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I have severe pain in my lower abdomen that comes and goes, loose stools, and crampiness.?

I have severe pain in my lower abdomen that comes and goes, loose stools, and crampiness.?

Time to see doctor?: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume & stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Maybe ibs, but see doc if bleeding, fever, tenderness, & recurrent sxs. ...Read more

Bulky Stool (Definition)

Bulky stool is a symptom in which a person has a large amount of stool each time he has a bowel movement (poops). Bulky stool can be due to constipation (a lot of poop builds up before it comes out), malabsorption (food that is not absorbed is not fully digested can come out as large, ...Read more


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What can cause bulky stool?

What can cause bulky stool?

Constipation: If stool is overly dry - the texture may become hard & rough. If there is significant fiber intake without adequate hydration - that can also be an issue. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat high fiber foods and drink water. Exercise regularly. Try to get in 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables per day. ...Read more

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What causes pale bulky stool, ?

What causes pale bulky stool, ?

Pale bulky stools: Pale bulky stools are due to steatorrhoea, or called malabsorption syndrome.It is due to failure to absorp nutrients from gastro intestinal tract.There are at least 200 causes of the syndrome.Celiac disease is one of the most common inherited malabsorption syndrome. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause severe constipation and many undigested food in stool including fat?

Can gastroparesis cause severe constipation and many undigested food in stool including fat?

I am not sure: Gastroparesis is what the name is saying namely the stomach does not empty and food stagnates there 4 hours. Usually it could be part of paresis of the entire GI tract and in this case constipation could be present. If there are difficulties in digesting too i think is possibly to have fat steatorrhea (fat in stool). As far as i know however fat in stool causes loose stools...See an GI guy! ...Read more

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Severe sudden onset of pain in ovaries 3 days ago. Randomly threw up yesterday. Small stringy thing in stool today. PT were all negative.

Severe sudden onset of pain in ovaries 3 days ago. Randomly threw up yesterday. Small stringy thing in stool today. PT were all negative.

May be bowel related: Watch your symptoms, if persistent pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, blood in stool, diarrhea, in any combination, see your PCP first and then follow instructions. If already resolving, no action necessary unless recurrent issue ...Read more

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Severe pain when having a bm whether loose or firm changed formula numerous times stool is greenish grey and a clay consistit this since 2 wks ol?

Severe pain when having a bm whether loose or firm changed formula numerous times stool is greenish grey and a clay consistit this since 2 wks ol?

Worth an exam: Severe pain is worth attending to! I would want to rule out an inflammatory or infectious process causing your symptoms. An exam and possibly lab work are indicated. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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