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Home Remedies For Stool Is Black
Could be: Black stools can reflect intestinal bleed. Medications and the mental stress of surgery could induce a peptic ulcer. Get a stool test from pharmacy to test for blood. If is blood need to call doctor; especially if light headed when stand up, which is a symptom which can indicate that blood volume is getting dangerously low. If you are taking iron tablets, these can cause dark stools. ...Read more
It : It is unclear what context your black stool occurred or the charcteristics of the stool, besides the color. Stool normally is brown because of the presence of bile in the stool. Bile is made by the liver, concentrated and stored in the gallbladder, and secreted into the intestine to aid in the digestion of food. Depending on the amount of bile it contains, the normal stool color can range in color from light yellow to almost black. Stool color can change for a variety of reasons. Some stool color changes may signify an underlying medical condition, and others may be due to ingestion of food or medications. Blood from the stomach or upper intestines can turn the stool color black and sticky, described as black, tarry stool, associated with a distinctive foul-smell from the actions of the digestive enzymes on the blood. Patients may be anemic if this is acute or long-lasting. Causes of this include ulcer disease, medication use (that cause ulcers, e.g. Aspirin, ibuprofen), use of anticoagulants, liver disease, intestinal or stomach masses. Other causes of black stool are iron pills or bismuth-containing medications (such as pepto bismol). If the stool color is dark because of any of these medications, it is typically not sticky in texture and is not foul-smelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Although either of : These can be related to medication or foods which have been ingested, green stool is usually associated with rapid transit time through the GI tract. If stool is black, tarry and malodorous - that could be melena (gi bleeding). For latter, please seek prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more
Brother suggests black cookies like oreos can make your stool dark asnight.My stool is black as black could be. Ate about 40 in 3 hours.This possible?
Black stool usually: Means melena, which means bleeding from upper GI tract. I suppose black food can make your stools black if you eat enough of it, but don't take that chance. Get your stool tested for occult blood. If you are bleeding from your GI tract, it is something serious. Get to emergency dept now. ...Read more
Stomach pain?: The most concerning cause of black stools is bleeding in the stomach, usually caused by an ulcer or gastritis. Blood turns black when it comes in contact with stomach acids. Pepto-Bismol, iron supplements and foods such as blueberries and licorice can also cause black stools. You didn't mention if you were having any pain, if you are you need to see your doctor asap for evaluation. ...Read more
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