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What Causes White Rubbery Substance In Stools
What would cause a sudden onset of passing small pebble stool covered in thick white mucus/fatty like substance?
Fat/fiber: With mucous is the most common reason for this to occur. ...Read more
What are some things that cause a lime green gel like substance in/on stool for an adult male notice when wiping
Green stools: This could result from rapid transit of feces through the intestines, or from food colorings such as in liquorice., consuming iron-rich foods or iron supplements, or leafy green vegetables, taking laxatives, and if with other intestinal symptoms it can result from irritable bowel or intestinal infections. If no symptoms, no worries. ...Read more
After using the bathroom I noticed a long thin brown string like substance in my stool. I've ate a lot of nuts past few days. Could fiber cause this?
Stool long fibre: Thin long string like substance? In the stool. Did you save it? Please talk to your dr. Sometimes tapeworms or round worms can do that, depending on where you live and what you eat? Unlikely. But talk to your dr. ...Read more
For the past 2 days I have seen orange oil substance in my stool. 2 days ago I ate a 600g packet of cashew nuts. Can this cause this to happen?
LIKELY: PROBABLY THAT IS THE CAUSE. THAT IS A LOT OF NUTS. KEEP AN EYE ON THE STOOL. IF CONTINUES AND YOU HAVE OTHER SYMPTOMS SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION. I THINK YOU ARE OK. ...Read more
When I used the bathroom, my stool was outlined by a white substance. Had pain in stomach that ended once I used bathroom. Cause for concern?
Concern: Yes! You should have someone take you to the nearest Emergency Facility. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more
Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more
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
Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody has a change in their bowel habits like this, it needs to be evaluated. You should see a Gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more
Hmm: Pale or light colored stool can be related to lack of bile salts. I do not know what the cause is of bits of white material in the stool (if that is how it appears)l. If stool is predominantly white or light than possible causes include hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more
Yes: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) turns stools black & can do the same to your tongue as well. However, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) has Aspirin which can cause eventual paradoxical stomach irritation & bleeding. Bleeding in the upper gut can also show up with dark or 'tarry' stools due to oxidation of iron as it passes through the upper bowel. (lower gut bleeding is usually still red tinged) persistent black stools? Get checked. ...Read more
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