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Black Coffee For Diarrhea
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Yes: The bismuth in Peto Bismol typically turns peoples stools dark. This is normal. ...Read more
No, test stool: Black tarry stool or melena is typically associated with blood from a proximal GI source. Ulcers in the stomach and vascular lesions can be types of causes. Wine itself and the pigment of the red grape do not change the color of the stool. Beets and other pigmented foods do alter the color. You should be tested for blood in the stool and possible anemia. ...Read more
Too much 'partying': Did you take any pepto before you went out 'partying'(which can turn your stool black), or did you drink to such excess that you caused bleeding within your esophagus/stomach? If you are young and otherwise healthy, and this happened only once, i'd advise caution- if you are light headed, dizzy, or this continues to happen, get to the doctor at once. ...Read more
Black, tarry, foul: Smelling stools can be due to GI bleeding. If this description fits see a doctor. ...Read more
Which is better for thalassemia patient?
Tea with milk
coffee with milk
Caffeine is good: Caffeine promotes better vasoreactivity, a goal of all thalassemia patients. Therefore, any way you get your caffeine will improve your vasoreactivity, choose the drink you like the most, you won't be wrong... If you're after higher caffeine levels, depends on the tea or coffee you are drinking... ...Read more
Should i be concerned about taking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and have loose black stool?
Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide): Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can cause diarrhea as a side effect. I was unable to find black stool listed as a side effect of milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). Did you take any iron or pepto bismal? Black, tarry, foul smelling stool could be melena (gi bleed). Please get seen promptly for signs of melena. Advise your dr regardless. ...Read more
I have had green stools for several days now ranging from a dark mossy green to a bright candy apple green. This morning bright red was added.
Get help NOW: Red looking stools can be from gastrointestinal bleeding and this is an emergency you should go to the ER now unless you had a history of hemorrhoids that is a common cause of spots red usually at end of bowel movement or with the toilet tissue. Green stools can be normal. ...Read more
Blood: Sounds like you are bleeding from your intestines. Go immediately to the emergency room to make sure you are stable. ...Read more
2yr old has dark green diarrhea both thick/watery with bright green mucus, after food poisoning from undercooked hamburger.
Diarrhea: When red meat is not cooked properly or is kept in the refrigerated condition for a long time, the possibility of diarrhea increases manifold. Consumption of red meat that is infected with a bacterium called Escherichia coli is one of the most common causes of food poisoning. Maybe he should get a stool culture. Keep him well hydrated and if there is fever, and diarrhea continues go to the ER. ...Read more
After drink 50oz of Tomato juice stool color is redish (no blood). Sometimes if i drink 1.5 bottles of wine my stool is stained wine color. Normal?
Yes: Food pigments can make it to the stool. ...Read more
Im 27. Have had IBS-C. Now drinking lemon balm tea each morning, stools are green. No diarrhea or pain. If no diarrhea, can feces have rapid transit??
A stool could: still be moist & on softer side with rapid transit. It isn't necessary that feces be extremely frequent or liquid-like for rapid transit. Unless the stool is green due to food you are eating or medications - green stool may be an indicator for rapid transit. It is all relative. In other words, feces could "fly" rapidly through the colon or might just be sped up a bit. Take care. ...Read more