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pl.n. Chiefly British
Variant of feces.

fae′cal adj.

faeces, faex

See feces.


The matter discharged from the bowel during defecation, consisting of the undigested residue of food, epithelium, intestinal mucus, bacteria, and waste material from the food.
Synonym(s): stercus, faeces.
[L., pl. of faex (faec-), dregs]


The natural effluent from the intestinal tract. Faeces consist mainly of dead bacteria, but also contain cells cast off from the lining of the intestine, mucus secretion from the cells of the intestinal wall, bile from the liver, which colours the faeces, and a small amount of food residue, mostly cellulose.


the bodily waste material that collects in the large intestine, where water is removed, and which is then eliminated via the anus. Faeces contain a mixture of excretory material from the liver (e.g. bilirubin and biliverdin which give the faeces their characteristic colour, see BILE), food material which has passed straight through the gut, dead bacteria, dead cells and mucus.


(fē'sēz) This word is grammatically plural.
Matter discharged from the bowel during defecation, consisting of the undigested residue of food, epithelium, intestinal mucus, bacteria, and waste material.
[L., pl. of faex (faec-), dregs]

Patient discussion about faeces

Q. baby has worm in stool 6 monthold

A. There are many treatments, but as far as I know they require prescription, so consulting a pediatrician may be necessary.

However, you may read more here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intestinal_parasite

Q. what does it mean when u have blood in your stool?

A. Blood in the stool can be bright red, maroon in color, black and tarry, or occult (not visible to the naked eye). Causes of blood in stool range from harmless, annoying conditions of the gastrointestinal tract such as hemorrhoids to serious conditions such as cancer. Blood in the stool should be evaluated by a healthcare professional.Rectal bleeding (known medically as hematochezia) refers to passage of bright red blood from the anus, often mixed with stool and/or blood clots. Most rectal bleeding comes from the colon, rectum, or anus. The color of the blood during rectal bleeding often depends on the location of the bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Generally, the closer the bleeding site is to the anus, the blood will be a brighter red. For the rest of this you can go to http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/forum.asp?articlekey=24701
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Q. Blood in stools before and after polyp removel, Avms of the deodenel loop, inside hems, and 3cin tubuo adenoma Hi, On Nov of 06 I had a colonoscopy done and they didnt find any thing that could be mking me bleed and go to the rest room often. Then in Nov of 07 did a EDg and found I have AVMs of the deodenel loop.She Burned them and I didnt have any more bleeding till June of thei yr.On 6/6/08 i had another EDg done she burned more AVMs and on Mon I started bleeding again. This time she did a colonoscopy and found I had inside hems and a 3cin tubuolvillous adenoma inflamed.She cut, burned, and took it out in peices.She saye she will go back in Nov of this yr and look again. Two weeks after I had this done I had started to bleed again and had bad such bad pain in my hip I had to hold on to walk. that same day i started to bleed again. I bled out big clots and a bowl full of blood! A few days later the pain went away but was still bleeding ever time I had bowl movement!I can bleed up to 4 days at a times sometimes. I have been taking HC supp. and it seems to have stoped the bleeding and pain!

A. It is normal that after a polyp removal you will continue bleeding some more. However, if you feel like there is a lot of bleeding, and/or you are not feeling well, you should see a doctor as soon as possible to stop the bleeding or look for the source of bleeding.

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