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What does a pale colored bowel movement suggest?

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Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015
Question: I just had a bowel movement it had white tube like substance all around it looked like sausage skin? Is this normal?
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Denuded gut epithelium , normal

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Welcome and thanks for your query.
I understand your concern.
There is nothing to worry.
It is likely to be denuded epithelium from the gut. This is perodical renewal of the mucosa of the large intestine.
You can cofirm it by getting a histopathology examination of the passed material.
Do get back to me if you have any further queries.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (6 minutes later)
I've been diagnosed with fibromyalgia but keep testing positive for rheumatoid arthritis my pain is in my joints the swell so bad and hurt but I can't convince my Dr he thinks I'm just depressed what can I do to relieve the swelling in my joints mostly my hands if I walk then my toe joints by the end of the day u can barely see my ankles as I'm so swollen and in extreme pain my hands stop working
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Likely to have a collagen disease like rheumatoid arthritis

Detailed Answer:
If you are having multiple small joint swellings with pain and are tested positive for rheumatoid factor, it is likely that you have a collagen disease like rheumatoid arthritis.
You should see a rheumatologist and have yourself examined and tested.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Noble Zachariah (18 minutes later)
How do I convince my Dr to refer me ..I live in British XXXXXXX the average wait time is 3 years ....my Dr is firm in the fact it's fibromyalgia keeps loading me up on pills u name it I've been on it from a huge concoction of meds to make me sleep and fentynol patches oxies for break thru pain nothing works I've stopped all pain meds and currently take 40 mg of morphine daily in 10 mg tabs as needed they don't really help the list of my night meds is huge zopiclone clonazapam Ativan martzipine clonidine also cymbaulta but I feel like a prisoner in my house cause I walk funny my joints in my big toe hurt so bad my hands the middle joints in both hands r so bad there are time I can't even pick up a cup of coffee most recently my left hip joint is clicking and causing huge pain going up and down my stairs.i have not been able to ride my XXXXXXX in 2 years now I really want to ride this summer..plz help that happen for me
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Answered by Dr. Noble Zachariah (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
suggestions follow

Detailed Answer:
I am sorry to note your predicament.
Polyarthritis involving hands and legs and sacroilitis causing severe backache are known to occur in inflammatory bowel disease. This along with your mother's history of colon cancer would warrant a colonoscopy as it would be screening for two diseases. Please request your doctor for the same.
Morphine produces drug dependence. So please try to reduce the dose. Try an inflammatory medicine like Diclofenac or Indomethacin to reduce your arthritis.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What does a pale colored bowel movement suggest?

Brief Answer: Denuded gut epithelium , normal Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for your query. I understand your concern. There is nothing to worry. It is likely to be denuded epithelium from the gut. This is perodical renewal of the mucosa of the large intestine. You can cofirm it by getting a histopathology examination of the passed material. Do get back to me if you have any further queries.