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Starch Granules In Stool
Color yellow,consistency mushy,starch granules moderate,ova or parasite no ova or parasite seen,fat globules few,rbc 0-2hpf,pus cell 3-5,bac moderate?
Jeopardy: What is a microscopic description of a stool sample? ...Read more
Is it normal that my toddlers diapers have undigested food in them, I always see oatmeal, pieces of fruit, branflakes, and beans in his stools?
Yes, that can happen: Yes, that does sometimes happen with toddlers. As long as he is acting well, has formed stools, no vomiting and is growing well, you don't need to worry. Those are all high fiber foods, which can be harder for a toddler to digest fully. If he is having pain or any of the other symptoms I mentioned, you should discuss this with his doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I've had lots of gas with very oily stool with black spots in liquid alongside it; looks akin to vinegar in olive oil. Stool itself is brown/just oily?
Potentially: It could be. Go to your doctor to get a stool sample and get tested, and treated if necessary. ...Read more
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
Fatty Foods.: Not normal to have orange oily fat in stools. Body usually absorbs 100% of fats consumed. There is something wrong, either medications like 'orlistat' or Alli, or deficiencies of enzymes are causing this. Sometimes a parasitic infection can cause this. See your doctor about it. ...Read more
My stool is always formed but soft with lots of undigested food bits(skins, vegtables, nuts and seeds)normal colonoscopy. Have gerd. Is this normal?
Probably: Our digestive systems cannot break down Cellulose which is the component of vegetable matter, seeds and nuts that you might see in the stool. It has been termed "roughage" or fiber. It is commendable to include nuts and vegetables in your diet. Some patients with diverticular disease of the colon have restrictions on nuts and seeds, but otherwise keep it up! ...Read more
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
After taking Metamucil fiber supplement to deal with my excess mucus production and foul odor, my stools are elastic in nature; look like intestines.
See your doctor: Mucous in the stools is not normal. See your doctor as you could have a more serious problem going on. ...Read more
Is blood in stool solid? I've been eating things w/ tomatoes in it a lot and now have red pieces in my stool that are chunks you can remove frm stool
What could cause white specks in stool? They're very small, almost like seeds or bits of feta cheese. Rest of stool is brown.
Probably not feta: Feta cheese would not look the same coming out, but sesame and other small seeds do look almost identical in your stool. Otherwise unless you are sick in some way , having unintentional weight loss, blood in stool, then this is unlikely to be significant and almost certainly something you ate. ...Read more
What causes feces to be nearly white in color? Diarrhea 2 days (green) then white feces, with gas
Hello, : Hello, when the feces transits too fast through the colon, it doesn't get adequate liquid reabsorbed by the body. The green bile in the feces doesn't get metabolized into the normal brown color of feces. The white feces means that there is a problem with lack of bile. This needs to be medically evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in stool. Kinda frothy feces. Also some loose ones.Overate wheat this week. Please explain.?
Bleeding: No amount of bleeding is normal and should be checked out properly. Excess fiber can give you dirrhea or constipation, depending on your fluid intake. Both can cause hemorrhoids to bleed, but that diagnosis should be left to the doctor to confirm or rule out other explanations for your bleeding. Do not self diagnose rectal bleeding! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stringy substance followed by stool also mucousy and stringy. White bits in there! eating nuts and veggies a lot recently? What is this? Live in uk.
Ate roasted beets, quinoa w/ cardemom & plain yogurt. Defecated 3/4 - 1 hour later. Beets very evident in stool. Isn't this rather quick transit?
No: Everyone digests at different speed. Could be the beets irritated intestinal tract. ...Read more
What foods = quick bowel transit? Have low anal sphincter function, bms take 4+ hrs in small pieces. Work is suffering. I eat lots of insoluble fibre.
Mineral oil: Try this: every night take 30 cc of prune juice(if you are not diabetic) and /or another 30 cc of mineral oil. You should have bm by morning time. This remedy is not very tasteful. It however work practically in 100% of cases. Fibers likely will not help. Fibers create bulk to stimulate gut mechanically. Mineral oil and prune juice stimulate gut's motion by biochemical means. ...Read more
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