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Bowel Movements Look Like Coffee Grounds
I have had 2 bowel movements today and both times I have had coffee ground looking stuff in them what could it be?
Bleeding: Coffee ground stools is the classic description of blood in the stool emanating from the upper gastrointestinal track (stomach and small intestines). It is a sign of bleeding from peptic ulceration of the stomach or duodenum (first portion of the small intestine) or esophageal varices). You should consult your physician as soon as possible or visit the er. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
Don't use it: Garcinia cambogia is in most weight loss supplements, and can cause liver failure.It was also used in Hydroxycut which was taken off the market as people died from using it. I see a handful of patients per month with abnormal liver tests after using this medicine. I would NOT recommend it. There is no "magic pill" for weight loss. Diet and exercise remain the #1 way to lose weight and keep it off ...Read more
I don't have bowel movements right after each meals but any other time of the days (eg. After morning coffee), and I have once daily. Is it normal?
No rules: There are no rules as to when in the day you should defecate. It's more important that your bowel movements are formed, free from pain and bleeding and take place neither too frequently nor days apart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had black, coffee ground, diarrhea. What does this mean? This is the only time I have had it & I had a normal bowel movement an hour earlier.
High fever??: Why are you sitting at a computer with a high fever instead of calling your doctor or going to an urgent care or er. Nobody can answer your question without seeing you, examining you and perhaps doing necessary lab tests. Heavy smokers are more likely to get a variety of infections, especially pneumonia. Drink water! most of the water we get is from our food anyway, but drink more. See a doctor! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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