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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.

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

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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?

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

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Is coffee ground emesis bad when you have blood in stool?

Is coffee ground emesis bad when you have blood in stool?

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 more

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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?

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,: 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 ...Read more

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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?

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?

GI Bleeding: 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. ...Read more

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What are coffee ground stools a sign of?

What are coffee ground stools a sign of?

Coffee ground: Coffee ground stools are generally a sign of an upper gastrointestinal bleed. Best to see a doctor if this happens. ...Read more

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What causes coffee ground feces?

Bleeding: Coffee ground is a term usually used for emesis and tarry black stools is the term for feces. Both denote bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Dis morn,noticed had black stools. Da blackness looked like tar not coffee grinds. Da black was not in all my stool only parts.Should I be concerned?

Dis morn,noticed had black stools. Da blackness looked like tar not coffee grinds. Da black was not in all my stool only parts.Should I be concerned?

Yes: Dark-tarry stools can be a sign of bleeding in your GI tract. You are having pain/symptoms after having your gallbladder removed is concerning. Minerals, foods(blueberries,black licorice), medications, iron supplements, and Pepto-Bismo can cause dark stools also. I strongly recommend calling your surgeon and/or primary care doctor for an immediate evaluation or going to your local emergency room ...Read more

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I passed a stool this morning with big black ball in it. Otherwise stool was normal. Too much coffee lately, pain in stomach two inches above navel.

I passed a stool this morning with big black ball in it.  Otherwise stool was normal.  Too much coffee lately, pain in stomach two inches above navel.

Let your doctor know: Not all blood can be seen in a stool. Black is a red flag. Your doctor can order a set of cards to check your stool for occult blood and then proceed from there. ...Read more

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1st time ever i had black stool. I take vitamins and drink coffee a lot. Why is it black/ dark brown color?

1st time ever i had black stool. I take vitamins and  drink coffee a lot.  Why is it black/ dark brown color?

? Melana: Hello. Black, tarry malodorous stool (melena) can sometimes be related to gastrointestinal bleeding. If this fits the description - it is best to have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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