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I've had problems w/ hard stools for a few years now & even when I changed up diet, it persisted but I don't chew my food all the way, could that be y?

I've had problems w/ hard stools for a few years now & even when I changed up diet, it persisted but I don't chew my food all the way, could that be y?

I don't think so...: Chronic constipation can be managed with diet and medications. Low residue foods can cause hard stools. I would suggest, at least 64 oz. Water per day, dried apricots 6 halves, with lunch everyday until regulated. Alternatively a packet of MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) in the am as part of a balanced breakfast. The other aspect to remember is to make a concerted effort to stool daily when the urge moves you-don't wait. ...Read more

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Will the pH of stool be changed?

Will the pH of stool be changed?

Will pH of stool: Be changed by what? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What could cause a drastic change in the consistency of stool after a trip to ecuador?

What could cause a drastic change in the consistency of stool after a trip to ecuador?

Many reasons: Many potential causes : infectious (ie bacterial, parasitic or viral), hepatitis (ie a, b or c). Also dietary changes can alter your stool. I would seek a full eval from your primary care physician or GI specialist. ...Read more

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For the last three weeks now my stool texture and color has changed. Stool seems to not be well formed and soft and dark?

For the last three weeks now my stool texture and color has changed. Stool seems to not be well formed and soft and dark?

Need to see a doctor: Soft stools which are dark (assuming by dark you mean more on the black side than brown), can be sue to bleeding in the upper intestinal track (stomach). Change in diet and other conditions can do this. Be sure to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Normal for stool to change consistency in the same day? One is light brown/normal shape, next one is dark brown and pretty soft.

Normal for stool to change consistency in the same day? One is light brown/normal shape, next one is dark brown and pretty soft.

Can happen: This can happen. Usually due to changes in diet. If you are consistently taking a fiber supplement, then less likely. You should consider regular fiber in the diet and more water intake.
It's best to discuss significant changes with your physician. May want to consider colonoscopy if you are adult age. ...Read more

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Embarrassing question but what could cause green maybe green blue areas in my normal colored stool. No diet change. 3 days in a row.

Embarrassing question but what could cause green maybe green blue areas in my normal colored stool. No diet change. 3 days in a row.

See answer: The vast major of green and blue discolorations of one's stool are related to diet and not disease. Green (blue+yellow =green)poop can be seen with excess green leafy vegetables (chlorophyll), excess iron, artificial food dyes (ice cream, cake frosting, liquorice candy, etc). Less often by excess bile. Blue poop most often also related to food dyes (e.g. Blue curaƧao, grape soda). Re-evaluate diet. ...Read more

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Change in diet leads to change in stools?

Change in diet leads to change in stools?

Typically: Consistency of input affects consistency of output. Irregular intake of fiber containing foods, spicy foods, fluids, physical activity, hormonal status, medications, various carbohydrates, fat, type of protein, etc. Affect bowel frequency, consistency of stool, associated symptoms like gas. ...Read more

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I've been stooling for the past 2 days very regularly. Should I get a check up or will this just pass by?

I've been stooling for the past 2 days very regularly. Should I get a check up or will this just pass by?

It depends...: I assume you mean that you are having diarrhea, or loose stools. If so, as long as you are able to drink enough to stay hydrated, are not having bloody diarrhea, and you are otherwise feeling well, you can certainly give it a few more days. If you are having high fevers, bloody diarrhea, persistent vomiting, or any other concerns, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can yogurt change color of stool?

Can yogurt change color of stool?

Food Dyes: Food dyes can change color of stool. ...Read more

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What can cause a change in stool color?

What can cause a change in stool color?

Brown: The color of stool is most commonly various shades of brown due to a combination of several factors (bile content, transit time, diet, medications, intestinal flora/bacteria). These factors may result in green or even a yellow hue. ...Read more

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Can eating greek yogurt change your stool color?

Should not: Should not change color, should not change consistency, unless you eating only yogurt. ...Read more

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Can black beans changes the color of stool black?

Can black beans changes the color of stool black?

Possibly: Possibly could be due to black beans. Black stools the concern is for G.I. bleeding please get evaluated properly by primary care position. Signs and symptoms of chest pain shortness of breath lightheadedness your weakness would require going to an emergency room promptly ...Read more

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Is there a link between anxiety and changes in stools?

Is there a link between anxiety and changes in stools?

Oh yes: The same neurotransmiiters and receptors in the brain (serotonin, Dopamine and others) also occur in the gut. Some people get loose stools with anxiety, or frequent stools, some get constipated (more common with depression); "butterflies in the stomach", being "scared -----" show the effects of mental state on gut function. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Change in stools?

What is the definition or description of: Change in stools?

Change in stools =: Change to amount, frequency, texture, color or odor or bowel movements/ feces. ...Read more

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I have oily orange stool with no major changes to my diet. Should I be concerned.

I have oily orange stool with no major changes to my diet. Should I be concerned.

See your doctor: See your doctor to discuss this. Sometimes stool can change from diet, medications, infection, or other problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Other than diet changes what could cause my stool to be less firm and far more smelly?

Lot of possibilities: Diet changes would be the most common cause, other possibilities would be lactose intolerance, irritable bowel syndrome, gluten sensitivity, problems with your pancreas, or an intestinal infection. Give it some time and notice any pattern with your diet or any exposures to others with diarrhea, if it doesn't get better in a week or so, or if you have fever, pain, or dizziness, see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have had changes in stool color and consistency over the past several months what can this mean?

I have had changes in stool color and consistency over the past several months what can this mean?

Depends: The changes may be related to your diet, what you are ingesting. It's reasonable to talk this over with your doctor to make sure nothing unusual is going on. You want to make sure you are well. ...Read more