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What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

What causes grainy dark stools in adults?

Diet & bacteria: The color and texture of stool is most often affected by diet and the activity of normal bowel bacteria. The only colors that are worrisome are red, black, or white. ...Read more

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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

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

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Does a cold cause dark stools?

Does a cold cause dark stools?

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

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What causes dark stools--diet?

What causes dark stools--diet?

Dark Stools: The color of the stool has more to do with the bacteria in the colon. Leaking blood in the gastrointestinal system may make the stools very dark and tar like. Using pepto-bismol can also give very dark stools. Sometimes dark stools are normal depending on your diet. ...Read more

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Will eggplant cause dark stools?

Possible: Certainly the color of foods can affect the color of the stool. Be aware though, that dark stools can also be blood, and that would need to be evaluated asap by a dr. If it persists regardless of what you ate, see dr. ...Read more

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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: Drinking alot of alcohol can cause an inflammation and even a bleed in the stomach. The stomach acid turns the blood black and can darken the color of the stool as it moves along the entire digestive tract. The stool can be tested for blood the next time you see such a stool. I dont think it was the oreos. ...Read more

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