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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

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There is orange oil in my stool from last two months. What is the cause and treatment?

There is orange oil in my stool from last two months. What is the cause and treatment?

Fat droplet in stool: The amount, color, frequency 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. You are describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake... ...Read more

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My three months old daughter has diarrhoea and there is mucus in the stool. What should be the treatment?

My three months old daughter has diarrhoea and there is mucus in the stool. What should be the treatment?

3 yo and diarrhea: Has she been on antibiotics — if so — probably best to take her to a doctor to be checked if not and if this an acute issue — probably the best is to put her on a clear liquid diet — apple juice, jello, gatorade or pedialyte or water ice is fine. If she tolerates this — gradually increase her diet to a brat (banannas, rice cereal, applesause, and dry toast) no dairy though for several days. ...Read more

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If the loose bowel happens following a firm stool once a week, is this a condition that needs treatment? It feels like nature's way of cleansing.

If the loose bowel happens following a firm stool once a week, is this a condition that needs treatment? It feels like nature's way of cleansing.

Stool variation: It's not necessarily a bad thing. Stool consistency can be very dependent on what you eat (fiber, vegetables, etc) and what you drink. As long as there's not blood in the stool, there're no fevers, belly pain, and you're getting colon cancer screening tests at the appropriate intervals, I wouldn't worry about it too much. ...Read more

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I find it difficult to stool because the feaces is hard and blood do come out after forced defecation. What could cause this and the treatment. Thanks?

I find it difficult to stool because the feaces is hard and blood do come out after forced defecation. What could cause this and the treatment. Thanks?

Plugged Plumbing: Constipation helpers: eat whole grains, lots of fruit&veggies, oatmeal, psyllium, ground flaxseed, metamucil. Drink 8-10 glasses of fluid a day. Take over the counter docusate, bisacodyl, or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (take more MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) when you're really plugged up, less when you're loose-y goose-y). Get moving 60 minutes every day. Talk with your doc: the blood may be hemorrhoids or something more concerning. ...Read more

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My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment?

My son is 7,he's had loose stools like 4-5 times/day, for last 3 days. Last night was loose, greenish with red specks. Is this dangerous & treatment?

Treat gastroenteritis: Your son is having infective diarrhea or dysentry, may be bacterial infection leading to lose motion and blood in stool. Consult your doctor get the treatment done as soon as possible. He may need blood test, stool test,i.V. fluids and antibiotics ...Read more

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A month ago had gastritis, took treatment, kept a healthy diet. For 2 day I've had dark stool, not black, but dark & frequent & small amounts. Danger?

Dark stools: Dark stools do not mean blood; black stools are a concern

If you are worried stool can be easily tested for blood at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic cause formed yellow fluffy looking stool during treatment?

Can antibiotic cause formed yellow fluffy looking stool during treatment?

Antibiotics: Because antibiotics kill bacteria (good and bad), the normal bacteria in your gut may be altered resulting in a change in your stool. If these symptoms, persist, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please help. Doctors are closed. 7days off treatment for c diff. Stools been soft and mushy. Now just had runny diaherra. Is this normal?

Please help. Doctors are closed. 7days off treatment for c diff. Stools been soft and mushy. Now just had runny diaherra. Is this normal?

Finish your treatmen: Finish your course of treatment, likely with flagyl. If your symptoms persist after completing flagyl, see you doctor for possible treatment with oral vancomycin. Florastor, a probiotic, will help you and you should get it over the counter. Do not take florastor if you have a central IV line or you are immunosuppressed. Google florastor (saccharomyces boulardii) and get more info there. ...Read more

Bulky Stool (Definition)

Bulky stool = passing large, ...Read more