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Black Cumin For Dissolving Gallstones
Black, tarry, foul: Smelling stools can be due to GI bleeding. If this description fits see a doctor. ...Read more
How many days before a (big) tattoo should I stop Plavix (clopidogrel) and other blood thinning supplements (fish oil, bilberry extract, grape seed extract, etc.)?
Don't stop plavix!: First, check with your doctor who prescribes the plavix (clopidogrel) for you. If it is being taken for a heart stent that was placed less than a year ago, you CANNOT stop the plavix (clopidogrel) for any reason. Also, be very cautious about using ANY other supplements along with your prescription medicines, especially other blood thinners. Be sure your doctor knows exactly what you are taking, including supplements. ...Read more
Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ
Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may and should be after gallbladder surgery. In fact, you may have more pertinent answer from your doctors since they know more your individual situation than anyone else online. More? To articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more
36weeks pregnant, occasionally havin black poop stain in my undies.Is this fecal incontenence?I have gerd&taking iron supp 2xa day.Having black stool?
My husband was diagnosed w/ gallbladder polyps & stones.He passed out green&black feces after drinking olive oil & lemon juice.Were that stones?
Not gallstones: The combination of olive oil, lemon juice, and digestive enzymes in our gut creates "soap stones"; these are not gallstones. There is medication, however, that can sometimes dissolve stones.However, it is an ineffective alternative to surgery--the gb is a "gallstone factory"--new stones will form within a few years. Lastly, a polyp can be pre-malignant: if > 1 cm, the gallbladder should be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: There are four major types of kidney stones and once you have a stone the chances of getting another one are 50%. Once the stone is passed, drinking lime juice can help reduce the risk and help if you have calcium stones according to the journal of endourology. See your eurologist. ...Read more
Have 4mm stone and fragments that never passed from ESWL. Dr. prescribed Pot Citrate 2x a day. Does it prevent & dissolve stones? Side effects?
Here are some...: Most of times, a 4-mm stone may spontaneously pass with some expected pain or stay in kidney as the the core (nidus) to grow bigger over time. The use of potassium citrate is used specifically or nonsepcifically for assuming shortage of citrate in your urine - a known stone inhibiting substance, General advice for you is: daily urine output >2500 cc; lower oral intake of salt, red meat, & dairy .. ...Read more
My bro has 16mm gall stone and doctor wants to remove gallbladder, i heared of 3 types of stones, cholstrol, salt, blood stones. Any medications?
Gall stones: Diet can help avoid certain stone formation, but the size of the stone put a person at risk of duct blockage, causing a possible emergent situation of gall bladder distension and possible rupture, hence the recommendation to have his gb removed. Best to listen to the treating dr. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Black foul smelling loose stool (not tarry) w/ stomach pain minutes after eating (no nausea/vomitting). Gastric bleeding? Will it likely heal on its own?
U need to be checked: You may be right--melenic stool is blood originating from the stomach. Lots of things cause dark-color to stool (see my earlier healthtap answers on the subject), but the possibility that you may be hemorrhaging requires immediate medical attention. Don't wait for this to "heal on its own"--it may worsen instead. ...Read more
Do herbal parasite cleanses work to get rid of intestinal worms? Herbs include Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, Cloves, etc
Herbal treatments: The only treatments I know of for intestinal worms are medicines as they have to selectively kill the worms and not hurt you. How do you know you have intestinal worms? ...Read more
Hi, I like to ask, can we get red from gallbladder stone by natural treatment :Apple juice & Epsom Salt, Olive oil & Orange juice, any risk in this?
Yes: The bismuth in Peto Bismol typically turns peoples stools dark. This is normal. ...Read more
I've had lots of gas with very oily stool with black spots in liquid alongside it; looks akin to vinegar in olive oil. Stool itself is brown/just oily?
Can bright yellow liquid (looks like neon urine) on top of loose stool be from supplements (b12,fish oil, magnesium citrate or other?)
Yes : Unlikely to hurt or help, but sounds healthy. ...Read more
Are enzyme tablets effective for improving digestion? (e.g. amylase 120mg, protease 70mg, lipase 58mg, bromelain 100mg, etc) When should they be used?
My friend has a migraine and black stool(1 day), she's taken meds(migraine) no help, any reason for the black stool?
Other than constip/gi bleed/bismuth, can anything else cause very dark to black stool? I'm having 2-5+ bm daily, but stool is usually very dark. If it's lighter, it has 2-3mm black outer layer.
I have biliary calculees (stones). Is there any medicine that could disolve and eliminate these stones?
Biliary stones: There are a few products used to try to dissolve gall stones. The most common one is called ursodiol. It is usually only used for more difficult situations, like symptomatic stones when there are medical reasons for not undergoing surgery. You would never take it if you are not having symptoms. It has side effects, but if you're having a lot of symptoms and don't want surgery, it may be reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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