Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

black granules in stool

A 38-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
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
None: Used primarily for promoting breast milk production in women. Used in asia for its supposed rejuvinating properties without any scientific evidence. C ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Needs exam: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatmen ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Try mixing the: granules with APPLESAUCE! (an old 'trick" for giving kids hard to swallow medication) Hope it helps "Mate" (Where are you from .....Aussie?? Engl ... 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
7
7 thanks
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Medicinal iron: Possibly due to iron tablets.
2
2 thanks
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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
There could be some: Blood in stool. Get it checked.
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
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you have: Black, tarry, foul smelling stool it may actually be from gastrointestinal bleeding. Please see your physician.
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
1
1 thank
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr.
Dr. answered
Specializes in
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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Indication of blood: Black tarry stools are due to bleeding in the intestine. If you have black stools, see your doctor and not be concerned if it is not really black.
6
6 thanks
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
See a doctor: Without seeing what you are describing it is very hard to know what you have. Diet is the most common cause for the color of bowel movements. Any chan ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stool appearance: The color of one's stools often has little significance. The exception is that of having dark, nearly black colored stools. Bleeding in the upper GI ... Read More
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
1
1 thank
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Yes, it can.
2
2 thanks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomac ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Ferrex: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-17009/ferrex-150-oral/details#side-effects Iron pills do cause stool to turn black and may have black flecks. F/u/ ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Sometimes is blood: Black spotting may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month