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Doctor insights on: Can Acid Reflex Cause Stool Color Changes

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What can cause a change in stool color?

What can cause a change in stool color?

Brown: The color of stool is most commonly various shades of brown due to a combination of several factors (bile content, transit time, diet, medications, intestinal flora/bacteria). These factors may result in green or even a yellow hue. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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Acid Reflux (Definition)

Technically called GERD, acid reflux is the presence of acidic stomach contents in the esophagus. The acid irritates the esophagus causing heartburn symptoms. The regurgitation or reflux can vary greatly as can the symptoms. Blocking stomach acid with medications can alleviate the burning but medication cannot stop the reflux. Complicated GERD requires surgical treatment ...Read more


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Can drinking bad milk cause the color of stool to change?

Can drinking bad milk cause the color of stool to change?

Lots of things can: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications &supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, &other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, &the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor please. ...Read more

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Does mesalamine cause stools to be black in color?

Does mesalamine cause stools to be black in color?

No: Mesalamine should not turn stool black. Black stool can be a sign of internal bleeding or a side-effect of consuming iron supplements or bismuth. ...Read more

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How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

How can bacterial overgrowth, a common consequence of gastric syrgeries, lead to changes in bile acids that upset bile function?

Bacterial overgrowth: When you have gastric surgery this stresses the bowel and can change the bacteria in the biofilm which lines the bowel. This different type of bacteria metabolizes the bile differently and this can upset the bodies ability to digest. ...Read more

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Can omeprazole cause green stool?

Can omeprazole cause green stool?

Probable coincidence: Green stool usually is caused by rapid transit - the stool moving through your bowels quickly. It is most likely that this was coincidence, and there is no documented "scientific" reason for this that I am aware of....However this is not the first time i've heard this. Eat plenty of fiber, drink plenty of water, and see if things don't work themselves out (no pun intended). ...Read more

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Can benefiber chewables cause a different color in stools?

Can benefiber chewables cause a different color in stools?

Sometimes: Benefiber can sometimes trap bile acids. A variation in the amount of bile acids in your stool can cause a change in the color. It is not dangerous, and the benefits of fiber far outweigh any psychological concerns about what color your stools are! ** good luck! ...Read more

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What can cause loose stool - coffee-grounds-like appearance?

What can cause loose stool - coffee-grounds-like appearance?

May be blood: Coffee grounds substance appearing in loose bowel movements may be digested blood from a bleed higher up in the intestinal tract. Blood in you gastrointestinal tract can act almost like a laxative and make you go looser than usual. I would get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Sometimes is blood: Black spotting 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked pls. ...Read more

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Can palafer cause blood in stool?

Can palafer cause blood in stool?

No: Palafer usually refers to iron supplements. It can make your stool appear black and possibly look like bleeding but usually i would expect such a medication being used for people who have blood loss from other causes such as GI related diseases. Patient should see a local gastroenterologist if any signs of bleeding reported in the stool. ...Read more

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What foods can cause black stool (i have gastritis)?

What foods can cause black stool (i have gastritis)?

Contact doc now: While some foods are produce a black stool, this is often a sign that you are bleeding from the stomach or intestine. See your doctor immediately for testing. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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Can gastritis cause green stool?

No: May cause black tarry stools if there is bleeding in the stomach but not green stools. ...Read more

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Can certain foods cause blood in your stool?

Can certain foods cause blood in your stool?

Bloody in Stool: Food in general does not cause bleeding, unless there is an extensive irritation (such as very, very spicy food), or trauma to the lining of intestine. There are however food that can mimic bleeding by affecting test that examine blood in stool. They include certain meat, beet, etc. Here is a general info on intestinal bleeding: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more

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Can euchinacea cause ones stool to become a darker color?

Can euchinacea cause ones stool to become a darker color?

Not usually.: Dark stool is not a frequent side effect of echinacea ingestion. If your stool ever becomes very dark and foul-smelling, you should consider the possibility of internal bleeding and see your physician, however. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Stool Color (Definition)

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