Doctor insights on:
What Is Bulky Stools
Pencil-thin stool.: While there's no exact measurement involved, a pencil-thin stool is one that subjectively appears to have the circumference of a pencil. It's a thin stool that implies that it had to be squeezed through a narrowing within the colon. This narrowing can be inflammatory, benign, malignant or even external to the colon. Should be investigated with CT and colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bulky kidney: That is not a normal descriptive terms to describe the kidney. It is unclear if bulky kidney means a kidney which is lobular in contour a normal variant or a kidney which is mildly larger than the other kidney or if it's a kidney that is blocked and has hydronephrosis. You should ask your doctor to further explain. ...Read more
Common problem: Stool retention is a common problem of childhood that may become evident as soon as a child develops some control of the emptying process. A stool mass presents to the emptying chamber releasing a message to the brain that may allow release of the material or retain it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes occasional pencil thin stools, often the first stool in a bm is normal diameter, but everything else is increasingly thinner? Concerning?
If you were: Older i would say there would be a concern for colon cancer. At your age, without a strong family hx of familial polyposis, this is not a concern. Why this is occurring could be worked up but the chances of an issue of cancer is very low probability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Let me help you: Stool comes in a range of colors. All shades of brown and even green are considered normal. Only rarely does stool color indicate a potentially serious intestinal condition. A lack of bile in stool. This may indicate a bile duct obstruction. Certain medications, such as large doses of (kaopectate, pepto-bismol) and other anti-diarrheal drugs. ...Read more
Possibly melena: 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 md visit. ...Read more
Blood in stool: Melena is dark, tarry, bowel movement with a characteristic odor that comes about from digested blood in the stool. Classically considered a sign of an "upper GI bleed, " (a bleeding ulcer or other bleeding from the mouth, esophagus, stomach, or duodenum), it can occur also from bleeding from the small intestine or even the right side of the colon. It always warrants prompt medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipated 2 wks, only soft stool passing. Stools that pass are normal color, but bile is red/orange. Normal? Or is this bleeding? Worried :(
Probably blood: What you describe is not normal . You should see your doctor. ...Read more
Light (clay) colored: Bile & your gut's bacterial flora account in large part for color & volume of stool. Absence of bile results in pale, clay-color stool. Lots of other things also affect stool appearance: ingested foods, medications (peptobismol, antacids), swallowed blood or bleeding from gut, infection/antibiotics, inflammation, maldigestion, & the amount of mucus mixed with stool, as well as transit time of food. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What is the best treatment for bulky stool?
- What can cause bulky stool?
- Bulky stool
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Remedies for bulky stool
- Bulky foul smelling stool
- Treatment of bulky stool
- Home remedies for bulky stool
- Talk to a gastroenterologist online