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Shape Of Feces
What type of worm in human feces is small (2-3mm), white (rice grain appearence), black tip on one end, and moves around in the fecal matter?
Threadworm?: Probably a threadworm (pin worm) as those are the most common. Here is a link, i hope this helps! http://www.Netdoctor.Co.Uk/diseases/facts/pinworm.Htm. ...Read more
Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more
Cancer: In some cases, if you have a high-grade rectal cancer it can act like a napkin ring around your colon resulting in bowel movements that are long and narrow caliber. There are all other sorts of reasons why stool has a particular appearance that are not related to cancer though. See your doctor. ...Read more
Multiple possible: There are multiple possible causes for undigested food to show up in your stool. These include food intolerances, poor absorption, and too-fast transit through your intestines. If this is happening frequently, you need to see your physician for a full evaluation. If you can identify a particular food, you can know to avoid that. ...Read more
What causes small black balls (size of small blueberry) to accompany your stool? It is not black in the stool, the balls float seperately
Food you consume: Some component of your food.Get a more detailed answer ›
What are the health risks of geese feces? What are the danger of playing in geese feces infested area?
Like : Like other animals, feces from geese contain high levels of bacteria. Some of the bacteria commonly living in bird feces are harmful to humans. These include strains of e. Coli, salmonella, campylobacter, and listeria. Avian influenza could also be spread through this route, but this has not been observed on a large scale to date. Infections contracted from geese typically cause severe nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Severe cases can lead to intestinal bleeding, kidney failure, septic shock, and death. Flocks of geese can leave impressive amounts of feces in the ponds and lakes they frequent, and lead to high bacterial levels in the water. Splashing, wading, swimming, or drinking contaminated water can lead to infections. It is wise to avoid playing in areas with large numbers of geese or their feces. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have 4 splotches [0.5"diameter] that are the color of a mole or "beauty mark" on my upper abdomen. Are changes in shape/size because of weight loss normal?
Have them examined: Any spots or lesions changing in size, shape, color, irritability (itching, stinging, etc) may indicate the site is becoming active. Should be examined by you doctor or dermatologist to get recommendation. Removal and testing may be indicated to find out what the changes might be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers