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Sticky Feces Causes
Probable stool mucus: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more
54 y/o M, sticky/smelly stool (mustard yellow;now light brown); periodic cold sweat/clammy, diabetic, on antidepressants, ~20 lbs overweight? Cause?
23 words???: Hi. Hmmm, 23 words, no exam and no labs, and you want us to give you a cause. OK, we don't specialize in guesswork. Please see your doctor and get a proper evaluation with exam and diagnostic tests. Good luck! ...Read more
You're kidding right: You digest your food by adding enzymes that break it into absorbable parts. The fecal mater is created when the indigestible debris is mixed with bile from the liver and worn out enzymes. The stink comes from intestinal germ action that produces volatile gases as they digest things we cannot. ...Read more
Can prolonged exposure to dog feces and urine that has been soaked into the floor cause health problems?
My feces is stuck at entrance of anus. It's hurting me to push it out. What can I use for it to be softer and cause less pain to push out?
Your best bet: is to go to the nearest pharmacy and pick up an enema kit. These allow you to help "extract" stool in the anorectal area. Be careful to follow the instructions closely. Otherwise, if you are unable to extract this on your own, you may to seek help from a physician for a manual disimpaction. ...Read more
Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr.s don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?
Get exterminator 1st: I'd recommend ridding those vermin from your house and getting those air ducts cleaned out. If you start to feel better after that, then you wouldn't necessarily need further testing. Otherwise, you can see you primary care doc or an infectious diseases specialist if you think additional testing is needed. ...Read more