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Do bleeding gums and black stools have anything in common

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
17 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Black stools are commonly a result of GI blood loss. If you are swallowing a lot of blood from bleeding gums then black stools are possible. However y ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr Hemming: Both can be related to bleeding problems. Recommend medical assessment.

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A 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
See Doctor: Any fever for 5 days needs to be evaluated immediately.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Need evaluationS: Please call both your dentist and your pcp for immediate examination appointments. Bloody stool is worrisome and should be evaluated immediately.
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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Swollen,bleeding gum: Your son has a virus of the mouth in the form of canker sores. Blood in the stool is unrelated and may be due an anal fissure. In any case he should b ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Small amounts of blood may not be readily perceptible but your doctor can check your stool for blood.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
depends: If you have not taken pepto-bismol or other bismuth containing products, you need to see a GI doctor sooner rather than later. This could be due to a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Benhamou
20 years experience Dentistry
No and Yes: Bleeding gums are most likely from periodontal disease. Without having a full description of other symptoms and your health history (are you homosexua ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Black stool: is usually from the stomach. She should see a Gastroenterologist to help determine the etiology of the bleeding.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Black stool causes: It is likely that your black stools are from Iron supplement because you had Normal brown stools before iron pills were started. Upper GI bleeding ca ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Both: or none . Bleeding may not be seen only occult blood Speak to your doctor if you are concerned at the age of 19
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Work up needed: Pan endoscopy would be recommended in order to determine the bleeding source. A ppi trial would be justified if based on history and exam it is suspec ... Read More

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