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I have a paper type substance in my stool. I've noticed it

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I have a paper type substance in my stool. I've noticed it for a few weeks but actually believe it may have been going on longer than that.
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: Loss of appetite, stomach discomfort and pain, opening my bowels much more regularly and the smell has gotten very foul sort of like sulphur. I'm exhausted all the time and feel very drained.
JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?
Customer: I am feelin sick a lot when I eat now and I've been feeling like this for over a month but I've only notice the paper type substance for the past few weeks.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have IBS and bile malabsorption I think it's called. I also no longer have a gallbladder.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 2 months ago.

How old are you ?

Any blood or mucous in stool ?


Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm 29 and no blood or mucus this time round but my stool this morning was almost entirely I digested food but this paper type substance only generally appears in stool that appears normal. I've also noticed tiny black specs in my stool too.
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 2 months ago.

Do you have a stool analysis ?


Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No when I went to the doctors she sat there and said she had no idea what it was and that was that. She gave me a blood test to have to check if I'm digesting my food to check my calprotectin but I already know I'm not digesting my food with how much stool looked this morning. This paper type substance is most definitely not anything I'm eating. None of the food I eat could look like this.
Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 2 months ago.

Thanks for information

You need a stool analysis

This could be a mucus thread or a worm

A stool analysis to confirm what exactly it is should be done

Good luck

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Expert:  DR.EHTISHAM replied 2 months ago.

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