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Black Stool Constipation Abdominal Pain
Melenic 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... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 21 with upper and lower abnomen pain constipation diarhea difficult in passing gas hemorrhoids black spot on stool chest pain if cant burp?
Go to ER: Bloody stools in a 59 yo requires evaluation. Evaluation needs to be immediate (that's the reason for er and not waiting until tomorrow) because the extent of bleeding needs to be evaluated (do you need blood?) and the possibility that this is a warning sign of worse bleeding needs to be considered. This will determine if you need to be admitted to the hospital. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in stool diahrrea constipation abdominal pain and bloating fevers night sweats irregular periods lower back pain severe dry cough?
This kind of weight: loss , in association with GI symptoms,requires a work up.Its time to go in to ur doc and get checked out. ...Read more
My son is experiencing thin, pencil-like stools, foul smelling stools, constipation and bloating or abdominal fullness.
See your doctor: I would suggest seeing your child's doctor for an abdominal exam and a more thorough history. If he is constipated you can start with 4oz of prune juice daily until he is seen. ...Read more
See a GI doctor: Get yourself tested and examined. This is hopefully easy to treat but must be diagnosed first and you cannot do this over the internet. ...Read more
I'm having bloody stool, thin, pencil-like stools, blue stool, unintentional weight loss, feeling of unfinished bowel movement, mild abdominal pain?
Severe joint pain, abdominal pain, occasional blood or mucus in stool. Sometimes yellow loose stool. Cramps and gas. What's wrong?
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
Had burning sensation in lower abdominal area, black sludge stool, constipation, white mucus in stool,blood on toilet paper,lower left abdominal pain?
See doctor now: With the above symptoms you need medical attention now. Do not wait. ...Read more
Constipation, yellow mucus w/ bowel, abdominal pain w/ loud noises & movement, nausea vomiting, weight lose, hemorrhoids in& ex, rectal pain, unable fart?
See doc: With the constellation of your complaints, it's time to see a doc. A thorough history and physical exam is needed to determine further work up and treatment. ...Read more
Chest burning bad bloody stools feeling like vomiting lots of gas stomach pains on off more bowel movments thin stools diarrhea itchy painful colon.?
IBS?: Not having the opportunity to interview and examine you, i can only go by what you have described. What caught my interest was your description of your stools. You said they were thin, and your rectum felt itchy. Pencil thin stools and the urge to defecate are the cornerstones of the symptom called tenesmus, which is very common in irritable bowel syndrome. Have you been given that diagnosis? ...Read more
Bloated, nausea, occasional black and tarry stool, light color stool that makes toilet bowl water cloudy, lower left abdominal pain what could be wrong?
Blood?: Blood from high in intestinal tract appears as black tarry stool. It can be from the stomach or from right after the stomach, the duodenum. Your bowel movement should be tested for blood to make sure. Iron can make stool turn black. Avoid Aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs until you know for sure. ...Read more
Severe abdominal muscle tension. Mucus in stool, abdominal cramping (including after meals), diarrhea, constipation, gas and bloating. 1-2 months?
IBS: Irritable bowel syndrome with passage of mucus and alternating constipation and diarrhea may be the problem. Other possibilities include lactose or gluten intolerance. Drinking hot(not too hot)water helps break down gas and bloating. If this a chronic problem, a gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you as well as advise you about dietary habits. Take simethicone after meals ...Read more
I'm 25 years old and I have blood in my stool for the last 3-4 months, for the last month i had constipation and abdominal pain, can it be cancer?
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