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Why Does Your Feces Sometimes Come Out Looking Like A Thick Rope
Enough fiber,fluids: Colon works to pull water out of stool; what's left depends on fiber content, fluid content. Hard pellets: inadequate in both; watery: imbalance of fluid/solid due to a bunch of things (secretion, inflammation, inadequate fiber, irritable bowel, infection). Rope-like shape is because the colon is a long cylinder. Liquid stool on right, progressively more formed as it moves through. ...Read more
Cause for a white dissolvable liquid surrounding feces? Not thick. Had colonoscopy 7 days ago. Been waiting for biopsies. Colon was visibly good.
I recently had stool with what looked like a red thick string, is this something I should get checked out right away?
Blood in stool: Blood in a bowel movement is abnormal and in your age group a minor condition like anal fissure or hemorrhoid is a usual cause. Since you are not bleeding profusely and don't have abnormal bowel symptoms otherwise there is no urgency in being examined but you could discuss this with your physician or Gynecologist who will advise you. ...Read more
My stool is never hard anymore. Always soft & mushy. Hard to pass. Why might this be? Sometimes easy cause it's thick watery.
Multiple reasons: Interfere diet has changed where you are not taking in adequate fiber will have soft and mushy stool. Also if there is a reason to have increased water in urine or stool from gastrointestinal disorder like malabsorption this could be the reason. Any reason that you might have developed diabetes? Has your fluid intake increased dramatically? ...Read more
What would cause a sudden onset of passing small pebble stool covered in thick white mucus/fatty like substance?
Fat/fiber: with mucous is the most common reason for this to occur. ...Read more
Little arousal causes semen like discharge when i meet my gf, whn passing stool thick discharge felt, is daily arousal & no ejaculation is harmful?Help!
I started Flagyl 3 days ago for c-diff, im i still contagious.Can c-diff be hard stool with thick/sticky like mucus?
Diarrhea-contagious: Since only 80% of c diff responds to Flagyl you should consider yourself contagious at least until the diarrhea resolves. There is also a relatively high recurrence rate so the real answer is you are potentially contagious until the diarrhea resolves and stays gone for a couple of weeks... ...Read more
Whenever I pass stool some amount of semen discharge from penis. Sometimes thin & sometimes thick. Is it normal or any treatment required?
Mucus: I tend to believe that the discharge from the penis is mucus and not semen. This would indicate an inflammation/infection of the urethra especially if some burning on urination occurs. If this is the case you should be examined for sexually transmitted disease and I recommend a consultation with a urologist who will order the appropriate tests and treatment. ...Read more
My son is a week old and has gas and constipation really bad.. His stool is thick n mushy like ice cream what meds can I buy over the counter?
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