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White Stool In Toddlers
Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood 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
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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?
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
Unsure...: Unsure what "black beads" in your stool might be but anytime the stool is black in color there is concern for blood. Your doctor should check the stool for blood and if positive conduct an investigation for the source. Also, i see you have reached the age of 50 which is the milepost we recommend a colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". ...Read more
Exam: please consult your physician for a complete exam and stool analysis. ...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.
Varies: You can get many different stool colors with Rotavirus. One more common color, in my experience, has been a distinct "technicolor green". As it progresses you can see clear watery stools, yellow stools, and finally brown. With the advent of the vaccine we hardly ever see Rotavirus these days. ...Read more
Hard to know: Without knowing what you've been eating, it's impossible to say. The easiest way to tell if you have blood in your stool is to do a stool test for occult blood. You can get hemoccult stool cards from your doctor and test this. If positive, there can be multiple causes for blood in stool -- and these need to be followed up. ...Read more
Is it normal that my toddlers diapers have undigested food in them, I always see oatmeal, pieces of fruit, branflakes, and beans in his stools?
Yes, that can happen: Yes, that does sometimes happen with toddlers. As long as he is acting well, has formed stools, no vomiting and is growing well, you don't need to worry. Those are all high fiber foods, which can be harder for a toddler to digest fully. If he is having pain or any of the other symptoms I mentioned, you should discuss this with his doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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