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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   i passed a hard round beige stone in my poop today. Yesterday I passed 3 tiny round stools. I am not constipated. could I have passed some type of tumor?
Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender please
User :   I'm a 54 year ,,,, female
Doctor :   is this the first time this has happened ?
User :   Yes. Also I've been having alot of gas; especially at night
Doctor :   i see
Doctor :   do you have any other medical condition
User :   High blood pressure and diabetes. Also, recovering from flu and laryngitis ( yes, I had the flu shot this year)
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   and can you tell me what all medications are you on ?
User :   carvedilol, benicar hct, metformin, nifedipine, lantus insulin
Doctor :   have you noticed any abdominal pain ?
User :   yes...sometimes at night.
Doctor :   any relationship to food intake ?
User :   no.
Doctor :   ok i will strongly suggest that you should schedule a ULTRASOUND
User :   might be serious?
Doctor :   have you lost weight recently ?
User :   Not weight, but inches in the abdominal area
Doctor :   ok let me first take care of your anxiety .... NO CANCER will present with the symptoms you have told me
Doctor :   i can assure you that
Doctor :   now it can be gall stones
Doctor :   thats why we need a ultrasound to find the exact cause
Doctor :   and then you can be treated accordingly
Doctor :   how is your diet ??
Doctor :   do you consume enough fiber ?
User :   That makes sense. My sister was just treated for gallstones
Doctor :   make sure you have fiber rich diet and have minimum 8 glasses of water
Doctor :   and schedule up an ultrasound
Doctor :   and you will be all fine
User :   Thank you so much.
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   You too. Bye
Doctor :   bye bye
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