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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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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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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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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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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?

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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I have small kidney shaped things passing in my stool, black specs and stringy, foamy loose stools and constipation. What is it?

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 (bupropion) 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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What does gurgling, has and stringy stool mean?

What does gurgling, has and stringy stool mean?

Many things: It sounds like you are worried about this, and you have provided too little information to really be able to help. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can too much fat in the diet cause stringy stool?

Can too much fat in the diet cause stringy stool?

Typically no: Fat in the stool usually manifests as diarrhea. ...Read more

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My stool was half black and half brown and it had a lot of stringy substance all over it & also smelled bad is everything okay with me?

My stool was half black and half brown and it had a lot of stringy substance all over it & also smelled bad is everything okay with me?

Maybe & maybe not: 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 (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants evaluation ...Read more

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My stool is very stringy and full of mucus?

My stool is very stringy and full of mucus?

May be colitis: This could be do to colitis or irritable bowel syndrome. You should see your doctor who might recommend stool testing and a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Our son had a few small darker stringy soft objects in his stool. He is breasfed and we do not know what they could be.?

Our son had a few small darker stringy soft objects in his stool. He is breasfed and we do not know what they could be.?

Solid food?: Is he taking any solid foods? Bananas can create stringy objects in stool. If exclusively breastfed and having stringy stool, follow up with doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Brown stringy stool with mucus. No pain and no changes in diet or anything. Day 2 that I've noticed it. What could it be? I'm very scared

Brown stringy stool with mucus. No pain and no changes in diet or anything. Day 2 that I've noticed it. What could it be? I'm very scared

Bowel irregularity: Sometimes the bowels get upset. Need more information, Age, part of world, other meds, diseases.
Usually bowel consistency changes with diet. Have you eaten differently? Any seafood? Shellfish? Water contamination, out of country?
Need more information.
Probiotics by mouth at the pharmacy are useful for getting the gut back on tract after a normal doctor exam. ...Read more

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My stool stringy, rubbery, wirh mucas. Can I be still passing parasites. With the use of metamicil?

My stool stringy, rubbery, wirh mucas. Can I be still passing parasites. With the use of metamicil?

R U trying to cure: ...parasites with Metamucil? Sorry, but see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment please. ...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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Why does Metamucil make me stool kind of "stringy like"at times. Kind of strings together, I thought this would "soften" not be like icky silly putty?

Stringy stool: Stringy stool is a symptom with many causes, benign and not so benign. Metamucil itself doesn't usually cause stringy stool, but it may have unmasked this symptom. If it is pencil like and persists more than two weeks it may be a sign of luminal (phenobarbital) obstruction. Flat ribbon like stools can be seen in irritable bowel syndrome. If it persists, it should be evaluated further by your doctor. ...Read more

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Having brown loose stool floats on suface and stringy help please?

Having brown loose stool floats on suface and stringy help please?

Changes in bowels: If you are having any fevers, pain in abdomen, blood in stool, weight changes, or going to bathroom at night, I would want you to be seen by M.D. If the flat stools persist, then an exam also warranted. ...Read more

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For the past 3 days I have had an uti, and am trying to kick it. Today I had white thick stringy stuff in my stool. Any clue what that could be?

For the past 3 days I have had an uti, and am trying to kick it. Today I had white thick stringy stuff in my stool. Any clue what that could be?

Stool changes: Probably nothing serious, but to really tell what this is it must be examined in the laboratory for cells, microorganisms, and so on and so on. May also be yeast infection, but you would have to show this to a doctor. ...Read more

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I have black stringy stool. I called local hospital asking them if it was an emergency. She said I cant give medical advice and hung up. What do I do?

I have black stringy stool. I called local hospital asking them if it was an emergency. She said I cant give medical advice and hung up. What do I do?

Melena?: Melena is black tarry stool that occurs with bleeding from the upper GI tract and should be evaluated right away. Are you taking aspirin or similar medications?
Some drugs like pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can produce black stool. ...Read more

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Stringy, slimey, slippery, shiny, dark brown thing in stool. I poked it with a qtip and it came apart with a little effort. This wasn't a worm was it?

Stringy, slimey, slippery, shiny, dark brown thing in stool. I poked it with a qtip and it came apart with a little effort. This wasn't a worm was it?

Thoughts...: Can't say whether or not it's a worm, but the food you eat contributes to the stool's consistency and appearance. Foods with high insoluble fiber (celery) can cause stringy things in stool. Your doctor will probably consider doing some stool studies if concerned, especially if you've been travelling or living abroad. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have had life long constipation. Lately it's worse than usual and have hard stool and a lot of mucus. It sometimes is white and stringy. I am 19.

I have had life long constipation. Lately it's worse than usual and have hard stool and a lot of mucus. It sometimes is white and stringy. I am 19.

Ans: Well if this has been going on for long time I would assume you have had a conscious and lab work. I would also assume you are taking some kind of stool softener a since your issue seems chronic? Best here to see your doctor get another evaluation and colonoscopy first. ...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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Severe sudden onset of pain in ovaries 3 days ago. Randomly threw up yesterday. Small stringy thing in stool today. PT were all negative.

Severe sudden onset of pain in ovaries 3 days ago. Randomly threw up yesterday. Small stringy thing in stool today. PT were all negative.

May be bowel related: Watch your symptoms, if persistent pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, blood in stool, diarrhea, in any combination, see your PCP first and then follow instructions. If already resolving, no action necessary unless recurrent issue ...Read more

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I am experiencing a thick, sticky, stringy mucus in stool, this has been for minimum of two months. I occasionally see dark red blood along with this.

I am experiencing a thick, sticky, stringy mucus in stool, this has been for minimum of two months. I occasionally see dark red blood along with this.

See md: Several possibilities including infection, parasites, inflammation, polyps, etc. Tumors/cancers less likely at your age, but not impossble. Dark red blood is a more concerning symptom/sign. Get examined ...Read more