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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?

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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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?

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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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?

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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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?

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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I have stringy looking things, in my stools. I don't know if they are worms. Hoping not but not sure. Please help me?

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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4 da past 2 days. I hav noticed white an creamy an stringy stuff in my stool. Should I be concerned. What is the white and creamy and stringy stuff?

4 da past 2 days. I hav noticed white an creamy an stringy stuff in my stool. Should I be concerned. What is the white and creamy and stringy stuff?

Worms?: Hi. Obviously we can't diagnose you on the internet, but you might want to see your doctor. Stool can be analyzed for a variety go things you may not want. ...Read more

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What is a white stringy mucous looking thing found in a stool.... is a doctor needed?

What is a white stringy mucous looking thing found in a stool.... is a doctor needed?

Mucus with stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies & probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Y do I have stringy mucus in my stools n y at times no stools comes out just mucus n traces of black n white stools n y my stomach hurts so bad?

Y do I have stringy mucus in my stools n y at times no stools comes out just mucus n traces of black n white stools n y my stomach hurts so bad?

See a doctor: These symptoms could be due to inflammatory bowel disease such as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. The conditions are treatable but need to be evaluated and controlled as soon as possible. The symptoms and damage caused can worsen over time if not suppressed early in the course of illness. ...Read more

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