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What can cause bulky stool?

What can cause bulky stool?

Constipation: If stool is overly dry — the texture may become hard & rough. If there is significant fiber intake without adequate hydration — that can also be an issue. Drink at least 8 – 8 ounce glasses of water per day. Eat high fiber foods and drink water. Exercise regularly. Try to get in 4 servings of fruit and 5 servings of vegetables per day. ...Read more

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What causes pale bulky stool,?

What causes pale bulky stool,?

Pale bulky stools: Pale bulky stools are due to steatorrhoea, or called malabsorption syndrome. It is due to failure to absorp nutrients from gastro intestinal tract. There are at least 200 causes of the syndrome. Celiac disease is one of the most common inherited malabsorption syndrome. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with u colitis. What is the best treatment? Also, passing a little blood with stool.

Diagnosed with u colitis. What is the best treatment? Also, passing a little blood with stool.

Followv up w gi doc: Acute flare up with steroid but many option regarding with maintenance treatment. Your local GI guy would be best serve you. ...Read more

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Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

Ulceritive colitis blood in stool for months now. What is the best treatment?

You need to get: To a specialist right away. It sounds like you are having an acute flare up. This can result in a life-threatening emergency. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of black stools?

What's the best treatment to get rid of black stools?

Determine cause: Black stools could be due to iron supplements, bismuth antidiarrheal agent (e.g. Pepto bismol), or bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract or sometimes right side of the colon. Bleeding can cause black, sticky, smelly bowel movements. If not taking iron or busmuth, or it continues after stopping, it really is necessary to get seen and be sure there is not a serious but treatable cause. ...Read more

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My mom has acidity in stomach, urine, stool. What are the best treatments for this problem?

Tests at first.: At first after your mom visit medical doctor please do tests: urine, stool, and even maybe gastric biopsy. After results coming back, appropriate treatment can be discussed with physician.
Thank you for question. ...Read more

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Found a rice-like worm in my 2 year old's stool, when it moved it stretched very thin, white very tiny, pinworms? The Best OTC treatment? Other info?

Found a rice-like worm in my 2 year old's stool, when it moved it stretched very thin, white very tiny, pinworms?  The Best OTC treatment? Other info?

Pinworms: Pyrantal pamoate is available over the counter. It can be repeated in one week. Also, cut nails short. And reduce sugars in diet. ...Read more

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Whenever I pass stool some amount of semen discharge from penis. Sometimes thin & sometimes thick. Is it normal or any treatment required?

Whenever I pass stool some amount of semen discharge from penis. Sometimes thin & sometimes thick. Is it normal or any treatment required?

Mucus: I tend to believe that the discharge from the penis is mucus and not semen. This would indicate an inflammation/infection of the urethra especially if some burning on urination occurs. If this is the case you should be examined for sexually transmitted disease and I recommend a consultation with a urologist who will order the appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more

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Stool softener any emergency treatment please.

Stool softener any emergency treatment please.

Acute or chronic?: I am very concerned if your constipation is relatively acute, ;/or associated with fever, nausea, vomiting, bleeding. Constipation (stooling less than every 4 days) that is chronic raises concern for partial obstruction, ileus, ischemic disease, tumors, dysmotilities, "cathartic colon", rectal dysfunction. Treatment depends on possible causes--please see your doctor for a directed work-up. ...Read more

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Treatment for green color stool for kid?

Treatment for green color stool for kid?

None: Stool color changes with diet, with hydration status, with viruses, and other causes. If your child is well, behaving normally, growing normally, eating and drinking normally, and the only problem is the color of the poop, then wipe it up and don't worry about it! ...Read more

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Can having bloody stools just resolve over time without treatment?

Can having bloody stools just resolve over time without treatment?

Yes and no, it depen (penicillamine): The reason for rectal bleeding needs to be determined first. It can be an anal fissure from hard stools... This will often heal but other more common reasons for rectal bleeding are hemorrhoids or cancer. These may not heal on their own. So my advice is that you get your doctor to examine you and find the cause and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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I am getting mucous in my stool. What is the cause and please suggest some treatment.?

Don't panic: Mucous is made by the colon and sometimes means that the colon is inflamed or irritable. I would get checked out by your doctor or a gastroenterologist to be safe. ...Read more

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What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool.this ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.

What is treatment of GI miasis that I see larva in stool.this ia a 6 year girle child that sick for 4 years.

Removal: Check this out with your local surgeon as it seems removal is the only answer. Further, questions can be obtained at the CDC, or center for disease control. All the best. This is a difficult disease. ...Read more

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What is Treatment for Heavy Bloating persistent for 4 months also sometime lead to little undigest stool? Thanks

What is Treatment for Heavy Bloating persistent for 4 months also sometime lead to little undigest stool? Thanks

Bowel issues: If food is not digested then you have rapid transit issue it would be prudent to start a work up you can start with your primary and or gi doc for an investigation I wouldn't wait especially it has been. For 4 months ...Read more

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Is it necessery to take another stool test after finishing the 10 days treatment duration of e. Histolytica? When can e. Histolytica become lethal?

Entameba histolytica: Unless you become symptomatic again it is probably unnecessary to repeat testing. Amoebiasis can be fatal when it spreads outside the colon, usually to the liver, but also to the central nervous system, lungs, heart, and other areas. This is not very common in the usa. ...Read more

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Got salmonella typhi while travelin. No more symptoms but + stool after treatment. Will seek treatment again. Need to report to public health dept?

Got salmonella typhi while travelin. No more symptoms but + stool after treatment. Will seek treatment again. Need to report to public health dept?

The physician or: Health Care Professional who treats you should report it to appropriate State Agency since this is an organism which can produce OUTBREAKS involving many people (eg Tainted food)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z
BTW you must obtain THREE (3) negative stools to be sure you are not an asymptomatic "carrier". ...Read more

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Need over the counter treatment no insurence have intestinal worm for months in stool?

Need over the counter treatment no insurence have intestinal worm for months in stool?

Go to the local: Health department. They will most likely treat parasitic disease without charge. There is NO over the counter treatment and it is dependent on the specific parasite you have. Do not delay as more serious conditions and spread of the parasite can occur. ...Read more

Bulky Stool (Definition)

Bulky stool = passing large, ...Read more