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I feel full, but when I go to poop only a small amount comes out. My stool Is soft so I don't think it's constipation.?

I feel full, but when I go to poop only a small amount comes out. My stool Is soft so I don't think it's constipation.?

Time for evaluation: Is this new for you? Have you had testing that distinguishes a "slow transit" system, or tests that suggest inflammation (like crohn's, ulcerative colitis), infection, stenosis (the narrow passage you mentioned), extrinsic impression against the gut, pregnancy, etc.? Do you have irritable bowel syndrome? Pelvic floor dysfunction? A medical evaluation is in order--please see your GI doctor. ...Read more

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Dr put me on cetiphil (spelling) stool softener for my constipation issues. Always full of poop and never feel empty bowels. Stool is ways hard. Why?

Dr put me on cetiphil (spelling) stool softener for my constipation issues. Always full of poop and never feel empty bowels. Stool is ways hard. Why?

Fluids, prune ; diet: Drink at least 8 glasses of filtered water daily. Eat lenty of fruits ; veg. Prune ; prune juice will help. Add 25-30 gm of fiber/day.
Stool must not be hard. ...Read more

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I feel full don't feel like eating and im going to the bathroom normal but blood on my stool at the end of it and middle. What can I eat to gain weigh?

I feel full don't feel like eating and im going to the bathroom normal but blood on my stool at the end of it and middle. What can I eat to gain weigh?

You need: A complete medical evaluation. The poor appetite may be causing constipation straining to have bowel movements and subsequent hemorhoids/bleeding. But this is a SIMPLISTIC answer!
See your PCP (Primary Care Provider) ASAP!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I observe some small black things like black seeds in my stool today and my stool was light yellow with full of black seeds it was my first time?

I observe some small black things like black seeds in my stool today and my stool was light yellow with full of black seeds it was my first time?

Stool color: Is highly variable and often depends on diet. Tiny black flecks in a yellow stool perhaps indicates that you may have eaten something spiced with turmeric or curry. The tiny seeds may be undigested nigella seeds or black sesame seeds. No cause for alarm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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It's been one and a half month, my stomach feels full, no hunger daily Inconsistency in stool Why and what shud I do Any serious problem? Plz suggest

It's been one and a half month, my stomach feels full, no hunger daily Inconsistency in stool Why and what shud I do Any serious problem? Plz suggest

Depends: These symptoms could represent anything from anxiety to diabetic problems to gastric outlet obstruction. Best to see an in-person doctor for an exam and possible lab tests. ...Read more

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My stool is very stringy and full of mucus?

My stool is very stringy and full of mucus?

May be colitis: This could be do to colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. You should see your doctor who might recommend stool testing and a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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If it feels like my colon is full still after I use the washroom, can that mean be normal? I heard of colon cancer, but stool seems normal. No pain.

If it feels like my colon is full still after I use the washroom, can that mean be normal? I heard of colon cancer, but stool seems normal. No pain.

May be normal: The reservoir of the large bowel is transverse colon and not rectum. One may not be fully emptying that site if having normal BM. The final solution is in colonoscopy where if nothing seen on complete scoping, this would rule out Ca. If such occurs the symptoms may be arising in small bowel and at that point TCT of abdomen would be helpful ...Read more

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How can I tell difference between blood in stool and pieces of food? I ate a lot of watermelon yesterday. My next bm was full of red, stringy things?

How can I tell difference between blood in stool and pieces of food? I ate a lot of watermelon yesterday. My next bm was full of red, stringy things?

Probably food: If you want to determine if red stuff in your stool is blood or food, when you use toilet paper to clean yourself, blood will stain the paper red, while food will not stain, but remain whole on the paper. Also, blood will usually make the commode water reddish like food coloring in water, while food in stool will not run like that. You can ask your doctor for a stool guaiac test to be sure. ...Read more

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With fecal loading with hard dry stool, could contorting the torso cause the colon, full of hard stool, to press against other organs and damage them?

With fecal loading with hard dry stool, could contorting the torso cause the colon, full of hard stool, to press against other organs and damage them?

Discomfort: Certainly a colon filled with hard stool can be uncomfortable, but not damaging. Constipation prevention tips include lots of water, fiber in diet (whole grains, fruits and veggies); possibly a psyllium supplement; and DAILY exercise. Good wishes! ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed about a week ago and hust had a ERCP done 2 days ago. This morning my stool was black but ive been on a full liquid diet.

I had my gallbladder removed about a week ago and hust had a ERCP done 2 days ago. This morning my stool was black but ive been on a full liquid diet.

YOU NEED: To have this investigated ASAP! The black stool may be due to upper gastrointestinal bleeding! This possibility iwith your recent history (ERCP) needs immediate medical in person evaluation!

I HOPE this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Had impacted stool. Used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. Used one full fleet saline enema. Relief. Stuff still there. Can I use again?

Had impacted stool. Used two glycerin suppositories and nothing happened. Used one full fleet saline enema. Relief. Stuff still there. Can I use again?

Try: A Fleet mineral oil enema. hold it in for 30 minutes if possible and lying on your left side with feet on a pillow above your hips. Once cleared, to avoid recurrence, make sure you are drinking 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily. ...Read more

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Itchy anus (due to cut?), large appetite (don't get full easily), loose stools (irritates the cut I have on my anus) could it be parasitic?

Itchy anus (due to cut?), large appetite (don't get full easily), loose stools (irritates the cut I have on my anus) could it be parasitic?

Of course, but it...: ...can be a problem that is GI related (e.g. Colonic/ rectal inflammation, mass, rectal/anal dysfunction, colonic dysmotility), parasites but may be extrinsic to the GI tract (dermatologic, bladder, and in women peri-uterine, vaginal). Exam is definitely warranted for diagnosis & appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Feeling full most of the time, and had black stool. Took over the counter med (Eucarbon and areo-digest. But still no sign of relief. Thanks?

Black stool: Black stool can be a sign of upper gi tract bleeding from gastritis, esophagitis or ulceration. However medications containing bismuth like peptobismol or iron pills can make stools turn black also, so check the labels of the meds you took. A simple stool test in the office can test the stool for blood. Your fullness may be due to gastritis. Discuss this with your physician who will advise you furth ...Read more

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I had a stool analysis that said I have 7 strains of bacteria that are imbalanced, (not full infection) strep strains etc, Can this make u feel bad?

I had a stool analysis that said I have 7 strains of bacteria that are imbalanced, (not full infection) strep strains etc, Can this make u feel bad?

Stool analysis???: Sounds like a scam to me. All stools have bacteria--its normal. Don't worry about what the 'strains' of bacteria are unless you are having symptoms of diarrhea, then stool testing can exclude certain types of infection (c. difficult, shigella, salmonella, etc). ...Read more

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I had a full body massage tonight and then urgently had to use the bathroom twice (loose stool) is this related to my massage? (I have ibs but felt fine prior to massage)

I had a full body massage tonight and then urgently had to use the bathroom twice (loose stool) is this related to my massage? (I have ibs but felt fine prior to massage)

Massage, especially: Of the intetinal area, can triggger perestalsis. Continue to be monitored by your doc because you have a GI disorder but otherwilse it'ls likely to be from massage. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Current symptoms : not hungry (easily full), constantly tired, frequent stool (sometimes blood in stool) what could this be?

Current symptoms : not hungry (easily full), constantly tired, frequent stool (sometimes blood in stool) what could this be?

Go see your doctor: Early satiety, fatigue and bloody stools together are symptoms that are worrisome for a serious condition. The differential diagnosis is wide but things to consider at this age group (19) include but not limited to inflammatory bowel disease and enlarged spleen with sequestration (trapping) of platelets. You will need basic blood work up and possibly a colonoscopy and/or scans to evaluate these sy. ...Read more

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My baby 7 weeks has got a stool at least 15 times a day. They differ from little flatulence smears to full nappies. Colour is yellow. Had eColi at 4wk?

My baby 7 weeks has got a stool at least 15 times a day. They differ from little flatulence smears to full nappies. Colour is yellow. Had eColi at 4wk?

Consult Pediatrician: It is not unusual for the babies to have frequent stools from like only a little flatulance to full nappy. It is more common in breast fed babies. But with the history of EColi I suggest you consult baby's pediatrician asap. ...Read more

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I suffer with sticky stools don't seem to be able to have a full bowel movement leading to irritation through the day?

I suffer with sticky stools don't seem to be able to have a full bowel movement leading to irritation through the day?

Many possible causes: This might be caused by inappropriate diet, poor digestion, imbalances of GI flora like candida overgrowth, hypothyroidism etc. I advise evaluation by a good holistic doc- see http://www. Abihm. Org/search-doctors. Fiber & fluids might help. A detailed article on this subject is at http://www. Fibermenace. Com/gutsense/transition. Html even though this is from a commercial website it gives good advice. ...Read more

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My doctor said that my bowel was too full of stool to do a colonoscopy even though I did the bowel prep. How is this possible?

My doctor said that my bowel was too full of stool to do a colonoscopy even though I did the bowel prep. How is this possible?

Yes: Unfortunately this can happen. Next time your doctor may suggest a liquid diet for a couple of days prior to the colonoscopy and they may also change the prep solution.
Good luck! ...Read more

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Full too easily, bloated feeling on left side under ribs an sternum. Pain and discomfort in certain positions. On iron sup. Loose stool. Causes?

Full too easily, bloated feeling on left side under ribs an sternum. Pain and discomfort in certain positions. On iron sup. Loose stool. Causes?

Multiple things: The spleen is under the ribs on the left. If it is enlarged which can be from mononucleosis, different blood and liver problems it may feel bloated. The stomach is near there and can cause symptoms, especially if there is a hiatal hernia. The ribs can become inflamed and hurt. The large bowel can kink with gas (splenic flexure syndrome) I am concerned about the iron- why? Ask about hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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Hi doctor I've been having blood in my stool I did a full colon scan last year the doctor says it will Ensure me from cancer for 5 years is it true?

Hi doctor I've been having blood in my stool I did a full colon scan last year the doctor says it will Ensure me from cancer for 5 years is it true?

Yes: A successful colonoscopy would ensure your being colon cancer free for five years.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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