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Flakes in poop is that bad?

Flakes in poop is that bad?

Depends on diet: Depending on what you ate, there may be "flakes" seen in your poop. If the flakes persist, despite what you eat, seek medical attention and have a GI dr. Evaluate your digestive system. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Is it normal to have black flakes mixed throughout stool in toddler? Still otherwise normal. Hemocult neg a few months ago. Still worried.

Is it normal to have black flakes mixed throughout stool in toddler? Still otherwise normal. Hemocult neg a few months ago. Still worried.

Black stool flakes: These flakes may be normal if you are breastfeeding and you are getting blood mixed in with the breas milk. It could be something in baby food as well. However, are you breastfeeding and have you experienced nipple cracking and bleeding. Keep the pediatrician in the loop however and report any changes at all. ...Read more

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What would cause recurring small white spots / flakes in stool that are almost like seeds and don't seem to be linked to any particular food?

What would cause recurring small white spots / flakes in stool that are almost like seeds and don't seem to be linked to any particular food?

? medicines: Besides foods, the most common reason is medicines that have small capsules within a capsule that enables delivery of the medicine beyond the stomach to avoid harsh acid. There are many medicines, including over the counter or even dietary supplements that use microcapsules. However, if with pain, nausea, blood, fever, or recent change in bowel habits, would suggest following up with a doctor ...Read more

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I have black flakes or pieces on Tp after wiping, 3 or 4times a week stool looks normal and had a few negative stool test. Help worried about blood?

I have black flakes or pieces on Tp after wiping, 3 or 4times a week stool looks normal and had a few negative stool test. Help worried about blood?

Rectal bleeding?: If you have had a negative stool for blood while you're having the black flakes in your stool, then it is unlikely that this is a sign of internal bleeding. Usually when bleeding happens like that, the entire stool turns black and fowl-smelling. If that occurs, you should get it retested. Good luck. ...Read more

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Got black type flakes in stool (100% sure it's nothing I've eaten) I've had a stool test came back fine I also get diarrhoea lots too what's wrong?

Got black type flakes in stool (100% sure it's nothing I've eaten) I've had a stool test came back fine I also get diarrhoea lots too what's wrong?

Diarrhea: Your descriptions are too vague to warrant an appropriate answer. My advice would be to see your local doctor and if necessary be referred to a GI doctor. Health care in the UK is viewed as outstanding by most US physicians and I would encourage you to use it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Coffee ground "flakes" in my stool. I was tested negative for celiec but starting to wonder if I have an intolorance, what else could these "flakes" b?

GI Bleeding: I am not sure where you got the worry about celiac disease in all of the possible problems this represents. I would make sure your GI doctor has tested the stool for blood and if necessary scheduled you for an upper endoscopy. ...Read more

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Are gritty flakes in stool that float in bowl a cause for concern? Have Crohn's with bad diarrhea.

Fatty stool: Fatty stool or steatorrhea is mal absorption of fatty food due to decrease or absent pancreatic enzymes. Please discuss with your doctor if pancreatic enzyme replacement is right for you. ...Read more

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My stool contains black large flakes, say 1/4 inch in size. 1 1/2 days previous history of colon canc 15 yrs ago. Anything to be concerned?

My stool contains black large flakes, say 1/4 inch in size. 1 1/2 days previous history of colon canc 15 yrs ago. Anything to be concerned?

Black stool: Black stool or tarry black stool is a sign of upper GI tract bleeding, not from colon, but anyway needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have white/ beige specks/ flakes in my stool. At first I thought it was because I was eating too much white tortilla chips. What could be the cause?

I have white/ beige specks/ flakes in my stool. At first I thought it was because I was eating too much white tortilla chips. What could be the cause?

Mucus: More than likely these are specks of mucus from your rectum. This is usually not a serious issue unless you're experiencing bowel problems as well. If you have further concerns, a stool specimen can be given to the laboratory for analysis. ...Read more

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I noticed I’ve had small black flakes in my stool. They’re about a half inch to one inch in size, and look like little leaves. They are mixed in with my stool. They are usually acoompanied with diarrhea.

I noticed I’ve had small black flakes in my stool. They’re about a half inch to one inch in size, and look like little leaves. They are mixed in with my stool. They are usually acoompanied with diarrhea.

Probably just food: Almost certainly this is just digested (or partly digested) food, and may in fact be leaves (e.g. lettuce?). Anyway, it doesn't matter. Nobody needs to examine their stool so closely. If not having ongoing diarrhea, constipation, cramps, blood in stool, or other obvious symptoms, then nothing is wrong. Various food items can appear like this. No worries, and I suggest you stop looking! ...Read more

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What is causing the white flakes floating around my stool?

What is causing the white flakes floating around my stool?

White: Mucus may be what you're seeing and it's not necessarily ab normal. Your physician can arrange to have your stool specimen examined at the lab to check for parasites (worms, etc). ...Read more

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I keep finding large amounts of small white pieces and flakes embedded throughout my stool. What would be causing that?

I keep finding large amounts of small white pieces and flakes embedded throughout my stool. What would be causing that?

You'llNeedYrDoc4This: First, consider your diet.What could pass through undigested (coconut flakes or shreds;bits of something eaten inadvertently).Next consider that maybe they're not flakes but something else, like mucus or products of inflammation (you have any cramps?).Maybe a parasite like small worms (pinworms; threadworms), but whatever's going on, you'll need to have a stool sample sent to a lab for analysis. ...Read more

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Do black specs (like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?

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

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27 yo f, stool is normal color but breaks apart and flakes when I flush sometimes loose. Anxiety bad for years. Drinker. Any insight? No pain. Some bloat.

27 yo f, stool is normal color but breaks apart and flakes when I flush sometimes loose. Anxiety bad for years. Drinker. Any insight? No pain. Some bloat.

Stool: This is likely related to your alcohol intake but if this is a new finding and not normal for you, I would discuss with a GI doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having red flakes when I wipe but my stool is brown w ordering if I should go to the ER could this be blood?

I'm having red flakes when I wipe but my stool is brown w ordering if I should go to the ER could this be blood?

Urgent care first: Hi Michelle 101, You can test to see if its blood yourself, ask your pharmacist. The test should be less than $10. Or go to an urgent care where a practitioner should examine you to see if you have hemmorhoids or need further testing. Your risks depend on your age, as well. Don't just let this go on doing nothing, ...Read more

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When I do have a bowel movement which is only once a week there seems to be some sort of white small flakes of something in it?

When I do have a bowel movement which is only once a week there seems to be some sort of white small flakes of something in it?

BMs: It is advisable to try to have bms oftener than once per week. Have you tried to increase your fiber in your diet with more fruits and vegetables, or use psyllium seeds or white chia seeds daily, drink adequate water, take probiotics e.g. Live, active yogurt. Hard to tell about your white flake question. Be sure to get check ups to be sure you are healthy. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 12 weeks ago. When I eat meat, I often find small specks / flakes of undigested meat in my stool. Why would that be?

Gallbladder removed 12 weeks ago. When I eat meat, I often find small specks / flakes of undigested meat in my stool. Why would that be?

Body adjusting: After gallbladder removal it is typical to have changes in bowel habits. The body no longer has an instant reservoir of bile when a fatty meal is consumed. Patients may experience bloating, diarrhea or fatty stools for several weeks or even months as the liver accommodates. ...Read more

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In my green waste, I see tiny pepper flake looking things, I don't know if that's a bloody stool because I do eat spicy food everyday?

In my green waste, I see tiny pepper flake looking things, I don't know if that's a bloody stool because I do eat spicy food everyday?

Test for blood: What you described is likely to be due to undigested food particles. However, you may wish to have your stool tested for blood, or do a home test. See this site for more info.

http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-stool-testing-blood-fecal-occult-blood-test ...Read more

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I've been having loose light brown stool with black flakes in it for a few days. Also been having very bad stomach cramps, nausea. Should I be worried?

I've been having loose light brown stool with black flakes in it for a few days. Also been having very bad stomach cramps, nausea. Should I be worried?

Give it time: In 24-48 hours if you are not substantially better would consider seeing a doctor. Until then the likelihood is that you have a self-limiting gastroenteritis and that it will resolve without further difficulty. Hope you are much better soon. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had urine infection last month. Presence of Pus and epithelial cells. Now I have loose stool with brown Flakes. Nausea after milk products?

Had urine infection last month. Presence of Pus and epithelial cells. Now I have loose stool with brown Flakes. Nausea after milk products?

Lactose intolerance?: These may be entirely separate problems. Or possibly related: antibiotics can result in loose stools. Or you may have lactose intolerance, which is very common and perhaps explains nausea and/or loose stool after mild products. Discuss with your doctor if symptoms continue. ...Read more

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What should I do if my baby keeps pooping and there’s blood in it?

What should I do if my baby keeps pooping and there’s blood in it?

Call your doctor: Sometimes babies develop blood in the stool due to intolerance of milk protein which is easily treated by removing milk proteins from mom's and baby's diet. Blood in the stool can also be caused by a small tear in the anus. Your doctor must assess your baby, however, to determine whether the cause is one of these two, or something else. ...Read more

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What does brown string in poops indicate?

What does brown string in poops indicate?

Need more info: If all of your poops are thin and stringy, you need to get checked. If you had only one poop that seemed to have something like a brown string but you are fine now, it is most likely something you ate.

If this experience of a brown string keeps on happening, someone needs to make sure you don't have parasites or something blocking your poops so that they are thinner. ...Read more

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Is it normle to have more poops after a colonoscopy...

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Is it normle to have more poops after a colonoscopy...

Common complaint: Most people return to the same bowel habits after a procedure like this but a few notice more frequent stooling. This should return to your baseline with resumption of a regular diet and activity. If you had an antibiotic for the procedure you may have diarrhea associated with that. If this doesn't resolve in a couple of weeks or if you have fever, bleeding or nighttime diarrhea, see your dr. ...Read more

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Pooping white slimy stuff?

Pooping white slimy stuff?

Could be nothing: Or could be a sign of inflammation /ibd or ibs or infection in your colon, anal fissures, remnants of food particles etc. Go see your dr for reassurance! (pls read link below). ...Read more

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Why would my son be pooping white?

Why would my son be pooping white?

Ate some white sand?: Also could be a sign of problems with his biliary tree, have his peds examine his belly. ...Read more

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How much should I be pooping daily?

How much should I be pooping daily?

THEORETICALLY: As often as the number of meals you eat. Less than that is considered constipation, but everyone falls somewhere in between. ...Read more

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Why do I feel like pooping all the time?

Why do I feel like pooping all the time?

Diarrhea: It can be caused by infections or digestive disorders. For severe diarrhea and associated symptoms, I would recommend going to either the emergency room or urgent care clinic. Worrisome diarrhea generally would include symptoms such as: high fever, unrelenting diarrhea, severe abdominal pain, blood or mucous in stool, dehydration, dizziness, or accompanied vomitin. ...Read more

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