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I have black specks in bowel movement. What could that be??

I have black specks in bowel movement. What could that be??

Would check GI Dr: I would get checked by a GI doctor. Black stools can be indicative of bleeding within your GI tract. Specs are an atypical way to describe this. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Pains in back at various sites at various times of the day. Bowel movement seems to relieve pain. Bowel movement brown but with tiny black specks?

Pains in back at various sites at various times of the day. Bowel movement seems to relieve pain. Bowel movement brown but with tiny black specks?

? diverticulitis: Diverticulitis commonly causes left lower abdominal pain, sometimes exacerbated/relieved by a bowel movement. Inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Constipation. You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more

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What's wrong if my bowel movement is black?

What's wrong if my bowel movement is black?

Black Stool: Black stool can represent life threatening GI bleeding. There are some pills and foods that mimic this, but in general black stool should never be ignored. ...Read more

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Black strings in bowel movement? What can this be?

Black strings in bowel movement? What can this be?

Bleeding: It could be bleeding, or check food or supplements, they may contain iron or coloring. ...Read more

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My partner has black black bowel movement but not every day?

Evaluation Needed: Your partner should get evaluated as there are many reasons for black bm's. ...Read more

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I have been noticing thin black string like things after a normal bowel movement in the toilet. They are about 1/2 in long and thin.

I have been noticing thin black string like things after a normal bowel movement in the toilet. They are about 1/2 in long and thin.

Food fibers: Undigested fibers in the food are the most likely explanation. It is not a disorder and should not be of any concern. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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If I have a normal brown bowel movement in the morning and then its black in the afternoon and then brown again at night....should I be worried?

Black stools: The black stools may be due to something you are eating or medication you are taking. However, you should make sure you are not passing blood in your stool so see your doctor ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have black bowel movements? Have not had a bowel movement in three days

What does it mean if you have black bowel movements? Have not had a bowel movement in three days

Hello.: Hello. You could have black stool if you are taking certain medications/ supplements like pepto bismal or iron. If you have tarry, sticky, smelling stool that is black, it is likely to be gastrointestinal bleeding and needs evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a black spot in bowel movement?

What could cause a black spot in bowel movement?

Several causes: Black spots could be from iron either tablets or if concentrated in foods like broccoli. It can also be from the bismuth in pepto bismo.
Gastrointestinal bleeding from an ulcer can cause black tarry stools, but it is usually more than just a single spot. ...Read more

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My bowel movement has black spot on them, should I worry or not? It started yesterday so, two days in a row now

My bowel movement has black spot on them, should I worry or not? It started yesterday so, two days in a row now

Needs 2 B checked: Might be blood from upper GI bleed (stomach, small intestine) or might be from meds like pepto-bismol, iron, etc. Doc needs to examine, get good history to form informed diagnosis ^ treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Bowel movement from wormwood and black walnut?

Bowel movement from wormwood and black walnut?

What question please: Please clarify what you are asking. We are happy to help if we know your concerns... ...Read more

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Do I need to go to the ER I had a bowel movement and it was black was reading that it might be blood?

Do I need to go to the ER I had a bowel movement and it was black was reading that it might be blood?

Black stool: Can be caused by blood, certain foods, or medications such as iron, bismuth, or charcoal. To know for sure, you need to test stool for occult blood. If you did not ingest any of these foods or meds, you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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When I had my bowel movement today, I noticed that although most of my stool was brown, a small section was black. Does this indicate bleeding?

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When I had my bowel movement today, I noticed that although most of my stool was brown, a small section was black. Does this indicate bleeding?

Melena: What you are describing is called melena which represents blood in stool. And it looks dark/black so It may represent blood in the stool. ...Read more

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Black oil spot in toilet when having bowel movement. On weight watchers eating fish three times a week?

Black oil spot in toilet when having bowel movement. On weight watchers eating fish three times a week?

When you say: "black oil spot" the concerning thing it brings to mind is melena: black "tarry" feces associated with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. This is such a concerning sign, that even if it is something else, which it might be, you have to be checked out for upper GI bleeding. Weight Watchers is a good idea; I don't think it has anything to do with eating fish. See you doctor ASAP for eval. Good wishes. ...Read more

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When I wipe I notice little black pepper like flecks on my toilet paper after a bowel movement. What could this be?

When I wipe I notice little black pepper like flecks on my toilet paper after a bowel movement. What could this be?

This might also: Represent small amounts of blood in stool - especially since you have diarrhea.
Recommend that you have your stool tested for blood with your physician. ...Read more

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I've had lower right pain in my abdomin off and on for several weeks. Last bowel movement looked loose, black fibers almost like chewing tobacco.

I've had lower right pain in my abdomin off and on for several weeks. Last bowel movement looked loose, black fibers almost like chewing tobacco.

Need an exam: I am concerned about the color change of your bowel movement, in association with several weeks of abdominal pain. It is necessary for you to have an abdominal exam plus medical evaluation right away. Lab work and probable CT scan will be ordered.
Please take care of yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Green stools with little black dots in it also when I wipe, should I be concerned? Scared it could be cancer. 18 yes old and one bowel movement a day.

Green stools with little black dots in it also when I wipe, should I be concerned? Scared it could be cancer. 18 yes old and one bowel movement a day.

Cancer not likely: It is highly unlikely that what you described is due to cancer. In fact you stool is probably normal. Unless you have a close family member who got colon cancer in his/her twenties, you do not need to be concerned. ...Read more

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What could cause black (not tar-like) or very dark stool with excessive gas after a bowel movement?

What could cause black (not tar-like) or very dark stool with excessive gas after a bowel movement?

Food or medicine: Are you taking medication like peptobismol which will turn stool dark or black If you have not enough acid iin your stomach then you may not digest food properly and you will have a change in bowels as well as increase in gas Watch what you are eating and maybe do a day of just clear liquids to help it repair ...Read more

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Originally was vomiting for over 24hrs Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Zofran (ondansetron) gives me bad migraines. I also had a black bowel movement.

Originally was vomiting for over 24hrs Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and Motrin together? Zofran (ondansetron) gives me bad migraines. I also had a black bowel movement.

There are others: You might want to avoid zofran if it gives you a migraine. motrin can cause GI bleeding, which can cause black stools. Might want to see a Physician to have your stool checked for blood. There are other meds you can take for nausea such as reglan (metoclopramide). ...Read more

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I'm 22 and today after a bowel movement I saw black or maybe dark green lleafy objects in my stool its colon cancer?

I'm 22 and today after a bowel movement I saw black or maybe dark green lleafy objects in my stool its colon cancer?

Is it colon cancer?: Colon cancer is diagnosed under a microscope by a pathologist looking at a piece of your colon. That piece is collected during colonoscopy, where the inside of your colon is visualized, any polyps, or masses are biopsied and sent to path. Your age is low risk. Your dark, tarry stool, is a symptom. If persists, take a sample to your doc, test it for blood, if positive, doc will order colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Black part in stool. No red blood. 2-3 bowel movement/day. Dull pain or cramp on right side of abdoman for 5-6 second. Worried please help?

Black part in stool. No red blood. 2-3 bowel movement/day. Dull pain or cramp on right side of abdoman for 5-6 second. Worried please help?

See a doctor: I would strongly recommend being seen by a doctor. Black stool often indicate blood from you GI tract so I would want that checked to make sure that you are not bleeding. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Hello, I've recently had a lot of gas the past 2-3 weeks, I had sex a month ago and took plan b a few days after not sure if that has to do with anything and I am on birth control, today I had a bowel movement that had 2 black balls and I'm not sure what

Hello, I've recently had a lot of gas the past 2-3 weeks, I had sex a month ago and took plan b a few days after not sure if that has to do with anything and I am on birth control, today I had a bowel movement that had 2 black balls and I'm not sure what

Behind the 8 ball: The only black balls that are fun to "play" with are in the game of billiards. These two extruded black balls rectally indicate internal bleeding if they were NOT from the vagina. A MD needs to check you for hemorrhoids or other causes for rectal bleeding so you won't be "behind the 8 ball" with your health care. ...Read more

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I think I have a hemorrhoid as I have a lump at my anus, v.sore, has a black spot. After a bowel movement it started to bleed. Is this a sign of healing?

I think I have a hemorrhoid as I have a lump at my anus, v.sore, has a black spot. After a bowel movement it started to bleed. Is this a sign of healing?

Hemorrhoid: You are describing a thromboses external hemorrhoid. If the lump is small you could do warm sits bath 3 times a day for 10 days, apply hemorrhoid cream after each bath, avoid constipation, eat more fiber, drink 8 glasses of water. If the bleeding persist go to the ER or walk in clinic to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Yesterday started having a bit frequent gas/bowel movement mushy stool w mucus very few red/black spots and groin pain especially after passing?

Yesterday started having a bit frequent gas/bowel movement mushy stool w mucus very few red/black spots and groin pain especially after passing?

Many symptoms: It may sound strange but the first thing I think of is to have you go to the nearest Emergency facility. Please have someone drive you there.
Most likely they will take care of you but it is possible that they would discuss this with your primary doctor.

Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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My daughter is 9. very petite. She doesn't have regular bowel movements. When she does it is black and very sticky. What should we do for her?

My daughter is 9. very petite. She doesn't have regular bowel movements. When she does it is black and very sticky. What should we do for her?

Diet: This is a case of constipation likely related to her diet and nutrition. I will recommend increasing her fluid, fruits and mostly vegetables. Hopefully this will improve her bowel movement. Good health. ...Read more

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Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more