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Peanut Shaped In Stool
Hard to know: Without knowing what you've been eating, it's impossible to say. The easiest way to tell if you have blood in your stool is to do a stool test for occult blood. You can get hemoccult stool cards from your doctor and test this. If positive, there can be multiple causes for blood in stool -- and these need to be followed up. ...Read more
My poop is always in strange shapes sometimes,it is in porous pieces with cracks,thin sausage shape , with some indigested food with mustard colour?
That's fine: This is of no real significance to your health. Life is hard enough without troubling yourself over the vagaries and imponderables of the lower intestinal tract. Much of this is a function of the gut flora, which is a "chaotic system", subject to strange fluctuations. The more you worry about this, the worse you'll feel. Hit the gym, eat sensibly, and be thankful for good health. ...Read more
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
Potentially: It could be. Go to your doctor to get a stool sample and get tested, and treated if necessary. ...Read more
No: It's unclear what the "jelly things" were, maybe undigested food. If they were blood clots, seek medical attention. The ketchup did not cause anything. ...Read more
Blood or food: Ask your Dr. to test it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unsure...: Unsure what "black beads" in your stool might be but anytime the stool is black in color there is concern for blood. Your doctor should check the stool for blood and if positive conduct an investigation for the source. Also, i see you have reached the age of 50 which is the milepost we recommend a colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". ...Read more
At what age should a child/toddler digest veggies? (as opposed to seeing recognizabke pieces in stool) (chewed pieces, but carrots, peas, spinach leaf
Vegetables: A baby can eat pureed peas and carrots as early as three months. ...Read more
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
What could cause white specks in stool? They're very small, almost like seeds or bits of feta cheese. Rest of stool is brown.
Probably not feta: Feta cheese would not look the same coming out, but sesame and other small seeds do look almost identical in your stool. Otherwise unless you are sick in some way , having unintentional weight loss, blood in stool, then this is unlikely to be significant and almost certainly something you ate. ...Read more
Have itching in anal area and found what looked like worm 5-6" in stool today. had seaweed salad yesterday and object in stool resembled piece of that?
23-yr-old female living in the Caribbean temporarily. My stool is Bristol type 2 and has little white things that look like sesame seeds. Suggestions?
Tapeworms: The classic description of a tapeworm infection is small "sesame seeds" or "grains of rice" in the stool. It is usually due to the tapeworm found in dogs and cats, but it can sometimes be found in humans. What is seen is the proglottid or a segment of the worm. An analysis of a stool sample can determine the exact type and what caused it. Here is a handout: http://tinyurl.com/qzclwja ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had what looked like undigested spagetti piece in stool. And what felt in orange piece outer covering stool.Ate lots of spagetti.Constipated 2day.Help
Digestion: You are seeing remnants of undigested spaghetti and red sauce ...Read more
Can cranberry sauce cause undigested piece of red stool? The red piece of stool looked like bright red mucus. Colonscopy months ago was normal.
Yes it can: Yes it can....so also other red undigested food ...Read more
2 yo, 2 times this wk has had normal poop but with rice shaped, poop colored translucent pieces in stool. Eating fine, acting fine...cause?
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