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Remedies For Frothy Stools
Fiber, hot baths: "rectal injury" from a large hard stool is most often an anal fissure that will heal in a few weeks with soft stools. Hot baths will help the muscles relax and reduce discomfort. Increasing fiber and water intake to keep the stool soft is important. If it is not getting better within a couple of weeks you should see your doctor.
Use stool softener.: Both as treatment and prevention. Eat more fiber, drink more water and exercise more.Hemorrhoids are basically veins that have been injured by our bad habits. Don't let your stools become very hard, the job of the colon is to recover the fluid in the stool;if we do not drink enough water, or eat only highly processed food (no fiber) and don't exercise (the helper to bowel transit) we can expect problems.
Acute or chronic?: I am very concerned if your constipation is relatively acute, ;/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding. Constipation (stooling less than every 4 days) that is chronic raises concern for partial obstruction, ileus, ischemic disease, tumors, dysmotilities, "cathartic colon", rectal dysfunction. Treatment depends on possible causes--please see your doctor for a directed work-up.
Mucus in Stool: Some amount of mucus in the stool is normal; Significant amounts of mucus and mucus accompanied by diarrhea, pain or blood may signify an intestinal condition such as infection or inflammation. Increased amounts of mucus in the stool can also occur with cancers of the colon or rectum or with bowel obstruction. See your Physician for diagnosis and treatment.
Go to the local: Health department. They will most likely treat parasitic disease without charge. There is NO over the counter treatment and it is dependent on the specific parasite you have. Do not delay as more serious conditions and spread of the parasite can occur.
Black, tarry, foul: Smelling stools can be due to GI bleeding. If this description fits see a doctor.
Yes and no, it depen (penicillamine): The reason for rectal bleeding needs to be determined first. It can be an anal fissure from hard stools...This will often heal but other more common reasons for rectal bleeding are hemorrhoids or cancer. These may not heal on their own. So my advice is that you get your doctor to examine you and find the cause and treat accordingly.
Don't panic: Mucous is made by the colon and sometimes means that the colon is inflamed or irritable. I would get checked out by your doctor or a gastroenterologist to be safe.
Followv up w gi doc: Acute flare up with steroid but many option regarding with maintenance treatment. Your local GI guy would be best serve you.
What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool. This ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.
Removal: Check this out with your local surgeon as it seems removal is the only answer. Further questions can be obtained at the CDC, or center for disease control. All the best. This is a difficult disease.
What is Treatment for Heavy Bloating persistent for 4 months also sometime lead to little undigest stool? Thanks
Bowel issues: If food is not digested then you have rapid transit issue it would be prudent to start a work up you can start with your primary and or gi doc for an investigation I wouldn't wait especially it has been. For 4 months
Got salmonella typhi while travelin. No more symptoms but + stool after treatment. Will seek treatment again. Need to report to public health dept?
The physician or: Health Care Professional who treats you should report it to appropriate State Agency since this is an organism which can produce OUTBREAKS involving many people (eg Tainted food) Hope this is helpful Dr Z BTW you must obtain THREE (3) negative stools to be sure you are not an asymptomatic "carrier"..
See your doctor: Black tarry stools are an indication of bleeding in the GI tract. Taking iron may impart a black color to the stools. If you have any doubt see your doctor for a proper evaluation to rule out GI bleeding.
Fat droplet in stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. You are describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake...See 1 more doctor answer
My three months old daughter has diarrhoea and there is mucus in the stool. What should be the treatment?
3 yo and diarrhea: Has she been on antibiotics - if so - probably best to take her to a doctor to be checked if not and if this an acute issue - probably the best is to put her on a clear liquid diet - apple juice, jello, gatorade or pedialyte or water ice is fine. If she tolerates this - gradually increase her diet to a brat (banannas, rice cereal, applesause, and dry toast) no dairy though for several days.
Having untreated thread worms (small yellow worms) at 12yrs but no signs of worms in stools now as an adult, would you still need treatment?
No: Most of these kinds of worm infections are short-lived, and if it was effectively treated, and you have no symptoms, there should not be a problem.