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What Is The Best Treatment For 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Found a rice-like worm in my 2 year old's stool, when it moved it stretched very thin, white very tiny, pinworms? Best OTC treatment? Other info?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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