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Is it a tape worm? My stool is very soft, I have gas a lot and I see white objects in my stool about the size of white rice but not moving.

Is it a tape worm? My stool is very soft, I have gas a lot and I see white objects in my stool about the size of white rice but not moving.

Tape worms: These are very unusual in the usa, and unless the infestation is overwhelming should ultimately clear itself. There are three major tape worms to be considered, and exam of stool by someone with expertise in the area is essential to diagnosis. ...Read more

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Found corn like objects in stool. Haven't ate corn recently. Why could this be?

Found corn like objects in stool. Haven't ate corn recently. Why could this be?

Indigestible fiber: Human beings lack the enzymes and anatomy to break down certain fibers, so they can't be absorbed by the intestines. It's very common for these indigestible fibers to be visible in the stool. While you might not have eaten corn recently, you may have eaten something with that appearance. Unless you're having other digestive problems (diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss), no worries. ...Read more

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Our son had a few small darker stringy soft objects in his stool. He is breasfed and we do not know what they could be.?

Our son had a few small darker stringy soft objects in his stool. He is breasfed and we do not know what they could be.?

Solid food?: Is he taking any solid foods? Bananas can create stringy objects in stool. If exclusively breastfed and having stringy stool, follow up with doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Found corn like objects in stool. Haven't ate corn recently. Also have light stool. Possible gallbladder issue?

Found corn like objects in stool. Haven't ate corn recently. Also have light stool. Possible gallbladder issue?

Unlikely: Undigested corn is normal. The fact that some kernels took longer then others is not surprising. This is unrelated to your gallbladder. ...Read more

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Is it possible to pass sac-like objects on a stool that look like tapeworm eggs (golden, firm, etc.) but are not? If so, what are the possibilities?

Is it possible to pass sac-like objects on a stool that look like tapeworm eggs (golden, firm, etc.) but are not? If so, what are the possibilities?

Tapeworm unlikely: I'm pretty sure you're the same person who has asked several questions about tapeworm, cats, and things you have seen in your stool or your cat's feces. In the US, human tapeworm infestation is rare, and cat tapeworm is espcially unlikley to infect humans. But see your doctor if you remain concerned. A simple stool "ova and parasites" test will tell for sure whether or not you have it. ...Read more

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Have itching in anal area and found what looked like worm 5-6" in stool today. Had seaweed salad yesterday and object in stool resembled piece of that?

Have itching in anal area and found what looked like worm 5-6" in stool today. Had seaweed salad yesterday and object in stool resembled piece of that?

Just a thought: But PINWORM is a very common parasitic infection with ANAL ITCHING as it's primary symptom!! Get it checked out...a fresh stool specimen or a scotch tape sample ftom the anus often will find the characteristic eggs!!!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Female friend, severe constipation, used suppositories oral laxative. Was able to go, had fleshy object about 7" long, appear, not a stool? Er or doc

Female friend, severe constipation, used suppositories oral laxative. Was able to go, had fleshy object about 7" long, appear, not a stool? Er or doc

Doctor: I do not see anything to cause someone to go to the doctor's office or the er. But, if you want to have a physician examine a female recovered from constipation then that is definitely not a reason to go to the er. ...Read more

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I'm 22 and today after a bowel movement I saw black or maybe dark green lleafy objects in my stool its colon cancer?

I'm 22 and today after a bowel movement I saw black or maybe dark green lleafy objects in my stool its colon cancer?

Is it colon cancer?: Colon cancer is diagnosed under a microscope by a pathologist looking at a piece of your colon. That piece is collected during colonoscopy, where the inside of your colon is visualized, any polyps, or masses are biopsied and sent to path. Your age is low risk. Your dark, tarry stool, is a symptom. If persists, take a sample to your doc, test it for blood, if positive, doc will order colonoscopy. ...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.

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