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What is the cause of black slimy stool?

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

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What is are causes of black, grainy stool?

What is are causes of black, grainy stool?

Upper bleed: Black stool is usually the result of an upper digestive bleeding. Blood turn black after traveling the digestive tract. You should see your doctor and discuss having an endoscopy. ...Read more

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Black sludgy stools recently, what natural remedy for this?

Black sludgy stools recently, what natural remedy for this?

Black, tarry, foul: Smelling stools can be due to GI bleeding. If this description fits see a doctor. ...Read more

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What causes black tarry stools, i always heard it was cancer?

What causes black tarry stools, i always heard it was cancer?

Bleeding in GI: Bleeding in the intestine causes black tarry stools. It could be bleeding from ulcers in the stomach, duodenum, vascular malformation of cancer in the GI tract. In any case, you should consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had black looking stool about 5times (not in a row) and also I am always constipated. Do this sound serious and is this why im always nauseated?

I have had black looking stool about 5times (not in a row) and also I am always constipated. Do this sound serious and is this why im always nauseated?

You r taking iron: Pills and its not uncommon to have dark colored stools. Iron can also make you constipated. You need to add fiber supp such as metamucil (2 tblespoons) to your daily diet and drink a lot of fluids (6-8 glasses) spec in this warm weather. Nausea is very non specific and could be secondary to a lot of things. Follow up with your fam doc to check lab work and further testing. You may need a GI workup. ...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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Black runny stool once in a great while?

Black runny stool once in a great while?

AVM: I would think of an arterio-venous malformation somewhere high in the colon or small bowel. Get a colonoscopy and EGD for further evaluation ...Read more

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What do I do if I have black tarry stools?

What do I do  if I have black tarry stools?

depends: If you have not taken pepto-bismol or other bismuth containing products, you need to see a GI doctor sooner rather than later. This could be due to a serious life threatening condition in your stomach. Don't delay. ...Read more

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My 2 years old baby having black mucus stool?

My 2 years old baby  having black  mucus stool?

Not normal: Black stools are not normal. While rarely a dietary cause may be found, most often black stools signify blood in the stools, blood that is coming from a little bit higher up in the GI tract. I would see your doctor soon to first check out if it is blood, and if so, find out why the child has this. ...Read more