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I Noticed My Stool Was In Green Color With Black Spots In It Should I Be Worried
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Fecal impaction: 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 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
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 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
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