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Question: Stool Irregularity


 maleman14 - Sun Dec 28, 2008 6:02 pm

A week or two ago, i began seeing blood in my stool, i've seen blood before, but this is more than i've seen. That went on for a bit. However, as the blood went away, my stools began becoming less solid. Now, the stools have become very loose, very sporadic, and i find i always have to go. Finally, now went i "fart" liquid comes out. It's like a yellow-ish clumpy liquid. It even happened on a plane. This is VERY concerning. Please answer ASAP!
 John Kenyon, CNA - Tue Dec 30, 2008 9:39 pm

User avatar Hi there -

There are so many potential causes of this, most of them relatively innocent, it would be impossible (and counterproductive) to try and go through them. What remains is the problem, which is enough of a problem to warrant being seen by an MD at least (if not a GI specialist) to determine precisely what's causing this. It may be something as simple as celiac disease, which involves an intolerance for gluten in the diet and can cause these very symptoms (and can be managed by diet). It's one thing you'd be tested for if the cause of this isn't immediately apparent.

Do at least be seen by a healthcare provider who can either diagnose you or refer you to a GI specialist. Good luck to you, and please follow up with us.

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