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Doctor insights on: Black Or Bloody Stools

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Yellowish brown stools to greenish stools now?

Yellowish brown stools to greenish stools now?

Now has green stool: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do all rectal/colon cancer have bloody or black stool?

Do all rectal/colon cancer have bloody or black stool?

No. Microscopic poss: Not all colon cancers cause changes to stool that u can see w/ your eye. Some polyps (pre-cancerous lesions) cause MICROscopic blood in the stool that only sensitive lab tests can pick up. Bright red stool is thought 2 b from rectum, maroon red stool from intestine, & dark / black stool (melena) from stomach; however, it depends on how brisk bleeding is. Slow bleeds may not discolor stool at all. ...Read more

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Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

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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Is it normal to have dark brown/charcoal grey (not black or tarry) stools?

Is it normal to have dark brown/charcoal grey (not black or tarry) stools?

No worries...: Dark brown or charcoal grey stools are of no clinical significance. Tarry black stools might indicate GI bleeding. Taking a iron supplement might turn your stool dark grey or black. ...Read more

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Is dark maroon bloody diaherra a sign of ulcerative colitis?

Is dark maroon bloody diaherra a sign of ulcerative colitis?

Not necessarily: It's a sign of bleeding somewhere in the intestine, usually upper intestine/stomach if its dark red blood. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Dark colored stool mixed with regualar colored stool mean my GI Tract is bleeding.

Can Dark colored stool mixed with regualar colored stool mean my GI Tract is bleeding.

Possibly: Black stool may indicate bleeding from the upper gi tract like stomach or duodenum. Things like iron supplements or peptobismol can make stool color black. A physician can easily test a stool specimen in the office and determine whether it contains occult(hidden) blood. ...Read more

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Gi contrast cause dark black stool?

Please talk to your: Dr. I don't believe that barium contains bismuth or iron which could cause stool to become black. If the bowel movements are black., sticky & malodorous - this could be due to a GI bleed & would require prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes dark, tarry stools?

What causes  dark, tarry stools?

Depends: But most concerning would be a source of bleeding from your upper intestinal tract. Black tarry stools called melena are caused by bleeding from the upper tract that has been exposed to the acid from your stomach. This needs to be evaluated and treated promptly. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black or dark green?

What causes stool to be black or dark green?

Dark stool: 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more

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Could gallstones cause dark green stool?

Could gallstones cause dark green stool?

Not specifically: I do not know that gallstones are related to the color of the bowel movements unless gallstones caused obstruction of the bile duct resulting in jaundice and pain, which would then result in very pale light tan colored stools. ...Read more

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Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Sometimes is blood: Black spotting 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked pls. ...Read more

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Experiencing severe nausea & bloody mucous like stool. Painful. Maroon colored blood. Is this just constipation or associated with my gatroparesis?

Experiencing severe nausea & bloody mucous like stool. Painful. Maroon colored blood. Is this just constipation or associated with my gatroparesis?

Needs emergency care: Symptoms and bleeding as serious as you describe needs emergency evaluation and care. You may be bleeding from the upper GI tract. Avoid aspirin, nsaid's, and don't eat anything right now (to facilitate urgent endoscopic evaluation if warranted), but get yourself to the er for assessment and treatment please. ...Read more

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Worms, abdominal pains, black and red bits in stools. Does this indicate bleeding or a serious infestation?

Needs assessment: This would need to be medically evaluated to answer the question. Red stool can sometimes be due to bleeding. Black, tarry, malodorous stool can also be related to gastrointestinal bleeding. However, bits of this in stool could also be related to food you have eaten. Since you have abdominal pain and worms, it is very important to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

What causes clay colored stools with abdominal discomfort and foul smelly gas?

Several things: These are non specific symptoms that could be as serious as liver problems and as simple as a reaction to what you eat or bacterial imbalance of your intestines. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist. In the mean time try eating yogurt twice a week to start. Also avoid alcohol until you see a physician. ...Read more

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Yesterday had yellow to green stools with mucus. Today, Dark green really foul smelling stools with white mucous. No appetite or fever. Slight nausea?

Yesterday had yellow to green stools with mucus. Today, Dark green really foul smelling stools with white mucous. No appetite or fever. Slight nausea?

Likley colitis: you may have a simple infectious colitis. if you have more abdominal pain or nause or vomitting, then you may need antibiotics. otherwise plenty of fluids and symptomatic treatment is enough. if you notice blood in stools , then you will need a medical evaluation for crohns colitis/ IBD ...Read more

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Bright yellow stool followed by black stool followed by tannish color stool. All diarrhea. all looked like had littlewhite worms as well. Er or no?

Primary care: No. You do not have an emergency. You have a primary care problem. Contact your family doctor for instructions. ...Read more