate mastication (chewing) helps start the digestive process, breaking food into smaller more digestible pieces, allowing enzymes to break down and begin absorption of nutrients. The husk is hard to digest, and thus often visible. ...Read more
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Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more