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Causes Of Dark Stools
Stomach ache since last Saturday and I ate at a Sonic while traveling by car! Could that be cause? Also dark stools now. Used garden mint in 3 moijtos
Could be: Causes of stomach pain are plentiful. Infection or food poisoning from a meal 6 days prior to onset would likely be associated with some degree of diarrhea and/or vomitting. Gall stone pain, on the other hand and as an example, could have been exacerbated by greasy meal and then persisted. More information would be needed to help. Dark stools are concerning and should be discussed with physician. ...Read more
Not usually...: Dark stools can be a sign of blood in the stool so it is important for you to have this evaluated by your doctor asap. Blood in the stools can be a sign of a serious condition, like cancer, but there are many benign causes of blood in the stools as well. Do not hesitate; get yourself checked out today! ...Read more
Could alcohol and a bunch of junk food (excessive oreos, and other junk food) cause dark stools the next day? Normal consistency, just very dark?
Yes: You've left me wondering whether the food coloring in oreos can make the stools dark, but a little bleeding into the stomach from alcohol can do this, just as if you had taken bismuth for upset stomach or had popped a few iron pills. If this persists more than a few days, a physician's office visit is in order. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a uti/bladder infection cause dark stool? Only symptoms I've been having in frequent urination. But know I noticed dark stools.
No: They are not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
Diet: You may consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Having several very dark bms daily. Sometimes urgent/painful + often there's undigested food. Not eating extra iron/dark foods. What causes 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
Silver vs. 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more