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Hello, I recently started taking probiotics, and now I am having small white clumps in my stool. I stopped using the probiotics and am still noticing?

Hello, I recently started taking probiotics, and now I am having small white clumps in my stool. I stopped using the probiotics and am still noticing?

Unusual: That's unusual. What led you to take a probiotic? Most likely the stool abnormality is from something other than the probiotic. If it persists more than a week or 2 then a medical exam would be reasonable. ...Read more

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2weeks ago dr said uti. 2days ago burning with pee came back along with white clumps and blood in stool w/ nightsweats and swollen lymphnodes in groin?

2weeks ago dr said uti. 2days ago burning with pee came back along with white clumps and blood in stool w/ nightsweats and swollen lymphnodes in groin?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. You may have more infection than a UTI. ...Read more

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Hi, I have diahreah like stool but comes out in clumps but is still very liquid, and is musty.. Why?

Hi,  I have diahreah like stool but comes out in clumps but is still very liquid,  and is musty..  Why?

GooeySlimyStinkyYuk: More important is the quantity of diarrhea & if you are taking in enough fluids to replace what's lost.Or if there's blood in it,or if it's jet black.Or if you have a fever & you feel like a stale scone that's been run over by a truck.Or if you are getting dizzy when you stand up.Or you've just returned from out-of-country. Clumps?Musty?Beats slimy rotten eggs-Don't share any food,wash your hands! ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause blood in stool/white clumps and foul smelling in urine?

Can dehydration cause blood in stool/white clumps and foul smelling in urine?

No, see Dr: Sounds like two issues present--blood in stool (=not normal) and urinary tract infection (=not normal). See your dr / urgent care / er for evaluation and treatment. If may be dehyrated as well (=not normal), you can fix w/extra fluids. ...Read more

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Daughter says after pooping there was a small clump of blood seprate from the stool and she is just at the end of her period but no blood on tissue?

Daughter says after pooping there was a small clump of blood seprate from the stool and she is just at the end of her period but no blood on tissue?

Source of blood: If you feel that she has blood in her stool or bleeding from her anus or rectum then it is important that she see her pediatrician for evaluation. Since she was on her period it may be that she expelled blood from her vagina. I don't think we can determine the source online. ...Read more

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Painless blood in stool, whitish clumps in urine and pungent urine. (i don't really know how pungent smell is but my urine smells different lately.)?

Painless blood in stool, whitish clumps in urine and pungent urine. (i don't really know how pungent smell is but my urine smells different lately.)?

See a doctor...: Rectal bleeding can be a sign of potentially serious problems. Your urinary symptoms sound like a possible uti. See your doctor about both these asap. ...Read more

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How to soften Stools?

How to soften Stools?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful medication too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more

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Why is my stool green?

Why is my stool green?

Likely: Eating anything could affect the color and character of your stools. ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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Is soft stool healthy.

Can be: Soft stool can be a healthy finding. However, soft stool does not exclude the presence of other abnormalities, such as occult blood in the stool. ...Read more

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Why is my stool so dark?

Several possibilitie: Stool can be dark from iron pills pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or foods like spinach. Black tarry stools may indicate bleeding from the stomach area and should be checked right away. ...Read more

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Darker than normal stool.

Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed. ...Read more

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What causes frothy stools?

What causes frothy stools?

Change in bowels: Frothy stools can be due to fat malabsorption altered intestinal motility and medications. ...Read more

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How I do soften my stools?

How I do soften my stools?

Stool softener/fiber: First, be sure you are staying well-hydrated with a good intake of water or other fluids. Adequate fiber in the diet is also important to keeping the stool soft. If these things are not enough then a stool softener such as docusate sodium can be used. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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What does blue stool mean?

What does blue stool mean?

Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring. ...Read more

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Why is my stool dark green?

Why is my stool dark green?

Dietary sources: often time dark green stools are the result of diet. foods that have blue in them such as blueberries or other blue food coloring can cause dark green stools. If this persists after eliminating this from your diet then you may want to consider seeing a medical professional ...Read more

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What makes your stool green?

What makes your stool green?

Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more

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How can I pass a large stool?

How can I pass a large stool?

Hydrate well.: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per /day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Stay physically active w regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. Please discuss your hemorrhoids w your physician. If this is not sufficient. Disimpaction is sometimes. ...Read more

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Why do I have small stool????

Why do I have small stool????

Can't tell from here: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more

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Tiny trace of black in stool?

Tiny trace of black in stool?

Melenic specks?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Persistent melena esp. With dyspeptic symptoms however warrants md visit. ...Read more

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Which colour stool is normal?

Which colour stool is normal?

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

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Why is my stool always loose?

Well ask your doctor: Many causes for this. Some are serious. So go see your doc. Regular means regular formed stools daily. If not = consult a doc. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black?

What causes stool to be black?

Black Stool: can be related to taking medications (like pepto bismal). If the stool is black, stinky and sticky - it may be due to rectal bleeding (melena). If that is the case - it should be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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Mocus on stool? Is that normal?

Not normal but: Likely not serious or it could be a sign of ibd/ inflammmatory bowel disease. See ur pcp or GI for work up. Take care! http://ibdcrohns.About.Com/od/relatedconditions/f/mucusstool.Htm. ...Read more

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Why do dark color stools occur?

Why do dark color stools occur?

Things that make: black stools include iron, blood, bismuth, charcoal. There are many more things that can make for dark color. ...Read more

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Will the pH of stool be changed?

Will pH of stool: Be changed by what? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more