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Stool Is Green (Definition)

Stool is green is a symptom in which there is more greenish color, usually from bile, in the stool. Babies can have yellowish, yellow-greenish, or greenish stools sometimes and still be normal. A person can also get greenish stools during some ...Read more


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'i am having green stool and white spots in stool?

'i am having green stool and white spots in stool?

Byproduct: Of normal digestive processes. Unlikely to represent any pathologic process but if other associated symptoms would seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I've had consistent green stool for awhile now and now I'm noticing dark spots in them. Should I be concerned?

Hi, I've had consistent green stool for awhile now and now I'm noticing dark spots in them. Should I be concerned?

See your PCP: If you have green stool, are you taking any over the counter Iron medications. If not, do you feel the smell of stool is bad and peculiar than usual. Are you exposed to any people who are sick, who may have infections like c.difficile colitis, an intestinal infection by bacteria with a toxin producing capacity. Need your stool tested for ova and parasite, stool culture, any blood, c.diff toxin. ...Read more

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I had brown stool with black spots what should I do?

Stool: Black tarry stools can be a sign of upper intestinal bleeding and should be validated by your doctor ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a stool with black spots in them?

What does it mean when you have a stool with black spots in them?

Possibly 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... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more

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I have color yellow stool with black spots in it is it of any concern? . I have a picture of it..

I have color yellow stool with black spots in it is it of any concern? . I have a picture of it..

Stool may vary: Yellow stool with a "black spot in it" may be of concerned or just a variation of your normal stool process. Stool can change in quantity, consistency, and frequency with changes in diet, medication or illness. You should monitor your stools over the next few days and keep tract of any recent changes in your normal diet or medications or supplements you are taking. If it continues see your PCP. ...Read more

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My abdomen is distended along with constant discomfort; along with feeling extremely fatigued. Now light brown stool with black spots. Concerned?

My abdomen is distended along with constant discomfort; along with feeling extremely fatigued. Now light brown stool with black spots. Concerned?

NOT good if 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. Stop any nsaid's you're taking, ; call your doctor right away 4 evaluation ...Read more

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Do black spots in stool mean blood?

Do black spots in stool mean blood?

Sometimes...: Black spotting 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 pls. ...Read more

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Black spots/sprecks in stool, stool is not completely black but I can see many small spots which don't look normal. Stool color is also different.

Fecal impaction: You should see your primary doctor. Fecal impaction, constipation could be explanation for your symptoms.
If you have bleeding (when stool could be black/dark red) colonoscopy can help understand the source of bleeding. Cancer/cancer bleeding unlikely at age 21.
Another test: stool for parasites.
Thank you for question. ...Read more

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Recently, I have had black spots in my stools. This is the first time I've noticed it. Does this mean I have parasites?

Recently, I have had black spots in my stools. This is the first time I've noticed it. Does this mean I have parasites?

Black spots: Black spots in your stool are more likely specks of blood in your stool. You can get tested by your doctor or an over the counter stool test to see if you have blood. You may require further testing. Parasites are unlikely unless you have recent travel or other risk factors. If so, your doctor can also test for this but this is low on the differential. ...Read more

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Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Can IBS sometimes cause black spots in stools, not tarry??

Sometimes is blood: Black spotting 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 pls. ...Read more

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I, m 17 year, I had blood in my stool but after taking pills it stopped but I feel little bit weak and have stool with some little black spots?

I, m 17 year, I had blood in my stool but after taking pills it stopped but I feel little bit weak and have stool with some little black spots?

See gi doctor: See a gi doctor. Blood in the stool can be serious. You may need some other tests such as a CT scan or endoscopy. Black tarry stools can be seen in gi bleeding. Get a heme occult test as well. ...Read more

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I've had what seems to be an anal fissure that keeps reopening, however im starting to think there's more. Had a few black spots in stool today.

I've had what seems to be an anal fissure that keeps reopening, however im starting to think there's more. Had a few black spots in stool today.

Anal fissure: Anal fissure tend to be painful and associated with constipation or diarrhea. You need to increase fiber in your diet. For pain, Sitz baths might help. You need to see the doctor if keep happening ...Read more

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For the last few weeks I have loose stool almost every day, sometimes I have sharp pain and one time I say black spots in it... what can it be???

For the last few weeks I have loose stool almost every day, sometimes I have sharp pain and one time I say black spots in it... what can it be???

Hard to say: Sometimes loose stools can be due to a parasite, like giardia, other times it may be a digestive issue or food intolerance. Black spots in the stool may be something in the food you were eating, however if you see black tarry stools that can be a sign of bleeding in the stomach. Since it has been going on for 3 wks now, I would see your doctor for a proper history and exam. ...Read more

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My bowels have been feeling irregular and backed up lately. I have been seeing blood in my stool and recently today, little black spots in brown stool?

My bowels have been feeling irregular and backed up lately. I have been seeing blood in my stool and recently today, little black spots in brown stool?

Blood in Stool: Please consult your doctor. While bright red blood may be due to straining BMs with hemorrhoidal bleeding. Black spots in stool may represent internal bleeding in association with change in bowel habits and warrant more immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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14 year old girl had gastroenteritis for 8 days now. Black spots in her Stool. She ate dragonfruit yesterday. What is the cause of black spots?

14 year old girl had gastroenteritis for 8 days now. Black spots in her Stool. She ate dragonfruit yesterday. What is the cause of black spots?

Gastroenteritis: Dragon fruit, as you know, has small black seeds in it -- I wonder what are the 'size' of these black spots in her stool? Black stool can mean blood (when it's black like asphalt), and sometimes a medication (iron or peptobismol) can lead to dark color. 8 days seems like a long time to have gastroenteritis - I would suggest seeing a doctor to get the proper diagnosis and create the best treatment. ...Read more

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Do black stools always have to be completely black in order for it to be a red flag, mine are a mixture, more normal, some black spots?

Do black stools always have to be completely black in order for it to be a red flag, mine are a mixture, more normal, some black spots?

Likely dietary: Blood in the stool from an upper source can cause melena or black stool but the sool is consistently black. Specks of black in the stool may come from something you have ingested or ingest on a regular basis that does not digest well like seeds. ...Read more

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I have been having black spots in my stool for some time. If it is blood, should it not be evenly mixed in the stool? No family history of cancer

I have been having black spots in my stool for some time. If it is blood, should it not be evenly mixed in the stool? No family history of cancer

Test for occult: Blood. Please see your doctor about getting your stool tested for occult blood. Do the test three times and if any one is positive, you may need additional investigation. ...Read more

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I noticed some fairly small (No larger than a sesame seed) solid black spots in my brown stool recently. Could it just be diet? Should I see a doctor?

I noticed some fairly small (No larger than a sesame seed) solid black spots in my brown stool recently. Could it just be diet? Should I see a doctor?

Yes/no: Your digestive enzymes and the debris in bile will do some interesting things with stool debris. I cannot think of anything bad that your findings would suggest. That you are actually following your poo that closely makes me wonder if your not giving us the whole story. If this is all it is, ignore it and get on with life. ...Read more

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I got sick. Its not the flu, low liver function. Blood now in stool? Had an ultrasound that showed some black spots on liver. Should I be concerned??

I got sick. Its not the flu, low liver function. Blood now in stool? Had an ultrasound that showed some black spots on liver. Should I be concerned??

Yes: You need further evaluation concerning liver function, blood in the stool. Any history of cirrhosis as rectal varicose can bleed. Need more history of the sickness ...Read more

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Hello I went to the doctor for stomach issues she gave me mess now I'm seeing bright blood and black spots in my stool should I worry?

Hello I went to the doctor for stomach issues she gave me mess now I'm seeing bright blood and black spots in my stool should I worry?

Not sure: What "mess" is. Some medications can cause color changes in your stool like Peptobismal or Kaopectate (kaolin and pectin) - tend to make your stool black. But what you describe could also represent some form of bleeding. Unfortunately it's hard to say, consider reviewing this with the doctor you initially saw. ...Read more

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Black spots in stools, usually brown, stomach upset, constant anxiety, bloating, no pain at all, possible causes?

Black spots in stools, usually brown, stomach upset, constant anxiety, bloating, no pain at all, possible causes?

Concerning: Black in stool is strongly suggestive of bleeding usually within the stomach. Your other symptoms are consistent with stomach issue as well, although there are other potential causes. Although Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or similar can also cause black stools, you need to be thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Very fatigue, passing light brown with black spots stool on today, only making bowel movements every other day, strong smelling dark yellow urine.

Very fatigue, passing light brown with black spots stool on today, only making bowel movements every other day, strong smelling dark yellow urine.

General symptoms...: There are a lot of things that can cause these general symptoms. If your urine is concentrated and you are constipated, make sure you are drinking LOTS of fluids. If the black spots have any red in them, you should be evaluated. Sometimes Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can cause both constipation and black spots in stool. If you have a fever or any other focused symptoms, see a doctot. ...Read more

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Yesterday started having a bit frequent gas/bowel movement mushy stool w mucus very few red/black spots and groin pain especially after passing?

Yesterday started having a bit frequent gas/bowel movement mushy stool w mucus very few red/black spots and groin pain especially after passing?

Many symptoms: It may sound strange but the first thing I think of is to have you go to the nearest Emergency facility. Please have someone drive you there.
Most likely they will take care of you but it is possible that they would discuss this with your primary doctor.

Please keep me posted. ...Read more

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Indigestion for last four weeks, psychosis, lump in throat and trouble swallowing. Noticed a few small, dark, almost black spots in stool. Not tarry.?

Indigestion for last four weeks, psychosis, lump in throat and trouble swallowing. Noticed a few small, dark, almost black spots in stool. Not tarry.?

See your doctor ASAP: This could be a medication side effect if you are on meds- if wheezing and trouble breathing develop you need to go to the ER. You dr needs to do a stool guiac to test for GI bleeding ...Read more

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My stool is green and black. Should I be worried?

Possibly.: Green stool can be related to the foods we eat. If green and runny it may be due to transitting the GI tract too quickly. If black and tarry with a foul odor - that would be a cause to worry as that could be related to GI bleeding. Black stools can also be due to certain medications (notably pepto bismal). Regardless, changes to stool habitus warrant assessment. ...Read more

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What are black spots on green beans? Is it mould? Are green beans a source of aflatoxin or is that just peanuts?

What are black spots on green beans? Is it mould? Are green beans a source of aflatoxin or is that just peanuts?

Likely over-ripe pod: Black spots on a pod of green beans is likely an indication of over-ripeness and drying, not aflatoxin. More grains than peanut can harbor aflatoxin mold.
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I got over my cold and I haven't been sick in weeks. But im still coughing up green phlegm that has black spots in it. I do smoke.?

I got over my cold and I haven't been sick in weeks. But im still coughing up green phlegm that has black spots in it. I do smoke.?

1. STOP SMOKING!: 2. Green phlegm usually indicates a PNEUMOCOCCAL infection from sinuses or bronchial tubes (bronchitis)
3. STOP SMOKING!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Yesterday I had soft, VERY green stool. Today, I had a very hard, very dark green, almost black stool. Is this cause for concern?

Yesterday I had soft, VERY green stool. Today, I had a very hard, very dark green, almost black stool. Is this cause for concern?

No: You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
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Is green stool normal? I havnt ate any green or black food. I'm not on any antibiotics just ambien (zolpidem). For sleep

Is green stool normal? I havnt ate any green or black food. I'm not on any antibiotics just ambien (zolpidem). For sleep

Stool color: Green stool can indicate a change in bacterial content of the colon or rapid transit especially if diarrhea is concurrent. ...Read more

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Is it possible for eggplant parmesan and salad to cause black- green stool? Is it more common in patients with ibs?

Is it possible for eggplant parmesan and salad to cause black- green stool? Is it more common in patients with ibs?

It Can.: Blackish green color or variations allthe way to brown depends on a) bile products (bilirubin and biliverdin. B) iron/iron containing leafy veggies like spinach, aregola etc. ...Read more

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