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Throw Up Feces
I have thrown up blood, and (i think) feces. I had to force myself to throw up. I have a history of severe constipation. Should I see a doctor?
If you are: Throwing up blood, you should see a doctor. If the amount of blood is significant, please go to the er for evaluation. ...Read more
I've been having pain in my stomach for about 2 days, throw up, temperature is 100.6 and my stool is kinda of dark. Is it serious?
My 5yr oh hold her poop till she throws up. Then she still hold it. She has accidents constantly says it hurts. Can I give her stool softener everyday?
Please see doctor: I think the simple answer is a yes, 'but answer. This sounds like a significant situation that must be fully studied. I am sure your pediatrician can help and even recommend a specialist for pediatric gastroenterology. Please do not just give your daughter stool softeners without a full evaluation and diagnosis of the underlying problem. ...Read more
My 3 year old grandbaby had high fever 5 days ago, since then everytime she tries to eat, she gags and throws up. Is constipated. Used enema. Little stool?
Have her evaluated: A good physical exam is needed to evaluate your grandchild's status. Close inspection of the mouth and throat and abdomen are essential. Historical facts to reveal include if her last stool was hard, pellet like or soft. Retained stool can be still backing her colon up. ...Read more
I throw up bile every morning and have excruciating pain in my upper abdomen I have started passing blood in my stool?
Throwing up, blood in stool, pain underneath my right side of the rib cage in the back and some time blood in my throw up?
Exam needed: These are serious symptoms and require urgent evaluation in the hospital emergency room. There is the possibility that hemorrhaging can become massive. If you have hemorrhagic gastritis, black bowel movements would result. Vomiting and defecating red blood would indicate simultaneous bleeding from both upper and lower gi tracts which is most unusual. Go to the hospital emergency room now for exam ...Read more
See a physician: Blood in the stool is never normal. It suggests a probable bleed somewhere in the GI tract but this could be anywhere from your mouth with blood you are swallowing, to your stomach due to an ulcer, to an internal or external hemorrhoid. A physician will be able to examine your stool, and take a complete history to determine which tests and necessary to determine the cause of bleeding. ...Read more
Yes: It depends on the reconstruction. If you have a j pouch and the contents are moving through rapidly and you have not adapted, a patient may have many stools per day and the area around the anus may be raw. Local treament with creams to the area are helpful. If it remains, your doctor can add things to thicken the stool or medicine to slow it done until you adapt. Good luck. ...Read more
Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody has a change in their bowel habits like this, it needs to be evaluated. You should see a Gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more
I guess, but…: I guess it is possible, since the sense of smell is subjective. I've never heard of anyone describing that smell as sweet though. It doesn't indicate any sort of illness that I'm aware of. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: If this is achange from what it used to be, you need to see a specialist sooner rather than later. It may be spasm or a mass in the rectum. Regardless, a change in bowels warrant prompt attention. ...Read more
Fecal leakage?: Occasional incontinence of stool with fecal leakage is common, but loss of bowel control particularly without warning may signal a significant infection, inflammatory problem, maldigestive concern, or neurologic disorder. Sometimes, particularly in youths, the condition is behavioral. Alternatively, your odor problem is skin-related or neurologically-based (olefactory mis-sense). What's doc say? ...Read more
Obstipation: Sometimes people can develop significant problems with retained stool to the point that it causes widening of the colon, increased abdominal size, pain etc. The longer the stool builds up the more problematic. ...Read more
Why bluegreen stool?: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection/exposures, inflammation, ; other factors. Since your bowel pattern has changed ;? Persists, testing is in order. You're probably okay, but get an exam to determine if rx is needed. ...Read more
See Below: This may represent worms, which need to be treated. I would call your doctor. ...Read more