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Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more
Pencil-thin stool.: While there's no exact measurement involved, a pencil-thin stool is one that subjectively appears to have the circumference of a pencil. It's a thin stool that implies that it had to be squeezed through a narrowing within the colon. This narrowing can be inflammatory, benign, malignant or even external to the colon. Should be investigated with CT and colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more
21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.
Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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25 year old male. found blood on tissue in december. black, tarry stool month later. now undigested food and always pencil thin stool. colon cancer?
Get seen: You should have seen your physician already. Be brave. There are several possibilities. ...Read more
Yes, possibly...: Or you don't drink enough water. The antihistamine you are on could contribute also. Constipation is something that can cause many problems down the road--diverticulitis, bowel perforation. Best to always have a goal to never poop rocks or pebbles! i like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) because it is safe (draws water into the colon), doesn't taste like anything (mix in any fluid), and doesn't cause rebound constipation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?
Can loose stools change color of toliet water (dark brown/light brown stools)? Done stool test negative of blood but recently started liquid iron
Joke? or Emergency: This is so abnormal that i wonder if you are pulling our legs. A testicle that is 18 cm or 7 inches wide is extremely abnormal and should be evaluated today by a medical professional? ...Read more