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Dr. Victor Bonuel answered:

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

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related. Get checked for infection,inflammation & spasm of your intestines & heart condition. Take care!
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa answered:

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

Intestine
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
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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

Feces
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.
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Dr. Imran Saeed answered:

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

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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.
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Dr. Charles Miller answered:

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

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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
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I have white seed- like "things" in my stool.. What are the possibilities of it being? Thanks.

No way to know

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Probably just seeds or something you ate. If there is no diarrhea it likely means there is nothing to worry about. If you have symptoms to go along with it then you see your doctor.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I have little string looking things in my stool. could i have pinworms?

Need exam of stool

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Pinworms usually produce severe itching, particularly at night, around the anus. A scotch tape test looking for the worms is the best way to diagnose this and is fairly simple. No way to know what the "string looking things" are without some tests.
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Dr. Jack Rubin answered:

Diahreah since Dec. and weird, squishy, bean-like things in stool recentely. These arent worm eggs are they?

Diarrhea

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If you have had diarrhea since December, you really such see a gastroenterologist (G) for a history, physical exam and probably a colonoscopy (C) You are a young woman and need to have a colitis diagnosed, or have that diagnosis excluded by the C. If you think you have a worm infection the G can get some stool and send it off to the lab to get an answer. See a G or go to the ER soon for your sake.
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My Exclusively breastfeed babies stool has mintgreen things and its armygreen in colour & runny,what could be the problem & how do i solve it.?

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Baby
It is probably normal if the baby is exclusively breast fed. There was some tarry greenish stool in the colon during pregnancy, and it slowly comes out over the first few weeks, which is probably what accounts for the greenish color. The consistency of normal baby stool varies from very, soft, wet mushy (usually sweet smelling) stools to firm. Unless the stools are VERY WATERY, don't be concerned.
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What are these white things worms in my stool? What are tests for pinworms?

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A scotch tape test can be done for you. You set your alarm to wake up in the middle of the night (when the pinworms are usually active) and press a piece of scotch tape to your anus. The tape is then stuck to a microscope slide and the laboratory can look for pinworm eggs. A stool sample for ova and parasites is not as good a way to diagnose. Some just do presumptive tx if exposed.
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