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Black Or Bloody Stools
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
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
Bloody continual mucuos with diarrhea, thin watery stools and. Constipation daily, with blood colired or dark maghogany stools. 6-8 bm a day. Int hemr?
YOU MUST: Get local medical help. You have serious disease. ...Read more
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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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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