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

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

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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


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Had abdominal cramps and pain and experiencing black stool for 3 days. Now for the past 2 my stool is back to looking brown but still abdominal pain?

Had abdominal cramps and pain and experiencing black stool for 3 days. Now for the past 2 my stool is back to looking brown but still abdominal pain?

See your doctor: Since you may have had bleeding in your intestine, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. The issue may be beyond self-diagnosis and self-treatment. ...Read more

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Had abdominal cramps and pain and experiencing black stool for 3 days. Now for the past 2 my stool is back to looking brown but still abdominal pain?

See doctor: You were advised to see your doctor to ascertain the cause of black stools and to rule out intestinal bleed in particular. Even though your stool is not black now, you should still see a doctor. ...Read more

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Had red blood, black stool 3 weeks ago for 3 days. Had hemiglobin and occult test 2 days ago and all normal. This does mean I have no colon cancer?

Had red blood, black stool 3 weeks ago for 3 days. Had hemiglobin and occult test 2 days ago and all normal. This does mean I have no colon cancer?

GI consult, EGD: Limited data available as reported. Colon cancer is rare at such an young age. Bright red blood usually from lower GI tract, or hemorrhoids, fissure etc. However black stoll is concerning for upper GI bleed. Need a GI/Gastroenterology evaluation, EGD/upper endoscopy, H Pylori testing, Upper GI series etc. Contact PCP for GI referral. Go to a health tap doctor for a formal consult with more details ...Read more

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I have black stool for two days now?

Bleeding: Mobic (meloxicam) can cause stomach ulcers. Black stools means you have been bleeding from your stomach most likely. Urge you to follow up as soon as possible with a physician. ...Read more

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I had abd pain 1 week ago lasting 3 days. Pain subsided. Today I had a formed black stool. Not tarry. What could this be. Dr has not called back yet.

I had abd pain 1 week ago lasting 3 days. Pain subsided. Today I had a formed black stool. Not tarry. What could this be. Dr has not called back yet.

Peptic ulcer...: A peptic ulcer commonly causes upper abdominal pain and can bleed leading to black stool (s). Your doctor may want to start you on a acid suppressive medication like Prilosec (omeprazole) and/or order an endoscopy to try and diagnose the ulcer (if present). Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having a lot of black stools and haven't eaten in 4 days what can I do?

See ur GI doc: If your not on iron your stools shouldn't be black. You are predisposed to bleeding with the cirrosis anyway and a change in apetite or bowels should be reported back to you gastro guy asap. ...Read more

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3 days of black stool. Should I go to the ER or go to my doctor?

To your doctor: It would be preferable to see your doctor as you are not acutely ill and ER is equipped to provide proper work up and follow through care. ...Read more

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Is it possible for one 30 ml of peptobismol to be enough to cause black stool for two days?

Peptobis Black stool: 33 from Balt asks is it possible for one 30 ml of peptobismol to be enough to cause black stools for 2 days. YES. But why taking it? If for abd pain then bleeding from an ulcer or cancer can also cause bloody stools. If an alcoholic bleeding varices can do it. You need to review with your team and have stool tested for blood. Failure to do this may result in you dying from a curable cancer. ...Read more

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I get black stool once every 20days or a month. It doesn't smell v foul. It happens for one day n color is normal other days. Don't take iron med etc?

Possible bleeding: Black stools always rises the concerns about bleeding from the intestines, most commonly from the upper gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach or duodenum), but it could also come from the rest of small bowel and colon. You should seek medical attention and make sure it is not the case.
Iron and peptobismol commonly cause black stools as well. ...Read more

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I have noticed I have black stool today and it appears as type 6. For the last couple days I have had occasional tingling/burning around rectum.

I have noticed I have black stool today and it appears as type 6. For the last couple days I have had occasional tingling/burning around rectum.

Watch it: If there's serious bleeding, or this lasts more than two weeks, or you begin to feel faint, get seen at once. This can result from anything from bleeding higher up to taking iron or bismuth or a local problem. ...Read more

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Hi I been having black stool and I have been drinking a lot and been taking pepto for the last few days. But I don't see aNY red and not much of a smel?

Hi I been having black stool and I have been drinking a lot and been taking pepto for the last few days. But I don't see aNY red and not much of a smel?

Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more

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I have just passed a very hard and painful black stool. Should I go to the ER and get checked? For a while I have been having hard stool and recently it had black 'chips' in them and a couple days ago it became more frequent and harder. Now it is painful

Black: Black stool and black 'chips' in your stool could definitely be a sign of blood. Blood in the stool is typically manifested by tarry, black stool or coffee grounds (or frank red blood).
It is crucial that you seek medical attention to assess if you are bleeding internally. If you are feeling painful abdomen, firm abdomen, and/or light headedness, go to the emergency room.

It is appropriate to bring a sample of your feces with you to the doctor, as long as it is in a sealed/clean container. This way, you can have your stool assessed for blood.

Seek medical attention. ...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


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