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White Watery Stool
Watery white stools: Watery white stool may mean that stool may contain mucus or exudate which is sign of colonic inflammation (colitis) another reason for white stool which may or may not be watery is jaundice (yellow skin and eyes) it has to do with lack of pigment in stool. Yet another reason is dietary or if one had oral contrast for radiologic testing. ...Read more
Runner trots: Long-distance/marathon runners can experience an unpleasant symptom associated with prolonged exercise: diarrhea. Also known as "runner's trots" or "runner's diarrhea, " exercise-induced diarrhea can result in severe cramping, constipation and loose, watery stools during or after an exercise session. While the exact cause of exercise-induced diarrhea is unknown. ...Read more
Stool Labs Needed:
Need to send off a stool sample to the lab. See a doctor to get the process started.
Also a physical exam and medical history will be helpful to narrow down the diagnosis. ...Read more
Loose stools:: Could be due to a virus (or other infection) or something you are eating or drinking, or an over-the-counter medicine or supplement you may be taking. Sucralose (splenda) and sorbitol (in gummy or jelly candies, breath mints or sugar free gum, or prunes) can cause loose stools. If this lasts more than a few days, get checked to find out why. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, recreational drugs, fatty foods ...Read more
Blood in the Stool: I think the very obvious answer here is that this is proof you need to see a physician. Blood in the stool is not to be observed or just ignored. ...Read more
Yes: Rectal exam may be done to evaluate loos stools and rule out blood in your stools which the examiner can do at same time as the exam. It may also rule out rectal lesions or hemorroids etc. ...Read more
My 2yr old baby has a green not so watery stool. I'm bothered. Pls let me know if its bad or not. Ty?
Can be normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green ; slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. ...Read more
My girlfriend had a blood watery stool but didn't experience any pain after. What caused this to happen?
See Primary Care Dr.: This could be something as benign as a hemorrhoid (enlarged vein in the rectum that leaks blood), but also may represent a more serious illness in her colon. She should see her primary care doctor. ...Read more
Hello, I am suffering from gastritis since 5 days which now has resulted in diarrhoea with very watery stool. Should I have any medicine?
See a doctor: The only manner in which this can be accurately diagnosed is to examine the stool and get a thorough history and physical exam. Stool may need cultures, exam for inflammatory cells, etc, before an accurate picture of the problem and plan for treatment can be created. For medication you can try imodium, (loperamide) but would still get evaluated. ...Read more
My stool is a light brown and very watery I have between 10 -15 minuets of straight watery stool. It is more watery then dihrea is this serious?
Watery diarrhea: In episodic diarrhea, the key thing, assuming there is no blood in the diarrhea, is the possibility of dehydration. If you have diarrhea such as this, it is important to drink lots of fluids to rehydrate yourself. Sometimes medication such as Lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) is useful to slow it down, although it is usually self-limited. See your doctor if it does not resolve in several days. Good luck. ...Read more
Sulfa trim: Diarrhea can be a side effect. Sulfatrim is often used to treat diarrhea infections. But if you are taking it for another issue, and you are now having diarrhea, pls alert your dr. If you were already having the diarrhea before, then it is the infection, not the diarrhea. ...Read more
Could you tell me why my husband has been suffering from gastritis for few days, he has watery stool followed by bleeding?
Considerations...: Gastroenteritis is typically an inflammation of the stomach & bowel, most commonly due to an ingested infectious agent (viral, bacterial, parasitic). He should be aware of kitchen hygiene in preparing foods for others, when in public spaces avoid touching common surfaces, carry disinfectant or wash hands frequently to avoid transmission. See doc if persistent, stools contain blood, or dehydrated. ...Read more
Since morning I am having watery stool with mucous and blood is it too severe? I have to go out of station tomorrow. Should I leave or get it treated?
Just had a buffet of grilled food. Went back had some urge to defecate. Went to do so and found out to have dark brown watery stool. Felt giddy too.?
Food borne illness.: Sounds like you may have contracted a food-borne illness, either from the food itself or from others who may have handled the food with unclean hands. This may last a few days. Drink plenty of fluids to keep yourself hydrated. ...Read more
I need to go toilet two times in day. 1st b4 breakfast is normal stool 2nd is after breakfast that is watery stool like diarrea. It happen 1month?
1yr boy pasing type5, 6. 4stool/day acording bristol chart but passes a heavy watery stool early morning, had 12oz milk at night in routine, what is cause?
Diarrhea: First of 12ounces of milk is too much for your child to drink at one time. Secondly you are exposing your child to develop dental caries because of the sugars present in milk. Third, if he is developing watery diarrhea after drinking milk you have to consider the possibility of lactose intolerance. ...Read more
Have watery stool sometimes clear sometimes light to dark brown I have noticed it changes depending on what I have had to eat or drink. Sometimes has a very offensive smell. Avg toilet trips per day 5-8?
Darrheai: Howard, this is not normal and needs to be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Too complicated to try and answer in 400 characters. Good luck. ...Read more
PMS/IBS/endometriosi: This happens to some people who have pms. It can also happen for those with endometriosis. For patients with irritable bowel syndrome the hormonal changes associated with having a period can trigger their bowel problems too. These are things you can discuss with your physician. ...Read more
No: If this is a chronic problem you should have it evaluated. A GI specialist may be the best route. ...Read more
Response to laxative:
Watery stool is from 2 laxative tablet. Some times f you had severe constipation and hard stool can irritate the Anal/Rectal mucosa and cause minor bleeding and the bloody stool. If this persist contact your doctor.
Do you have hemorrhoids? That can also cause some bleeding too. ...Read more
6 mos old bby. 3x watery stool today. Yesterday no stool. Only milk formula feeding. Is it nrmal?
Loose watery stool every morning, once per day. I feel perfectly fine, no pain, no fatigue. What could it be?
Need more info: Is it related to a particular food? Any recent weight loss? Any blood or mucus in stool? Loose stool can be a sign of many different conditions. ...Read more
My 3 years old kid has few fat globules in his stool exam. Watery stool. Is this a serious problem? What it means?
Fat in stool: Fecal fat generally speaking may indicate a malabsorption problem. However this is usually with large quantities of fat in stool. It's concerning if associated with weight-loss or foul smelling stool that floats. If the symptoms are transient and very few globules are found, it probably doesn't require any acute treatment. Your doctor may monitor the child for weight changes or do a stool study. ...Read more
Does having loose watery stool from laxatives effect bcp? Happened 15 mins after taking it. Some say yes some say no
Maybe: The BCP is broken down by stomach acid and absorbed in the small intestine. If laxatives are causing an increased transport through the small & large intestine then the BCP is not optimally absorbed. Take the BCP and wait at least one hour before using laxatives, which are not recommended for daily use. ...Read more