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My 2 year old daughter has swallowed a lot of gum over the past 2 weeks could that be what cause her stomach to hurt and pasty stool?

My 2 year old daughter has swallowed a lot of gum over the past 2 weeks could that be what cause her stomach to hurt and pasty stool?

Possible, but...: ...I don't think it was a great idea to give gum to a 2 year old in the first place: 2 year olds can breathe it in easily, and close off their breathing completely or partially. ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black?

What causes stool to be black?

Black Stool: can be related to taking medications (like pepto bismal). If the stool is black, stinky and sticky - it may be due to rectal bleeding (melena). If that is the case - it should be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes stool to fall apart?

What causes stool to fall apart?

Rapid transit: If the stool transits rapidly through the intestines, less fluid will be resorbed. This will lead to wet stool which is soft. It may fall apart after entering water in toilet bowl. ...Read more

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Can hemrrhroids cause thin stools?

Can hemrrhroids cause thin stools?

Hemorrhoids: Narrow stool can sometimes be related to bowel obstructions (i.e., enlarged prostate, cancer, rectal polyps etc). Am not familiar w hemorrhoids causing significantly thin stool. ...Read more

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What causes black grit in stools ?

What causes black grit in stools ?

Seeds, blood...: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants doc visit. ...Read more