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Stools Have Become Mushy
I have been having constipation, bloating, diahreah, loose stool, thin stool, and stool inconsistency. Could this be fecal impaction?
Colitis: the differential diagnosis is vast. Infectious...need for stool cultures. IBS celiac and other immune diseases. drug side effects. Thyroid diseases malabsorption/maldigestion diet indiscretion etc etc try to stay on a liquid diet and then slowly introduce a soft mechanical + probiotics...if not better must see a Dr. ...Read more
My 3y/o daughter have been passing watery yellow stool or a firm but soft beige color like stool. But today she had a loose gray stool.whats wrong?ty
Many causes: There are many causes and the only way to come to a diagnosis would be to have her examined and also have microscopic examination of her stools. In addition to bacteria and viruses we also need to look for Giardia and amoebas. This can also happen due to allergy and milk intolerance. So make an appointment and have her seen. ...Read more
I am experiencing black tar-colored stools, diarrhea (severity: severe) , painful bowel movements, anal itching and foul smelling stools.
See a doctor: Black tarry stools are often from blood being digested in the stomach. You need to see a doctor today and have testing done. ...Read more
Stools now "pale": Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale (acholic) stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more
Ibs. Sometimes have hard bms. Sometimes soft loose. Sometimes very mushy green bile. Water looks very greasy oily. What causes this?
Umean 24/7 constant?: "Plugging up" diarrhea will not cure an infection/dysbiosis, fix an inflammatory process, improve an ischemic gut, address malabsorption/maldigestion, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation is recommended appropriate to duration/persistence of symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call doctor please & get checked. ...Read more
Bowel movements were soft yellow stools then yellow diarrhea, been experiencing stomach nausea too.?
After defecating hard stools i drank water and eventually defecated more hard, then normal and loose stools. Now I have gas. Normal?
Not worrisome: Perhaps you had a stool plug which has now passed. A "good news" is that you have not described bleeding per rectum. Changes in bowel pattern are however a "red flag" to doctors. Depending upon what is a "normal" stooling for you, please discuss your recent bowel irregularity with your doctor who can put it in perspective with the rest of your rx & medical history (with which we are un-aware). ...Read more
Loose watery stools. Blackish green in color. Urge to have a bowel movement all the time. Stomach cramps. Nauseous. Could it be c-diff?
Possible: It could be..But the stool with cdiff should be water period. In the hospitals, a formed stool will not even be processed. You need to have your doctor order a stool for cdiff toxin a/b, ova and parasites and culture. Otherorganisms such as campylobacter, yersinia, salmonella and shigella may also cause such symptoms. The green stool would fit cdiff as well. In the meantime, eat yogurt daily. ...Read more
Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more
Wats it mean if stool test showed inflammation? Could that be why I have soft loose mushy stool. Sometimes thick chunky watery stool? Wat can cause it
Last couple of weeks had explosive sticky greasy stools now I have very dark mucousy stringy stools. I have heartburn everyday.
Irregular for 1 month. Usually loose BMs, sometimes diarrhea, occasionally constipation, stools rarely formed. Could I have a bowel obstruction?
I have small kidney shaped things passing in my stool, black specs and stringy, foamy loose stools and constipation. What is it?
Here are...: Noticing the kidney-shaped things in stool is coincidental and not specifically related with GI-symptoms, for which you need to work on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. Meanwhile, check out the timing between current GI-symptoms and Wellbutrin (bupropion) to track if its potential benefits outweighs its side effects. For detailed long-term care, work with Doc closely and timely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes you can have an overflow issue so the watery loose stool overflows over the very hard stool. See you doctor for evaluation and proper treatment to cleanse the colon ...Read more
Still have loose stool small pieces light color very smelly some diarrhea its been 8 days since colonoscopy is this normal?..Need more room for ?'s!
Call GI: And discuss all of your symptoms with them. ...Read more
I'm passing dark brown (not black/red) , strong smelling stools since having short-term constipation. Is this normal? (also have gas/burning throat)
Yes: It is possible. As far as no bleeding not to concern. If have similar episode recurrent than consider to see gastroenterologist ...Read more
Having bloody stool, thin, pencil-like stools, blue stool, unintentional weight loss, and a feeling of unfinished bowel movement? Should I see a doc?
Absolutely : Please see your primary care provider as soon as possible. ...Read more
Poor fat asorption: See provider. Maybe liver or gallbladder problem. Fat not being absorbed. ...Read more