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White Clumps In Stool
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?
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
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
I've been living in Cambodia for 1m and for the past 12 days, my stool is yellow with white clumps/streaks (for the past 3). Should I be worried?
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
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.)?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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