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Do bleeding gums and black stools have anything in common?

Do bleeding gums and black stools have anything in common?

Agree w Dr Hemming: Both can be related to bleeding problems. Recommend medical assessment. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Melena (Definition)

Melina is blood in the stool that is black, tarry, sticky, and smelly. The blood in melena comes from high up in the gastrointestinal tract, and gets partially digested which is why it changes to melena. Bright red blood comes from lower ...Read more


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Help please! Could black stools mean anything another then intestinal bleeding?

Help please! Could black stools mean anything another then intestinal bleeding?

depends: If you have not taken pepto-bismol or other bismuth containing products, you need to see a GI doctor sooner rather than later. This could be due to a serious life threatening condition in your stomach. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Are bleeding gums a common sign of hiv?

Are bleeding gums a common sign of hiv?

NO: Hiv causes immune deficiency and actually since the body lacking the immune cells, the host reaction is less. There will be bleeding gum with minimal inflammation but severe bone loss. Thus the destruction comes with less signs and symptom. Linear erythema, a red line along the gingival crest, occurs with less plaque and calculus deposition. Consult with your dentist. ...Read more

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Please name sme comon drugs to cure hemorrhoids. I think bleeding occurs near anal opening. There is partial black stool. Black color only at stool tip.

Please name sme comon drugs to cure hemorrhoids. I think bleeding occurs near anal opening. There is partial black stool. Black color only at stool tip.

See below: Black stool needs to be checked by doc to r/o upper GI bleeding (esophagus, stomach, small intestine) & check for tear in anus as well as hemorrhoids. Otc preps abound: preparation h (plain or w/ hydrocortisone), witch hazel wipes. Prevent hard stools/straining by using stool softener &/or increasing dietary fiber & fluid intake. ...Read more

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My mother in law has pain in her lower back and left side and has black stool and not sure where the bleeding is coming from?

My mother in law has pain in her lower back and left side and has black stool and not sure where the bleeding is coming from?

Colonoscopy: It is imperative that your mother-in-law see a GI physician for a colonoscopy. it is not feasible to divine the source of bleeding from the information you provided. ...Read more

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How do you know the difference between black stool from iron supplement or bleeding? Normal brown stool before iron pills were started. Should I worry

How do you know the difference between black stool from iron supplement or bleeding? Normal brown stool before iron pills were started. Should I worry

Black stool causes: It is likely that your black stools are from Iron supplement because you had Normal brown stools before iron pills were started.

Upper GI bleeding can have dark blood in stools.

If you have history of Ulcer, abdominal pain, vomiting, or diarrhea, please see Gastroenterologist for Diagnosis and Treatment. Discuss need for iron supplement. ...Read more

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What kind of bleeding is a symptom of colon cancer? Red blood in stool, black stool, or both?

What kind of bleeding is a symptom of colon cancer? Red blood in stool, black stool, or both?

Both: Or none. Bleeding may not be seen only occult blood Speak to your doctor if you are concerned at the age of 19 ...Read more

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Elderly patient with recurring gi bleeding and black stool. Is endo colonoscopy required to treat with ppi. Other options? Pepto bismo?

Elderly patient with recurring gi bleeding and black stool. Is endo colonoscopy required to treat with ppi. Other options? Pepto bismo?

Work up needed: Pan endoscopy would be recommended in order to determine the bleeding source. A ppi trial would be justified if based on history and exam it is suspected that the bleeding originates in the upper gi tract. Peptobismol would cause dark stools and would not be indicated. ...Read more

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I had burning pain above belly button, black stool and drop in hgb indicating ulcer; stopped bleeding on own and resolved on its own. What is the likelyhood it will bleed again. Still Having burning pain.

I had burning pain above belly button, black stool and drop in hgb indicating ulcer; stopped bleeding on own and resolved on its own. What is the likelyhood it will bleed again. Still Having burning pain.

Good chance: The bleeding if due to an ulcer is from erosion of the gastroduodenal artery. This frequently clots off on its own but often the clot dissolves and bleeding restarts. Gastroscopy can define the lesion and it may be treated by local fulguration. Otherwise by arteriography a clot can be placed in the artery. If these methods don't work, surgical resection or vagotomy pylorplasty needed. ...Read more

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Can GI bleed turn only half the stool black... When melena enters toilet water does it turn the water red or black...Can melena be solid?

Yea: Melena can be intermittent. It does not tend to change the color of the water. It can be associated with constipation known as (tarry stool). Diarrhea occurs usually if there is an active acute bleeding, which is usually bright red. ...Read more

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What should you do to stop gum bleeding when flossing?

What should you do to stop gum bleeding when flossing?

A few days but....: Don't 'pop' the floss between your teeth and hitting the gums. Gently see-saw the floss between your teeth slowly. Once you get between the teeth gently go under the gumline to remove any plaque. I like to floss after brushing before rinsing to help push the toothpaste chemicals between the teeth. You can also rinse with warm salt water to help sore gums and keep current with your dental exams. ...Read more

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What can I do for my two year old's bleeding gums?

What can I do for my two year old's bleeding gums?

Why&when it started?: The larger question is when it started and why. If the child is teething, the problem will resolve with time and good consistent gentle cleaning. Cold teething aids can help. If the gums are bleeding because of food and bacteria, then again, the answer is obvious. If the baby seems sick, different or has other bleeding issues, it's urgent to have the pediatrician evaluate. ...Read more

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I am 15 weeks 5 days pregnant. I have gum bleeding. How to cure?

I am 15 weeks 5 days pregnant. I have gum bleeding. How to cure?

See a dentist: See your dentist. Your hormones change during pregnancy which make your gums very prone to bleeding if there is any thing irritating them. Brush and floss corectly and have your teeth cleaned by a professional. There is something called pregnancy gingivitis which is probably what you have. ...Read more

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What can treat bleeding gums and bad breath?

What can treat bleeding gums and bad breath?

Poor oral hygiene: Most commonly, the answer is inadequate oral hygiene. The plaque/bacteria accumulate on your teeth and under the gums and causes an infection called gingivitis, and in more advanced stages, periodontitis. This can lead to tooth loss if left untreated. Go see your dentist today. ...Read more

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I am experiencing a painful bleeding gums with braces. Help?

I am experiencing a painful bleeding gums with braces. Help?

Talk to your orthodo: If your braces are irritating your gums the sharpness of the metal bands and wires can cause this problem
also oral hygiene is more difficult and plaque buildup can start irritating your gums and bleeding can result see the dentists involve d in your treatment for good advice on eliminating the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Bleeding Gums (Definition)

Gum bleeding is a clinical condition in which the gums bleed easily with only slight trauma, including teeth brushing. This is common with poor dental care ...Read more


Dr. George Yang
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Gums (Definition)

Gum are the pink soft tissue that forms a collar around our teeth, that collar acts as a gasket of sorts that protects the tooth roots and the bone that ...Read more