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Black Coffee Ground Stool
I've had lower left abdominal pain with black coffee ground stools mixed with formed pale stools. should I go to the emergency room, or can I wait?
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.
Specs in Stool: "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. ...Read more
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?
I have had coffee ground stools for several days. Initially thought is was a reaction to Amox I was on. today had 7 bouts so far?
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?
Coffee ground stools: If he continues with the coffee ground stools he should been see quickly by his pediatrician. ...Read more
For almost 2 weeks my stool looks like coffee grounds, sometimes dark brown or black. What does this mean? Headache, neck pain, lost 90 lbs in 6mo unintent
Yes, needs eval: 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Too much coffee?: 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. ...Read more
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