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Semi Digested Stool
Malabsorption: Floating stools suggest a problem digesting fat (malabsorption). Assuming that you meant "undigested food" rather than "digested food, " that would also suggest a malabsorption problem. Problems causing this can include abnormal bacterial balance in the gut, or liver or small intestine problems. Primary care physician can evaluate & initiate a workup, if needed. ...Read more
Some people take very less time in bathroom taking stools and some take very long even if there diet is same why is that? Any digestion logic????
M south indian. Which foods are helpful in curing digestion problem? Some times it gets difficult for me to pass stool, then there will be pain on anus.
Fiber: Our body cannot digest fiber, which is found in fruits, veggies & grains. If the food was not chewed up enough, it is possible to see pieces of veggies in stool. Fiber is very important for keeping your digestive system healthy but be sure that food with fiber are chewed enough to release other nutrients that we can absorb & to prevent choking. If there is a significant change in stools, see doc. ...Read more
If you have parasite do they always move in your stool? If they don't move is I just u digested food?
I have very small amount of stool nd not in time, plus I have stress nd anxiety. Plz suggests me exact medicine for healthy digestion. Thanks?
Sounds like: Your constipated. Try to stay hydrated, remain active and increase your fiber intake. Also try to find something to aid in stress reduction like meditation or yoga or prayer. Also try to optimize your sleep, this should help too. It may also benefit you if you avoid caffeine for now if your really anxious. ...Read more
I don't seem to digest veggies (i see them in stool) I have diverticular disease, is it best just to avoid them then so as not to get stuck in pouches?
No reason: There's no data to suggest you avoid any foods, just because you have diverticulosis (which, btw, most north americans do by age 35.)eat a balanced diet with whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Stay well hydrated. A daily bulk laxative wouldn't hurt (e.g. Fibrecon etc.) good luck. ...Read more
Blood and un-digested peas in stools (I haven't eaten anything red so 99% sure it's blood. Should I be alarmed?
My stool has been very sour smelling. I have food intolerances and diverticular disease, but otherwise digestion has been normal, cause?
Change in bowels: Odor, 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. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor pls. ...Read more
If I eat 1.5 lbs of steamed Kale a day later I can see bits of Kale leaf in my stool. Does this indicate a digestion problem? What testing?
Slow eating: Slow eating, fewer calories.Get a more detailed answer ›
Weird fecal formation. Highly undigested stool (violently green shaded or yellow) objects surrounded by digested liquid. Something I'm eating?
Check with your doc: This may be a sign of digestive disease such as celiac sprue or other things. Better check with your doc to be safe. ...Read more
Why don't I digest any vegtables? I know some things r hard to digest but this is crazy. Chunks of carrots, peppers, mushrooms. Stool tests normal.
Need better chewing: In order to see chunks of vegetables in the stool, a person has to swallow chunks of vegetables. One can try chewing his food thoroughly, and then see if his stools become normal. For example, a person eating mashed potatoes never sees chunks of potato in his stool. ...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
Major digest/gyn issues-chronic. No luck doing food elimination diet. Dr now suggesting genova's cdsa (stool analysis). Heard of this? Good next step?
Yes, should be useful:
The genova cdsa is a great way to assess how your GI tract is functioning. It helps assess your balance of intestinal flora, whether you are producing adequate digestive enzymes, how well you are absorbing nutrients ; looks for markers of inflammation.
The fact that your doctor is ordering this suggests that he or she is well-qualified to help evaluate and treat your problems. ...Read more
Hey! 25 male here I'm a very paniced person ive had digestion problems stool is complete and brown but it smells sometimes I'm afraid of pancreatic C!
Medical Anxiety: Many folk suffer from it. You may have heard about stool signs - do document them in detail for awhile and report to your Dr. But w/out other signs, it probably isn't. CBT therapists who specialize in Health Psych can help you understand all this and learn skills to lessen it as well as how to live healthily - i.e., soda is a culprit for that cancer. It can also target panic symptoms. Think on it. ...Read more
6 month old has loose stools, doesn't digest food well. No appetite for bottle about 10 oz perday for past 6 days. Fussy but no temperatute. What's this?
I've been on a high fibre diet at doctors advice because of condition that waiting on colonoscopy to determine. Now stool has U digested vegi's often. Is it because high fibre? Does it matter? Stay with same fibre intake or could it be harmful?
Of course, Hi-fiber=: Lots of plant material (cellulose of cell wall, not membranes), which humans cannot break down (ruminant animals use bacteria in stomach to do this). Thus this material adds bulk, is filling, binds water & ↑es transit, helps prevent constipation, possibly colon cancers & diverticuli (if don't delay evacuation too long). ...Read more
I have foul smelling stool of irregular consitancy with partially digested vegetable fibers. Also unusual flatulance. What diagnostic tests to do?
New?: Any change in diet, alteration in gut flora (antibiotics), or purgative agents may change your stool pattern & odor. Not everything bought in a health food store, or "natural" products (however well intentioned), may agree or be entirely safe. Testing, per your question, is also possible for maldigestion/malabsorption, bacterial overgrowth, infection, inflammation, alteration in gut transit, more. ...Read more
Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?
Possible Allergy: You may not be able to digest certain foods. Try keeping a food diary and see if a pattern or certain food causes problems, if so, avoid. Also you may need to try digestive enzymes like beano for vegetables and lactaid for dairy products. Also make sure you are eating plenty of probiotic foods to aid in digestion as well. ...Read more
16 mon. Old son has frequent sticky foul smelling light color stool, and has trouble digest milk of any kind properly. He has GERD btw. Why is this?
MILK INTOLERANCE: Some babies can not drink milk due to lactose intolerance having the above sx ...Read more
My weight is balanced but my digestion system is poor and stool emptying is not proper, pass gases very often and have some extra tummy. What to do?
I noticed that when I eat corn, for example in pizza or salad my body doesn't digest it, in my stool I see it as it is unchanged. What does it mean?
Common: No concern here. Corn and other foods with "husk-like" skin are aften not readily digested and can be seen in the stool. ...Read more
I have 10 months baby whenever eats somthing it doesn't digest it ad he does green stool his stool tests also says bacteria flora present and epithelia?
Can be normal: There are foods that babies do not digest fully- corn is one. Raisins and carrots also tend to come out undigested. I am not clear about the test results.. Bacteria flora can be normal bacteria that belong in the gut or bacterial overgrowth that isn't normal. Probiotics can be helpful. Pay attention to diet. Dairy can be very aggravating to children's intestines. A GI specialist may be helpful. ...Read more
Feeling full most of the time, and had black stool. Took over the counter med (Eucarbon and areo-digest. But still no sign of relief. Thanks?
Black stool: Black stool can be a sign of upper gi tract bleeding from gastritis, esophagitis or ulceration. However medications containing bismuth like peptobismol or iron pills can make stools turn black also, so check the labels of the meds you took. A simple stool test in the office can test the stool for blood. Your fullness may be due to gastritis. Discuss this with your physician who will advise you furth ...Read more
Have had bright red blood with white/yellow mucous and I digested food with water only coming out as stool. I'm 21. Hardly any stool has come out in a?
Red blood in stool: Blood passed rectally is abnormal. In your age bracket hemorrhoids, anal fissure or inflammatory disease of the rectum or colon are possible causes. The presence of mucus is nonspecific but can occur with irritable bowel syndrome as well as inflammatory bowel conditions including an acute infectious process. I think you be examined by a physician or gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My digestion seems to be weak. I pass smell less gases very often. I do not pass stools satisfactorily at one timer. What is reason and treatment requir?
Gastroenterologist: Its means that you do have problem with gastroentestinal system. See gastroenterogyst for detailed work up ...Read more