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What causes grey colored stool in children?

What causes grey colored stool in children?

Food: The stool color is determined by the germs that live in the intestine and the foods and colors eaten. Gray is ok. ...Read more

Light Colored Stool (Definition)

Light colored stool is a clinical finding in which the feces are not as dark as normal, often a result ...Read more


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What causes mucus and blood in stool in toddler?

What causes mucus and blood in stool in toddler?

Multiple: Many times if the child is constipated there will be a bit of blood from an anal fissure ( cut) . Sometimes it may mean some viral infection. Sometimes it may mean a food intolerance/allergy. Please see your pediatrician, and bring a stool sample. ...Read more

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Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

Diet & bacteria: The color and texture of stool is most often affected by diet and the activity of normal bowel bacteria. The only colors that are worrisome are red, black, or white. ...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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Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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White specs (size of a pin heads) in stools?

Diet: Sounds like something in your diet. Are you having any abdominal pain or discomfort? Are your bowel habits changing? If yes or for any other concerns, see your doc. ...Read more

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Creamy coloured poo in an adult?

Creamy coloured poo in an adult?

Doctor can check: Light colored poo can be due to not enough bile getting into the intestine. If a person has gall bladder disease or some other bile blockage, such symptoms can occur. A primary care doctor can evaluate and order some tests. ...Read more

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Blood in feces in a toddler?

Blood in feces in a toddler?

Needs evaluation: Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause in your toddler is likely easily explained (e.g. Anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...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?

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?

All of the options: ...you mentioned are of course possible. Without more information, we can't tell from here. Simple stool analysis by your doctor should address your concern & facilitiate appropriate treatment. ...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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Black beads in stool?

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

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Little white clear worms in babies nasal aspirator?

Little white clear worms in babies nasal aspirator?

See the doctor: I would take the worms in with the baby and have the baby checked soon. ...Read more

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Color of stool in a child with rotavirus?

Color of stool in a child with rotavirus?

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

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Saw some red pieces in stool, food or blood?

Saw some red pieces in stool, food or blood?

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

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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?

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 more

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Feces (Definition)

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