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Peanut Shaped In Stool
I take 5 mg enaril daily and 2.5 mg concor daily. Since I started taking them my stools are the consistency of peanut butter. Which one is doing it?
Peanut butter: Hard to be sure. Take enaril daily for a week and then go to concor daily for week two. If that helps keep doing it. If not, please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Enjoy the answer!: The answer depends on how many you eat. You should keep a stool diary. Vary the number of peanuts eaten and record the stools. In order to avoid bias you should have someone else record the stool caliber/consistency: you just eat the peanuts. After about a month you should have a good idea. Of course every other aspect of your daily routine and diet and exercise etc must remain fixed for the month. ...Read more
My stool turned from hard brown to very soft mushy light brown. Been like this for few months. Very mushy. Peanut better look texture. Somethin wrong?
I am not sure: But stool color and consistency has much to do with what you eat. Try to think of what you have been eating lately, and you may have the answer. Without any symptoms, try changing your diet and hopefully this will resolve, and the color will go back to normal. If it persists, then see the doc. ...Read more
My two-year-old sometimes has peanut like chunks in his stool, even though he doesn't eat peanuts. What could this be?
What is causing me to have so much gas lately and floating stools had this now for a few weeks... Have been eating peanuts more then usual
Can drinking a lot of water cause you to have loose stools first it was ok I eat a peanut butter sandwichstools was ok then it was loose why?
If I eat only white foods such as chicken apples cauliflower whitr cheese could that make your stool peanut butter color?
Yes: It is certainly possible to have lighter stools with lighter foods such as the ones mentioned also the opposite is true with eating red meat and heavy dark foods like wine or chocolate for example. ...Read more
Can Gilberts disease cause peanut butter colored stools? Could it also cause RUQ discomfort? Recently had abdominal US and it came back normal.
Gilberts Disease does not produce symptoms, it is merely an elevated bilirubin detected on routine blood screening. The other liver blood tests are never elevated, the Ultrasound will be normal, and this never causes any symptoms of any kind.
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My 3 mo hasn't pooped for 2 days & the consistency/color of her stool has changed from yellow and seedy to brownish green and peanut buttery. Normal?
I seem to have more frequent BM’s when I eat peanut butter. If I eat it too often, loose stool. Usually constipated. No history of allergies.
Past week been constipated, if I go stools r peanuts or thin and yellow, lump in throat, pain in rectum, fullness in intestine. Any thoughts appreciated.
Constipation: Hello and welcome to HralthTap, there are multiple cause for constipation, looking into your Med list I can Pin it down to amlodipine and if you are taking any pain killers. There may be other reasons but I need more history. If you fell comfortable We can talk about it in detail. Thank you! ...Read more
Lately I have had white spots in my feces. The feces is a healthy brown, but is dotted all overin white spots. It began when I started to eat raw peanuts?
I have had very dark stools since my gallbladder was removed. But tonight my stools were sausage shaped and orange. Do I need to worry?
Wait and see: See what the next stool looks like and if you think that there is anything wrong your doctor will be happy to help ...Read more
Can you provide an exhaustive list of all possible causes of crescent-shaped thin stool (excl. Rectal cancer b/c I just had lar a month ago)?
Short list: Assuming your anastomosis is fine and not stenotic the most common cause is your muscles around your anal canal (schinter muscles and puburectalis) are not relaxing appropriately during defecation (animus). The best test for this is a voiding proctogram but would wait 6 to 8 weeks from your surgery (lar) to have this done. ...Read more
Many weeks stool light brown/yellow tint. Daytime consistency greesy soft but well formed s-shaped, at night not formed and leaves streaks. Hepatitis?
For a past few days, my stool is coming out like small pebbles, nut-shaped, dark in colour initially, then its normal, pain in rectum before defecation?
Small stool.: Your description of your stool shape of small pebbles and pain before defecation is likely secondary to lack of fiber and hydration. The colon will absorb a large of amount of fluid by the time you have bowel movement (only about 100cc-200cc left inside the stool). Suggest to drink adequate amount of water, high fiber diet, and take fiber supplement (citrucel 1 tablespoon in 8 oz of water, daily. ...Read more
I have small pebble shaped stool? This started 2 weeks ago what should I do? I go to the bathroom once everyday.
Constipated...: Even though you have a daily bowel movement, it sounds like you are somewhat constipated. Increasing your fluid intake can really help. Also increasing fiber rich foods can help. A trial of over the counter MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help soften stools. It can be titrated to get a good stool consistency. The only side-effect is too loose stool. ...Read more
Hello. A few of my stools come out logged shaped. Why is it? Its uncomfortable. What can I do to make stools smaller?
Large feces: If someone is having large hard feces it is probably due to constipation. Increasing fluids, fruits and vegetables could help with this. Sometimes people take medicine that can cause this problem, othertimes people may need medicine to treat it. It would be good to see a doctor if t persists. ...Read more
Hello, my right testicle is shaped like a peanut almost and is about half the size of the left. It also retracts into the body during arousal.
Testicle shape: The scrotum contracts w/sexual excitement but the testicles are not supposed to go into the body. The unusual shape of your right testicle indicates the need for you to see a urologist. Your family doctor can refer you to one. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I've been getting worm-shaped (not pencil thin) thin stools along with normal ones today, all of them are type 4 on stool chart is this natural?
Thin Stool: Is this the first time this happens to you? Do you have pain or bleeding with bowl movements? Any family history or colon issues? If this is something that continues or you answered yes to any of the questions you need to see a gi. ...Read more
I'm 25 yr old male. My right testicle shrinked to half of the size if compared to the left, also can feel few small peanut shaped mass on top of it.
Get a checkup done: You should have a physician examination done in order to find out the cause of your testicle abnormality. Any nodularity makes me suspect something is serious and needs to be diagnosed properly. A specialist- Urologist consultation is another option that you can explore. But a PCP can help you get started with a complete evaluation of this problem. ...Read more
I have been noticing black bean shaped things, and white dots in my stool. I was recently treated for tapeworms. Is this a normal side effect?
Evidence?: After you have been treated, your body needs to get rid of the infection. So you may be seeing evidence of the dead tapeworm, etc. If you continue to have symptoms or are concerned, best to see your provider. ...Read more
From time to time I'll have long square shaped stool. Even after having a normal one in the same sitting. Is this cause for concern?
No: This is not unusual. Narrow caliber stool --pencil like or blood in stool or persistent very light stools or floating stools would be of concern. ...Read more