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What causes stool to be black?

What causes stool to be black?

Black Stool: can be related to taking medications (like pepto bismal). If the stool is black, stinky and sticky - it may be due to rectal bleeding (melena). If that is the case - it should be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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I noticed today that my stool was a bit darker brown than usual. Definitely not black, just darker brown than it usually is. What caused this?

I noticed today that my stool was a bit darker brown than usual. Definitely not black, just darker brown than it usually is. What caused this?

Most likely normal: Our stools can vary in color depending on what we eat. Some foods such as beets clearly do this, while the amount of fiber and protein can shift the color slightly. If you pass soft, well formed stools on a regular basis, don't feel pain with passing one, don't see any blood or black tar-like substance in or on it, then you most likely are fine. ...Read more

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What is the cause of black slimy stool?

What is the cause of black slimy stool?

Get eval: Some causes of stool being black include taking medications that contain bismuth or eating foods or supplements that contain iron. Stool that is black, tarry and smells bad can be melena. Melena is due to GI bleeding. Recommend prompt medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What types of food could cause black dots in stool?

What types of food could cause black dots in stool?

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

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What can cause my stool to be black and stinky?

What can cause my stool to be black and stinky?

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

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What causes stool to be black or dark green?

What causes stool to be black or dark green?

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

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Hello I'm 22 female what is the cause of black specks in my stool?

Hello I'm 22 female what is the cause of black specks in my stool?

Get checked: Most likely something you recently ate. It is worth getting checked, though, to see if there is any iron in your stool either from a food or more importantly from bleeding from your stomach. See your clinician, especially if having stomach pain, heartburn etc. ...Read more