Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

Hard stools - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2008
Answered : 3632 Questions
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
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor