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Can beets make your stool black?? My stool is hard and black

Eating Beets can

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cause red stools sometimes. Eating blue berries, black licorice, iron pills or medications containing bismuth can cause black stools. Black stools associated with GI bleeds are usually malodorous and tarry. A doctor can easily check stool for blood.
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Had hard-ish black stool only today. Not tarry or foul-smelling at all. Ate a lot of blueberries yesterday. Not taking meds. I'm 16. Help?

You are fine

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This is the blueberries. Do not worry!
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Dr. Mehul SHETH answered:

How should you treat hard stool without constipation?

Water and fiber

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Increasing water intake and adding fiber to your diet can soften your stool.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

What can you do to treat hard stool without constipation?

Hard pelletized stoo

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is only caused by not drinking enough fluids and those fluids should be caffeine free/alcohol free fluids. You need 80-100 oz per day, more if you exercise, fly in planes, or take meds that contribute to constipation. Hard stool IS constipation.
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Dr. Yash K. Khanna answered:

Does consuming too much protein cause constipation or hard stools?

It can

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It can if you do not eat high fiber food along with it like fruits,vegetabls,grains,beans and peas etc,and at least 2 litres of water
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Dr. You Sung Sang answered:

I am facing constipation and get hard stools some times stools in it?

Prune juice l or lax

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First try warm prune juice. If that doesn't help, try an OTC laxative like Miralax. If that still doesn't help still, see a doctor.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

Can Pepto bismol cause me to have black stools as well as constipation?

Yes, yes

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Bismuth, the main ingredient in Pepto Bismol, will turn the stools black transiently and may lead to temporary constipation. Ifr the black stools continue days after use of Pepto, you need to see a GI doctor to be evaluated for an upper GI source of bleeding from your stomach which will also cause the stools to be black
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what would i do for this kind of constipation being soft stools but pushing so hard?

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pushing really hard is not ok. try to diversify your diet with more fresh fruits and liquid based foods. if it does not work go and see your primary care doctor. good luck !
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Can constipation cause blood in stool if you press too hard, while your constipated?

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This would almost certainly be accompanied by pain. if it is not painful and it persists, get it checked out.
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6 days of constipation, now black tar foul oder stools and severe right side flank pain?

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Black tar stools could suggest bleeding internally. You should go to the ER and be evaluated or see a GI specialist as soon as possible
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