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An internal process that may change the color of stool but that is less common than bleeding is pancreatic disease. The pancreas secretes enzymes...
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I'm sorry this situation is causing you distress.Normal bowel frequency can range from about three times a day to about three times a week. Bowel...
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Hi I don't think its the ring, but you may be having a bowel problem, anytime you have blood in your stools you should see you doctor.And with...
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Most definitely YES. Blood in the stool in never normal, and from what you have described, it is very serious indeed. If you have lost a significant...
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There can be other causes for black stools other than a gastric (stomach) bleed. Bleeding from the stomach (melena) causes black TARRY stools. Blood...
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I have experienced gas, abdominal pain, and soft bowel movements with Irritable Bowel Syndrome or IBS.  I have never had Gastric...
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It could be IBS because it is know to cause a wide range of symptoms: flatulence, belching, pain, diarrhea, constipation, mucus in stool, etc. A...
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Because breastmilk is such a nutritious substance, sometimes almost all of it is absorbed, leaving little to move through the digestive tract. Stools...
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Well, my friend, it sounds like you are constipated. And on top of that probably have a hemorrhoid, yes. That would account for any visible red blood...
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Sometimes, black stools signal a problem. But not in every case. Black stool could be from a diet high in iron, dark leafy green vegetables or...
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Only a doctor can diagnose you with IBS or another related gastrointestinal disorder.  But from what you have shared, it seems your increase in...
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Hi With your problem I would be knocking down my doctor s door for help.I cant see how you can go for months with any bowl movements, as it would...
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Two important things to note here are growth and hydration.  If your child is growing steadily as shown on his growth chart, and is having...
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Good question.People routinely use the word 'diarrhea' to refer to any type of loose bowel movement, and that's not exactly accurate...
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The food you eat typically takes three days from the time you eat it until it finishes its journey in your toilet. If it takes a shorter time, the...