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White Floating Tissue Stool
The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more
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
Nothing: Your body coats it with mucus in health ...Read more
Loose floating stool: Floating stool is an exception, not the norm. Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool composition, but additional roles here are played by your bacterial flora, the effectiveness of food digestion and absorption, GI transit time, more. Exposures? Travel? Persistently altered bowel habits deserve medical attention & evaluation please. ...Read more
What is floating stool caused by? Do I need to see a dr about it? It's been going on for months now.
Floating stool from time to time. When is floating stool a concern? What should I be on the lookout for?
Likely ok: Floating stools usually mean hi fat content in the stool. I would expect that you notice the floating stools after a fatty meal. Your prior GI surgeries, and history may promote transfer through your GI tract, and that can also contribute to large fat content in your stool. Be concerned if stool is white, black, tarry, or bloody, or has mucous ...Read more
My stools have been floating for years. I've had stool tested for fat a couple of times and the results were negative. What could be the cause?
Floating stool: Increased undigested fat may cause your stool to float ...Read more
Normal: Occasional floating stools are normal and probably related to what he is eaten. If it is chronic, I would talk to his pediatrician. ...Read more
Rectal Bleeding: At 11yo probably a minor laceration-possibly from a large stool that caused irritation/inflammation. Possibly even a small hemorrhoid, but this should get better and resolve. If he continues to have rectal bleeding, even at 11yo, he needs to be seen and evaluated by the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more
Stool for a six year old boy is always floating in the toilet and the color mostly is light brown. Is this worrisome?
Light stool: Your child's stools appear to be normal. ...Read more
When I go to the toilet sometimes after I have a stool I wipe and there is an orange jelly on tissue what could cause this?
See a GI doctor: Need a lot more information, examination and tests on the stools. You should definitely be seen and make sure this is not blood. Good luck. ...Read more
My stools come out in very dark greenish black pebbles. What does this mean? I've had different color, texture, and floating and non float stools
Possibly melena?: 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 (without obvious cause) ; symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Yes: No mistaking it. The usual cause of a floating stool -- by far -- is gas bubbles. There's an individual who writes frequently with the obsessive fear of pancreatic cancer with basically no evidence. If you are suffering from obsessive thoughts that you have cancer, please get with someone who can help you manage these. ...Read more
Rectal bleeding: The most common things causing this in my experience are anal fissures or hemorrhoids. Either way have this evaluated by your physician. Best of luck! ...Read more
The two most common causes of floating stools are excess gas and malabsorption, or poor absorption, of nutrients.
Certain foods can cause gas in your stools. Foods that commonly cause gas contain large amounts of sugar, lactose, starch, or fiber.
I would see a GI specialist. ...Read more
Today I had blood in my stool but when I wiped there wasn't any blood on the tissue what doea this mean?
Need to see your MD: Hemorrhoid is most common in your age, possibility of several other causes but need to see your doctor for examination and treatment, will need endoscopic examination. ...Read more
If stool has oil, what color is the oil - what color would you normally see floating on the water surface?
Depends: Oil in the stool will typically float as would oil in any liquid such as the water of the toilet. The color can vary depending on the underlying cause. Possibilities from clear to orange or other colors. Gallbladder problems, cystic fibrosis, GI absorption problems and inflammatory conditions can all be a factor. A doctor visit to determine the cause with lab analysis of the stool is beneficial. ...Read more
I'm 26 years old and had very light blood in the stool and very light blood after wiping tissue this morning please help?
My stool has been light brown with what appears to be blood in it. The. Blood is red in color. Also small amount of blood on tissue. Causes?
Bloody stool: You need to see your doctor or gastroentrologist right away, it could be an infection, hemorrhoids, polyps, analysis fissur & so on, if you can't see a doctor soon go to ER. Good luck. ...Read more
Are all cases of floating stool due to steatorrhea? Is it normal that stool floats? Is this a big concern if it does? Definitive answer please.
Floating stool: Floating stool is an exception, not the norm. Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool composition, but additional roles here are played by your bacterial flora, the effectiveness of food digestion and absorption, GI transit time, more. Exposures? Travel? Persistently altered bowel habits deserve medical attention ; evaluation please. ...Read more
I don't know what's goin on but I have been gettin white stuff on my stools like tissue but not n also gettin really loose stools its not all time?
Call your MD: There are different reasons that you can get white material in stool but almost always concerning. Please call your doctor and be seen to get evaluation asap. You probably can pick up a container from your md or lab to collect a stool sample asap, which will be a needed part of your evaluation. ...Read more
Tiny bit of blood for a couple days and today some sort of internal tissue lining with blood? I know this isn't something I ate as all stool is hard
Everytime I use the toilet 1-2 balls of stool exit &when I wipe the tissue is covered w/a watery brown (almost mucus like at times)substance. Serious?
Most likely not: This sounds like mucorrhea. This is not serious in of itself but is there any blood? The fact that you have this every time might be related to what you eat or could relate to irritable bowel. I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor so that it can be further defined and make sure you have nothing serious. ...Read more