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I had 14 BMs with blood since 7-25 & all tests come back neg. (stool, CT scan, X-ray, colonoscopy) GI assuming hemrroid? EDG appt in Oct/nov.

I had 14 BMs with blood since 7-25 & all tests come back neg. (stool, CT scan, X-ray, colonoscopy) GI assuming hemrroid? EDG appt in Oct/nov.

Blood: Bright red blood is usually from a hemorrhoid. Darker, thicker, jelly-like blood is usually from a source higher up, such as a bleeding diverticulum. Read more

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My mother is suffering from going black stool from 22 days. Urine and stool report, viedo X-ray and endoscopy reorts are normal. Hemoglobin is 7.6 please?

My mother is suffering from going black stool from 22 days. Urine and stool report, viedo X-ray and endoscopy reorts are normal. Hemoglobin is 7.6 please?

Black Stools/Anemia: The cause of her profound anemia and melena, statistically, is bleeding in the GI tract, despite the initial negative imaging results that you report. Without further details, lab results, and past medical history, it is hard to pinpoint the culprit, but black stools point to bleeding in either the upper GI tract (stomach, small intestine) or proximal colon. Seek another gastroenterologist. Read more

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I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

I've had abnormal stools for years now and my chest feels covered cant feel my beat. I get red easily does that mean have cancer? Stressing out about it. Mucus stool but no blood. Did X-ray for heart and blood work. Did catscan no sighn of tumor

Sounds ok but..: If stools red, bloody see gastroenterologist, if heart feels like what you said see cardiologist they can do the right tests, don't worry sounds not serious, especially if all labs including cbc, cmp, tsh, normal[complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, thyroid stimulating hormone, vitamin d level[25[oh]D], serum iron level. Good lifestyle is all u can do, never smoke, mild alcohol.walk Read more

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Chronic nausea, upset stomach, weakness, loose yellowish stools for 10months. Labs, x-rays, urine and stool exams are good. What's wrong with me?! : (

Chronic nausea, upset stomach, weakness, loose yellowish stools for 10months. Labs, x-rays, urine and stool exams are good. What's wrong with me?! : (

Irritable bowel?: It's hard to say based on your description alone, so I would encourage you to talk to a doctor who knows you well, or to use HealthTap Prime & spend a few sessions going over your medications & condition. Anafranil, (clomipramine) as a TCA, can cause stomach problems, & may have made things worse. It sounds like you can function despite the symptoms, so may be it is diarrhea-predom IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) Read more

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Major headaches light headed and skinny light / dark stools. I got a X-ray on stomach and cat scan on my head am I thinking to much? Was neg - ideas?

Major headaches light headed and skinny light / dark stools. I got a X-ray on stomach and cat scan on my head am I thinking to much? Was neg - ideas?

Headaches: Based on what you tell me -
1: If you have family or friend living with you having someone gently masmassage the back of your neck and see if that helps. May need this done daily.
2: Consider a consult with a psychologist. Read more

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I have a slight discomfort in my lower right abdomen followed by blood in the stool. This just happened to me 3x in the last 4mos. I don't have frequent bowel movements and my stool is smaller. An x-ray showed that I am not constipated. It is important to

I have a slight discomfort in my lower right abdomen followed by blood in the stool. This just happened to me 3x in the last 4mos. I don't have frequent bowel movements and my stool is smaller. An x-ray showed that I am not constipated. It is important to

Blood in stool: Blood in stool is a abnormal and must be explained especially since it occurred three times. It may simply be due to hemorrhoids but could be caused by right sided diverticulosis, inflammatory bowel disease or a growth in the colon. See your physician who will determine whether other testing or referral to a Gastroenterologist is needed after he/she examined you. Read more

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X-ray showed that I was backed up with stool. Taken Miralax once a day for three days now with no result. Does that indicate something serious?

X-ray showed that I was backed up with stool. Taken Miralax once a day for three days now with no result. Does that indicate something serious?

Fecal impaction.: It seems like you have a severe type of constipation called fecal impaction. 3 days of Miralax is insufficient. Continue using Miralax to soften stool "from above", but also consider consulting with a GI specialist to get a prescription for an enema ("from below"). You may also need a different laxative. A combination of approaches is needed when stool is impacted. TTYD or use Healthtap Prime. GL Read more

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I had X-RAY on abdomen and results came back received email it said conclusion prominent stool burden what is prominent stool burden?

I had X-RAY on abdomen and results came back received email it said conclusion prominent stool burden what is prominent stool burden?

Fecal impaction.: You may have a severe type of constipation called fecal impaction. The "burden" is the amount of solid stool held up in the colon which can't pass. Consider talking with a GI specialist to get a prescription for an enema (to "soften from below"). You may also need a stool softener & laxative. A combination of approaches is needed when stool is impacted. TTYD or use Healthtap Prime for more advice. Read more

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Can "stool balls" look like a Kidney stone in a X-RAY?

Can "stool balls" look like a Kidney stone in a X-RAY?

Yes: Especially if there is calcification in the stool ball. It will appear bright white on Xray, just like a kidney stone. Hope this helps! Read more

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My daughter did sitz marker study she had x ray says her bowels have a lot of stool only goes once in 5 days was told to take laxative wht can be prb?

My daughter did sitz marker study she had x ray says her bowels have a lot of stool only goes once in 5 days was told to take laxative wht can be prb?

Constipation: Your daughter is not having normal bowel movements she need to have bowel movement once every day. She should eat vegetables, fruit and drink more fluids. Laxative make her bowels move and regularize her bowel movements so she will pass stool daily. If laxative does not work, she may need enema to be given --hope not. Good luck. Read more

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I have had RLQ pain for 4 wks I had a x-ray today it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Should I worry. Why would stool there cause me pain? : (

I have had RLQ pain for 4 wks I had a x-ray today it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Should I worry. Why would stool there cause me pain? : (

Common things...: I often recommend a daily regimen of a fiber laxative such as Benefiber (R) taken twice daily with a cathartic such as Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (R) taken at bedtime on the days that the person hasn't had a bowel movement.
This has to be started AFTER doing a bowel cleanse such as might be done prior to a colonoscopy.
If constipation is a chronic issue, despite the above, then a colonoscopy might be appropriate. Read more

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I had an X-ray of my colon yesterday. I have some constipation. They radiology report said I had diffident stool filled colon. What does this mean?

I had an X-ray of my colon yesterday. I have some constipation. They radiology report said I had diffident stool filled colon. What does this mean?

Diffident: Means "modest or shy because of a lack of self-confidence". So it is not a useful term with regard to describing the colon. Read more

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X-ray stool test and blood test are coming normal. Can it still be typhoid?

X-ray stool test and blood test are coming normal. Can it still be typhoid?

Unlikely: Typhoid is not endemic in South Carolina and it is unlikely that you have it.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. Read more

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Wat can be causes of constipation. X ray showed where large intestine (colon) starts. Stool very thick mushy. Messy on t/p clean up?

Wat can be causes of constipation. X ray showed where large intestine (colon) starts. Stool very thick mushy. Messy on t/p clean up?

Diet: Most causes of constipation are diet related. Getting enough fiber to make stools move through easily is not too difficult, but must be attended. Raw crunchy vegetables, whole grains, many fruits (peaches, plums, pears, pineapple, apricots, strawberries, etc) are helpful. Too much milk or dairy in relation to the remainder of the diet will constipate. Read more

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My daughter had X-ray dr said she has stool and gas build up in stomach waiting on ultra sound what could cause this?

My daughter had X-ray dr said she has stool and gas build up in stomach waiting on ultra sound what could cause this?

Constipation: But the diagnosis of constipation is not made with X-ray or ultrasound. Often, these tests are associated with significant cost, and don't help aid in the diagnosis of what is causing abdominal pain. The most frequent cause of abdominal pain, other than constipation (or IBS), in children, is functional abdominal pain. Read more

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I am spitting, irritation in throat have weight loss in 6 months (6 kg) & Naueaa. Sonography, Barrium X-ray, Stool Test done &shows normal. Reason?

I am spitting, irritation in throat have weight loss in 6 months (6 kg) & Naueaa. Sonography, Barrium X-ray, Stool Test done &shows normal. Reason?

GE Reflux: I am glad to know above tests are Normal. Try omeprazole /Ranitidine like drug. Also monitor what kind of food (solid vs Liquid; Spicy vs Dairy Etc) causing Nausea/irritability.
may check for celiac disease, H. pylori gastritis. May need EGD and Esophageal Motility study if symptoms continue. Read more

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4 yr. Old with sed rate of 150. Two weeks ago 158. No other symptoms, plenty of energy. Chest & sinus x-rays negative. Urine & stool negative. Ideas?

4 yr. Old with sed rate of 150. Two weeks ago 158. No other symptoms, plenty of energy. Chest & sinus x-rays negative. Urine & stool negative. Ideas?

Occult disease: Sed rate is an acute phase reactant that increases when inflammatory components are released into the blood. This is not specific for any particular disese but is a marker for infection or other inflammatory process going on g on in the body. On occassion the sed rate may increase prior to clinical signs, and you should continue the follow up with your md until the cause is found. Read more