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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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I had red/brown coloration to my semen at the start of ejaculation. This has only happened once. I also have dark colored stool. Related and causes?

I had red/brown coloration to my semen at the start of ejaculation. This has only happened once. I also have dark colored stool. Related and causes?

Unrelated: The semen discoloration is likely due to changes in your prostate due to aging and is not a cause for concern. Unless your stool is tarry black that is not a cause for concern either. You may address both of the issues with your doctor at the next visit. ...Read more

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I have had a darker brown stool and I had a little red on my toilet paper and and I have eaten tomatoes could it be something else?

I have had a darker brown stool and I had a little red on my toilet paper and and I have eaten tomatoes could it be something else?

Could possibly: Be blood. Have you ever been constipated and gotten hemorrhoids? When they belled it is usually on the toilet paper. Stop eating tomatoes syndrome see if it stops. If it's blood you should see the doc! ...Read more

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Had couple glasses of red wine last night. This morning had very dark brown/not quite black stools. Should i be worried.

Had couple glasses of red wine last night. This morning had very dark brown/not quite black stools. Should i be worried.

No: A couple glasses of red wine are not responsible for this. More likely it was what you ate the day before. If the condition persists, see your dr. ...Read more

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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool?
- Bright green;
- Pinkish-red;
- Greenish-brown.

Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: There are no diseases based on the color of stool.I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it Your question does not make any medical sense ...Read more

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Why is part of my stool white half of it is brown and a little white and red i made myself go can it be from bad diet or sugar feel fine bad diet?

Why is part of my stool white half of it is brown and a little white and red i made myself go can it be from bad diet or sugar feel fine bad diet?

Constipation: Yes your diet is responsible for your constipation. Various colors represent some of the bad food youve eaten. Thevred represents blood due to straining or possible fissure or hemorrhoid. Start eating more fruits and vegetables, high fiber cereals, legumes and nuts to become more regular. ...Read more

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Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool? - Greenish-brown stools; - Greenish-black and sticky; - Pinkish-red; - Bright green. Thanks a lot!

Could you name a disease for each tipe of stool?
- Greenish-brown stools;
- Greenish-black and sticky;
- Pinkish-red;
- Bright green.

 Thanks a lot!

No. : It doesn't work that way. Stool color is influenced by diet and gut bacteria. The variations in stool color, consistency, and texture are not necessarily associated with any disease. See your doctor if bowel function is consistently abnormal. ...Read more