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Ok, would black specs mixed in 2 yo stool be considered coffee ground stool or would that be more obvious? Is this normal? Not sure what to look for.

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"Coffee grounds" usually refers to vomit containing blood. Black specs mixed in with stool most likely food. Bananas in stool- usually have a black spec appearance. Another possibility is chewed crayon. Usually blood in stool looks red or can make stool look dark green or black. If stools are loose or diarrhea with blood contact your child's pediatrician
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Dr. Robert Cloud answered:

I have had severe nausea for a over a week and just had vomit that looks like coffee grounds and constipation with black stool. Whats wrong with me?

Nausea, dark stools,

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Sounds like you have a disorder with your stomach. Most likely either inflammation of the lining ( gastritis) or an ulcer. You should see your physician. An upper endoscopy will probably be ordered. In the meantime stop any alcohol, aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication intake and start over the counter pepsid, Prilosec or Zantac .
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk answered:

What are coffee ground stools a sign of?

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Coffee ground stools are generally a sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed. Best to see a doctor if this happens.
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Coffee ground "flakes" in my stool. i was tested negative for celiec but starting to wonder if i have an intolorance ,what else could these "flakes" b?

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I am not sure where you got the worry about Celiac disease in all of the possible problems this represents. I would make sure your GI doctor has tested the stool for blood and if necessary scheduled you for an upper endoscopy.
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Is coffee ground emesis bad when you have blood in stool?

Yes, needs eval

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Coffee ground emesis desribes vomiting up material that looks like 'coffee grounds' but is actually blood in the stomach. This is a serious problem whether there is blood in the stool or not. Coffee ground emesis needs to be evaluated by a physician immediately as this can be a life-threatening problem.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

2yo has had 2 coffee ground looking stools today. Very hard to clean him. Leaving a terrible rash on his bum and sac. Should I be concerned?

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If he continues with the coffee ground stools he should been see quickly by his pediatrician
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Dr. Brian Le answered:

For almost 2 wks my stool looks like coffee grounds,sometimes dark brown or black. What does this mean? Headache,neck pain,lost 90 lbs in 6mo Unintent

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It sounds like you might be experiencing bleeding from the GI tract. Please seek help immediately
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Should I panic if my stool looks like coffee grounds?

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black or maroon would have it checked medically.
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Dr. Chaim B. Colen answered:

Does stomach cancer cause coffee grounds stool?

Bleeding might

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not the cancer. bleeding from the cancer might
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Will stool turn dark brown when drink black coffee?

Too much coffee?

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Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like PeptoBismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants MD visit
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