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Stool On X Ray
My son 4.6yrs old having recurring cough is advised for Blood, stool, Urine, X-ray and Ige test. Results attached. Please advise.
Attachment?: I don't see the attachments but I'm happy to review the labs for you if you can upload them somehow. ...Read more
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
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
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
24 y.O. Ibs for yrs. Recent tenderness next to belly button, dark stools, extreme fatigue after eating. X ray 3 months ago ok -would cancer have shown?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
X-Ray n ER showed possible renal stone. Went 2 my PCP he did ultrasound & U/A said it was not stone was stool ball what are those?
Stool ball: It's just a ball made of stool. ...Read more
Last 6 months having low rectum pain and low back pain. X ray and ct of low back show nothing, what other test should be done thanks also did stool sample and it shows a very small amount of blood. Now after I eat I feel like vomiting?
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 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
Off and on LUQ pain 8 mo. Currently center back pain about a 8. Relieved slightly laying on side Had CT, chest x ray, blood stool tests, upper gi, colonscopy. All clear. Can this be IBS? Or should I seek 2nd opinion?
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
I've been eating healthy but continue with persistent nausea, gas, and loose stools. Stools are brown but formless resembling aerated soil and sinks rather than floats. EGD, blood tests, CT scan, X-rays all normal. Diagnosed with mild gastritis.
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity at tolerated. ...Read more
My stomach is always swollen did blood tests and X rays I just have a build up of Feces I drink 5 l water a day what can I do to get my colon working?
RLQ pain for 4wks. I had xray in ER it showed stool in RLQ. Colonic Inertia? Why would stool build there. Dr. was not worried. She said just go to GI.
Normal: Its completely normal to see stool in the RLQ. It doesn't mean it is built up in that location, more likely passing through. Constipation may or may not be contributing to pain, but the role of the ER is to rule out potential emergent causes. Now you need to follow up with your regular doctor (or GI) to assess for less emergent causes. ...Read more
I had a bad MVA approximately 4 years ago, no body scan was conducted only xray on major injury site. Now suffer regular blood with clots in stools. N?
It is very very:
Unlikely that the bleeding in your GI tract is due to trauma that REMOTE! See hand on Medical Professional evaluation ASAP!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more
Aside from xray, any way to tell how much stool is hanging around in my large intestine? Want to know how "empty" it is. Thank you!
Normal: That is radiologist jargon for having a normal appearing bowel on the x-ray. We all have gas in our bowels and a "non obstructive bowel gas pattern" means it looks like it should look. A physiological stool burden means you have a normal amount of stool in your colon. Nothing bad. ...Read more
The hospital took my urine and blood test and did an xray and I never gave my stool, could they find THC in those tests?
Depends on what: They are looking for. Drug-testing generally requires the consent of the person being tested. If you did not consent to it, and they do it, you may have legal recourse to suppress any results. THC can be found in blood and urine. Drug testing is NOT done in stool, except for meconium testing in newborns, at least to my knowledge. ...Read more