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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Concerning: This is concerning for internal bleed. Since not diffuse in the stool, bleeding is not likely above the large bowel. Since it may be clotted or part ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Black stools: Black stools are not good. My guess is that the "silver" look is less black. Bleeding in your stomach can be a serious problem. Other causes are takin ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: It could be several things. See your physician for an exam and diagnosis.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: What are you eating? What medicines are you taking? Any other symptoms? General health? Any parasites? Or unusual travel. See pcp or GI to have a ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Unsure...: Unsure what "black beads" in your stool might be but anytime the stool is black in color there is concern for blood. Your doctor should check the sto ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Saha
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes it can be.: But is stool is black, sticky and foul smelling that please seek evaluation.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Melenic specks?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right c ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
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Blood: Seems more likely. Perhaps from a haemorrhoid although there may be other possibilities (fissure, diverticular disease etc). Could be food as some w ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Need exam: The best answer will require pictures and examination of your stool. In our practice it is not uncommon to send the stool for examination of parasites ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Sometimes...: Black spotting may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Exam: please consult your physician for a complete exam and stool analysis.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
It sounds like: It unless you took something like iron or peptobismol.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Now has green stool: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), a ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly : Possibly could be due to black beans. Black stools the concern is for G.I. bleeding please get evaluated properly by primary care position. Signs and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Hard to know: Without knowing what you've been eating, it's impossible to say. The easiest way to tell if you have blood in your stool is to do a stool test for oc ... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Medicinal iron: Possibly due to iron tablets.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ben Bronicel
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
?: Tumms or pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) related?
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Yes, it can.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See a doctor: This needs to be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of the blood loss.
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Little info: Need more info about bowel patterns etc. As staters should get stool test done for infection and occult blood. see your doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
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