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Noticed brown string in bowel movements. What could it be?

Sep 2012
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I have seen brown stringy bowel movements
Posted Sat, 30 Mar 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Das Arindam 9 minutes later

Thank you for posting a query.

Look, a brown stringy bowel movement may occur due to upper gastrointestinal bleeding. It may occur due to gastric ulcer or irritable bowel disease.

So, you need a clinical examination first. In case of clinical suspicion, upper gastrointestinal endoscopy should be considered to rule out any gastric ulcer. If required, a stool examination is also suggested.

Now, you need a pantoprazole group of drug. Take it every day at morning before breakfast. You should take a light diet. Avoid fast food, alcohol.

Lastly, consult with your general physician in person for a detailed clinical examination and for ordering required investigations and also for further management accordingly.

Hope this information suffices. Let me know, if you have any more queries.

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