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What causes sticky stool? (young patient, <25)

What causes sticky stool? (young patient, <25)

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

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My 3 mo old is having dark greyish green stools for a month, sometimes sticky others watery. What could be the cause of this? Haven't changed anything

My 3 mo old is having dark greyish green stools for a month, sometimes sticky others watery. What could be the cause of this? Haven't changed anything

Color: As long as the stools have color that is a good sign. How rapid they pass often changes the color. Soy bases formula will often color the stools grey. As long as your child shows good growth color is fine. All the best. ...Read more

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Does Polyethylene Glycol or also called miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause green sticky stools? Please help

Does Polyethylene Glycol or also called miralax (polyethylene glycol) cause green sticky stools? Please help

Not usually.: MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) does not usually cause green sticky stools. If anything, it usually causes watery stools that are the same color as the stool was prior to taking the medication. Green stools are not usually worrisome. Unless you see black tarry stool or signs of red blood, I would not worry about it. Good luck. ...Read more

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54 y/o M, sticky/smelly stool (mustard yellow;now light brown); periodic cold sweat/clammy, diabetic, on antidepressants, ~20 lbs overweight? Cause?

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

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black?

What causes stool to be black?

Black Stool: Can be related to taking medications (like pepto bismal). If the stool is black, stinky and sticky - it may be due to rectal bleeding (melena). If that is the case - it should be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes stool to fall apart?

What causes stool to fall apart?

Rapid transit: If the stool transits rapidly through the intestines, less fluid will be resorbed. This will lead to wet stool which is soft. It may fall apart after entering water in toilet bowl. ...Read more

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Can hemrrhroids cause thin stools?

Hemorrhoids: Narrow stool can sometimes be related to bowel obstructions (i.e., enlarged prostate, cancer, rectal polyps etc). Am not familiar w hemorrhoids causing significantly thin stool. ...Read more

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What causes black grit in stools?

What causes black grit in stools?

Seeds, blood...: 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 doc visit. ...Read more

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What cause an overly narrow stool?

What cause an overly narrow stool?

? obstruction: Narrow stools can sometimes be related to bowel obstructions (i.e., enlarged prostate, cancer, rectal polyps etc). If this is a change in bowel habitus it warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes frothy stools in adults?

IBS & dietary: Imbalances (too much fermentation created gas) in diet and ibs in general can do that. Lactose intolerant people might see that. I don't know if it is a problem on it's own. Ibs can be quite painful. Hope you're well! ...Read more

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What causes my stools to turn green?

^ transit time.: Rapid transit time through the GI track. ...Read more

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What causes undigested food in stool?

Digestion: Some food can not be digested easily and show up in stool. Corn is a common one. ...Read more

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Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody has a change in their bowel habits like this, it needs to be evaluated. You should see a Gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be green in baby?

What causes stool to be green in baby?

Bacteria: The type of bacteria in baby's stool and the speed at which the stool travels through the colon. ...Read more

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