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fish oil and bowel movements

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
It's the iron: It will turn your stools black or dark green.
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Dr. Ratna Dhingra
44 years experience Pediatrics
Iron pills will: it is probably the iron pills causing bark green/black stools.
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A female asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
When you say: "black oil spot" the concerning thing it brings to mind is melena: black "tarry" feces associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. This is such a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Fish oil: Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
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Oil: Could represent some degree of fat malabsorption. I recommend you see a GI doc for a workup and stool studies.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Clear oil floating on the surface is not part of the description fat malabsorption. It may be mucus which is normal with a bowel movement. With signif ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Good fat vs.: bad fat. Bad fat in junk food can result in greasy bowel movements and overall deterioration in health. Good fat such as found in coconut oil and ol ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: You should evaluated by gastroenterology to find the cause so be treated.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. You are likely not metabolising fat adequately which may be due to problems with bile (liver, pancrease, (pancrelipase) gallbladder, bile duc ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Not likely: What your seeing is likely a component of the normal mucus secretions accompanying a bowel movement.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rashed Hasan
31 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: If you have been constipated for a while you may also want to take MiraLax to soften the stool from the top. Also it helps to go and sit on the toilet ... Read More

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