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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
I have done stool re test, in this test result aremucus (+), pus3-4, acidic, vegetables (+++), starch (++), ph-?
Meaningless results: ...Without understanding the context in which your stool was checked, your presenting problems that prompted the need for medical advice, your risk factors, ; your underlying health history. The panel of testing you describe is of questionable value anyway. Please don't let someone now try to sell you a lot of expensive supplements/treatments to "correct" a problem your stool supposedly shows! ...Read more
I latley start obs my stool I found soetimes I have coffe like granules I don't suffer from anything no pain nothing should I worry?
Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) ; symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Recently I have done my stool test and it shows everything nill except a few starch and vegitable cells positive in that. What does that mean actually?
The findings you mention are quite normal.
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I tried to force some stool on monday morning after a weekend of heavy starch filled meals, now after that I same to have some blood spots in my stool, today is the third day. In fact this morning my first bowel movement had some blood but the second had
Craving OK: Craving is OK, eating them is a problem, especially if they are highly processed foods because they cause high blood sugar levels. Its best to have healthy starches as whole grains, and high fiber foods along with protein to slow down digestion and absorption of sugars. The starches should be portion controlled as well. ...Read more
If you are alleric to potatoes, does that mean you would be alleric to potatoes starchs in medicanc?
Probable: Usually one is allergic to the protein portion of a food and thus if all of the protein has been removed, the product is likely safe. However how does one find out especially when it is prepared by different manufacturers. I suggest that you consult an allergist to verify that you do have a potato allergy (rare) and consider an oral challenge test to potato starch to see if you can tolerate it. ...Read more
None: There is no FDA approved treatment for food allergy although researches are being done on oral desensitization. Avoidance is the key. Incidentally allergy to starch must be very rare. Do note that some flour and starch may be contaminated with mites which may be the cause for the allergic reaction. ...Read more
If I eat a lot of starches during meals, how can I obtain a healthy eating diet, and lose all my excessive weight?
Eat less calories: Starch is not the enemy, eating more calories than you need contributes to excessive weight and eating processed high sugar foods contributes to deposition of fat. Try a balanced meal of fresh fruits and vegetables, a protein at each meal and a high fiber healthy starch such as a serving of beans, legumes. In order to lose weight, eat less calories than you need. Consult a nutrition professional ...Read more
Am 36w preg. My amniotic fluid index is 9.5cm. Tkng l-argentine and proanthocyqnide granules. When will AFI increase? Worried.
Fluid is normal: An AFI of 9.5 cm is normal. It is not low. At 36 weeks an AFI less than 5 cm would be considered low. If you are taking these supplements make sure your doctor is aware. Please do not take herbal supplements without first clearing them with your doctor. ...Read more
Is it true that potatoes will give you diabetes? Can potatoes give you diabetes even if you boil all the starch off the potatoes? French fries too?
Is rice starch the same thing as rice and is it rice because my boyfriend is allergic to rice so I wanted to see if he can have freshmints tic tacs?
No: Since one cannot be certain on the purity of the rice starch, I would caution against eating it until proven otherwise especially when rice is not an essential food. If you have questions, consult an allergist. ...Read more
A recipe I have says to dust the dessert liberally in starch, but someone told me that rice flour will also work. Is raw rice flour unsafe to consume?
It's safe but. ..: Cooking is about flavor and aroma and texture and mouth feel. There are many different rices and while they are all largely carbohydrates (starches) they have other subtle distinguishing characteristics that you will just have to explore for your recipe. "America's Test Kitchen" cookbook is an excellent place to begin. There R also a number of books on science of cooking available. ...Read more
Resistant starch: Resistant starch (RS) is starch and starch degradation products that escape from digestion in the small intestine of healthy individuals. Resistant starch is considered the third type of dietary fiber, as it can deliver some of the benefits of insoluble fiber and some of the benefits of soluble fiber. It is considered a beneficial carbohydrate, but has calories like anything else. ...Read more
Carb excess...: Eating corn starch is similar to eating sugar, because corn starch is a simple carbohydrate that gets broken down into sugar as digestion occurs. So, one would get excessive carbs, which is not good for the body. Craving corn starch is harmful only in that it causes anxiety (due to craving something all the time), but is not so bad because the person is only craving, not eating. ...Read more
Starch vs Sugar: Lot of debate concerning this on the Internet. Neither are "bad", both are eventually broken down in our body to small chain sugars which fuel the body. So we need sugars to survive. The problem is the simpler the sugar that goes in the body the less energy it takes to be broken down to these small chains so there is an excess which is stored as fat. So foods with complex sugars and starches do this. ...Read more