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Reasons For Sticky Stool In Pregnancy
Is delivering baby at 35wks+3days considered high risk for future pregnancies? No issues with baby at all and no reason as to why early labour.
Yes: Any preterm delivery, even a late preterm as you had, is a risk factor for future pregnancies. I would discuss with a maternal-fetal medicine specialist prior to next conception to talk about what should be followed (things like cervical length, etc) to prevent an even earlier preterm birth. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Past 2yrs, had 2 miscarriages;no prev. Pregnancies. I've been presribed klonopin (clonazepam) apprx.5 yrs. My dr. Said ok while preg.;"just cut bk."reason 4 loss?
Needs workup done: Multiple miscarriages in a short period of time can have a variety of causes including genetic, environmental, infectious, and "bad luck." this can be worked up in order to determine what is behind the mishaps. And while chronically taking anything such as Klonopin (clonazepam) while pregnant is not preferable during pregnancy I don't believe it is of high importance to the miscarriages as their cause. ...Read more
I had three consecutive chemical pregnancies. What can be the reason behind it. Should I start taking vitamins before I try to conceive again,?
Chemical pregnancy: The term chemical pregnancy means that the miscarriage happened at a point that a missed period and biochemical tests, such as an hCG blood test or a home pregnancy test were the only evidence that you were pregnant. The miscarriage happened before an ultrasound could have shown a gestational sac. Vitamins along with healthy lifestyle and reduced stress level might help. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
My friend has a normal 5 yr old baby girl....But other 2 pregnancies she had baby boys with brain tumors. The babies died right after. Whts reason?
Unusual: Brain tumors in general are relatively rare in the general population. For there to be two in one family is unusual. She should have some work-up by her neurologist and a geneticist to see if there is some genetic syndrome that puts her and her family at increased risk for brain tumors. ...Read more
I've had 3 miscarriages I'm 6 weeks prego again but this past week I've had loose stool everyday is this normal my others pregnancys I was constipated?
Transition: The color of poop depends on the status of the color additive. Bile added to the poop starts out deep green and transitions through lighter shades, then yellows then browns depending on the action of germs on the bile. The faster it moves through, the greener, the slower, the more likely to be brown. Green color by itself is not a sign of disease. ...Read more
What's the cause?: "plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Please note, 3-4 BM's/day is within the normal range of stooling in America. ...Read more
Go see ur Family Doc: Reasons for consistent urination at night vary from diabetes mellitus to diabetes insipidus to benign prostate hypertrophy to drug side effect. Best to discuss concerns w/Family Doc who can start evaluation & refer to Urologist or Endocrinologist if appropriate. As for smelly stools, I think they all stink. No way to make them less stinky. Do be concerned if stool black & tarry or reddish maroon ...Read more
A lot to answer...: Evaluation is always appropriate for bleeding from the gut. Black stool often means bleeding from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anal canal. Re: constipation, rule out metabolic causes (thyroid/ adrenal), slow vs normal transit, obstruction/stenosis, inflammatory, rectal/anal problem. ...Read more
Yes: Rectal exam may be done to evaluate loos stools and rule out blood in your stools which the examiner can do at same time as the exam. It may also rule out rectal lesions or hemorroids etc. ...Read more
Usually normal: This will happen occasionally and is considered normal but if it continues, give your pediatrician a call. ...Read more
Hi my baby is 2 month the wight is 5 kgm in stool exam the mucous is positive what is mucous? What is reason? What is refer?
My husband feels pain in rectum after passing stool every time. The stool is normal not loose. What's the reason of this pain?
See a DR: The only chance for an explanation will come from an exam. Best DR for this is gastroenterologist. Probably a local rectal condition which will be remedied after it is identified. ...Read more
I have light stool (light brown to yellowish). Is that a concern? Its been like this for at least 5 months now. What could be the reason behind this?
Gastroenterologist: Light or tan colored stools, especially on the soft side, are seen with more rapid transit of fecal contents through the intestinal tract as often occurs in irritable bowel syndrome. They can also occur with disorders of the liver, biliary tract including gall bladder, pancreas or certain malabsorption disorders. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more
That can't be: Diagnosed with an in-person medical evaluation. Please seek prompt evaluation. ...Read more
Culinary "aromatics", e.g. Onions, gaslc, leeks, cumin, curry can cause odors. Poorly or undigested carbohydrates, or fats can too (affects bacterial fermentation in gut).
Black (not dark-black), or maroon, stinky stool can be from bleeding-call md immediately. Black stool from iron, peptobismol-check with md.
Some digestive or pancreatic problems can do so too.
Ongoing issue- see your doc. ...Read more
Probably normal: Soft stools are likely normal, and nothing to worry about. ...Read more
My friend get blood in her stools and experience pain, suggest how to cure it and reason to experience this problem?
Your friend: ...Has to see a doctor who will determine the reason for the pain and the bleeding and initiate the proper treatment. Guessing what he has and advising therapy based on your information would be dangerously irresponsible. ...Read more
Hi Dr, Recently I'm diagnosed with Reflux. Today my stools just turned black for no reason. What could be the cause of it?
Reason/prognosis for blood on stool and in bowl for approximately 5 months with varying amounts of blood from a little to a lot?
See GI/CRS: You need to see a GI specialist or colorectal surgeon. There are a multitude of causes, from benign or malignant tumors to benign anorectal disease, such as hemorrhoids, fissures, or fistulas. Regardless of your age, persistent bloody stools need to be investigated. So, ask your primary care provider to assist you in obtaining a referral. Good luck. ...Read more
Sometimes my two and a half year old has sour smelling breath and stool. He seems very healthy and has no problems. What could be the reason?
Not to worry: If your child's growth is normal and is confirmed by pediatrician's growth charts and he has been healthy then there should be no reason to be concerned. He may reflux from time to time and have bad breath or not digest food well from time to time, but if he is growing well and has no other symptoms I would not be worried. ...Read more
I noticed a couple times after passing large stool that there is a small protrusion which retracts after maybe a minute. Is this reason to be worried?
Hemorrhoid: Sounds like you are probably dealing with a prolapsing internal hemorrhoid (which is of no reason to worry) however anorectal growths are also possible but less common. ...Read more
Why won't anyone answer my question? This is the 4th time I posted this question please please help... For the last 4 days I have noticed that my stools are dark green and the water even changes to green when I go. What is the reason? I am starting to wor
Stool: Stool is usually brown because of digested bile (bile is from our liver), which then goes through the bile ducts in the liver and through our gallbladder, and into the intestines. When the bilirubin goes through our digestive tract, it is digested by enzymes and changes color. Part of the color change depends on how fast we are digesting our food. If we are digsting at a normal speed, the stool is light or dark brown, but if it is rapid digestion, then the stool will look green. If this persists, if you have fever or vomiting or pain, or blood in your stool, then you will need to be medically evaluated. ...Read more
Possibly melena: 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 md visit. ...Read more
Let me help you:
Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition.
A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction.
Certain medications, such as large doses of (kaopectate, pepto-bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more
Blood til proven not: Black (not dark, but black) stools can be seen with bleeding, iron supplements, bismuth (pepto), charcoal pills, arsenic (not used as medicine anymore-used to treat syphilis). Foods like blueberries can be confusing, as can excess intake of oreos (anecdotal experience). ...Read more
Not to worry: The tip of the stool may have had more fluid extracted from it so it may be harder. It is generally not a worry signal. ...Read more
Black stools: Usually indicate blood in stool from region of stomach (provided you haven't taken peptobismal for the diarrhea). Significant blood loss can lead to volume depletion and fainting from lack of blood and oxygen. This can be very serious and life threatening. Do not delay, see your doctor or go to er for CBC and full physical evaluation! ...Read more
Yes: Parasites from GI tract need to be treated. Please make appointment to see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more
Why is there blood on my stool? Nothing hurts internally and I was a little constipated, so that might be the reason?
Is there a reason for sudden onset of 100% green but well formed stool? No change in diet at all. Some nausea. No other sx.
Dietary: There can be many reasons that stool appears to be green. The first and most obvious reason for a stool to be green is from eating green foods. Green, leafy vegetables contain chlorophyll, which could be coloring the stool green. Foods with dark purple coloring, such as kool-aid, popsicles, and gelatin (jell-o), can also result in rainbow-colored stools and iron supplements. Bile leaks as well. ...Read more