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What does it mean if your stool looks greasy?

What does it mean if your stool looks greasy?

Incomplete digestion: Aside from dietary extreems, this represents a serious problem in your intestines. Please check in with your doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine looks oily?

What does it mean if your urine looks oily?

Oily Urine: It is normal to have a certain amount of what appears to be an oily residue in your urine. If the amount appears to be substantial, or if your urine is also milky in color, you should be seen by your doctor for tests - it may indicate an infection or something more serious. Technically the oily substance is called chyle and can come from lymph nodes and suggest a bigger problem. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your poop looks like worms?

What does it mean if your poop looks like worms?

Has worms?: If your stool has the presence of worms in it, then you should see a doctor for a potential parasitic infestation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your poop is white?

What does it mean if your poop is white?

No bile drainage: White poop in association with dark yellow urine and yellow discoloration of eyes and skin suggest problems with liver and its drainage. ...Read more

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What it mean if your poo is yellow?

What it mean if your poo is yellow?

Steatorrhea.: A yellow, runny bowel movement, especially if it's foamy and floats in the water, is usually due to a high amount of fat in the stool,,which could be due to an issue of malabsorption. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you stool is black looking?

What does it mean when you stool is black looking?

Stomach pain?: The most concerning cause of black stools is bleeding in the stomach, usually caused by an ulcer or gastritis. Blood turns black when it comes in contact with stomach acids. Pepto-Bismol, iron supplements and foods such as blueberries and licorice can also cause black stools. You didn't mention if you were having any pain, if you are you need to see your doctor asap for evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny?

What does it mean if your poop is yellow and runny?

Steatorrhea.: A yellow, runny bowel movement, especially if it's foamy and floats in the water, is usually due to a high amount of fat in the stool,,which could be due to an issue of malabsorption. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

What does it mean if your diarrhea is green?

Green stools occur : When the feces transits rapidly through your GI tract. ...Read more

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What does it mean if it looks like your belly beating?

What does it mean if it looks like your belly beating?

If slender: You may be seeing the pulsations of the abdominal aorta. Take care. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have black stools?

What does it mean if you have  black stools?

Dark-colored stool: 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more

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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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What does it mean if you poop green?

What does it mean if you poop green?

Depends : If otherwise normal bowel movement residual food stuff or bile. If diarrhea could be bacterial cause. There are organisms such as shigella that can cause green watery stools. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your poop is white?

What does it mean when your poop is white?

Bile flow blocked: Stool gets its brown color from bile. Bile is produced in the liver and is stored in the gall bladder. It is a digestive enzyme which is dumped into the small intestines. If the pathway for the bile gets blocked then your stool will turn white. This is something that needs to be looked into by your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine smells like plastic?

What does it mean if your urine smells like plastic?

Doctor can evaluate: Haven't heard of a disease that makes urine smell like plastic, but a primary care doctor can evaluate and get all the patient's details. Referral to a urologist or a nephrologist can be done if needed. ...Read more

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Should bowel movements look slimy? If not what does it mean?

Should bowel movements look slimy? If not what does it mean?

NO: Stool may take on a slimy appearance for a few reasons. Most commonly, there may be some underlying colon infection especially if you have been around sick people, traveled abroad or taken recent antibiotics. It may also represent a problem with your ability to absorb fats. If fats are undigested they will produce a shiny slimy texture and the stool may float. Seek medical care if it doesn't impro. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your urine is orange?

What does it mean if your urine is orange?

See below: There are many causes, including foods like beets, blood in urine and some medications. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/urine-color/ds01026. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your tounge is orange?

What does it mean if your tounge is orange?

Diet?: You might first want to check what you have in your diet such as food coloring(think cheetos). Orange hue to the skin and possibly the tongue could be excessive iron in your diet. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stool is pea green?

What does it mean when your stool is pea green?

Green stool color: 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, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more