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Green Stool With Black Spots
Probably not: This does not sound like a concerning finding. ...Read more
Byproduct: Of normal digestive processes. Unlikely to represent any pathologic process but if other associated symptoms would seek evaluation. ...Read more
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
Stool: Black tarry stools can be a sign of upper intestinal bleeding and should be validated by your doctor ...Read more
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
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
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
I've had lots of gas with very oily stool with black spots in liquid alongside it; looks akin to vinegar in olive oil. Stool itself is brown/just oily?
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
Medical evaluation: Is needed to assess for GI bleeding. ...Read more
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.
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
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
I have seen two black spots in my stool. One dime sized one a little smaller. Possible red sightings also. I'm concerned.?
Arrange a DR visit and bring a stool specimen with you.
Then you will get reassurance or treatment if needed. ...Read more
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
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'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 have been having black spots in my stool for 3 months. The stool colour is brown, with some black spots. Should I be worried? No family history
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
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?
Can blood in stool due to gastritis, etc. Present as black spots in stool? Or should the whole stool be black?
The whole stool: It's like a very dark maroon like to black. Not black speckles. ...Read more
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
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?
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
I'm 18 years old and for about 2 years I've been seeing little black spots in my stool. Also white ball looking things. And LIGHT rectal bleeding.??
See gastroenterologi: May be parasites. Have your stool tested ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Yesterday started having a bit frequent gas/bowel movement mushy stool w mucus very few red/black spots and groin pain especially after passing?
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
Indigestion for last four weeks, psychosis, lump in throat and trouble swallowing. Noticed a few small, dark, almost black spots in stool. Not tarry.?
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
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.?
Yesterday I had soft, VERY green stool. Today, I had a very hard, very dark green, almost black stool. Is this cause for concern?
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
Stool color: Green stool can indicate a change in bacterial content of the colon or rapid transit especially if diarrhea is concurrent. ...Read more
Is it possible for eggplant parmesan and salad to cause black- green stool? Is it more common in patients with ibs?
Had appendectomy 10d ago. Recent few days, my temp is around 37.5c where normally it was ~36, stool became nearly black but now just after eating, I had a light green stool. Normal? Not pain, pressure.
Possibly normal: Call your surgeon. Although this sounds as if it may be normal your surgeon is the one to give you the definitive answer. ...Read more
Green stool (thick pudding w black specs) in 18 mos toddler days after switching from cow's milk to soy milk?
I have had black or dark green stools for over a month. Sometimes I have horrible stomach crampis anything th be concerned about? Why the dark green stool? I have not had any greens or vitamins.
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