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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Stools that are black: Green Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completel ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Possibly: If you black stools are tarry (sticky) with a foul odor that would be cause for concern. That could be related to GI bleeding.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe.: Black stools can be a cause of bleeding in your gut. Sometimes it can be due to something you ate, or things like Pepto-Bismol (bismuth salicylate). ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
2 different issues: Same neighborhood, different block. Probably unrelated, but inflammatory bowel disease (crohn's disease) can cause loose stool/diarrhea and fistulas ( ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Too much water: Diarrhea is stool that has not had its water reabsorbed back into the body.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Go to ED: From what you are describing, it shoulds like you may be having problems with your gallbladder. You should seek emergent care in an ed. There the do ... Read More
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabol ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chioma Lazz
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Time to see a doctor: Constipation is the opposite of diarrhea. If you are alternating between the two, it is best to see your internist as there are medical conditions tha ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
See GI doctor ASAP: You need to see a gastrointestinal doctor as soon as possible. You are likely having a upper GI tract bleed and may need urgent evaluation and treatm ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimiro Giua
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
Colitis: the differential diagnosis is vast. Infectious...need for stool cultures. IBS celiac and other immune diseases. drug side effects. Thyroid diseases m ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
This kind of weight: loss , in association with GI symptoms,requires a work up.Its time to go in to ur doc and get checked out.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Different causes.: Yellow stool can be the result of overly rapid transit of stool through the colon, insufficient bile salts or infection. Recommend that this be medi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Melenic stool?: 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 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your orange colored stool. Passing orange feces may mean the stool either isn’t absorbing or isn’t comin ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geraldine Goertzen
29 years experience in Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: Black tarry stools are often from blood being digested in the stomach. You need to see a doctor today and have testing done.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No absolute : Answer here, but most would consider very loose stool with a prominent watery component to be diarrhea.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience in General Surgery
Please see a GI Doc: You are describing symptoms of bowel obstruction. You should undergo a colonoscopy and a CT scan of your abdomen. At your young age, I would worry abo ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
This certainly could: be due to significant blood loss from internal bleeding (gastrointestinal bleeding). You need to be evaluated as soon as possible. Go to a stat care o ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irri ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
YOU MUST: Get local medical help. You have serious disease.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
31 years experience in Dentistry
Usually: You shoud check with an md, because it could be something serious, but yes, it can be from iron.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Not necessarily.: An infection with giardia can present with diarrhea or constipation or neither. Stool color is not a reliable way to determine the organism responsib ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Maybe: Gastroenteritis. Start with clear liquid like water, soda that is clear, or sports hydration drinks. Sip often to prevent dehydration. Work up to sol ... Read More
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