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Herbal Treatments For Black Stool
Determine cause: Black stools could be due to iron supplements, bismuth antidiarrheal agent (e.g. Pepto bismol), or bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract or sometimes right side of the colon. Bleeding can cause black, sticky, smelly bowel movements. If not taking iron or busmuth, or it continues after stopping, it really is necessary to get seen and be sure there is not a serious but treatable cause.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Melena is also known as Black stool. 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: If black stools are due to bleeding from the stomach it may take few days with the treatment of underluing cause like gastric erosions, ulcers etc.If they are not due to bleeding and from eating certain foods, meds and taking iron than it will clear if you stop the iron or the foods which are causing it. ...Read more
Black stool: Can be caused by a bleeding source in your stomach. When the acid in stomach mixes with the blood it turns black and presents as black stool or melena. Pepto bismol has bismuth which also turns the stools black. If not using pepto, you need to see a GI doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Don't wait til it appears as fresh blood in the stool as that indicates more rapid and severe bleeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Black stools: After drinking is an ominous sign for a gastric ulcer or gastritis, aggravated by the alcohol, leading to bleeding. The blood turns black when exposed to acid in the stomach and hence makes the stools black. Stop drinking! and go see a gastroenterologist to make the diagnosis and get you on a treatment plan before you do some serious damage. ...Read more
Black stool for two days, regular consistency.Ate a lot of oreos two days ago - is that the cause? Should i see a doctor? Otherwise, slight bloating.
Black stool: Your stools being in black in color are not caused by your eating oreos. You should see your physician or go to the er to have your stool checked for blood and have a CBC done to check your hemoglobin level. If the tests are normal, at least you know you do not have a problem. If they are positive you can get a diagnosis and a treatment plan. ...Read more
I have occasional black stool, burning pain, occasional dizziness and tiredness; Is this serious or can I just watch it?
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