What other symptoms might occur with stool symptoms?
Stool symptoms may accompany other symptoms, which vary depending on the underlying disease, disorder or condition. Symptoms that affect the digestive tract may also involve other body systems.
Digestive tract symptoms that may occur along with stool symptoms
Stool symptoms may accompany other symptoms affecting the digestive tract including:
- Abdominal pain, swelling or bloating
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Painful bowel movements
- Urgent need to pass stool
Other symptoms that may occur along with stool symptoms
Stool symptoms may accompany symptoms related to other body systems including:
- Easy bleeding or bruising
- Frequent infections
- Itchy skin
- Unexplained weight loss
- Weakness (loss of strength)
- Yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
Serious symptoms that might indicate a life-threatening condition
In some cases, stool symptoms may be a symptom of a life-threatening condition that should be immediately evaluated in an emergency setting. Seek immediate medical care (call 911) if you, or someone you are with, have any of these life-threatening symptoms including:
- Bluish coloration of the lips or fingernails
- Change in your level of consciousness or alertness, such as passing out or unresponsiveness
- Chest pain, chest tightness, chest pressure, or palpitations
- High fever (higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit)
- Inability to pass stool
- Not producing any urine, or an infant who does not produce the usual amount of wet diapers
- Pus in the stool
- Respiratory or breathing problems, such as shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or labored breathing
- Rigidity of the abdomen
- Severe abdominal or rectal pain
- Vomiting blood, rectal bleeding, or bloody stool
What are the signs of stool problems?
Changes in the color, consistency, size and frequency of stool can be a normal occurrence related to dietary changes. Stool symptoms often resolve on their own; those that last more than a few days may be related to a digestive tract condition.... Read more about stool symptoms introduction
What causes stool symptoms?
Stool symptoms can be due to dietary changes or medications or may be related to conditions such as digestive tract bleeding, infection, inflammation, food intolerances or allergies, colorectal cancer, and conditions of the liver, pancreas or gallbladder.... Read more about stool symptoms causes