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Black beads in stool?

Black beads in stool?

Unsure...: Unsure what "black beads" in your stool might be but anytime the stool is black in color there is concern for blood. Your doctor should check the stool for blood and if positive conduct an investigation for the source. Also, i see you have reached the age of 50 which is the milepost we recommend a colonoscopy for colon cancer screening. "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". ...Read more

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Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?

Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?

Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more

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Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Red stringy mucus in stool, pain in stomach-(had increased significantly during the summer), greenish stool colour, last year noticed blood in stool.

Testing: Time for your doctor to see you. You need blood and stool testing to determine if this is infection or chronic inflammatory disease. You may also need a colonoscopy ...Read more

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Black dots in baby tongues?

Black dots in baby tongues?

Can be normal: Black dots on a baby's tongue would most likely be due to some increased pigmentation. This can be considered normal and is usually found more commonly in darker-skinned individuals. It also can be considered hereditary. However, you should probably mention it to your pediatrician next time you have a visit, or if the baby seems bothered by it, have it checked out sooner. ...Read more

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4months old baby passing stool in green colour and foam like consistency,4times aday .Is it normal?

4months old baby passing stool in green colour and foam  like consistency,4times aday .Is it normal?

Stools in 4mo old: Green stools in a 4 mo old, 4 times a day can be pretty normal. Especially if you are starting to introduce new foods or if the baby is on medication. The consistency can change too from pasty to more formed (like adults-they can smell just as bad too). Beware though! If you see blood in the stools see your child's pediatrician. ...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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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

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

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Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Diet: The appearance of feces varies according to diet, your level of hydration, your gut's microbial flora, medications, and your bodies own makeup. Colin cancer is rare in an 18 year old. It may cause blood to appear in the stool but often just small amounts that is not visible, and requires a chemical test. Cancer does not typically cause diarrhea except for a rare form called villous adenoma. ...Read more

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I have dark brown stools, almost tarry (not quite black) in small to mid-size areas. Does this indicate blood in my stools?

It could...: But there are many other non-blood causes of dark stools (meds, diet, etc) . Fortunately it is easy to tell by bringing a small sample to your md to test for blood. If blood is found a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy could be performed to rule out a source of bleeding. ...Read more

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Taking Ferrex 150 BID- have dark greenish black stool and black specs when wiping. Is this from the iron pills?

Ferrex: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-17009/ferrex-150-oral/details#side-effects Iron pills do cause stool to turn black and may have black flecks. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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

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

Eating Beets can: 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. ...Read more

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Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?

Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?

All of the options: ...you mentioned are of course possible. Without more information, we can't tell from here. Simple stool analysis by your doctor should address your concern & facilitiate appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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