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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Dark 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

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See dr.: Blood in your stool is never normal, so no matter what, you need to see the Doctor. Things ranging from inflammatory bowel diseases, hemorrhoids, to ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, immediately.: Black stool, especially when slightly loose and rather foul-smelling, often is an indication of internal bleeding of the upper digestive tract. The bl ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Although either of : These can be related to medication or foods which have been ingested, green stool is usually associated with rapid transit time through the GI tract. ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Empty bowels: Please start by a visit to a primary doctor - have your mother take you. Appropriate labs will be ordered and likely that you will be referred to a Ga ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase y ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
See your doctor: You should see your doctor. A test of the stool can make sure no bleeding in the intestinal tract is happening. Stomach problems such as gastritis o ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Boe
Dr. John Boe answered
20 years experience Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: It is unlikely that the broccoli had even made it out of your stomach at that point let alone through the rest of your digestive tract. BM probably u ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : Signs and symptoms of colon cancer vary tremendously, certainly would be extremely rare in a 19 year old. Abdominal pain, change in bowel movements, ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Stool: Dark green can be due to rapid transit of feces through GI tract. If stool is black, tarry & malodorous that could represent a GI bleed & would warran ... Read More

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