Doctor insights on:
Very Sticky Stool
For about two years I've had chronic pruritus - for various reasons I suspected PBC. For past months I've had very sticky stools, and tested positive for blood in stools, though color is normal. I'm vegetarian so less fat in diet than average. I'm now
Gastroenterologist.: Since you have been found to have blood in your stool, it is vital to see a gastroenterologist ASAP. While you are there, you can discuss your symptoms that may be related to PBC. A simple blood test could determine if that is likely. Do not delay getting your blood in the stool checked out! Good luck. ...Read more
I have very dark brown sticky stool, I also suffer from diverticular problems which at present is ok but I am very constipated is this ok?
Probable stool mucus: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more
Lately I have been having a sticky clear substance on my stools. What could this be, and is this serious? It looks almost like mucus.
Mucus or? On stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, &even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. But you're not sure if the substance seen is fat or pus so at the very least blood/stool studies & further evaluation is warranted. ...Read more
I have dark brown, sticky stools. Also am bulimic. Should I be concerned as it is hard to wipe clean as it is like an frosting consistency?
Bulimia IS a concern: Whether you've been Dx'd or just see it as a problem - it should be corrected as the effects can be serious - see a Eating Disorder therapist! But the stool might be related to foods you eat and/or gluten or lactose intolerance or other conditions. Here's info: http://articles. Mercola. Com/sites/articles/archive/2013/02/14/normal-stool. Aspx Washing like a bidet will help and have an exam. ...Read more
Every 2/3 weeks I have thick mucous in and around my stool. It's sticky, quite thick, and has the consistency of rubber cement. What is it?
Human Glue Factory: Mucus in the stool is a normal lubricant for passage and ejection but grossly visible amounts indicate some form of irritation or inflammation, unless this is just a normal variance for you. The serious causes are usually accompanied by some pain or cramps and maybe some blood. The consistency of the mucus has a lot to do with hydration. Do you take enough fluids?? See someone about this problem. ...Read more
I had trouble covering the groove for the fecal immunochemical test because my stool is very non-sticky. Will this make the results invalid?
2 month old daughter had chalky white streaks in her stool, which was very dark/deep green colour& was very thick and sticky. What could be wrong?
Baby poop: Dark green thick and sticky sounds like normal baby stool. White chalky stool by itself is Never normal in a baby and can be a sign of a bowel blockage. How is he acting? Feeding well? Is he cranky or in any pain? How does his tummy look? Like its usual? Or is it swiollen? If he is eating well and in no pain, I'd see how the next stool looks. If there is any white in it, bring him 4 visit ...Read more
I have soft dark brown sticky stool for a past one month not regularly but oftentimes. Also usually suffer from constipation problem. Wht shld I do?
Recent change of BM?: If you over 50 y you need colonoscopy as prevention. If you younger and had recent changes of BM - it could be dietary, or other disorder os IBS... but review first your eating habits. Avoid processed food, ad more fresh produce and Yogurt, Kefir, almonds, fish, ... water. Avoid excess alcohol and try to exercise more. If any blood, mucous in stool - see MD promptly. Have Hemoccult test. ...Read more
Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool? - Greenish-brown stools; - Greenish-black and sticky; - Pinkish-red; - Bright green. Thanks a lot!
When I urine something sticky stuff coming along with urine and when pass hard stool white stuff coming through. Why very worried I'm 29 years old man
Recently, my stool is very sticky and I must push long and hard to expel, & then the remaining stool is loose & watery. I have no change in my diet.?
My stool is coming out very thick and sticky. Its also only white in color. Usually have to use my finger cause its so hard to gett out. Then its hard to get off my finger cause its so sticky. What causes this?
GI & Uro symptoms: You report a set of symptoms that make it very important for you to see your doctor ASAP. He/she may refer you to another specialist. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Water and Fiber: Constipation is usually the result of too little water, too little fiber or both. If you have no other medical problems, try increasing your water intake to one liter (about 2 regular sized bottles) a day. Research foods that are high in fiber. MIRALAX (polyethylene glycol) could also be added daily in the meantime. ...Read more
My four month old son just passed a dark grey stool that was very mushy and kind of sticky. Is this okay?
Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more
In stool, can blood present itself as little solid pieces, or is it always a sticky or liquid consistency?
Varies: This can vary with the site of bleeding. If from upper GI tract may simply present as black stools, if from terminal portions of colon may be bright red blood. If in between, almost any type of presentation may occur, including clots which can appear similar to what you have described. ...Read more
Hello! I have a 1 year old that suffers from constipation. His stool is rock hard and very sticky. Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks.
Hi. I have these sticky very green substances in my stool. I had watery diahrrea a few days ago and all my tests were clean. What's wrong with me?!
What test done: You need to discuss with your. Physician cultures, ova parasites and H Pylori tests are in order. Your physician may want you to see a gastroenterologist ...Read more
Last couple of weeks had explosive sticky greasy stools now I have very dark mucousy stringy stools. I have heartburn everyday.
I'm NPO on TPN for a motility disorder my stool is sticky and Grainy is that normal for TPN it never happened before should I contact my Gi?
I am experiencing a thick, sticky, stringy mucus in stool, this has been for minimum of two months. I occasionally see dark red blood along with this.
YES: This is certainly a consideration and I suggest a full GI consultation. ...Read more
Chronic constipation since childhood. It's been a week I have morning stomachaches, my stool is soft sticky dark Green. (havn't eaten green vegetables)?
More Fiber And Water: Stools can vary in color in spite of diet. Most common cause of constipation is inadequate dietary fluid & fiber. Eating a well balanced diet: fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts etc; combined with minimum water intake of 48 ounces (more is better) is best way to prevent constipation. Recommended daily fiber intake for adults is 38 grams for males, 26 grams for females. ...Read more
My 3 mo old is having dark greyish green stools for a month, sometimes sticky others watery. What could be the cause of this? Haven't changed anything
Is it normal for a 7 week old that has a cold with no fever to have green sticky stools that have a foul smell?
Green stools: Yes a cold can be the cause of green sticky stools. If you are bottle feeding the stools can be green because if the iron in the milk. ...Read more
I'm 18 yr old. Drank whiskey with coke for the first time yesterday, had a little amount of black sticky stool today. What to do sir?
Do not worry: If it continues, have your doctor check for occult blood in the stool. You may have some irritation of the stomach causing bleeding that emerges in the stool as sticky black (tarry) stools. ...Read more
16 mon. Old son has frequent bouts of prolonged sticky foul smelling stool, and trouble digesting any milk including toddler formula. Why is this?
See below: There are a number of possibilities for the problems. The best rec is to see your doc and discuss this and if need be, see a peds GI specialist. ...Read more