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What would cause a white stool?

What would cause a white stool?

Not normal: White stool is usually caused by a lack of bile which is secreted by the gallbladder. It needs to be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Light Colored Stool (Definition)

Light colored stool is a clinical finding in which the feces are not as dark as normal, often a result ...Read more


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Black specs in stool? What could this be? Cause for concern?

Black specs in stool? What could this be? Cause for concern?

Likely: Has something to do with your diet, but doesn't sound concerning. Completely black and tarry stools are concerning for upper GI bleeding, but that's not what you are describing. ...Read more

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What causes urine to be really foggy full of what I would assume is white blood cells and have a yellow greenish tint resembling limonade?

What causes urine to be really foggy full of what I would assume is white blood cells and have a yellow greenish tint resembling limonade?

Just as you say..: Cloudy or foggy urine is due to particulate matter in the urine. This can be cells - white / red / cells from the lining of the bladder / or from crystals / or from debris generated in the tubules of the kidney. Very rarely stuff from the bowel or from the lymph system can show up in the urine as well. ...Read more

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What could cause white stuff in stool?

What could cause white stuff in stool?

Hmm: Pale or light colored stool can be related to lack of bile salts. I do not know what the cause is of bits of white material in the stool (if that is how it appears)l. If stool is predominantly white or light than possible causes include hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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What could cause a whitich stool poop problem?

What could cause a whitich stool poop problem?

CLAY STOOLS: If your stools have lost their color and are clay colored, it may be a sign of bile duct obstruction, so bile is not entering the stool. If this is associated with dark, tea colored urine, that is most likely. Some dietary changes could perhaps lead to light stools as well. If white/clay stools persist you need to contact your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What exactly does having black stool signify and what can be done to remedy it?

What exactly does having black stool signify and what can be done to remedy it?

See your doctor: Black tarry stools are an indication of bleeding in the GI tract. Taking iron may impart a black color to the stools. If you have any doubt see your doctor for a proper evaluation to rule out GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Blood in stools and white tiny worms too .. what could be the reason? anything to worry?

Blood in stools and white tiny worms too .. what could be the reason? anything to worry?

Yes: Parasites from GI tract need to be treated. Please make appointment to see your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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What is it if you see a small trace of blood and yellow mucus in your stool?

What is it if you see a small trace of blood and yellow mucus in your stool?

Unsure: Could be an intolerance to something like dairy. Could be a one time event. If you develop any other symptoms such as blood or cramping, i would get checked. ...Read more

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What is a white stringy mucous looking thing found in a stool.... is a doctor needed?

What is a white stringy mucous looking thing found in a stool.... is a doctor needed?

Mucus with stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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What can cause stools to be white and a low grade fever?

What can cause stools to be white and a low grade fever?

Medical evaluation: Hello. Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for extremely light stool. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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What is a common cause for black stool?

What is a common cause for black stool?

Variable: But most concerning is a bleeding site in the upper GI tract which turns black when exposed to gastric acids. This can progress very rapidly to a very serious and life threatening situation. Non serious causes can be any meds containing bismuth such as pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and certain foods. You should see your doctor promptly for evaluation and referral if indicated. ...Read more

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What could cause my stool to be black and tarry?

What could cause my stool to be black and tarry?

Needs MD eval: Bloody/tarry stools often are a sign of an injury/disorder in the digestive tract. The term "melena" is used to describe black, tarry, and foul-smelling stools. Black stool usually means that blood is coming from the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract: esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine. Black licorice, lead, iron pills, bismuth meds like pepto-bismol also do it. ...Read more

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What would cause a mans penis to have a bad odor?

What would cause a mans penis to have a bad odor?

Do you have : Malodorous discharge or drainage from your penis? I would encourage you to have this evaluated by your physician or an std clinic. Take care. ...Read more

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What would cause a yellowish coated tongue?

What would cause a yellowish coated tongue?

See your dentist: Candida albicans is a fungus accumulates usually on your tongue or inner cheeks. The condition is a minor problem if you're healthy. Candida infections can occur when your immune system is weakened by disease or drugs such as steroids. Eating unsweetened yogurt and acidophilus capsules will solve the problem. Rec.: see your dentist if the condition gets painful. ...Read more

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What cause a person tounge to get white or cream in apperance

What cause a person tounge to get white or cream in apperance

White tongue: Sometimes the presence of a white layer on the tongue could be indicative of fungus infection. You should definitely get that checked. ...Read more

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I have a white blood count of 14.2, what would be the reason for this?

I have a white blood count of 14.2, what would be the reason for this?

Leukocytosis: A high white count (leukocytosis) can be caused by many different things, most commonly an infection. Some people have high white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukocytosis you have. ...Read more

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What do little white spots in stool mean? I just began eating pine nuts, could that be the cause? Or could it be worms?

What do little white spots in stool mean? I just began eating pine nuts, could that be the cause? Or  could it be worms?

Probably not worms: Any change in your diet will cause changes to your stool. There is a good chance that you are not completely chewing the pine nuts. ...Read more

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What can cause black stools with white coating and a sore tummy?

What can cause black stools with white coating and a sore tummy?

Many things: Potentially conditions such as ulcerative colites with blood and mucous, infective colites or colon cancer must be considered. If it persist you need evaluation by a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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