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Can Eating Too Many Fresh Cherries Cause Black Powdery Stool
Cherry stools.....: Yes, this is normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stomach gurgling and loose stool. I believe it is stress related. I'm wondering if black cherry concentrate would assist in preventing this?
Really dark, almost black stool. Is this normal? (I ate a lot of cherries before this). It has been normal color ever since. Should I have it checked?
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
Balls in stool: My first guess is that you have eaten some cherries that did not have their pits removed. Take one out and send picture is you don't think it is a cherry pit. Save for Dr. You might want to google "cherry pits in stool" and view the images to see what they look like. Let us know. ...Read more
Stool turned water red, but was brownish with red chunks. Ate tomato sauce w/ cherry tomatoes 2 nights ago and beet chips last nite. Is this a concern?
NOT TO WORRY:
Unless these "colorful" stools persist after you eat "colorful" foods/drinks
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No: If you have black, tarry malodorous stool please seek prompt medical attention for possible GI bleeding. ...Read more
If you: Enough of them yes and due mostly to the artificial food coloring and chemicals in packaged cookies. Eat healthier home baked cookies, in general better for you than store bought packaged cookies. Too many preservatives and other things that potentially are causing long term consequences and harm. ...Read more
Drs, im having Like a sausage, smooth and soft stools little black. For last 15 days. What shud be the causes?
The character of stool is usually secondary to your food intake.
vitamins may also affect the stool
If you have further concerns, then apt would be advisable. ...Read more
Only if contaminated: The cholera organism can hide in the most surprising places; during an outbreak, it's good to boil everything, even the water you wash your cherries in. ...Read more
GI Bleeding: Upper GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding can cause black stool (melena). This can occur with or without abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. Common causes of upper GI bleeding include peptic ulcers. Ingestion of dark pigmented veges (e.g. Collards), iron supplements and bismuth containing digestive aids e.g. Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) also can cause the stool to become black. Contact your doctor asap. ...Read more
Black stools: Either blood or rarely foods that you eat. See your doc to check on this asap. ...Read more
What can cause stools to change to a very dark (almost black but not quite) brown color. No pain or blood, not tarry.
Food& Bile determine: 20 y/o Male asks What can cause stools to change to very dark (almost black but not quite) brown color. No pain or blood, not tarry. Stool colors are mostly determined by the Food one eats & the amount of Bile secreted into the Gut for the Digestion. Since this is not bloody or tarry focus will be on much green vegetables, Iron Supplements, digestives like Pepto-Bismol or sweets like Black Licorice ...Read more
Tiny black layer on top or orange looking stool what could cause this and could this be associated with the Oreo's I ate last night?
Black/orange stool: Would think this in not related to Oreo's unless you ate several packages. Never seem an orange stool. What else did you eat. I would google causes of orange stools and see what you come up with. Get pictures and show to us. ...Read more
I'm taking a viminta soft gelatin capsule from the last 3 days. I’ve noticed that the color of my stool has turned to black. Is this the cause?
Ingredients (?), but.: The viminta website lists a number of products with varying ingredients--you haven't specified what is contained in your supplement. The timing of dark stool with your start of viminta use certainly is consistent with a cause & effect relationship. However, black stools are an ominous sign of GI bleeding (among other concerns) so if there is any doubt, or you have symptoms, get checked out now. ...Read more
Greenish brown stool with black splotches/dots when wiping for the past week. Stool looks brown when I look at overall colour. Cause+when will it stop?
Green/brown is likely either infection or your normal bacteria being thrown off by antibiotics or something you ate.
Black splotches without pain aren't concerning. Blood or worsening black stools is concerning.
I'm assuming you have no other symptoms so it will likely take about a week to clear, eat a bland diet. ...Read more
My stool was light brown with black streaks in it. I really scared me cause I haven't seen that before. For the past few days I've been trying to eat right. So I don't know what's the cause. There was also a little blood after I wiped for the final time.
Black streaks: The black streaks can be from some bleeding in the upper digestive system. Blood when wiping is usually from hemorrhoids, but with the black streaks as well you need to see a doctor for an exam as soon as possible. ...Read more
See your doc: Black stools can be from gastrointestinal bleeding (usually upper GI source), iron pills, peptobismol, charcoal capsules, arsenic. Dark stools can also come from blueberries, etc. See your doc. See if stool tests + for blood. If so get evaluated-generally upper endoscopy, maybe colonoscopy (black stool can be from right side of colon), or capsule endoscopy to check small bowel. ...Read more
Small black lump in stool I cant think of anything I would have ate to cause this should I be concerned?
Black lump: No worries. If it recurs see your doctor. ...Read more
Melena?: 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
Possible blood: Black stools could be from a number of things, but it is very important to make sure it is not caused by an intestinal bleeding high in the gut. You need to take the baby and the black stool to the doctor so he/she can test the stool for blood. ...Read more
What are these small flecks floating in the water? After I defecate there are small flecks floating in the stool. Not black. What causes this?
Stool: Has various consistencies. It could be regular stool, or something more serious. Serious issues with stool are generally accompanied by systemic symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, fevers, weight loss, abdominal pain. If you are worried about or have any of the about please see a Doctor. ...Read more
I've used: Several different probiotics and I have not heard of this, but of course there are so many different products, I can't say anything about the one you use. I like florastor or align and they do not cause black stool. Black stool can be from blood in your stomach from an ulcer or from use of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or other bismuth containing meds. If nop bismuth use you need to see your doctor for proper eval. ...Read more
Seeds, blood...: 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 doc visit. ...Read more
Dark stool: 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more
Bleed. Call MD NOW:
Black, tarry stools can be seen with bleeding in the gut- usually upper GI tract (stomach, duodenum), but not always; even without pain, nausea, etc. Risks include aspirin, nsaids, alcohol, ulcer history, steroids.
Black stools also from pepto-bismol, iron pills, arsenic (not prescribed anymore), charcoal.
Black is black, dark is dark.
Call doc now. If lightheaded, chest discomfort, palps: er now. ...Read more
Needs MD eval: Bloody/tarry stools often are a sign of an injury/disorder in the digestive tract. The term "melena" is used to describe black, tarry, and foul-smelling stools. Black stool usually means that blood is coming from the upper part of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract: esophagus, stomach, and first part of the small intestine. Black licorice, lead, iron pills, bismuth meds like pepto-bismol also do it. ...Read more
Seeds, blood...: 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
Melena?: Medications with bismuth like pepto bismal. Black, tarry, malodorous stool can be due to GI bleeding and should be promptly evaluated. ...Read more
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