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Lately ive been passing green stools, and every time I go to the bathroom it gets greener, my last stool was extremely Green and had red dots on it?

Lately ive been passing green stools, and every time I go to the bathroom it gets greener, my last stool was extremely Green and had red dots on it?

Stool color: Brown, green or yellow are almost always due to diet. Unless it is black like asphalt or bright red there should be no cause for alarm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when I go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should I be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

Last couple of days I have had yellow loose stools? The last couple of days when I go to the bathroom my stools where yellow and then green, loose stools. Should I be concerned? I can't get in to see a doctor until next month on the 14th. I am worried, wh

I: I would call your doctor. The green stools may not be such a big deal because that can occur when feces transits too quickly through the colon. It prevents bile from be adequately metabolised and thus the feces do not from green to their characteristic brown colored. This is usually wet or liquid. However, the yellow stools could be from an absence of bile salts (liver, gallbladder or common bile duct). I would let you doctor know, as it is likely that he or she might want to see you sooner. ...Read more

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What should I do if I experience green stool when going to the bathroom?

What should I do if I experience green stool when going to the bathroom?

Stool color: This may be dictated in part by what you eat. If the stool is of formed consistency, you have not changed the frequency of bowel movements and you are otherwise well, leave well enough alone. ...Read more

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I have a stomachache and went to the bathroom. I have green powdery stools. What can cause this?

I have a stomachache and went to the bathroom. I have green powdery stools. What can cause this?

Bile: Bile is green. It enters the bowel right after food exits the stomach. As the bile travels through the bowel, it turns yellow, then brown. If stool is moving fast through the bowel, it doesn't have time to turn brown, so it may come out yellow or even green. Stool travels faster when the bowel is irritated, such as when there is a virus. ...Read more

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I just recent saw bright green stool after using the bathroom. This is new for me. In addition I have also had vaginal + rectal itching..

I just recent saw bright green stool after using the bathroom. This is new for me. In addition I have also had vaginal + rectal itching..

See answer: Green stool indicates that your food is moving through your intestines more quickly than usual and not giving your bile a chance to turn the normal brown color. By itself, this is not a sign of a specific illness. Your itching is unrelated to the green stool. Since your also having vaginal itching Candidiasis may be the cause. For more information on rectal itching go to http://bit. Ly/1Fwloz6 ...Read more

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Hi. I just turned 18 in August and I am having problems using the bathroom. I am 5"11 and weigh about 145. For some reason I feel constipated but I have hard to pass & soft stools. Sometimes they are green sometimes not. Occasionally my stools would come

Hi. I just turned 18 in August and I am having problems using the bathroom. I am 5"11 and weigh about 145. For some reason I feel constipated but I have hard to pass & soft stools. Sometimes they are green sometimes not. Occasionally my stools would come

Ans: You first must try drinking water and exercise. You must keep the body active. If this fails you can try the Otc. Stool softners. Also do not take any street drugs. Now if you try all this and still have trouble time to see your doctor and have further evaluation including a colonoscopy ...Read more

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Green stools, abdomanal pain along with gas, not nauseus and still have aappitite, hard for me to use the bathroom sometimes. What could be the problem?

Green stools, abdomanal pain along with gas, not nauseus and still have aappitite, hard for me to use the bathroom sometimes. What could be the problem?

Thoughts..: Depending on how long it's been going on for, it can be infectious (like a viral gastroenteritis), inflammatory (like crohn's or ulcerative colitis), constipation (which will give you abdominal pain, but usually not green stools), or it can be related to changes in your diet. So a long list of things it can be - would be more concerned if there were fevers, blood in the stool or prolonged course. ...Read more

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I awoke to cramping, went to bathroom and found lightish black-dark green stool is it due to school stress, not eating well for two week, birth control?

I awoke to cramping, went to bathroom and found lightish black-dark green stool is it due to school stress, not eating well for two week, birth control?

Stress/diet: Most likely your symptoms are due to school stress and/or something you ate. Your birth control is unlikely to affect the color of your stool. Some people can develop an "irritable bowel" during times of stress, and this can cause cramping, constipation and/or diarrhea, try to avoid or reduce caffeine, and increase the fiber in your diet. Probiotics may also help relieve your cramping. ...Read more

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I have soft pasty stool but it is extremely hard to pass. I don't go to the bathroom often and I am never able to pass very much and incomplete evac.

I have soft pasty stool but it is extremely hard to pass. I don't go to the bathroom often and I am never able to pass very much and incomplete evac.

Some options...: Colonics & purges are popular but should be avoided & can not be recommended (see earlier healthtap answers). Use of irritant laxatives are safe for the short-term only. Fiber supplements, stool softeners, & lavage agents like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) are safe. Rx drugs are available based on work-up of your cause of constipation--rule out pelvic floor dysfunction, dysmotility, partial obstruction. Time for eval. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have stool inside your rectum after you go to the bathroom?

Is it normal to have stool inside your rectum after you go to the bathroom?

?? wording issue??: You may want to change the wording on your question and resubmit in a more understandable form. Some residual stool will always be in your rectum unless you have a total washout done. Like people in a ticket line, the people at the back of the line move up as soon as the front people get tickets. Same with poo. ...Read more

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I have small pebble shaped stool? This started 2 weeks ago what should I do? I go to the bathroom once everyday.

I have small pebble shaped stool? This started 2 weeks ago what should I do? I go to the bathroom once everyday.

Constipated...: Even though you have a daily bowel movement, it sounds like you are somewhat constipated. Increasing your fluid intake can really help. Also increasing fiber rich foods can help. A trial of over the counter MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) can help soften stools. It can be titrated to get a good stool consistency. The only side-effect is too loose stool. ...Read more

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My daughert is 9 years old and everytime she eats she has to go to the bathroom and in the past week she has brownish blood in the stool t?

My daughert is 9 years old and everytime she eats she has to go to the bathroom and in the past week she has brownish blood in the stool t?

Blood in stool...: ...Isn't brown. It's red, or it's black, depending on where it comes from. I suggest you see your doctor. S/he can likely do a simple stool test, called a hemocult, in the office to find out if it's really blood (i did two this week...One was, and one wasn't). Then, whether it turns out to be blood or not, your pediatrician can advise you what the next step should be. ...Read more

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When I go to the bathroom I have hard stool it's hard for me to push it out sometime I have to dig it out I know it's gross but idk what else to do?

When I go to the bathroom I have hard stool it's hard for me to push it out sometime I have to dig it out I know it's gross but idk what else to do?

Constipation: Constipation can be a sign of serious underlying problems. Secondary causes include certain systemic illnesses and drugs. It can be a manifestation of diabetes, hypothyroidism, high calcium levels, neurologic or obstructive disease such as tumor. There are new medications for this problem but first you need a good medical work up. ...Read more

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I go to the bathroom 1-3 times daily and the past 8 days my stool has been very loose and watery...Not completely water though...Should I be worried?

I go to the bathroom 1-3 times daily and the past 8 days my stool has been very loose and watery...Not completely water though...Should I be worried?

Change of bowel habits: Change of bowelhabits would be difficult to explain. Need more history.. One needs to know, if there's is diarrhea awakening u at night or if there is weight loss or bleeding...any travel or. Anyone has similar symptoms or has this occurred before. Maintain hydration. one loses more fluids than they think.. ...Read more

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When I go to the bathroom I have to wipe with toilet paper several times to get all the stool off. This has been for the last 6-8 months and it's dark?

When I go to the bathroom I have to wipe with toilet paper several times to get all the stool off. This has been for the last 6-8 months and it's dark?

Add fiber: You should add fiber for a month. Try to have more water. To get more fiber use a cereal for breakfast and a salad for lunch and dinner. Drink water with every meal and in between. Look for stool to become bigger and soft. Add a wet wipe. If not better in 1 month, then see doctor. ...Read more

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I've been suffering from hard stools everytime I go to the bathroom, and recently I started taking Dulcolax Pink but is not working. What can I do?

I've been suffering from hard stools everytime I go to the bathroom, and recently I started taking Dulcolax Pink but is not working. What can I do?

Try: Increasing your carbohydrates, drinking more fluids, eating more fruits and vegetables along with the stool softener. If still having issues a check up by your doctor would be indicated. ...Read more

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I think I have a internal hemorrhoid, not sure. When I go to the bathroom a bulge comes out but the opening feels to small to pass any stools; help!

I think I have a internal hemorrhoid, not sure. When I go to the bathroom a bulge comes out but the opening feels to small to pass any stools; help!

See doctor...: For the time being, you may try: consume more vegetables and fruits, drink more water but not excessive, take yogart and probiotics, go to sit for bm regularly, take ducolax off and on. Meanwhile, collect the feature, degree, and progress of the related symptoms with their detailed sequence of events, and bring those to see dr. For review, analysis, history, physicals including rectal exam, . .. ...Read more

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Have a lot of gas, go to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day and its beige stool that has orange oily in tiolet bowl and when I wipe?

Have a lot of gas, go to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day and its beige stool that has orange oily in tiolet bowl and when I wipe?

Usually due To DietŘ°: Change of bowel color or consistency is usually due to our diet. Irritable bowel also us a possibility. Try to increase your fiber intake, and gluten free diet for a while, if no change must see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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So I been taking stool softeners every other night to help me go to the bathroom, b/c I have trouble going but they don't even help. What can I do?

So I been taking stool softeners every other night to help me go to the bathroom, b/c I have trouble going but they don't even help. What can I do?

Drink more fluid: You are 18 years old and are constipated. Try walking more every day. To increase the bulk of your stool make sure you get enough fiber. Also drink lots of fluid like water. Not sugar drinks. The main function of the colon is to remove or conserve water. ...Read more

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Does a stool softener make me go to the bathroom like a laxative?

Does a stool softener make me go to the bathroom like a laxative?

It is a laxative.: Stool softeners are a type of laxative. There are seven classes of laxatives:
bulk forming - fiber.
Osmotic- magnesium salts, peg.
Stimulant - bisacodyl, castor oil, prunes, senna.
Stool softeners- doss.
Lubricants- mineral oil.
Serotonin agonists.
Chloride channel agents- lubiprostone.

Usually the best treatment for constipation is a variety of agents in low dose. ...Read more

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There was blood in my stool twice when I try and go to the bathroom why? Its bright red also and I usually am really gassy but can never go

There was blood in my stool twice when I try and go to the bathroom why? Its bright red also and I usually am really gassy but can never go

Get checked out!: Infections, hemorrhoids, inflammatory disease, vascular problems, diverticuli, cancers...All can cause bleeding. I would see your primary care doctor to see if you have a serious disease and whether you need a colonoscopy or not, a procedure that a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon can perform. ...Read more

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Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Constipated and also have inflamed internal hemorrhoid. When I go to the bathroom there is tan stringy mucus in stool. Causes?

Mucus on 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, among others. ...Read more

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I see multiple cracks around my anus, and when I go to the bathroom there is a medium amount of bright red blood on the toilet paper none in the stool?

I see multiple cracks around my anus, and when I go to the bathroom there is a medium amount of bright red blood on the toilet paper none in the stool?

Anal fissures: Can cause this type of spotting. You should get your gyn to examine you to be sure of the diagnosis. In the meantime keep your stool soft. An OTC hemorrhoid cream should help with the discomfort. ...Read more

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What if I have black stools eveytime I go to the bathroom and have a bowl movement what does that mean.

What if I have black stools eveytime I go to the bathroom and have a bowl movement what does that mean.

I agree with: Dr fowler but add that a gastroenterologist id the doctor for you to seeas tarry black stools can be from an upper GI source of bleeding and needs prompt evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. Do not delay. ...Read more

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I have ibs-c why does it feel like my bum burns sometimes when I finally go to the bathroom? Regular sausage Stool

I have ibs-c why does it feel like my bum burns sometimes when I finally go to the bathroom? Regular sausage Stool

Anal fissures no fun: Anal fissures are like paper-cuts in the anus. They can bleed, hurt, & recur, particularly with defecation & any other activity that increases pelvic pressure. Disorders of anal-rectal function, straining at hard stool, prolonged sitting, heavy lifting, long distance walks/runs are causative & should be addressed. If confirmed, can try stool softeners, fiber, topical therapy, & avoid risks above. ...Read more

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I recently had a lymph node removed under my left arm, now when I go to the bathroom I seem to have mucus in my stool or I just pass mucus. Explain?

I recently had a lymph node removed under my left arm, now when I go to the bathroom I seem to have mucus in my stool or I just pass mucus. Explain?

Have an exam: I think it's good that you don't describe other symptoms - pain, etc. But it's a good idea to have an exam possibly w/ lab work. There may be no connection to the lymph node - but whatever it is, have an exam to be sure. I hope you're healing and feeling well! ...Read more