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What Is The Normal Average P H Value Of Stool
7 - 7.5: The normal stool pH for children and adults is 7 - 7.5. A pH less than 5.5 is considered to be acidic; common causes include poor absorption of carbohydrates or fat. A high pH may be seen with antibiotic use, inflammation / colitis, certain colon polyps, and sometimes colon cancer. ...Read more
For about two years I've had chronic pruritus - for various reasons I suspected PBC. For past months I've had very sticky stools, and tested positive for blood in stools, though color is normal. I'm vegetarian so less fat in diet than average. I'm now
Gastroenterologist.: Since you have been found to have blood in your stool, it is vital to see a gastroenterologist ASAP. While you are there, you can discuss your symptoms that may be related to PBC. A simple blood test could determine if that is likely. Do not delay getting your blood in the stool checked out! Good luck. ...Read more
I defecate 4 to 6 times on an average per day. The first 3 my stool seems normal but the rest it becomes loose. I also burp and fart a lot. HELP!!!
PH of urine, stool,:
Ph is a measure of acidity or alkalinity of water soluble substances (ph stands for 'potential of hydrogen'). A ph value is a number from 1 to 14, with 7 as the (neutral) point.
Normal ph of urine has a range-4.6--8
normal ph of stool has a range-7--7.5
normal ph of stomach has a range-1.5--3.5.
Please see your physician for the meaning of specific ph in the context of your medical condition. ...Read more
I am 24 yrs old male, my stool analysis have the pH value alkaline pH8.0, and it have 1-3 pus cells, are these values in the normal range?
Normal, irrelevant: Despite advice you can find on line, "stool analysis" is not recommended except specific tests for particular problems in people with symptoms or otherwise at high risk for certain digestive or intestinal disorders. In a healthy person without symptoms, these findings are meaningless. See your doctor if you have symptoms like unexplained diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc. Otherwise no worries. ...Read more
Stool is alkaline: The best way to evaluate stool fat is by collecting 24 hours stool. The normal is less than 7 grams. The stool is usually alkaline so ph of 8.5 is not worrisome. ...Read more
My stool d/r shows 1-2 hpf pus cells, and pH acidic. Cbc also normal. What could be the reason of pus cells? Is that amount normal or should it be 0?
Not Significant: It has no significan if you otherwise have no symptoms. ...Read more
Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes — changing the pigments from green to brown. ...Read more
Maybe ok; inform Dr.: Babies older than a week have yellowish poops with the thickness of mustard or thick spaghetti sauce. Breastfed babies have looser poops. Formula-fed babies have firmer poops. Poop gets darker, with brown/green colors blended in, and also gets firmer, as a baby gets older. A healthy, happy baby who gets mucousy or sticky poop less than once a month is likely normal, but parents should tell the dr. ...Read more
Stools vary as peopl: 40 year old female asks, How many times a week should the average adult pass stool? As all humans are individuals so the stooling of each person is different, depending on Diet/ exercise/ body weight/stress level/and more. In general one should stool once daily but this could range from as many as 3 times/ day to as little as 2 or 3 times a week. Bottom line one shouldknow what normal is for one. ...Read more
Stools colors: The color that you described could be a slow bleeding higher up in the GI tract. The stools are light/white with liver diseases, pale yellow or green with gastroenteritis but any shade of red may indicate a bleeding, the different shades of red indicates where in the GI tract the bleeding is occurring. ...Read more
Normal varies: Stool color is dependent on the main colorizing agent, deep green bile, and the action of germs in the gut as poop moves though it. Normal colors range through deep greens through yellows to browns depending on how long it stays in the gut & the effect of gut germ metabolism. ...Read more
Sticking stool: No worriesGet a more detailed answer ›
Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more
Usually normal: Usually greenish stool is a function of what a baby is eating and not necessarily a sign of disease. If the baby is acting in a normal manner, afebrile, eating, sleeping, and urinating well, there is no need to worry. More infomation about your child's age, diet, and status would be helpful. ...Read more
NORMAL IS GOOD: If it is normal color than there is no problem ...Read more
Stool colors: Stool can vary in color widely. Most likely the variatiin was relates to food ingested. Concerning colors of stool are black, /tar-like, red/bloody, white and, stool with fatty deposits, green or yellow. Otherwise, variations on brown usually are normal. If you have other symptoms that are associates or continue to be concerned, please seek medical evaluation. Your md may get a stool sample. ...Read more
Constipated...: Even if you are having daily bowel movements, if they are harder and "pellet-like", this is consistent with you being constipated. Increasing your fluid intake and fiber rich foods can help. A trial of over the counter MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) will soften stools. It can be titrated to get a good stool consistency. The only side-effect is too loose stool. ...Read more
Not normal: A person who always has formed stools and then for no particular reason changes to having unformed stools... would be deemed as not normal. That means normal people don't do that. She can make a diary of her foods and drinks, her daily activities, her toilet activities, and show the data to her doctor. If the looser stools are not caused by her food selections, her doctor can fully evaluate. ...Read more
Normal: This is common. As long as she is eating fine, not vomiting, no fever, not to worry. If it continues, the baby should have a weight check to make sure she is taking enough calories, since insufficient calories can cause a decrease in stools. Assuming that you are nursing, sometimes dairy in your diet can also cause constipation. If it continues and her weight is fine, consider stopping dairy. ...Read more
If he's breast fed,: It certainly sounds normal, as his stools can vary from several/day to every few days. If the stools are completely liquid, he's not nursing well or has a rectal temp of 100.6 or above, he needs to see his pediatrician. ...Read more