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Is it normal to have a dark brown or black color in my stool?

Is it normal to have a dark brown or black color in my stool?

Possibly not: Black tarry, malodorous stool can be due to blood in bowel movements. Stool may also turn black if one takes iron pills or bismuth medications. A stool guiac can distinguish if there is blood in stool or not. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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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?

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

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Tiny trace of black in stool?

Tiny trace of black in stool?

Melenic specks?: 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 esp. With dyspeptic symptoms however warrants md visit. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black?

What causes stool to be black?

Black Stool: can be related to taking medications (like pepto bismal). If the stool is black, stinky and sticky - it may be due to rectal bleeding (melena). If that is the case - it should be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What does black runny stools mean?

What does black runny stools mean?

It might be related: To GI bleeding. Black, sticky, loose with a bad odor - should be medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes black grit in stools ?

What causes black grit in stools ?

Seeds, blood...: 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 doc visit. ...Read more

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My stools are black hart bern all week

My stools are black hart bern all week

Although : Although things like iron and pepto bismal can cause black stools, your situation sounds more serious than that. Black, tarry, sticky, foul smelling bowel movements are usually due to gastrointestinal bleeding. Between your loose stools, heart burn and crampy pain, it sounds like you might be bleeding internally. Please get this evaluated forth with. ...Read more

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What is the cause of black slimy stool?

Get eval: Some causes of stool being black include taking medications that contain bismuth or eating foods or supplements that contain iron. Stool that is black, tarry and smells bad can be melena. Melena is due to GI bleeding. Recommend prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more