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Very Sticky Stool
Variable: Stool coloring is variable. Black, grey, bright red should cause a call to the doctor. ...Read more
Ibs. Sometimes have hard bms. Sometimes soft loose. Sometimes very mushy green bile. Water looks very greasy oily. What causes this?
Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?
Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irritation, at times bleeding from it. If you have been having symptoms for yrs, ibs is likley. If this is new, something else maybe causing your symptoms such as ulcerative colitis etc..I recommend consulting your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more
Very dark brown stool. Normal consistency. 2 times in past week. Normal? How normal are very dark brown stools?
Get checked: Stool color is generally due to diet and to the bile (yellowish-green fluid that aids in digestion) secreted from your guts. Bile + food is altered by enzymes that changes food from yellow to brown. While your diet/medications can play a large role in stool color, get checked if the dark brown borders on black. ...Read more
Very fatigue,passing light brown with black spots stool on today,only making bowel movements every other day,strong smelling dark yellow urine.
General symptoms...: There are a lot of things that can cause these general symptoms. If your urine is concentrated and you are constipated, make sure you are drinking LOTS of fluids. If the black spots have any red in them, you should be evaluated. Sometimes Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause both constipation and black spots in stool. If you have a fever or any other focused symptoms, see a doctot. ...Read more
Colitis: Mucus colitis with blood tinged stool can occur with irritable bowel syndrome, proctitis,inflammatory bowel disease like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease or certain bowel infections . A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Normal brown stool bowel movement. When wiping it starts brown and changes shades, last wipe is yellowish. Normal? Stool is not yellow.
Now has green 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, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
Digestive issues, frequent loose stools, diarrhea, fatigue, moody, orangish water in toilet, stool is often seedy, smells bad greasy appearing, ?
Blood while passing stool only once w soft brown and very dark almost black very soft stool. Am inasia.Flight home is tmrw evening.How urgent is this?
Diet/malabsorb? : May be diet related or... Sticky stool, especially if foul smelling, bulky, pale, even oily can be seen with a bunch of disorders that interfere with fat absorption. Can range from parasites to celiac sprue to inflammatory bowel to other gut issues or pancreatic disorders. Should get checked by doc, history, family history, physical exam, labs, stool studies, and perhaps other evaluation. ...Read more
Constipated 2 wks, only soft stool passing. Stools that pass are normal color, but bile is red/orange. Normal? Or is this bleeding? Worried :(
Probably blood: What you describe is not normal . You should see your doctor. ...Read more
Probably nothing: But there are many causes of dark stools (blood, meds, diet, etc) . Fortunately it is easy to tell by bringing a small sample to your md to test for blood. If blood is found a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy could be performed to rule out a source of bleeding. If no blood, it may just be diet or other normal cause. ...Read more
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