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lienteric stool feces containing much undigested food.
rice-water s's the characteristic and diagnostic watery, light gray to clear diarrhea of cholera, containing flecks of mucous material, epithelial cells, and many cholera vibrios.
silver stool feces with a silver color due to a mixture of melena and white fatty stools; it occurs in tropical sprue and carcinoma of the ampulla of Vater, and in children taking sulfonamides who have diarrhea.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. A discharging of the bowels.
2. The matter discharged at one movement of the bowels. Synonym(s): evacuation (2)
Synonym(s): motion (3) , movement (2)
[A.S. stōl, seat]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012


Evacuated fecal matter.
intr.v. stooled, stooling, stools
To evacuate the bowels; defecate.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.


Feces noun Solid waste discharged in a bowel movement; fetid intestinal evacuate. See Black stool, Currant jelly stool, Milk stool, Pea soup stool, Rabbit stool, Rice water stool, Starvation stool.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. A discharging of the bowels.
2. The matter discharged at one movement of the bowels.
Synonym(s): evacuation (2) .
Synonym(s): movement (2) .
[A.S. stōl, seat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012


The solid waste that is left after food is digested. Stool forms in the intestines and passes out of the body through the anus.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


1. A discharging of the bowels.
2. The matter discharged at one movement of the bowels.
Synonym(s): evacuation (2) , movement (2) .
[A.S. stōl, seat]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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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.

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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
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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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THE Mirror's safety report found old points had been dangerously wedged with up to five "packing pieces" to keep them in place when only one would normally be used.