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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be normal if...: This can be normal as long as the stools are not described as black and tarry in appearance (as this could indicate a slow bleed from the gastrointest ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds like mild: constipation. Try increasing fluids, especially water and increasing fiber in your diet. If it continues or abdominal pain increases, please see/consu ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Halanski
18 years experience Pediatrics
Clomfranil: Constip is listed as a possible side effect of clom. I would keep taking the clom, but increase my water and fiber intake. Oatmeal, berries, apples, ... Read More
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
41 years experience Preventive Medicine
Single molecules: chosen for treating symptoms, clomfranil promoted for depression, Omnicef (cefdinir) for killing bacteria (some). Stool color mostly from stercobilin, ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mehul SHETH
18 years experience Pediatrics
Not correlated: Stool color is independent of the frequency or consistency of your stools.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Yamusah
Specializes in Internal Medicine
How is your diet?: Have you been taking NSAIDs (aspirin, Ibuprofen etc.) if not, do you feel weak, lethargic, weight loss or not, hemorrhoids, any significan family hist ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
43 years experience General Surgery
Hydration fibers: you need to keep yourself hydrated water,juices,geterade you need to change your eating habit ear more fruits and vegetables you need to exercise simp ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Harris
33 years experience Family Medicine
Seems strange...: I would expect that with a formed stool, cleanup would be quick. Normally, constipation or diarrhea presents more trouble. Perhaps this is a matter of ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
31 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes : As long as it is not bloody not dark, tarry black, that color is ok.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal: Any shade of brown is normal. Black stool is abnormal and can indicate bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal area. Iron supplements and Pepto-Bismo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Can be: Soft Tan colored stool often is due to more rapid transit of intestinal contents and it is possible that some feces travelled through the intestinal t ... Read More
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