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Bronchitis; doing 5 day burst 40mgs Prednisone. Horrible sharp smelling breath, skin, and stool after only 2 days. Is this side effects? Worried.

Bronchitis; doing 5 day burst 40mgs Prednisone. Horrible sharp smelling breath, skin, and stool after only 2 days. Is this side effects? Worried.

Prednisone: Bad smelling breath, stool can be due to colitis (most likely) & prednisone. Are you on an antibiotic? If you are having worsening diarrhea, consult with us as some bacteria can cause particularly bad smelling stool. ...Read more

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Can low stomach acid cause premature aging? I'm only 18 and my skin looks leathery, pale skin, loose stools and dry hair that's thinning. Please help!

Can low stomach acid cause premature aging? I'm only 18 and my skin looks leathery, pale skin, loose stools and dry hair that's thinning. Please help!

Just a thought...: ...but you may want to pursue a more systemic approach to your problem than focusing on possible hypochlorhydria. What tests have been run? Has your thyroid been checked? ...Read more

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3 days ago I have been vomiting and bad diarrhea, stomach cramps, and bad bloating, headaches and aches and pains, today just bloating, skin on stool?

3 days ago I have been vomiting and bad diarrhea, stomach cramps, and bad bloating, headaches and aches and pains, today just bloating, skin on stool?

Wait and see.: From your symptoms it seems that you had a stomach virus that is getting better. Only bloating is remaining. That should be gone in a couple of days. Wait and see. Make sure you take plenty of fluids. Skin on stools is a bit confusing symptom. There is no skin anywhere in the digestive tract. It has to be something else that you are confusing with skin. If not better in 2 days see a doctor. ...Read more

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Flat onion looking skin in loose stool (only 1)?? Worried I have tapeworms??

Unlikely: If you live in the USA and have not traveled, then tapeworms would be very unusual. The likelihood is that this is just something you ate which was only partially digested. If it does not recur and you have no other symptoms would ignore it. If it recurs, salvage it and take to your doctor to be examined professionally. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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My 2 yr has hi pH in his stools and the acidity has been causing rashs &fungus in his skin. 3/4 stools daily & not all diarrea. Lactose intolerance?

My 2 yr has hi pH in his stools and the acidity has been causing rashs &fungus in his skin. 3/4 stools daily & not all diarrea. Lactose intolerance?

Unlikely: A high ph is alkaline, not acid. Any diarrhea can cause diaper rash. There are many causes of diarrhea at this age - infection, malabsorption, celiac etc. Please follow up with your doctor; see a ped GI specialist if recommended. Meanwhile clean with soft cloth and soap/water, and use appropriate antibiotic or antifungal ointment for the rash. Lactose intolerance is uncommon under age 6. ...Read more

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Autoimmune, celiac, thyroid, cbc, anemia, vitamin def all normal. Ct and hida scan normal. Still having pale dry skin, loose pale stools, dry hair, help plz?

Autoimmune, celiac, thyroid, cbc, anemia, vitamin def all normal. Ct and hida scan normal. Still having pale dry skin, loose pale stools, dry hair, help plz?

Skin: You might try essential fatty acids. Alpha linoleic acid (ala), linoleic acid (la), DHA and EPA which can be found in primrose oil and fish oil. These can help the skin and hair. Also make sure you have a a good healthy gut and take probiotics. ...Read more

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Increasing headaches, ab pain, lower back pain, insomnia, black-green throat discharge, skin crawling, rashes, stool neg parasites, severe weight loss?

Increasing headaches, ab pain, lower back pain, insomnia, black-green throat discharge, skin crawling, rashes, stool neg parasites, severe weight loss?

Mindy: Mindy. You need to have a good workup because there are too many thins wrong for an internet answer. If this is chronic also rule out fungal sinusitis and check your immune system. ...Read more

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Is it possible that the hydrating effect of skin cream can effect hard stool issue. Began using cream and stool softened at same time. Coincidence?

Coincidence: But continue using skin cream. If you have hard stools it may be useful to use anal lubrication, so you can use your cream there as well, especially for cleaning after. A high fiber diet is recommended for hard stools. There are also bulk laxatives and stool softeners. ...Read more

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3 yo has small petechiae on neck. Cry fits frequently. Had pneumonia wk ago. Fair skin. No other sx. Light stool this morning. Acting and eating fine.

3 yo has small petechiae on neck. Cry fits frequently. Had pneumonia wk ago. Fair skin. No other sx. Light stool this morning. Acting and eating fine.

No worries!: This a very common problem in young children, almost slways caused by protracted vomiting or crying.
as long as the petechiae are located only on the neck and face I would not worry. ...Read more

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I have loss of muscle I have burning pains in my back stomach and legs itchy skin burning throat mucousy stools rashes appearing on body any ideas plz?

I have loss of muscle I have burning pains in my back stomach and legs itchy skin burning throat mucousy stools rashes appearing on body any ideas plz?

See a doctor: You describe so many symptoms that it very difficult to tell what is going on, especially without some type of time frame (i.e. How long these symptoms have been going on?) Rashes appearing on your body could be a sign of a serious reaction to something. You should be evaluated by a doctor. Seeing a rash is usually the most important diagnostic technique. ...Read more

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I've lost 32 lbs over last 6 mos, w/out trying. I've been having upset stomach and now thin and/or liquid stools & skin rash. Is this sign of cancer?

I've lost 32 lbs over last 6 mos, w/out trying. I've been having upset stomach and now thin and/or liquid stools & skin rash. Is this sign of cancer?

See your doctor ASAP: From the symptoms that you describe here, it is impossible to judge whether these are signs of cancer or not. However, 32 pounds of unexpected weight loss is clearly abnormal and needs to be evaluated promptly. I would see your doctor immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Thyroid, autoimmune, celiac and vitamin def are normal but my hair is dry and thinning, skin is aging, pale, loose stools. Can it be low stomach acid?

Anxiety: At age18, traumatic experiences of childhood, unresolved emotional conflicts, stressors of relationships, work and finances can cause Anxiety.
Anxiety can express by physical symptoms-dry hair, changes in skin and loose stools.
These symptoms are not due to low stomach acid
You have good physical health as shown by normal lab tests
See a Therapist to cope with stressors, and to resolve conflicts ...Read more

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One slimy stool that just squirts out. Pink in color. Looks like skin. Very small?

One slimy stool that just squirts out. Pink in color. Looks like skin. Very small?

See your doctor: There can be many causes (minor to more serious causes) with the pink can be blood and needs to be checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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What causeswhite stool and no yellowing of skin?

? Dietary intake: Yellowing of the skin (jaundice) and white stools (acholic) would likely be due to failure of the liver and billiary system. This is seen in newborn infants with biliary atresia and these infants require a great deal of care requiring surgical procedures and finally, if they survive to that point, a liver transplant. White stool without jaundice - maybe diet - white food that is not digested? ...Read more

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My daughter is 8years old. Her eating habits andpassing stool habits are not good. Because she does not eat properly so she always have pains in head.

My daughter is 8years old. Her eating habits andpassing stool habits are not good. Because she does not eat properly so she always have pains in head.

Children's choices: At 8 yrs of age, what she eats is going to depend on what's available at home. If she makes "unhealthy" choices then the solution? Don't make them available. Don't buy foods you don't want her eating. Make fresh fruits and veggies available. If she's picky - find the things that she likes that are still good for her. Encourage her to try new things. Eat healthy yourself - be an example. ...Read more

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Whenever I eat bellpeppers, baby corn, their skin show up or little chunks of them show up in my stool, is this normal?

Whenever I eat bellpeppers, baby corn, their skin show up or little chunks of them show up in my stool, is this normal?

Digestion: Many vegetables are partly indigestible and pass thru the digestive tract in whole or in part. Dietary fiber consists of non-starch polysaccharides such as arabinoxylans, cellulose, and many other plant components you can't digest and pass thru you. ...Read more

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A few days ago I hit the back of my head (sort of the bottom of my skull)on an edge of a desk while trying to sit down on a stool on the floor. Risks?

A few days ago I hit the back of my head (sort of the bottom of my skull)on an edge of a desk while trying to sit down on a stool on the floor. Risks?

Likely benign: Closed head injuries are very common. If you were not knocked unconscious, and had no subsequent severe headaches, dizziness, blurring or doubling of vision, or nausea and vomiting, it is extremely likely that there will be no lasting consequences. ...Read more

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Petechiae on three-year-olds neck? . Should I be concerned? Very fair skin. No other symptoms other than light stool this morning.

Petechiae on three-year-olds neck? . Should I be concerned? Very fair skin. No other symptoms other than light stool this morning.

Are you sure?: Petechiae can be serious. Was there a long, hard fit of howling? Choking or coughing? Fever? Any skin signs elsewhere? Sick? Vomiting? ARE YOU SURE THEY ARE PETECHIAE? Take the baby to the DR. ...Read more

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I have a very acidic stool and it burns the skin around my anus causing my skin to chafe badly. When I wipe I notice a grainy residue on the tissue.

I have a very acidic stool and it burns the skin around my anus causing my skin to chafe badly. When I wipe I notice a grainy residue on the tissue.

Please see: Please see a gastroenterologist to have this evaluated. They may also have you see a dermatologist to check your skin. ...Read more

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Hi. I keep getting pieces of hard black pieces in my stool. The black outside is hard skin like with an orangish soft piece underneath. Is this blood?

Hi. I keep getting pieces of hard black pieces in my stool. The black outside is hard skin like with an orangish soft piece underneath. Is this blood?

It's more likely....: ...something you're eating that your digestive system can't absorb & is showing up intact in your stool. If you can identify what you're eating, eliminate it and no longer see this weird stuff in your stool, then you have your answer. If you can't, you need to see a doctor. A simple test can show if it's blood or not. Possible blood in the stool shouldn't be ignored! ...Read more

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What can cause pale stool (almost skin colored)?

What can cause pale stool (almost skin colored)?

Pale stool: Have clay / pale colored stools checked out. This can occur when the liver does not produce enough bile or when bile is blocked from leaving the liver. Some possible causes include: gall stones, bile duct cysts, strictures of bile ducts, hepatitis, some medications, cancer, etc. ...Read more

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Stool is gray. No other symptoms. No pain. Skin and eyes are a good color.

Stool is gray. No other symptoms. No pain. Skin and eyes are a good color.

Family practice: This may be temporary. If there is no pain swelling nausea or fever it probably would be safe to see if color returns. Gallbladder may be affected. Let your dr know what is going on. ...Read more

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Bright red piece in/on stool. Neither toilet water nor paper was red. What are the chances this could be blood? Could it possibly be "skin" from food?

Bright red piece in/on stool. Neither toilet water nor paper was red. What are the chances this could be blood? Could it possibly be "skin" from food?

Needs evaluation pls: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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When I have a soft stool I have to wipe perineum as there is feces there, not on vagina but the skin under. Always wipe front to back. Is this normal?

When I have a soft stool I have to wipe perineum as there is feces there, not on vagina but the skin under. Always wipe front to back. Is this normal?

Yes, normal: It is important to remember to always wipe front to back. To avoid vaginal or urinary tract infections transmitted by germs in the feces, keep the perineal area very clear. Consider washing with soap and lots of water after having a bowel movement. Some women routinely shower after having had a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Have leaned toward constipation for some time. Began using skin cream mostly on back for dryness and stools seemed to soften immediately. Coincidence?

Have leaned toward constipation for some time. Began using skin cream mostly on back for dryness and stools seemed to soften immediately. Coincidence?

Possibly: It is possible that the relaxation from the cream on your back helped relieve the constipation although this is not a standard remedy. Make certain you drink a lot of water, up to 8 glasses daily, eat a high fiber diet and exercise regularly to avoid constipation. If the problem ever recurs please follow it up. In the meantime schedule a general exam with a Family Doctor to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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What could cause head pressure when defecating, and itching anus after passing a stool?

What could cause head pressure when defecating, and itching anus after passing a stool?

Constipation: Constipation could cause symptoms like this. Be sure you take in enough water and fiber, exercise regularly, and be wary of certain medicines that are known to cause constipation.

Hope that helps! ...Read more