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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: 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
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Type 7 stool, painful growling abdomin, have had abdomen pain for the past week, what's happening please answer asap?

Time to see a doctor: One week is a long time to be having abdominal pain without knowing the cause. For one thing, you may suffering unnecessarily if the pain can be diagnosed and relieved rapidly. ...Read more

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What is the best type of stool softener?

What is the best type of stool softener?

Mineral oil: Over the counter mineral oil is better than stool softener in capsules. About a tablespoon or less at bedtime according to benefit. ...Read more

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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

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

Diet, IBS...: 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

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Type 6 stool for the past 2 weeks. Is this a sign of colon cancer. Before, stool was more solid. Obstruction?

Type 6 stool for the past 2 weeks. Is this a sign of colon cancer. Before, stool was more solid. Obstruction?

Sure, but...: ...would certainly consider non-obstructing or nonmass-related causes, like altered GI transit, medication-induced bowel irregularity, depression, metabolic concerns (e.g. thyroid dysfunction, diabetic gut), neuropathies, infectious and noninfectious enteritis, many more. By Bristol stool scale #6 you're indicating diarrheal stool, correct? ...Read more

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2 days Type 7 stool. Then 8 days Types 5/6, five times a day. No blood, pain, or fatigue. On Metronidazole. When is this going to clear up? :)

2 days Type 7 stool. Then 8 days Types 5/6, five times a day. No blood, pain, or fatigue. On Metronidazole. When is this going to clear up? :)

Continuing diarrhea: Callthe doctor and let them know you still have diarrhea. Usually if it is c diff within 4 -5 days responds significantly to metronidazole. May need vancomycin or fidaxomicin or evaluate for bacterial overgrowth / other organisms/h pylori/ camphylobacter/other factors. Avoid dairy since e brush border enzymes lactase is deficient. Consider probiotic (nexabiotic) f/u w/doc ...Read more

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I often have much mucus (white/ yellowish brown jelly type)wth stool. Utmost rarely i'v seen traces of blood (with mucus)in stool. No pain. A lot of farting. Stool is very soft, unformd & brownish. 2-3 moves/day. No change in bowel habit. Blood HB Ok. CA?

I often have much mucus (white/ yellowish brown jelly type)wth stool. Utmost rarely i'v seen traces of blood (with mucus)in stool. No pain. A lot of farting. Stool is very soft, unformd & brownish. 2-3 moves/day. No change in bowel habit. Blood HB Ok. CA?

Ask your doctor: To do a stool culture &check blood in stool too. You won't know until you go. Also make sure your diet is 'clean;' no fried foods, processed, dairy, wheat, sugars, sodas, desserts & other irritating foods. Your colon health is critical. You're 2 young to have CA, but you could have irritable bowel or inflammatory bowel disease if you let it go. So check it out & feel better! Probiotics will help. ...Read more

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Type 6 stool every 3 days for a month along with bubbling in stomach and gas cramps. I feel better not eating. Afraid to eat when hungry. See doctor??

Type 6 stool every 3 days for a month along with bubbling in stomach and gas cramps. I feel better not eating. Afraid to eat when hungry. See doctor??

See GI/internistMD: SEE MD ASAP. You need to drink water, being dehydrated will only make things worse. Do you have a loose stool, or a hard stool - what is a 6 stool. Bubbling and stomach gas maybe due to the food U have eaten. Not enough Medical HX here. ...Read more

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Had constipation for 2 days, took lax and produced type 4 stool. But now can produce bowel movements only with lax, not on my own. Still constipated?

Had constipation for 2 days, took lax and produced type 4 stool. But now can produce bowel movements only with lax, not on my own. Still constipated?

See GI: May be over-concentrating (/water-extracting) or may be another issue present. See GI for evaluation as to if chronic laxative may be ok for you or may worsen your situation in long run. ...Read more

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My continous 4-5 times stool passing from 2 week and black yellow mix type stool. What is the problem?

My continous 4-5 times stool passing from 2 week and black yellow mix type stool. What is the problem?

Diarrhea: Loose yellow, frequent stools could be from a viral gastrointestinal tract infection with subsequent irritable bowel. However black stool, if not from taking peptobismol, could indicate bleeding from high in the gi tract from gastritis or a peptic ulcer. I recommend seeing your physician who can perform a simple stool test in the office to check for occult blood. Follow a bland, low roughage diet ...Read more

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I've been getting worm-shaped (not pencil thin) thin stools along with normal ones today, all of them are type 4 on stool chart is this natural?

I've been getting worm-shaped (not pencil thin) thin stools along with normal ones today, all of them are type 4 on stool chart is this natural?

Thin Stool: Is this the first time this happens to you? Do you have pain or bleeding with bowl movements? Any family history or colon issues? If this is something that continues or you answered yes to any of the questions you need to see a gi. ...Read more

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Got black type flakes in stool (100% sure it's nothing I've eaten) I've had a stool test came back fine I also get diarrhoea lots too what's wrong?

Got black type flakes in stool (100% sure it's nothing I've eaten) I've had a stool test came back fine I also get diarrhoea lots too what's wrong?

Diarrhea: Your descriptions are too vague to warrant an appropriate answer. My advice would be to see your local doctor and if necessary be referred to a GI doctor. Health care in the UK is viewed as outstanding by most US physicians and I would encourage you to use it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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44 yr old male, type 2 diabetes. Stool is clear-like.

Stool: Sorry, but you need to provide more information before a meaningful response could be developed. ...Read more

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My daughter is passing quite solid adult type stools. Is this normal for a ten month old baby?

My daughter is passing quite solid adult type stools. Is this normal for a ten month old baby?

Crying with BM?: There is a wide range of stool consistency for infants. Hard stools can be a sign of constipation, however. Infants who cry when having a bowel movement or having hard, pebble-like stools may have constipation. Talk to your pediatrician, and he/she may recommend prune juice (or other fruit juices) or extra water to soften the stool. Please see your pediatrician before changing anything, though! ...Read more

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Have queeried Chron's, constipated with green stools with the type 1 on stool chart, in pain should I see Dr ASAP or not be too concerned?

Have queeried Chron's, constipated with green stools with the type 1 on stool chart, in pain should I see Dr ASAP or not be too concerned?

Abdominal pain: While not particularly worrisome for Crohn's disease, chronic abdominal pain is not normal and is usually a sign of some kind of problem. I would recommend making an appointment to see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does eating dragon fruit (pink flesh type) cause red stools? How do I tell whether its red dye or blood?

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

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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?

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?

Straining: If the stool was hard or you were straining to pass it or you sat on the toilet seat for a prolonged time you may 1. Opened a hemorrhoid, 2. Caused a laceration of the bowel wall. Consult with your family physician for a rectal exam soon. ...Read more

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From few days I get white cotton type thing attached to my stool. What is that? My stools are inconsistent, sometime hard and sometime fragmented?

From few days I get white cotton type thing attached to my stool. What is that? My stools are inconsistent, sometime hard and sometime fragmented?

Mucus: These are most likely mucus strands and your symptoms are consistent with irritable bowel syndrome in view of alternating loose and somewhat constipated stools. If you have further concerns, consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation, advice and treatment. In the meantime include adequate fluids and fiber in your diet and this could include daily metamucil. ...Read more

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What could it be if I have blood in my stools, but not consistently? I have bouts of blood and inconsistent stool types very often. I don't feel pain?

What could it be if I have blood in my stools, but not consistently? I have bouts of blood and inconsistent stool types very often. I don't feel pain?

Gi bleed: There are many reasons, like external or internal hemorrhoid a, fissure, fistula, diverticosis, colon mass, colitis, ischemia, avm, peptic ulcer etc. Please see gastroenterologist for colonoscopy to find the cause. Thanks. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Stool type 6. Chronic constipation chronic dysbiosis foul smelling. Increased negative behaviors and increased hyperactivity?

See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I've had loose stools (type 6) in the morning and then I'm feeling fine the rest of the day. I am usually more constipated. Is it normal?

For 2 weeks I've had loose stools (type 6) in the morning and then I'm feeling fine the rest of the day. I am usually more constipated. Is it normal?

6 stools: Hello ~ if you DON'T normally have 6 stools in the AM, then its not normal. If the stools are normal consistency, less of a problem. If stools LOOSE more of a problem. Why not pay a visit to GP where he can take an extensive history to ensure there's no major problem. Thanks ...Read more