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What would cause flattened stools at times?

What would cause flattened stools at times?

Flattened stools: Flattened stools can be due to colon spasms as a result of ibs or obstruction due to a mass or a polyp, narrowing the passage of the colon. ...Read more

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What other than IBS or polyps or a mass can cause flattened stools at times?

What other than IBS or polyps or a mass can cause flattened stools at times?

Hemorrhoids, strain: Constipation or forceful straining with bowel movements without relaxation of the anal sphincter is the most common cause of flattened stools. A rectal exam should always be done to exclude and anorectal mass. ...Read more

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What to do if only happened to me about 5 times in my whole life that I saw blood in my stool,what can be the cause?

What to do if only happened to me about 5 times in my whole life that I saw blood in my stool,what can be the cause?

G.I. bleeding: There can be many causes of intermittent G.I. bleeding. They range from mild problems like hemorrhoids to significant problems like: polyps or colon cancer. Because we can't tell by looking at the blood itself, it is important to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist anytime there is bleeding, even if it is just once. Do not delay. This appointment could save your life. Good luck. ...Read more

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what causes small stools with gas several times in one day?

Virus/bad food: There are several things that can cause these symptoms. You could have gotten a virus or some bad food. If you took antibiotics recently that could be a cause. You could also have lactose intolerance. Try avoiding dairy, taking some antacids and adding a probiotic. If you develop a fever or severe abdominal pain see your doctor. ...Read more

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I started taking zyrtec (cetirizine) on sunday. I have taken it 3 times this week. This morning i saw blood in my stool. Could zyrtec (cetirizine) be the cause?

I started taking zyrtec (cetirizine) on sunday. I have taken it 3 times this week. This morning i saw blood in my stool. Could zyrtec (cetirizine) be the cause?

Zyrtec (cetirizine) : Zyrtec (cetirizine) does not cause bleeding . It can cause low platelets ( blood cells responsible for clotting) you should investigate into other causes of bleeding i.E hemorrhoids, polyp, cancer, colitis etc you should see gastroenterologist for possible colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What is the cause of bloody stool, and most times the blood runs out and there would be clots?

What is the cause of bloody stool, and most times the blood runs out and there would be clots?

see below: There are multiple causes, such as hemorrhoids, diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, blood disorder causing bleeding, etc. Consult your dr asap if thus happens. ...Read more

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I've been having spasms in my intestine area along with gas and belching. My stool is also yellow at times. What could be the cause?

I've been having spasms in my intestine area along with gas and belching. My stool is also yellow at times. What could be the cause?

Infect/gallbladder: If those symptoms have been going on for more than 7 days you may have a bacterial or parasitic infection. If you have pain on the right under the ribs it may be your gallbladder. Less likely but still possible is an issue related to the foods you are eating. A good history, exam, labs ( including stool testing) and possibly diagnostic test ( like ultrasound) can help find the cause. ...Read more

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I have been getting red blood in stool about 2-3 times a year since I was 13. Got a dre for the first time, no significant hemorrhoids found. Causes?

I have been getting red blood in stool about 2-3 times a year since I was 13. Got a dre for the first time, no significant hemorrhoids found. Causes?

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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10 m baby w loose stool 2 to 4 times/day for four days no fever no vomit no history of new food introduced what's the cause?

10 m baby w loose stool 2 to 4 times/day for four days no fever no vomit no history of new food introduced what's the cause?

Probable virus: Sounds like a mild viral intestinal infection Continue to feed regular diet, but limit lactose intake by using some pedialyte rather than milk or formula. If you are breastfeeding, it should be ok to continue With this age group, it can take 7-10 days for these types of intestinal upsets to clear ...Read more