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I have been eating more firbre appox 28g a day from 10g. my stools are coming out like thick sludge and I'm finished in a minute shall I call a dr ?

I have been eating more firbre appox 28g a day from 10g. my stools are coming out like thick sludge and I'm finished in a minute shall I call a dr ?

May be due fiber: If you increased your fiber intake rapidly, this may be the cause of the change in her bowels. You might consider decreasing the amount of fiber and then increasing it more slowly to see if this helps matters. If not, then a visit to your family doctor would be advised. If there is any evidence of blood in the stool, or black tarry stool, then I would see her doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I use to take out stool using finger inside deeply everyday .Now i stopped and will not do that again. will this have any effect in future?

I use to take out stool using finger inside deeply everyday .Now i stopped and will not do that again. will this have any effect in future?

I don't think so.: If you suffer from constipation , here are a few tips to help you pass a stool every day.Increase your daily fiber intake and drink a little extra water every day.You can easily add more daily fiber by taking Metamucil or another fiber product.It may take a week or two to begin working. ...Read more

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Finished antibiotics. Now very soft stool , heavy, lying in ground of loo. Started w/ antib. still happening, 1+ week. What to do to make normal?

Finished antibiotics. Now very soft stool , heavy, lying in ground of loo. Started w/ antib. still happening, 1+ week. What to do to make normal?

Probiotics: This is probably caused by the antibiotic. Many antibiotics can kill off helpful intestinal bacteria that keep us regular. This can lead to abnormal stools, and/or diarrhea. This is most often helped with a probiotic tablet, or an active culture yogurt. If the problem persists, fever occurs you should see your doctor to be screened for Clostridium difficile. ...Read more

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Have to go to bathroom as as finished eating and there's blood in stool?

Have to go to bathroom as as finished eating and there's blood in stool?

ED: Seek care from a physician via Emergency Department or elsewhere. It could be something benign like your gastrocolic reflex mediating severe diarrhea with irritation leading to blood in stool but this is highly unlikely. I would get seen as soon as possible even emergently. ...Read more

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I passed a stool and noticed a small white worm wriggle about for a few seconds before it stopped moving, what type of worm is it?

I passed a stool and noticed a small white worm wriggle about for a few seconds before it stopped moving, what type of worm is it?

Stool worms: Most likely tape or round worm. You need to see a doctor right away and bring with you a fresh stool sample to send to a lab for diagnosis of worm type so you can be treated appropriately. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's, stopped Flagyl in Dec. My stools have smelled terrible since then. A symptom of Crohn's to be worried about or the drug cessation?

I have Crohn's, stopped Flagyl in Dec. My stools have smelled terrible since then. A symptom of Crohn's to be worried about or the drug cessation?

Check: Check in with doctor for an assessment, blood work and a stool analysis. He/she will be able to give you the advice you need. All the best. ...Read more

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Have had blood on toilet tissue 5 weeks then stopped for 4 weeks now has been starting again slightly from hard stool 115lbs 19YO F healthy active ?

Have had blood on toilet tissue 5 weeks then stopped for 4 weeks now has been starting again slightly from hard stool 115lbs 19YO F healthy active ?

Blood on paper: Rectal blood is abnormal and must be explained, but in your case it probably is a benign situation from hard stool with possible anal fissure or hemorrhoids. Take a daily stool softener like colace, (docusate sodium) eat foods high in fiber and drink adequate fluids every day. If traces of rectal blood continue see your physician or a proctologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Unusual: That's unusual. What led you to take a probiotic? Most likely the stool abnormality is from something other than the probiotic. If it persists more than a week or 2 then a medical exam would be reasonable. ...Read more

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How long after taking iron tablets will my stool remain black? I stopped on friday and I have a bm once every 3 or so days and still black :/ nervous. They are formed; but black.

Don't worry: If you have a bm only once every 3 days, this means that the iron would stay in the stool until you have the next bm. If the dark color extends beyond 2 bm cycles, then you should get checked out. ...Read more

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Very loose, oily stool. Stopped eating bread/gluten and has stopped. Gluten allergy?

Very loose, oily stool. Stopped eating bread/gluten and has stopped. Gluten allergy?

Fat malabsorption: You may be describing fat malabsorption, which can result in a loose, oily stool. While this could be due to dietary allergies, you should see your doctor for a thorough evaluation since there are many causes of fat malabsorption. ...Read more

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Blood in stool twice, but suddenly stopped. Ok for 3 days so far?

Blood in stool twice,  but suddenly stopped. Ok for 3 days so far?

Further evaluation: It is not normal to have blood in the stool. A lot of things can give you blood in the stool such as bleeding from hemorrhoids, diverticular bleeding, infections/inflammations such as crohn's, ischemic bowel, malignancy etc. You should see and talk to your doctor about episodes of blood in the stool and you would need to get further evaluations and work-up - and colonsocopy would be one of them. ...Read more

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Taking narcotics for over 2 yrs. VERY constipated. Sometimes go over 2 wks. Stool softness have stopped helping. What can I do??

Taking narcotics for over 2 yrs. VERY constipated.  Sometimes go over 2 wks. Stool softness have stopped helping. What can I do??

Why on narcotics?: If you are on chronic narcotics for pain, please think about seeing a pain specialist who can help you manage your pain in other ways and reduce the amount of narcotic you take. This is the best treatment for constipation and other side effects. Other meds, nerve blocks, physical therapy may help. Long-term narcotics can be dangerous. Look for a physician anesthesiologist with pain expertise. ...Read more

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I used to eat ~1 cup of yogurt/day but stopped recently. For the last few weeks I've had loose stools 1x/day. Is this related due to probiotics?

I used to eat ~1 cup of yogurt/day but stopped recently. For the last few weeks I've had loose stools 1x/day. Is this related due to probiotics?

Could be: a lot of things. Mostly the calcium and lack of fiber in yogurt is more likely. The probiotics is a bit tricky because most commercial yogurt isn't that good on quality control of the living bacteria. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

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Im having a problem that when i pass stool my anus burs... in morning once i finished after an hour i feel i have to go toilet again. Than I go for it 3 to 4 times daily, anus burning problem facing from four days. My anus remain burning more than one a

Im having  a problem that when i pass stool my anus burs...
 in morning once i finished after an hour i feel i have to go toilet again. Than I go for it 3 to 4 times daily, anus burning problem facing from four days.
My anus remain burning more than one a

See doctor: There are many causes of rectal burning. Infection or hemorroids are common causes. You can try a hemorrhoid cream and see if this helps but if it does not you may need to see a doctor for an exam to get a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I,m 17 year , i had blood in my stool but after taking pills it stopped but i feel little bit weak and have stool with some little black spots?

I,m 17 year , i had blood in my stool but after taking pills it stopped but i feel little bit weak and have stool with some little black spots?

See gi doctor: See a gi doctor. Blood in the stool can be serious. You may need some other tests such as a CT scan or endoscopy. Black tarry stools can be seen in gi bleeding. get a heme occult test as well. ...Read more