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Causes Of White Stool
Around one month i need to go toilet two times in morning first time it is normal stool and second time it is watery stool like diarrhea..?
Normal for stool to change consistency in the same day? One is light brown/normal shape, next one is dark brown and pretty soft.
Can happen: This can happen. Usually due to changes in diet. If you are consistently taking a fiber supplement, then less likely. You should consider regular fiber in the diet and more water intake. It's best to discuss significant changes with your physician. May want to consider colonoscopy if you are adult age. ...Read more
I defecate 1-2/day.Starts off every time w/ solid stool but always ends w/ soft or liquid stool for the last 1.5 mo. Why?
Normal: The colon (and rectum) absorb water. The stool coming out first has had more internal contact time with the colon lining, thus more water reabsorption; leading to harder stools compared to the stool that is evacuated after this. This is normal. Stool softners would make the harder stool softer, but really not needed unless it bothers you, or it is causing hemorrhoids. ...Read more
Black little dots in stool. Would colon cancer stools be thin one day then be normal the next? I did have blood in stools for two days only last week
Not sure: I am assuming that you do not have a significant family history for colon cancer. Colon cancer can result in thin stools but i would think that they stay that way. Blood in the stool can indicate possible colon tumor(polyp) or cancer but it not very common for patients your age.I would reccomend that you see a dr. To find out the cause of your bleeding.Internal hemorrhiods could be a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Normal color stool, diarrhea and constipation, tiny bit of pain when stool comes out, using bathroom twice per day, is this normal for a 16 year old?
25 to 26 day cycle.Noticed very small amounts of brown spotting discharge w/ clear mucus on day 10. Trace amount red blood after sex same day. Normal?
Could be: It is within the realm of normalcy. Talk with your doctor if you have particular questions. ...Read more
Monthly cycle usually lasts five days on the fifth day no blood flow a small gush dark blood. It's day six when I wipe moucus red blood what is this?
Likely variation on: normal. What you described may be just a variation on your normal pattern. I trust that you have had regular PAP smears. If the bleeding remains no worse than you described, you may wait to take it up with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more
Since last week i have 3 times stool in a day stools are normal brown. After one stool i have urge to stool again is it normal?
At least in America: As addressed on HealthTap before, normal stool pattern in America is actually a range. Most people will defecate from once every third to fourth day to three times a day. The timing of stooling depends on intake, transit, more.Changes in stool caliber & texture, evidence of maldigestion/ malabsorption, blood, & sometimes altered color all signal cause for concern that warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more
I had black smelly soft stool, the first part of my stool was regular brown, firm. followed by semi liquid black tar like stool. The night before i'd drunk two glasses of (red) Malbec wine.. over there past few weeks my stools have been more light coloure
Possible melena?: If in setting of alcohol, NSAID/aspirin use, etc may be higher likelihood that the described stool was melena, often caused by significant bleeding in upper GI tract, most often from ulcer. This would clearly require MD attention - would need more info, of course. Seek MD esp if re flags e.g. weakness/dizziness, nausea/vomit, fever, weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does melena/black stool take the shape of normal stool (sausage like)? I've read it's always a tarry "blob" like consistency.
See below: It can be either. If your having black tarry stools, you need to be seen soon. ...Read more
25 year old male. found blood on tissue in december. black, tarry stool month later. now undigested food and always pencil thin stool. colon cancer?
Get seen: You should have seen your physician already. Be brave. There are several possibilities. ...Read more
Red/pink/orange colored chucks in stool (every few weeks or so) and black specks consistently. Blood occult negative. Ideas?
Probably food : If guaiac negative, then the colored particles are likely food matter. ...Read more
Pink on tp after wiping, no bright red, some white mucus in stool, mucus few days earlier with nothing on tp.No straining. No hard stool.Not constipated?
What causes a 3month old baby to stool bright yellow then slightly yellowish but the 3rd day her stool color returns to it's normal color green?
Painful soft/diarrhea at night next day bright red blood in solid stool. Been checked for hemaroid and fissures none. First case of blood since feb 15?
Blood in stool: There are many potential causes of blood in stool from benign to serious. These can include fissure and hemorrhoid, inflammatory disease, blood coagulation problems, cancer, diverticulosis, vascular malformation like in angiodysplasia, rectal ulcer. Recommend one-on-one discussion with physician. ...Read more
My son whos three has yellow mucusy stringy bm's why? Most of the time but sometimes very dark brown. Hes not strainin to go. Its formed.
Food allergy: Very often gut inflammation from undiagnosed food allergies leads to gut inflammation which presents this way. Start a daily food diary to start tracking foods and then go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional med doc to help you evaluate this and maximize your son's health. Start him on a high dose multi strain probiotic from the health food store in the meantime. ...Read more
For the past week, I've had mucus in my stools with caramel to yellow looking mucus on the toilet paper accompanying it every time I've gone. Help!
Need exam: You will need an exam and some lab testing to get your answer. Call your DR and get an apt. ...Read more