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Black Color Stool
Please name sme comon drugs to cure hemorrhoids.I think bleeding occurs near anal opening.There is partial black stool. Black color only at stool tip.
See below: Black stool needs to be checked by doc to r/o upper GI bleeding (esophagus, stomach, small intestine) & check for tear in anus as well as hemorrhoids. Otc preps abound: preparation h (plain or w/ hydrocortisone), witch hazel wipes. Prevent hard stools/straining by using stool softener &/or increasing dietary fiber & fluid intake. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have seen dark/black like color of my stools. This happened 1 day after taking some flucloxacillin 500mg 4times daily. Is it the antibiotic or blood?
Need to check: The stool can be tested easily for occult blood in most doctor's offices. You should do this, because if is blood you will need further evaluation. It is not flucloxacillin. Good luck. ...Read more
My stools come out in very dark greenish black pebbles. What does this mean? I've had different color, texture, and floating and non float stools
Possibly melena?: 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
I'm taking a viminta soft gelatin capsule from the last 3 days. I’ve noticed that the color of my stool has turned to black. Is this the cause?
Ingredients(?), but.: The viminta website lists a number of products with varying ingredients--you haven't specified what is contained in your supplement. The timing of dark stool with your start of viminta use certainly is consistent with a cause & effect relationship. However, black stools are an ominous sign of GI bleeding (among other concerns) so if there is any doubt, or you have symptoms, get checked out now. ...Read more
What can cause stools to change to a very dark (almost black but not quite) brown color. No pain or blood, not tarry.
Food& Bile determine: 20 y/o Male asks What can cause stools to change to very dark (almost black but not quite) brown color. No pain or blood, not tarry.Stool colors are mostly determined by the Food one eats & the amount of Bile secreted into the Gut for the Digestion. Since this is not bloody or tarry focus will be on much green vegetables, Iron Supplements, digestives like Pepto-Bismol or sweets like Black Licorice ...Read more
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