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What does it mean if my feces is skinny?

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

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I've had a slimy skin like feces but it doesn't look like normal feces. Very skinny and kinda pink about as long as my pinky finger.

It is probably norma: It is probably normal and may be related to your diet.As long as it is not loose and watery you do not have to be oncerned about it. ...Read more

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Bowl moments went from hard logs to skinny soft loose stool. Why might this be? Bit foul smell

Bowl moments went from hard logs to skinny soft loose stool. Why might this be? Bit foul smell

Constipation: It is always better to have soft stools. I bet there is a new change in your diet, and probably you are eating more vegetables and drinking more fluids and this is healthy. Sometimes when we are always stressed out our bowel movement is softer and more frequent. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Why is my stomach hurting and have a burning feel and my stool is yellowish green long and skinny has been for 6 days?

Why is my stomach hurting and have a burning feel and my stool is yellowish green long and skinny has been for 6 days?

Exam: Th I suggest an immediate examination and abdominal ultrasound.This sounds like GI irritation with reflux and change in bowel habit.Please seek medical attention ASAP ...Read more

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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 more

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Reasons for dull aching lump in left side upper hip in a skinny teen that isn't stool is the most likely thing cancer?

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

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Can only have bowel movement in the morning after drinking coffee.. What can cause this? Stool comes out skinnier and longer than normal sometimes.

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

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Blood in feces. What does it mean?

Blood in feces. What does it mean?

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 more

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What does it mean if your feces is brown but you have white and lime green specks in your feces?

What does it mean if your feces is brown but you have white and lime green specks in your feces?

Dyes: It is likely dyes or other undigestible elements of your diet, such as particles of a vitamin or some similar substance. If it is bothering you, be seen by your physician. ...Read more

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I have had green feces for 2 days. What does this mean?

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

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Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

Please explain what it means if my feces is dark green?

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

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What does it mean when your feces is a little bit dark?

What does it mean when your feces is a little bit dark?

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

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What does it mean when your feces is black in color like tar?

What does it mean when your feces is black in color like tar?

USUALLY BAD: Typical means that you are bleeding some where like a stomach ulcer. Also iron can cause the stool to be black or tarry and maybe other foods. But if you are not on iron then maybe need to check about the ulcer. ...Read more

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Feces had several small white-ish circules. What could it mean?

Feces had several  small white-ish circules. What could it mean?

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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What do you suggest if my feces is color pink, what could it be means?

Get checked: you should have your stool checked to see if there is any blood in it. Good luck. ...Read more

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If my feces is been light green for the past week, what does that mean?

If my feces is been light green for the past week, what does that mean?

Likely due to: Your diet. Keep track of what you are eating. Your stools waste from the foods you eat. It may take on the color of the foods you are eating. ...Read more

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My feces are white with a reddish tint at the end. What does this mean?

My feces are white with a reddish tint at the end. What does this mean?

Not sure: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for extremely light (white) stool. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more