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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

Dark Stools (Definition)

Feces that is t black in color (dark) is sometime ...Read more


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What causes dark brown stools?

What causes dark brown stools?

Bleeding from PUD: Bleeding froim PUD or any other disease of the upper GI tract above the ligament of traici. ...Read more

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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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What is are causes of black, grainy stool?

Upper bleed: Black stool is usually the result of an upper digestive bleeding. Blood turn black after traveling the digestive tract. You should see your doctor and discuss having an endoscopy. ...Read more

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What causes dark, tarry stools?

What causes  dark, tarry stools?

Depends: But most concerning would be a source of bleeding from your upper intestinal tract. Black tarry stools called melena are caused by bleeding from the upper tract that has been exposed to the acid from your stomach. This needs to be evaluated and treated promptly. ...Read more

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What causes my dark green stools?

What causes my dark green stools?

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

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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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Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more

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What causes black stools?

What causes black stools?

Blood: Black stools or melena, is always considered blood. It usually comes from the stomach or the beginning parts [higher up in our jargon] of the small intestine. Bleeding from colon usually comes out red. Black or red stools need to be investigated. ...Read more

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Can black beans changes the color of stool black?

Can black beans changes the color of stool black?

Possibly : Possibly could be due to black beans. Black stools the concern is for G.I. bleeding please get evaluated properly by primary care position. Signs and symptoms of chest pain shortness of breath lightheadedness your weakness would require going to an emergency room promptly ...Read more

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Causes of red blood and mucous on stools?

Causes of red blood and mucous on stools?

Rectal bleeding: There can be many sources of rectal bleeding and mucous in the stool. You may have some sort of inflammation, such as colitis, or could even have a polyp or tumor. You should see a gastroenterologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes black stool?

What causes black stool?

Sometimes it is: caused by things like iron supplementation or Peptobismal. If there is black, tarry malodorous stool it could be GI bleeding and should prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes bright red blood in stool?

What causes bright red blood in stool?

Bleeding: Not much else besides bleeding. If bright red blood, you need to see your doctor. Most likely cause is hemorrhoids. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the possible cause of yellow colored stool or yellow liquid stool.?

What is the possible cause of yellow  colored stool or yellow liquid stool.?

Depends on things...: Yellow is one of the normal stool colors, but usually in babies. For non-babies, stool color changes to more yellow if the stool is looser and is moving through the bowels in a shorter time, but that should be only temporary. Older children and adults don't have yellow stool as their normal stool, so a doctor can check to see if there is an infectious problem or gall bladder (bile) problem. ...Read more

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What are causes of black bowel movements?

What are causes of black bowel movements?

GI bleeding: Black stools can be caused by GI bleeding, pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) iron, kaopectate and licorice. Your doctor should be able to examine you and tell what the cause is. ...Read more

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What are the implications of bright yellow, watery, mucousy stools accompanied by cramps?

Crampy yellow stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. Yellow stool typically represents bile as seen with rapid GI transit (altered due to many causes). Cramps with your symptoms at 67 years old deserve evaluation please. ...Read more

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What are the causes of white specks in stool?

What are the causes of white specks in stool?

White specks: I can’t diagnose the reason for the white spots in your stool. Possible causes can be increased mucus in the stool because of irritation of the gastrointestinal tract or infections. Some foods can cause this. A gallstone when passed could have this coloration. ...Read more

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What causes grey colored stool in children?

Food: The stool color is determined by the germs that live in the intestine and the foods and colors eaten. Gray is ok. ...Read more

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