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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool w/ white bits: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Black stools w/ iron: 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
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Normal. : Iron can cause stools to be black.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
White bits in stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Fox
Specializes in Family Medicine
Have it checked: See your doctor. Black material in stool can represent bleeding in the stomach or small intestine. Black flecks could represent small amount of blee ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymundo Romero
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Its OK: Not everyone who takes iron notices changes in there stool color, not everyone gets constipated. As long as your are taking them, thats important.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy DaSilva
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Get measurements: Make sure you are not taking iron to compensate for blood loss. We do not lose iron unless we are bleeding. So once we ruled-out blood loss, get you ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Black spot: The black spot can represent undigested peel of the plum.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Clear
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Probably not feta: Feta cheese would not look the same coming out, but sesame and other small seeds do look almost identical in your stool. Otherwise unless you are sic ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
No worries...: Strong urge to have a bm is most commonly associated with ibs or other food intolerance eg. Lactose intolerance. Keep a food diary and see if there m ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alan Steinbach
Specializes in Family Medicine
Urgent care first: Hi Michelle 101, You can test to see if its blood yourself, ask your pharmacist..the test should be less than $10. Or go to an urgent care where a pr ... Read More
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