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My name is ***** *****. This morning I had a constipated

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Customer: Good Evening. My name is ***** *****. This morning I had a constipated stool with white stringy things in it. One was 3-4 inches. I put that in a specimen cup. Doesn't look like a worm. Its flat and flows In the water. Have never seen it before or in 2 bms since.
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Customer: Not much more to it. I'm 60 yrs old, had an EGD and Colonscopy in 2013. Barrets in the esophagus so I had a fundoplasty in 2013. Lap chole in 2013. Ongoing constipation daily.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Most likely this is the colon lining sloughed off with hard stool.

This is not serious usually.

However you should send it to the lab to check for worm.

Stool itself also can be tested for ova and parasites.

The possibility is unlikely.

You should follow a high fiber diet.

Miralax daily can be taken to prevent constipation.

Senna tablets also can be combined if needed.

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