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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
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
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
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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