home remedies for black stool

Are there any good home remedies for black stool?

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Why is your stool black. If it is tarry black, see your doctor ASAP as it is a sign of bleeding in the intestine.

What's the best treatment to get rid of black stools?

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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..

What exactly does having black stool signify and what can be done to remedy it?

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See your doctor


Black tarry stools are an indication of bleeding in the GI tract. Taking iron may impart a black color to the stools. If you have any doubt see your doctor for a proper evaluation to rule out GI bleeding.

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Did he check for...


...blood? A simple stool test in the office can determine if your black stools represent melena (blood denatured by stomach acid) or just dark colored stools. In the meantime, particularly since bleeding can be intermittent, watch for signs of lightheadedness, weakness & stop taking NSAID's, alcohol, tobacco. I anticipate further testing was advised, no?
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Black stool?

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Could be serious!


Black stools can be from several things. The most worrisome would be from blood in the stool, which can be from stomach irritation (gastritis/ulcer) or more serious problems like colon infections or even cancer. Especially if you are older or have a family history of colon problems, see someone as evaluation may be needed. Other causes can be iron taken as a supplement, or pepto-bismol
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What causes black stools?

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Blood


Black stools or melena, is always considered blood. It usually comes from the stomach or the beginning parts [higher up in our jargon] of the small intestine. Bleeding from colon usually comes out red. Black or red stools need to be investigated
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what if i have black stool?

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Simple to serious


Quality of the your stool and your diet is important. If your stool is firm and formed it is possible that this may be related to iron which could be in spinach or supplements. Also Pepto-Bismol or beets may do this. If your stool is soft and "tarry" this more likely would be blood. Also blood makes stools more frequent. Stools need to be checked for blood by your doctor ASAP.
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Black stool should I be concerned?

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Possibly


If it is black, tarry and malodorous that could be a sign of melena (GI bleeding). If that is the case, please seek prompt medical evaluation.

Can antibiotics cause black stool?

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Not likely


If you have tarry black stool, see your doctor ASAP, as it is an indication of bleeding in the intestine.
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Gi contrast cause dark black stool?

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Dr. I don't believe that barium contains bismuth or iron which could cause stool to become black. If the bowel movements are black., sticky & malodorous - this could be due to a GI bleed & would require prompt medical evaluation. Take care.

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