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White Clumps In Stool
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?
Blood or food: Ask your Dr. to test it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Prob diet related: Flecks of white stuff are probably diet related. Sometimes some meds have casings that pass undigested. Parasites can be white-but generally if you can see them, they will be moving (worms). Entirely white stools can be seen after taking barium for a test, some meds, or with blockage to the flow of bile. That last one needs medical evaluation-potentially serious stuff there. ...Read more
Bright red bloody mucus with blood clots excreted from tip of uvula after pulling out white stringy plug?
Mucus: It appears that there was a mucus plug impacted on your uvula and irritation/inflammation occurred when it was pulled off. If bleeding and/nonhealing of the uvula persists, consult an otolaryngologist for treatment and in the meantime, bathe the uvula area with cold water which helps.However if brisk bleeding continues head to the hospital emergency room where urgent treatment can be given ...Read more
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood 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
38 female. Bright red blood in toilet, paper, and stool. Mucous white and yellow stringy in stool. Low back pain when sitting up, and urinary incont.
White fluffy mucut, red blood. And small white dots in runny stool once a month what can this be?
Good question, but..: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G anorectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more
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