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What Causes Light Colored Bowel Movements
Went to the bathroom and the last 2 inches was pale coloured with brown specks. Rest of bowel movement was normal. What causes this?
Depends what you eat: I suspect this is due to something you ate. Without any other symptoms it does not seem to be a major issue. If you see persistent change sometimes this can be due to intestinal problems. You can discuss with your physician ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Why I feel dizzy sometimes after bowel movement? Olso my poop is light colored and soft allmost a year now. What could be cause of all that?
Dizziness: Moving bowels causes a parasympathetic nervous system discharge which dilates smooth muscle, among other things, and leads to a feeling of lightheadedness, almost like fainting. As for your lighter/softer bowels not my area of practice but could be a function of diet but should check for infectious or metabolic causes. Go see your primary. ...Read more
Yesterday when I had a bowel movement I noticed the color was a little pale looking. This is the first time I've noticed this. Should I be concerned?
No: it can change color depending on what you've eaten. If there are other symptoms or if the lighter color stays, then you need to see your physician to make sure that there is no other internal intestinal issue that's causing this. ...Read more
My 12 month old son has bowel movements 2-3 times per day and it varies from marbles to pale and very loose in the same day. Normal? Diet?
Stool color: Bile gives color to the stool which is normally yellow to brown. Reduction of bile in the intestines can cause the stool color to be pale. Reasons for this could be obstruction of the common bile duct which prevents release of bile from the gallbladder or decreased production of bile stored in the gallbladder. Your doctor can help explain this process more in detail. ...Read more
Sometimes when I wipe after a bowel movement a light colored mucus is present. It stopped, I was constipated and now I am seeing bright red blood when?
Hemorrhoids vs.?: A small amount of mucus (? a teaspoon) after a bowel movement can be considered normal. Typically, as you describe, it wouldn't be after every BM. Bright red blood when wiping is typically from the anus and due to hemorrhoids (dilated veins) related to straining to pass stool. OK to watch for a week or two, but if persists, contact Doc. Persistent blood and mucus needs further evaluation. ...Read more
I'm waiting for a scan on Friday but I feel so ill the scan is on my liver I'm turning yellow and my bowel movements are really pale my skin itches so?
Liver Disease: Your clinical description is consistent with someone with liver disease. You need to follow up with your Physician for workup and treatment. ...Read more
When I took my 1 y/o off formula her bowel movements have been pale light green. She drinks almond and whole milk. Not fussy or gassy?
R/O IBS: IBS IS SX OF EXCLUSION. You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. You also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more
Wife's stomach grows fast after eating and sometimes turns pale & has uncontrolled bowel movements.?
Daughter 20 months, pale and runny bowel movements for a week, swollen tummy and occasional vomiting. Is this a concern?
20mo old diarrhea: Yes - a week of this is not good. Babies can easily get dehydrated. She has also been vomiting which adds to it. Please get her to a pediatrician or the hospital ASAP. ...Read more
What do mucus look like in stools? Stools I made a bowel movement one day I'm not sure what I saw but stools look a pale green. No jaundice
See below: These symptoms need to be fully and thoroughly evaluated by your physician who can then explain them to you and discuss with you what's best. ...Read more
Rectal bleeding after bowel movement? Pale, almost pink blood and not mixed in stool, very small amount. Slightly constipated-straining occurred. Why?
Internal hemmorhoid: When blood is seen on the stool this represents a low lying benign process representing either bleeding from an internal hemmorhoid or a bleeding fistula or superficial tear in rectal mucosa. Firm stool from constipation initiates the bleeding. Use stool softener like Colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more
Hi ever since I went off prilosec and nexium, (esomeprazole) I've been shaky all over, loose bowel movements. Pins and needles in hands and legs, pale, tired, help!?
Some green undigestd: It may be green if you ate some green colour food which was undifested. If otherwise your bowels are regular and normal, I will not worry about it, but if you have green stool persisting then consult your doctor. ...Read more
Any change in the bowel habits could be seriuos so the first thing to do is see a physician
it could mean what your dietary habits are ie change, to pyscho social issues, ie anxiety and stress to interaction with people and jobs as the neuro GI is an emerging field, it could be again inflammatory or neoplastic reasons so please see a physician and don't ignore. ...Read more
Eval: I see constipation listed as one of your conditions. Dry, hard rough stool can abraid tissues when being passed - or can lead to hemorrhoids. Both can cause rectal bleeding. Fistuala, fissure, cancer or inflammatory or infections GI conditions can also cause bleeding recommend med eval. ...Read more
Rapid weight Loss: It could be pancreatitis. Rapid weight loss can lead to pancrea titis, which results and having malabsorption of fat. This can lead to school with gooey texture, bad smell and usually abdominal pain. It would be a good idea to call your doctor this weekend and discuss if evaluation is indicated. ...Read more
It can be due to many causes
infections viruses and bacteria
parasitic infestations like giardia, amoeba and cryptosordium
lactose intolerance if you cosume diary products
malabsorption syndromes like celiac disease
inflammatory bowel disease like crohns disease&ulcerative colitis. ...Read more
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