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What Does It Mean If My Feces Is Skinny
Depends: If this is achange from what it used to be, you need to see a specialist sooner rather than later. It may be spasm or a mass in the rectum. Regardless, a change in bowels warrant prompt attention. ...Read more
I'm tall and skinny - usually pass stool 3x daily. I ate beets at 1pm, around 4pm I passed a stool that was a tiny bit red. Seems fast-from beets?
I've had ulcerative colitis for 5 years. Lately my stool is solid, dark brown and skinny. I feel good. But what does my stool say of my health?
Sounds healthy: Generally, solid, dark and skinny stool is suggestive of a healthy large bowel. This may be a signal that your bowel problems are under excellent control. Furthermore, that fact that you are feeling well supports this. If this is a drastic change from your previous bowel habits it would be prudent to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more
Why is my stomach hurting and have a burning feel and my stool is yellowish green long and skinny has been for 6 days?
I have white chunks in my stool daily. The chunks do not look like skinny worms. I have been suffering from constipation. Is this a parasite?
See your pediatricMD: It is more likely than not something you are eating. With that said , you will need a physical exam and interview from your doctor. They may determine that you need additional lab work or testing. This will be based on their findings with your interview, exam and past medical history. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Reasons for dull aching lump in left side upper hip in a skinny teen that isn't stool is the most likely thing cancer?
Abdominal mass: A mass in the abdomen can be many things. Cancer is on the list but nit high on mine. Cysts and other lumps can be the cause. You need a doctor exam and a CT scan of your abdomen. Worrying is difficult to stop. Talk to your parents make sure you have a support system. You do not need to are for this alone ! ...Read more
Can only have bowel movement in the morning after drinking coffee.. What can cause this? Stool comes out skinnier and longer than normal sometimes.
Change in bowels: Change in bowels is a red-flag to doctors-- this includes alteration in stool texture, altered ease or completeness of elimination, frequency of stooling, occult bleeding, etc. Risk factors, co-morbidities, changes in activity/stress/diet, metabolic factors (diabetes, low thyroid) must be considered. It may be nothing serious, but medical evaluation is recommended & will likely prove reassuring. ...Read more
See a physician: Blood in the stool is never normal. It suggests a probable bleed somewhere in the GI tract but this could be anywhere from your mouth with blood you are swallowing, to your stomach due to an ulcer, to an internal or external hemorrhoid. A physician will be able to examine your stool, and take a complete history to determine which tests and necessary to determine the cause of bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Today, I went to the restroom and my feces was almost black, but I didn't struggle. It burned really bad and the burning prolongs. What does it mean,?
Black feces: Needs to be evaluated for the presence of blood. See your PCP. ...Read more
Green Stool: If the stool was loose, the reason for green stool could be too rapid a transit time in the gut. Eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery and green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. ...Read more
Why 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/exposures, inflammation, other factors. Easy to run a few tests here--call your doc. ...Read more
Possibly...: Possibly nothing, unless it is very dark and tarry or maroon (due to the abnormal presence of blood). Normal color is light to dark brown, changing depending on bacteria in gut, diet, or any number of other reasons. The brown color of feces is due to the action of bacteria on bilirubin (a product leaked from dead red blood cells--which is normal). ...Read more
Mucus 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. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more
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