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Stool in The Vagina Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Understand stool in the vagina symptoms, including 4 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 4 Possible Stool In The Vagina Causes
  2. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  3. Statistics

4 Possible Stool In The Vagina Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced stool in the vagina. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Digestive tract inflammation (diverticulitis)

Diverticulitis is inflammation of diverticula, or sac-like outpouchings, in the wall of the colon (large bowel). Diverticulitis is a complication of diverticulosis, which is defined as the presence of diverticula, with or without complications.

Symptoms include abdominal pain that may be constant, worsening, or recurrent, as well as nausea and vomiting, constipation or diarrhea, fever, and rarely, symptoms of dehydration or an inflamed bladder.

Possible treatments include IV fluids and pain medication, antibiotics, drainage of any abscesses and surgery.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation, fever

Symptoms that never occur with digestive tract inflammation (diverticulitis): pain below the ribs, pain in the upper right abdomen, pain in the upper left abdomen

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

Intestinal inflammation (diverticulitis)

Diverticula are small pouches that bulge outward through the colon, or large intestine. Diverticulitis is a condition where the pouches become inflamed or infected, a process which can cause fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, cramping, and constipation.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, diarrhea, constipation

Symptoms that never occur with intestinal inflammation (diverticulitis): pain below the ribs, pain in the upper right abdomen

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

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Crohn's disease flare

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. Crohn's can affect any area from the mouth to the anus, and may cause diarrhea and weight loss.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, nausea, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)

Urgency: In-person visit

New onset crohn's disease

Crohn's disease is an inflammation of the bowel. It is caused by a faulty immune system response which makes the body attack the lining of the intestines.

The disease usually appears before age thirty and can affect anyone. Those with a family history may be most susceptible. Smoking is a known risk factor.

Aggravating factors include stress, poor diet, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and aspirin.

Early symptoms usually develop gradually, but can appear suddenly. These include fatigue, loss of appetite, fever, mouth sores, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in stool.

Untreated Crohn's disease can cause ulcers throughout the digestive tract as well as bowel obstruction, malnutrition, and deteriorating general health.

Diagnosis is made through blood test and stool sample test. Colonoscopy, CT scan, MRI, endoscopy, and/or enteroscopy may also be used.

Crohn's disease cannot be cured, but can be managed through reducing the inflammation. Antibiotics, corticosteroids, and immune system suppressors may be tried. Excellent nutrition, vitamin supplements, smoking cessation, and reduction in stress can be helpful.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: fatigue, stomach bloating, loss of appetite, constipation, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps)

Urgency: Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Stool In The Vagina

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

  • Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Have you lost your appetite recently?
  • Any fever today or during the last week?
  • When someone presses on your belly, does this person feel your muscles tense up?

The above questions are also covered by our A.I. Health Assistant.

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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Stool In The Vagina Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced stool in the vagina have also experienced:

  • 11% Vaginal Discharge
  • 8% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
  • 8% Vaginal Itch Or Burning

People who have experienced stool in the vagina were most often matched with:

  • 35% Digestive Tract Inflammation (Diverticulitis)
  • 35% Intestinal Inflammation (Diverticulitis)
  • 29% Crohn'S Disease Flare

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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