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Black Stool For 3 Days
Black specs on TP, for the past 8 months stool looks normal
3 negative stool test.
Please advise ?
Diet?: I'm sure you are worried that this represents blood. Blood coming from the upper gastrointestinal tract is indeed black, but it would not look like black specks on the TP. Generally the entire stool is black and tarry and the stools would be positive for blood. This could be something in your diet. ...Read more
Blood: Sounds like you are bleeding from your intestines. Go immediately to the emergency room to make sure you are stable. ...Read more
Xifaxan (rifaximin) cause orange stools? Loose stools x1 a day for 11 days. Dr. Ordered xifaxan (rifaximin) 3x a day for 3 days. Day #2, this morning, had loose orange stool. Also have gallstone. Abd xray, stool samps norm
I have had 3 maroon color stools and one clear color stool within a 6 month period. What can it be.
GI bleed: Turmeric is a very strong natural healer. You may have consumed too much or may be there something that is present in your GI tract that needs further evaluation. Need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Obgyn evaluation: Since you know you are 3 cm that tells me that you have been evaluated by a doctor recently. If your cramps progress to contractions then you should be evaluated again for preterm labor. Stay well hydrated while dealing with the loose stools. If you think you are in labor go to labor and delivery. ...Read more
Neon/ dark green stool with abdominal cramping for two days. I had mucus in my stool , diarrhea & lower abdominal cramping before this. Why is this?
Mucus in stool long time, just realized this is bad. Had chronic constipation, changed diet fixed for 3 weeks. Still mucus; Noblood in stool: 4 FOBT?
A small amount ok: I realize it is difficult to estimate "What is a small amount?" Helpful that you improved your constipation with diet, and that there is no blood. Also reassuring that it has been present for a "long time" with no other concerning symptoms. I would say that if it is more than a tablespoon per bowel movement, you should be evaluated. Infection, colitis, and cancer would need to be excluded. ...Read more
Took bismuth subcitrate (Pepto like) for 4 days. 5 bowel movements and dark stools 6 days later. Is that normal?
Stool sample clear from doc results, had diarrhoea & sickness on & off for 4 weeks. Stool changed to very light color & floats, no blood. What is it?
Could be: a malabsorbtion or a pancreatic issue see your internist for a ck up of your metabolic state ...Read more
19 months old had black stool 3 week ago but the color of the stool turned normal when we had a stool test (negatif) today she had other black stool?
It depends/no prob..: I don't think this is a problem if the test was neg. (presumably for occult blood). If is likely due to the diet, and the baby's dicestive system has a lot of adjusting to do. If you are still concerned and the stool stays black or the baby is weak, go back to your doctor for another test and a work-up. Good luck. ...Read more
I have stomach cramps & bloating & flatulance for 10 days now. Developed loose motion today. Urgent care tests found microscopic bleeding in stool. Ulcer test negative.Motion is dark brown.Suggestion?
25 year old male. found blood on tissue in december. black, tarry stool month later. now undigested food and always pencil thin stool. colon cancer?
Get seen: You should have seen your physician already. Be brave. There are several possibilities. ...Read more
For 3 days have constant stomach ache, but normal bowel movements & no nausea. Then today stool was covered in NEON green slime, sticky pellets?
Black white and red : are bad stool colors. Green is not concerning. Not sure exactly if it's just bile mixed with what ever you have eaten but your stomach ache is more a concern if prolonged and associated with those other colors. There is a wide differential for stomachaches in a 19 yo woman. Consult with your doctor and consider whether or not you have been using excessive amounts of NSAIDs for any reason. ...Read more
2yr old -had loose stools for 3wks, now massive diarrhea + black specs, watery, orange, 3 days. No lactose, juice, sugar in diet. No changes in diet. ?
Diarrhea: If there is any concern that those black specks are blood then you need to see your child's doctor. She/he will want to know about travel, animal exposure, camping, lack exposure, sick family members, recent food exposure, family history of intestinal diseases(especially ulcerative colitis or crohn''s). ...Read more
I had black smelly soft stool, the first part of my stool was regular brown, firm. followed by semi liquid black tar like stool. The night before i'd drunk two glasses of (red) Malbec wine.. over there past few weeks my stools have been more light coloure
Possible melena?: If in setting of alcohol, NSAID/aspirin use, etc may be higher likelihood that the described stool was melena, often caused by significant bleeding in upper GI tract, most often from ulcer. This would clearly require MD attention - would need more info, of course. Seek MD esp if re flags e.g. weakness/dizziness, nausea/vomit, fever, weight loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer