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What Causes Black Worms In Urine
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
Urine: Usually precipitates of salts with the changes in acidity from the bladder to the toilet. If these "flakes" are in the urine without being seen in the toilet, then you should take a specimen to your doctor and have them look at it. Without seeing this it is very difficult to tell what it might be. ...Read more
Pinworms: Most likely these are pinworms. They occur often in children and need to be treated. Pin-X or similar drug, or a prescription med can be used in children over 2 but the dose must be repeated in 2-3 weeks Some suggest a third dose, too. The whole family may need to be treated and sheets and clothing washed. Ask your Doc. Read the instructions on the package carefully. Also tell his school. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A lot of things: Many things can cause blood in the stool (i presume you talk about bright red blood and not black tarry stools) including simple things like hemorrhoids or fissures or more serious things like colitis, polyps, or even cancer. Any blood in the stool should be evaluated. Visit your family doc and he/she will likely send you to a gastroenterologist. Best to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Greasy vs. mucusy?: Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) vs mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests. ...Read more
What are these small flecks floating in the water? After I defecate there are small flecks floating in the stool. Not black. What causes this?
Stool: Has various consistencies. It could be regular stool, or something more serious. Serious issues with stool are generally accompanied by systemic symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, fevers, weight loss, abdominal pain. If you are worried about or have any of the about please see a Doctor. ...Read more
Concentrated urine: Concentrated urine means that you need to hydrate more. In the baby, it means you should try to get them to take more fluids. Babies should only drink breast milk or formula, 24-32 ounces a day, if under 6 months. Up to 6 ounces of juice can be added at 6 months. That usually takes care of fluid requirements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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