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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..

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

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What can I do to correct small caliber stool?

What can I do to correct small caliber stool?

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

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Why do I have small stool????

Why do I have small stool????

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

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What can I do for small stool????

What can I do for small stool????

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

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Hi, this is Friday mandesi, please can you help me know why my stools is like small balls for two weeks now?

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

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What does it mean when one is feeling pain when excreting or releasing stool which also comes out very small?

Anal fissure?: It would require an examination, however, what you described suggests an anal fissure and it would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I keep finding large amounts of small white pieces and flakes embedded throughout my stool. What would be causing that?

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

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I had a normal sized stool in the morning, and now a very small and narrow stool came out. Is there something wrong with me?

I had a normal sized stool in the morning, and now a very small and narrow stool came out. Is there something wrong with me?

Normal: It is within normal limits to have varying characteristics to your bowels movements within 1 day. Cause for concern would be if a change became more persistent and consistent, or developed additional symptoms. ...Read more

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I am currently suffering from constant hunger even after I have eaten and seem to have small white bits in stool. Worried as to what this could mean?

I am currently suffering from constant hunger even after I have eaten and seem to have small white bits in stool. Worried as to what this could mean?

May be unrelated but: ...lots possible. Epigastric burning & hunger pain after meals raises probability of gastritis &ulcers. Stop any non-prescribed nsaid's or aspirin; cut out tobacco &alcohol; consider starting an acid reducer medication. Seek emergency care if lightheaded, worsening symptoms, vomiting coffee ground material or passing black stool or blood. Pancreatitis & biliary dyspepsia can present this way. ...Read more

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Hi there. I am experiencing small fuzzy stool at the moment, I have been feeling very anxious and I wonder if this can cause it. Also had bad appitite?

Hi there. I am experiencing small fuzzy stool at the moment, I have been feeling very anxious and I wonder if this can cause it. Also had bad appitite?

Anxiety: Anxiety can stir up irritable bowel syndrome which can cause either constipation or loose stools. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen, or if there is abdominal pain,bloody or black stools,nausea or vomiting. Stress management therapy may be advisable which you will discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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One slimy stool that just squirts out. Pink in color. Looks like skin. Very small?

One slimy stool that just squirts out. Pink in color. Looks like skin. Very small?

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

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I just went to the bathroom and have dark small round stool floating on top. Shld i be concerned?

No: No, that's a problem only if it happens over and over. If it keeps on happening, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what might be causing it. The doctor can also check on things, if one has other symptoms such as frequent constipation. ...Read more

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Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Guaiac test +: Guaiac (leuco-dye) testing has been available for >100 years--the colorless dye turns blue or green in presence of adequate amounts of peroxidase-like substances (e.g. Hemoglobin) & hydrogen peroxide. Ingested iron, certain fruits & vegetables, some drugs, toilet bowel sanitizers give false-positive reactions. Method of collection & underlying pathology may account for your + finding--see doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes i have a small white ball in my stools what does this mean is it something to worry about ?

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 more

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1000 mg of magnesium a night, either unformed "pile" of stool or many small thin stools. What is wrong?

1000 mg of magnesium a night, either unformed "pile" of stool or many small thin stools. What is wrong?

Stop magnesium: It may be caused by the magnesium. Stop it for a while and see how you do. Discuss with your doctor/gi as you also have celiac disease-and it may be associated to your celiac. ...Read more