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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Chest discomfort, severe lower abdominal pain, white things in stool, diarrhea and yellow stringy things in stool also. What could be causing these?

Dr. Victor Bonuel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Chest discomfort, severe lower abdominal pain, white things in stool, diarrhea and yellow stringy things in stool also. What could be causing these?

It could be stress : Related. Get checked for infection, inflammation & spasm of your intestines & heart condition. Take care! ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
Board Certified, Nephrology and Dialysis
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Diagnosed with a UTI and gastrointeritis...Been on antibiotics for a week and see little black stringy things in stool. Any ideas on what they are?

Dr. Madhu Kandarpa
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Diagnosed with a UTI and gastrointeritis...Been on antibiotics for a week and see little black stringy things in stool. Any ideas on what they are?

Hard to tell: Possibilities are sloughed intestinal mucosal lining, undigested food, or other possibilities. Rare possibility of intestinal worms. Check with your doctor or may need to check stool. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Imran Saeed
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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I recently had a colonoscopy test and im 24 a couple of weeks later im starting to see stringy black things in my stool could u please help?

Dr. Imran Saeed
Board Certified, Colon and Rectal Surgery
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I recently had a colonoscopy test and im 24 a couple of weeks later im starting to see stringy black things in my stool could u please help?

Ift could be old : Blood. If you had biopsies taken or a polyp removed then its not uncommon to see old blood in stool. It could also reflect an upper GI source such as gastic ulcers. If you continue to experience the above then let your GI doc know. ...Read more

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Dr. R Condon Hughes
Board Certified, Dermatopathology
36 years in practice
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I have stringy looking things, in my stools. I don't know if they are worms. Hoping not but not sure. Please help me?

Dr. R Condon Hughes
Board Certified, Dermatopathology
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I have stringy looking things, in my stools. I don't know if they are worms. Hoping not but not sure. Please help me?

See the Pathologist: Take a stool sample to the local laboratory and ask them (or your doctor) to look for "ova and parasites". If it is a worm, the laboratory will be able to tell. ...Read more

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
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Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I checked my stool , i know it sounds weird but i found on a couple occassions now gooey worm type stringy things like mucus is this normal?

Dr. Kathy Robinson
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I checked my stool , i know it sounds weird but i found on a couple occassions now gooey worm type stringy things like mucus is this normal?

May be normal: This could be normal but if you have other symptoms like diarrhea, burning with stool or fevers you should see a doctor. Also if this persists and is not just an occasional finding I would see a doctor and have them do some stool studies. ...Read more

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Dr. William Coutts ii
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I am chronic diarrhea big time. I have tried many things to stop it. Added fiber, cut out certain foods, etc. My stool is stringy with mucos....any?

Dr. William Coutts ii
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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I am chronic diarrhea big time.  I have tried many things to stop it.  Added fiber, cut out certain foods, etc.  My stool is stringy with mucos....any?

Probiotics : I have found the use of probiotics to be very useful to treat many forms of diarrhea. Probiotics are the good kinds of bacteria that are needs for proper function of your intestines. Probiotics may be obtained by drinking kefir. Eating yogurt or various fermented vegetables like sauerkraut . There are also probiotic supplements available from health food stores. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Had pain in the left flank and lower back..and next to the hips followed by loose mucus stool with black things that were hard aN black stringy things?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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Had pain in the left flank and lower back..and next to the hips followed by loose mucus stool with black things that were hard aN black stringy things?

Needs to be checked: From your description it may be a gastrointestinal infection or colitis etc.We don't know what the black stringy things are.I will advice get it checked by your doctor and may need stool examination for blood,,culture and parasites.And if indicated may need colonoscopy etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Miller
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How can I tell difference between blood in stool and pieces of food? I ate a lot of watermelon yesterday. My next bm was full of red, stringy things?

Dr. Charles Miller
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How can I tell difference between blood in stool and pieces of food? I ate a lot of watermelon yesterday. My next bm was full of red, stringy things?

Probably food: If you want to determine if red stuff in your stool is blood or food, when you use toilet paper to clean yourself, blood will stain the paper red, while food will not stain, but remain whole on the paper. Also, blood will usually make the commode water reddish like food coloring in water, while food in stool will not run like that. You can ask your doctor for a stool guaiac test to be sure. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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I have small kidney shaped things passing in my stool, black specs and stringy, foamy loose stools and constipation. What is it?

Dr. James Lin
Board Certified, Urology
46 years in practice
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I have small kidney shaped things passing in my stool, black specs and stringy, foamy loose stools and constipation. What is it?

Here are...: Noticing the kidney-shaped things in stool is coincidental and not specifically related with GI-symptoms, for which you need to work on healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. Meanwhile, check out the timing between current GI-symptoms and Wellbutrin to track if its potential benefits outweighs its side effects. For detailed long-term care, work with Doc closely and timely. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
56 years in practice
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Took Z-Pak for sinus infection. Antibiotics cause me diarrhea. i found transparent worm-like stringy "things" in my last stool. What is this?

Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Took Z-Pak for sinus infection. Antibiotics cause me diarrhea. i found transparent worm-like stringy "things" in my last stool. What is this?

Mucus: Antibiotic related diarrhea can be accompanied by secretion of mucus such as you describe. This is usually self limited and should clear in a few days. ...Read more

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