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Type 6 Stool Causes
Seeds, blood...: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) ; symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!
There are no diseases based on the color of stool. I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it
Your question does not make any medical sense ...Read more
I recently developed painful stool, type 2 or 5. It cuts me when passing w/ a little blood. This has never happened before. What would cause it?
What would be the most likely cause of nausea & frequent acidic yellowish stools (Type 6 on Bristol Chart) x 10 days, and the best home intervention.
"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (what's the frequency of stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), recurrent? The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more
What type of parasite might cause foamy stools? How could I have potentially contracted said parasite? I'm scared I might have one..
Foamy stools: Just from this question, it is difficult to know what you mean by foamy stools. Are you having mucus on the outside of your stooIs? Is the entire stool foamy? I doubt that a parasite is likely to be your issue, but it is difficult to know just from this question. I would suggest if this has been going on for more than a few days to alert your parents and go to see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
What can cause your stool to go from constipated, Type 1 to a Type 6 stool with gas? Having recurring bouts of type 6. Usually type 1 on bristol chart
Alternating diarrhea and constipation is a hallmark of Irritable Bowel Syndrome if other causes ruled out. Other causes could be poor diet choices, food sensitivities, thyroid issues...many possibilities.
Suggest starting with your own doctor to get additional history/testing if necessary. You may want to try a functional medicine doctor as well: https://www. Functionalmedicine. Org ...Read more
Does eating dragon fruit (pink flesh type) cause red stools? How do I tell whether its red dye or blood?
Check stool/food: Check when the stool are colored and relate the color with the food ingested, keep a diary. Other option see a doc with check stool for blood. ...Read more
Hi. Can IBS cause that I always feel I have to use bathroom? My stools look. Like the 4th type in the picture that shown in one of questions.
GI- bowel issue: See a gastroenterlogist and have a comprehensive physicial exam. ...Read more
1yr boy passing stool after every meal, it is of type 6n7 acording bristol chart, he is taking formula milk, mix cereal, banana, what is cause n treatment?
Can laxatives cause bloody stool? I'm currently recovering from bulimia nervosa (binge-purge type) and while I haven't purged in nearly 2 weeks, I took several laxatives last night and just noticed some blood in my stool. It isn't much, it's just there ar
I: I certainly wonâ€™t tell you not to worry. Your addiction to laxatives could lead to significant health problems. Stimulant laxative abuse can lead to blood in stool. When this keeps occurring you can develop anemia. Just so you know, possible effects of withdrawal from laxatives can include feeling bloated, retaining fluid, constipation and weight gain. These are temporary symptoms you need to be drinking 8 -8 ounce glasses of water per day. Avoid caffeinated beverages. No diuretics & no laxatives (unless directed by your doctor). ...Read more
Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr. S don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?
Get exterminator 1st: I'd recommend ridding those vermin from your house and getting those air ducts cleaned out. If you start to feel better after that, then you wouldn't necessarily need further testing. Otherwise, you can see you primary care doc or an infectious diseases specialist if you think additional testing is needed. ...Read more
What caused this feces type smell in my vaginal area? It just started today. I had sex a week ago with a condom and he was very careful.
Vaginal infection?: Strong vaginal odor usually indicates vaginal infection, especially bacterial vaginosis, less often trichomonas. The odor is most commonly described as "fishy", but "feces smell" also fits. A foreign body (e.g. forgotten tampon, condom, etc) can do it. Trich is an STD, and BV is more common in people at risk for STD, so you also need test for gonorrhea and chlamydia. See a doc or clinic ASAP. ...Read more
My stool is very red (twice now) but I had red velvet cookies about 6 hours ago. Is this likely the cause?
Maybe, but..: If your stool is red, it could be due to food color, however blood does this too. If there is blood on the toilet paper I would go to the ER. Otherwise if it is from the cake it should clear up in a day. The only strange thing is that the stool should not turn red 6 hours after eating the cake. That's the confusing part. Keep a close eye on it and if it persists head the ER or Urgent Care ...Read more
Mornings I have 5/6 on bristol chart type of stool. Then other times or afternoon type 4. This morning it was green brown 5/6. Eat normal no other symptoms what could this be. It has been about a week?
Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more
Seeds, blood...: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants doc visit. ...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
Hmm: Pale or light colored stool can be related to lack of bile salts. I do not know what the cause is of bits of white material in the stool (if that is how it appears)l. If stool is predominantly white or light than possible causes include hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more