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Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Im pooping little poop balls why?

Im pooping little poop balls why?

Constipation: You are likely constipated. Eating foods high in fiber such as fruits, veggies, or cereal. Also pushing plenty of water throughout the day. Consider some coffee or tea in the mornings. Try some apple or prince juice as well! ...Read more

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My anus hurts after I poop hard stools difficult to pass because of hemorrhoids?

My anus hurts after I poop hard stools difficult to pass because of hemorrhoids?

Fissure?: Could be an anal fissure. This is basically a small tear in the skin that is usually quite painful. Many treatment options. Ask your primary care doctor if a referral to a colorectal surgeon is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Watery black stools. when to worry?

Watery black stools. when to worry?

Immediately: This could be and very frequently is caused by GI bleeding...It does not tell you ,if , your are bleeding now or it's old blood...There are other causes but this must be checked NOW...Go to ER or Dr. And find out..You should not take a wait and see attitude ... ...Read more

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Can beets make your stool black? My stool is hard and black

Can beets make your stool black? My stool is hard and black

Eating Beets can: Cause red stools sometimes. Eating blue berries, black licorice, iron pills or medications containing bismuth can cause black stools. Black stools associated with GI bleeds are usually malodorous and tarry. A doctor can easily check stool for blood. ...Read more

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Yellowish brown stools to greenish stools now?

Yellowish brown stools to greenish stools now?

Now has green stool: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My 16month old son has had black, big, round and thick hard bowel movements. It's almost like he's pooping black rounded rocks. What is this?

My 16month old son has had black, big, round and thick hard bowel movements. It's almost like he's pooping black rounded rocks. What is this?

Good food, probiotic: If your son overall looks good, appetite and activity are normal and his belly is not tender on pressing, then it is likely just constipation. It is quite common in kids. Give him Probonix probiotics (1 dropperful daily), some sweet potato and avocado. Stop gluten. Reduce milk. His bowels should get better in 2-4 days. If not, then contact his PCP. For severe symptoms, have him be seen asap. ...Read more

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My poop smells like tar?

My poop smells like tar?

Tar odor: The odor is nonspecific, but if the feces looks like tar, one would be concerned about occult bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, use of peptobismol, or taking iron supplements. A simple rectal examination with inspection of a small stool specimen and a simple test of the specimen in the office would shed light on your concern and rule out blood in the stool. ...Read more

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My stools are like really dark hard round pebbles, what is wrong?

My stools are like really dark hard round pebbles, what is wrong?

Could be IBS: Try some Miralax (polyethylene glycol) or warm prune juice. If that doesn't help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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My poop is reddish black spots ?

Fecal color: Is most often indicative of the diet you ate recently. try to think if you ate any colored food(s) that may have caused those colors, etc. Red/Black may also signify blood in your stool, so if this persists, it is important to see your dr. and be tested for possible blood in your stool. ...Read more

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I poop out black liquid with poop, what to do?

I poop out black liquid with poop, what to do?

Get medical care: Now. That loose black stool could contain blood. ...Read more

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24 month boy. I've noticed dark grape like balls in stool. Very little stool with them. Mucus, globs of soft but solid rope twisted chunks. ?

24 month boy. I've noticed dark grape like balls in stool. Very little stool with them. Mucus, globs of soft but solid rope twisted chunks. ?

Give more fiber+H2O: Important details: ? weight gain, abdominal pain? frequency of bm's? If your child is happy, stooling regularly and seems healthy, then stool appearance is less important. Many children this age are picky and eat less veggies and fruits which can either cause a large, hard stool or pellets. Mucous glands are present in the rectum to lubricate defecation. See doctor if child seems ill. ...Read more

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Bright green stool(feces) very hard feces, should I be concerned?

No: Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and odorless. You may take fiber laxative like Metamucil. ...Read more

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Blood in stools little black dots on toliet paper. Stools wet brown looking. Colon really itches and little dry pain.Ive seen blood last week too.?

Blood in stools little black dots on toliet paper. Stools wet brown looking. Colon really itches and little dry pain.Ive seen blood last week too.?

Doctor can evaluate: Rectum and anus symptoms can be due to irritation or infection. Serious problems like cancers are possible, depending on one's age and family history. Irritation can occur from diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, friction, allergies, medication effects, etc... Infection can be from various germs. Some patients may have inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease. A primary doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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Bowl moments went from hard logs to skinny soft loose stool. Why might this be? Bit foul smell

Constipation: It is always better to have soft stools. I bet there is a new change in your diet, and probably you are eating more vegetables and drinking more fluids and this is healthy. Sometimes when we are always stressed out our bowel movement is softer and more frequent. ...Read more

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My sons poop looks like tiny hard pellets. Should i be concerned?

My sons poop looks like tiny hard pellets. Should i be concerned?

Constipated...: Most likely he is suffering from constipation. Trying to increase his fluids (prune or apple juice works well), and decrease milk intake if he drinks a lot. Depends on if this is a long standing problem or if he has pain with defecation which is causing him to withhold, treatment with a stool softener like MiraLAX (generic = polyethylene glycol) may be needed, but i would start this with his doc. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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