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Stool Small Caliber
My stool was small in caliber but hard to let go. i have heartburn, stomach pain, and very discomfort of my stomach..pls help me..tnx..
Consistent change?: If your stool is consistently small in caliber, go see your Family Doc or Gastroenterologist for colonoscopy. Occasional changes in stool appearance are not worrisome but consistently pencil thin or ribbon flat is of concern. So are black tarry foul smelling (not that poop ever smells good but . . .) or maroonish stools. And clay colored stool, too. ...Read more
Stool: Small, hard, round stool can be related to constipation. Eat at least five servings of vegetables and four of fruit per day. Increase dietary fiber. Opt for whole grain when possible and avoid junk carbs. Aim for 64 ounces of water per day (more in hot environments or with exercise). Remain physically active. Some people become bound up w dairy products – so watch intake. ...Read more
Are unexpected weight loss and lower left abdomenal pain, and latharic behaviors symptoms to colon cancer? Othe symptoms:-blood on toilet paper,
small caliber stools
Can't tell from here: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more
Considered fiber?: Fiber, of both water soluble & water insoluble variety, provides health benefits. Fiber accelerates how quickly food transits through the gut. Fiber adds bulk to stool & improves bowel regularity. Fiber can be used as an adjunct to weight loss by filling you up without excess calories, and in so doing restricting fat intake. Keep in mind, too much fiber can make you gassy & increase stool volume. ...Read more
See your doctor: There can be many causes( minor to more serious causes) with the pink can be blood and needs to be checked out by a physician. ...Read more
Sometimes i have a small white ball in my stools what does this mean is it something to worry about ?
Likely pill: If there is no associated pain or noting any dark or bloody stools, it is likely not worrisome. This could represent a partially digested pill, more commonly vitamin, or possibly even a gallstone. If concerned, you should mention this to your doctor and attempt to obtain a sample to bring in for further analysis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, this is Friday mandesi, please can you help me know why my stools is like small balls for two weeks now?
Small stools: These small and marble sized stools are usually a sign of sluggish bowels. The remedy is to make sure you drink adequate fluids daily, eat good amounts of fiber like bran, fruits and vegetables and,if necessary, take fiber supplements like metamucil daily. If you note persistent constipation, take senokot, (senna) which has a softener and stimulantThese measures should produce more bulk and normal stools ...Read more
What does it mean when one is feeling pain when excreting or releasing stool which also comes out very small?
I keep finding large amounts of small white pieces and flakes embedded throughout my stool. What would be causing that?
You'llNeedYrDoc4This: First, consider your diet.What could pass through undigested (coconut flakes or shreds;bits of something eaten inadvertently).Next consider that maybe they're not flakes but something else,like mucus or products of inflammation(you have any cramps?).Maybe a parasite like small worms (pinworms; threadworms), but whatever's going on,you'll need to have a stool sample sent to a lab for analysis. ...Read more