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Black Tar Like Poop
Tar odor: The odor is nonspecific, but if the feces looks like tar, one would be concerned about occult bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, use of peptobismol, or taking iron supplements. A simple rectal examination with inspection of a small stool specimen and a simple test of the specimen in the office would shed light on your concern and rule out blood in the stool. ...Read more
I puked poop...? Like it tasted disgusting, and looking like diarrhea, with mostly small clumps. It smelled like poop too!
You need evaluation.: Feculent vomiting can be a sign of something serious in your abdomen, depending on your age and medical history. The most common cause is a bowel obstruction or bowel paralysis, which causes bowel contents to back up. Less common cause is a bowel fistula. Either way, you need to see a doctor to discover the reason and prevent a serious complication. ...Read more
See doctor / dentist: This is too little information for an answer to your question to be given. But it is enough information that you should visit your doctor or dentist and be checked out. Black is often a sign of bleeding, but can also be a sign of some types of infection. Neither is good. Go see a doctor! ...Read more
My nose is very itchy, & I've been noticing thick stringy worm like snot. Also, a lot of black specs, black stringy things too.
Worms? Lice? :-
Nose problems: It could be many things... Old blood from a sinus infection, funguses, infections, etc. See an ENT specialist for answers. ...Read more
Probably normal: If it persists, call your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Fatty malabsorbtion: If this is a chronic occurrence I would definitely seek medical evaluation to rule out a malabsorbtion syndrome that is interfering with your ability to digest fat. Floating malodorous stools are a sign an inability of the intestine to digest fat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just as U described: 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 more