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Complete Stool Examination

A complete stool analysis is done to diagnose various conditions affecting the digestive system. Here, your stool sample is collected and tested in the lab for the presence of viruses, bacteria, parasites, pus cells, blood, fat, bile, white blood cells, etc.

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I wake up with a wet anus and a foul smell. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old, but something has been happening with my body for the past year. I used to go to sleep with my anus or rectum dry, but after waking up in the morning, I found that it was wet and my finger could enter my anus freely with a foul smell. I have not used any medication ...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Based on the symptoms you have described, it would be advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or a gastroenterologist. They can provide a proper evaluation and diagnosis based on your specific symptoms and medical history. A he...  Read Full »

Kindly help me cure chronic amoebiasis permanently.

Query: Hi doctor,I have been suffering from chronic amebiasis from childhood. I am now 47 years old. Mucous problem is there most of the time. I cannot be able to digest spicy and fried foods. And, I cannot tolerate acidic food items. I am taking medicines like Norfloxacin TZ and digestive enzyme tablet. E...  Read Full »

Dr. Salah Saad Hassan Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I suggest you undergo a stool culture followed by drug sensitivity test. The result will provide you with the exact medication that your infection is sensitive to. Also, it will provide the medications that you should avoid as your infection will be resistant to. Kindly c...  Read Full »

I am having frequent diarrhea episodes. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 47-year-old male. Recently, I have been experiencing frequent episodes of diarrhea and would appreciate guidance on its potential causes, management, and when it might be necessary to seek medical attention. Additionally, are there specific symptoms or warning signs I should be a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Diarrhea can be related to gut infections, known as infective diarrhea, or it can be non-infective due to certain foods, gut sensitivity, etc. Alarming features include persistent symptoms lasting more than four weeks, blood in stools or black-colored stools, uninten...  Read Full »

I develop diarrhea during summer. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old female. I have been having problems with my digestion and intestines since two years. I get real bad diarrhea attacks and it usually happens in the summer, especially when there is a breeze or wind. So, I always have to cover up my belly and wear lots of clothes in the...  Read Full »

Dr. Sunil Sekhri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Most diarrhea are viral in origin and do not require any treatment except for ORS (oral rehydration solution). But, to rule out bacterial infection, get your stool tested for three consecutive days when you have diarrhea and send me the reports. Also, note any relat...  Read Full »

Why am I anemic even after taking iron supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of anemia. I have been taking iron supplements prescribed by my doctor for the past few months. After a while, I had an appointment, and my doctor said that I am still very anemic. A few years ago, I had an eating problem. I was overeating, but I did not gain weight. Is t...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are taking supplements regularly, it's important to consider whether you truly have iron deficiency anemia or if there might be ongoing blood loss, such as through menstruation or in your stools. The first step should be to undergo a peripheral smear test and seru...  Read Full »

I am on antibiotics and passing maroon-colored stool. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female of 5'6" and weighs 250 lbs. Currently, I am on an antibiotic for tooth abscess. I have been taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol for the pain. Now, I believe that I may have stomach bleeding due to a maroonish colored stool. I just need to know if I should visit the ER r...  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might be having gastritis because of Ibuprofen and resulting into maroonish stools. Are you having that more than once since a couple of days? In the case of stomach bleeding, the stools are very dark and more blackish like tar rather than maroonish. If you are feel...  Read Full »

My 6-month-old baby has pinworms in stools. Please advice.

Query: Hello doctor, I witnessed pinworms in my baby's stool at night before she sleeps. I examined the anus and found out eggs via the sticky tape test. She is 6 months old. Can you suggest the name and dosage of medicine that will be safe for her?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is due to worm infestation and the name is Enterobius vermicularis. Advice is as follows: Get done stool examination or perianal swab for the same. If it is positive give Mebendazole 200 mg two times a day for six days. Give Mebendazole 400 mg twice a day to all f...  Read Full »

Why is there a presence of starch in the stool?

Query: Hi doctor, We had a stool test for my 2.5 year old daughter. The result reported presence of starch granules in the stool and the stool pH is acidic 6. What does it mean?  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Kumar Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 1. I would be more interested in knowing the complaints of your daughter and the symptoms rather than the report findings..... 2. By seeing the stool report, I can just guess that your baby is suffering from loose stools. 3. Since you have asked particularly about ...  Read Full »

I have pain and white strings in my stool. What is it?

Query: Hi, I am a 34 year old female. I noticed what looks like white strings in my stool. I am also having symptoms like abdominal cramps and pain, severe fatigue, memory issues, dizziness, and sometimes constipation. I am hoping it is not parasites. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Symptoms which you have mentioned are related to two diseases, parasites or IBS. To confirm if it is parasites, stool routine examination has to be done.  This might be due to IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) also. This condition presents with alternate constipation wit...  Read Full »

Why do I have a runny stomach and black stools after flu?

Query: Hello doctor, I had the flu for two days. That included a fever, sore throat, and runny nose with a dry cough. The flu went away and now I just have a cough, but I have developed a rash behind my ears and a runny stomach in which my stool is black.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems like a hemorrhagic fever such as dengue in which the patient presents with a bleeding manifestation of melena (black-colored stools), bleeding gums, any hemorrhagic rashes, or hematuria, etc.Black-colored stools indicate that blood is leaking from somewhere in...  Read Full »

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