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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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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'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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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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