Top
15
Doctor insights on: Black Stool

Share
1

1
What would cause black stools in a 14 month old?

What would cause black stools in a 14 month old?

Possible blood: Black stools could be from a number of things, but it is very important to make sure it is not caused by an intestinal bleeding high in the gut. You need to take the baby and the black stool to the doctor so he/she can test the stool for blood. ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
337 doctors shared insights

Melena (Definition)

Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more


2

2
What does it mean if you have black stools?

What does it mean if you have  black stools?

Dark-colored 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

3

3
Ate food in thailand=intense stomach pangs of pain every 30-20min, duration 1min. Dribbly black stool, not uncontrollable. What is it/how to treat?

Ate food in thailand=intense stomach pangs of pain every 30-20min, duration 1min. Dribbly black stool, not uncontrollable. What is it/how to treat?

See a doctor: You need to be examined and your stool cultured and tested for ova and parasites. Can think of a dozen or more potential diagnoses, but rather than listing all of these, go see an infectious diseases doctor and be evaluated. Hope you get better quickly. ...Read more

4

4
How much should I worry about black stools?

How much should I worry about black stools?

Check for bleeding: If your stools are black, tarry (sticky) and have a bad odor - this could be gastrointestinal bleeding and should be checked out promptly. As stated in a previous answer, some medications can cause black stools. It is simple to test the stool to determine if it contains blood. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
I have had a urine test showing excess protein but seeing as i had oral thrush at the time wasnt treated, now i also have black stool?

I have had a urine test showing excess protein but seeing as i had oral thrush at the time wasnt treated, now i also have black stool?

Watch for black tarr: Repeat the urine analysis. Black tarray stops are of major concern and are related to a bleed from the stomach, please see a physician. ...Read more

6

6
What's the best treatment to get rid of black stools?

What's the best treatment to get rid of black stools?

Determine cause: Black stools could be due to iron supplements, bismuth antidiarrheal agent (e.g. Pepto bismol), or bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract or sometimes right side of the colon. Bleeding can cause black, sticky, smelly bowel movements. If not taking iron or busmuth, or it continues after stopping, it really is necessary to get seen and be sure there is not a serious but treatable cause.. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Please name sme comon drugs to cure hemorrhoids.I think bleeding occurs near anal opening.There is partial black stool. Black color only at stool tip.

Please name sme comon drugs to cure hemorrhoids.I think bleeding occurs near anal opening.There is partial black stool. Black color only at stool tip.

See below: Black stool needs to be checked by doc to r/o upper GI bleeding (esophagus, stomach, small intestine) & check for tear in anus as well as hemorrhoids. Otc preps abound: preparation h (plain or w/ hydrocortisone), witch hazel wipes. Prevent hard stools/straining by using stool softener &/or increasing dietary fiber & fluid intake. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
My partner gets stomac pain a lot n his bowl motions change a lot from normal to loose and often has black stools what advice can u give?

My partner gets stomac pain a lot n his bowl motions change a lot from normal to loose and often has black stools what advice can u give?

See: His doctor for a thorough examination. Make sure your partner tells everything related to the illness to his doctor; no secrets and be honest for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
Colonoscopy done June 30. Black stools for 3 days now. Should I get checked? Some pain in my left side?

Call GI asap: Assuming you had a colonoscopy at age 35 for some reason other than screening, and now with probable BLOOD causing the black stools, I would call the GI Dr. and get an evaluation ASAP. ...Read more

12

12
What causes black stools?

What causes black stools?

Blood: Black stools or melena, is always considered blood. It usually comes from the stomach or the beginning parts [higher up in our jargon] of the small intestine. Bleeding from colon usually comes out red. Black or red stools need to be investigated. ...Read more

13

13
What causes black stool?

What causes black stool?

Sometimes it is: caused by things like iron supplementation or Peptobismal. If there is black, tarry malodorous stool it could be GI bleeding and should prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

14

14
What if I have black stool?

What if I have black stool?

Simple to serious: Quality of the your stool and your diet is important. If your stool is firm and formed it is possible that this may be related to iron which could be in spinach or supplements. Also pepto-bismol or beets may do this. If your stool is soft and "tarry" this more likely would be blood. Also blood makes stools more frequent. Stools need to be checked for blood by your doctor asap. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Is occassional black stool common?

Is occassional black stool common?

Black=blood.: While very few dietary ingredients and supplements can cause black stool, the finding of black stool should not be considered common, and could suggest bleeding from an upper gastrointestinal source. If it's common, then it should be investigated. Could be gastritis or an ulcer, for example. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Irina Medwin
115 doctors shared insights

Black Tar Colored Stools (Definition)

Black stool is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) has a black color, or sometimes a very dark red color. Black stools are usually due to old blood (fresh bleeding is red in color). ...Read more


Stool Is Black (Definition)

Stool is black is a symptom in which there is black, reddish-black, or very dark coloring to stools. Black stools can be due to old blood in the stools ...Read more