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Bowel change over 1 month -soft finger size to thin ribbon. Pain before and during bm above knee. Do have hemorroids -blood at times.
My 6 yr old son started to have ribbon stools, he is usually constipated with hard round stool, should I be concerned?
Possibly: Without a history or physical exam, you are unlikely to get any meaningful information. I suggest you call your primary doctor or a general practitioner for an appointment. If you have pain or blood in your stool, or if there is dark black, marrowbone or tar colored stool, seek urgent or emergency care. Best of luck. ...Read more
What defines Ribbon-like stools? Is it literally the thickness of a Ribbon (which is about an 1/8th of an inch)?
Ribbon Like Stools: Change in bowel habits refer to any change in texture, consistency, frequency or amount including ribbon/pencil like stools. The exact thickness of the stool is not so relevant as much as having a change in your normal bowel habits. Ribbon like stools may be a sign of something benign like irritable bowel or something more serious such as colon/rectal cancer. See a Proctologist for a Colonoscopy. ...Read more
Occasional flat (ribbon like) stool..No pain ever, once or twice every couple months I have a little blood on outside of the tip of stool.Nofamhistory
Muscle spasm: Occasional flat stools are usually a combination of soft stool and tight muscles. Consistently flat stools are of concern, especially if combined with needing to strain to pass stool or pain with passing stool. However, since you are having some bleeding an examination is indicated to make sure it is not something more important. ...Read more
Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?
Ribbon like: stool which is INTERMITTENT are DUE TO SPASM of the lower bowel (old term ="spastic colon") now this is a part of the diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which is a DIAGNOSIS of EXCLUSION (other GI problems MUST BE RULED OUT) SO STOP worrying about the "big C" and get yourself checked out by your PCP and at your age a COLONOSCOPY ,may be recommended! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more
Am 20, been passing narrow ribbon like stool for a month, pale or light brown in color (idk) no blood, mucus one or twice, minor anal discomfort?
I have had sporadic bright blood coming from anus and pain, and some slight trouble with frequency of peeing. I also have had some ribbon-like stools?
2+ yrs pain upper left quad under ribs radiating to back&side difficulty urinating yellow ribbon-like stool?
Should i go to the hospital? I've been having digestive problems for about a year now (ribbon like stools, occasional blood, excess mucus, going to the bathroom immediately after eating anything) but last night, i had a sudden urge to have a bowl movement
51 male light green and white mucus in stool. /. Stool also ribbon like and flat on 3 sides also serve right side pain could I have IBS or ibd ?
See a doctor : Can't give sound medical advice for something like this without a real history. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
Does abnormal Stool greenish ribbon looking with spots come from ibs and hemroids ? Colon / capsule endo / upper endo negative . Could be Colon outsi
Greenish bm: In my experience greenish stool is nonspecific and not caused by pathology. Hemorrhoids which bleed cause bright red blood which is usually not mixed in with the feces. Flattish,ribbon like stools may reflect some degree of colon spasm. Your negative studies are reassuring in excluding significant gi pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer