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Why is my stool so dark?

Why is my stool so dark?

Several possibilitie: Stool can be dark from iron pills pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or foods like spinach. Black tarry stools may indicate bleeding from the stomach area and should be checked right away. ...Read more

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Darker than normal stool.

Darker than normal stool.

Depends: If melena (black, tarry) this may represent bleeding. Otherwise likely a consequence of what you consumed. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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Why is my stool dark green?

Why is my stool dark green?

Dietary sources: Often time dark green stools are the result of diet. foods that have blue in them such as blueberries or other blue food coloring can cause dark green stools. If this persists after eliminating this from your diet then you may want to consider seeing a medical professional ...Read more

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Why do dark color stools occur?

Why do dark color stools occur?

Things that make: Black stools include iron, blood, bismuth, charcoal. There are many more things that can make for dark color. ...Read more

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Can beets make ur stool super dark?

Can beets make ur stool super dark?

Yes: Beets can cause the stool to appear dark or red. They can also cause a false positive on some types of stool occult blood tests. ...Read more

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What do dark and soft stools indicate?

Lots to consider...: Color & texture 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. More importantly, if stool appearance is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by alarm symptoms, then medical evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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What to do about dark sticky looking stool?

What to do about dark sticky looking stool?

Medical evaluation: Would be prudent if you have black, tarry, malodorous stool as this may be melena (gi tract bleeding). ...Read more

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What does black/really dark stool indicate?

What does black/really dark stool indicate?

Black stool: Black stools can be due to medications that contain either iron or bismuth, eating certain foods (like black licorice), Gastrointestinal bleeding or ingestion of charcoal. ...Read more

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What? Couls cause? My stool to be dark green?

What? Couls cause? My stool to be dark green?

Stool color: Decomposed bile, which is originally green, gives stool its yellow color. Having said that, green stool may mean that bile has rushed through the intestines without being acted on by bacteria like during diarrhea. Another cause of green color is unabsorbed iron in the diet. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black or dark green?

What causes stool to be black or dark green?

Dark stool: 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more

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I am having dark colored stool please advice?

I am having dark colored stool please advice?

Maelena: That is blood that passes thru you GI system and comes out black. Depending on the clinical situation this may be a concern. Other causes include beets, red wine or dyes, iron tablets to name a few. If in pain or dizzy or other symptoms go to the hospital. ...Read more

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Why is my stool a very dark brown black color?

Why is my stool a very dark brown black color?

Not sure: Black stools can be due to medications that contain either iron or bismuth, eating certain foods (like black licorice), Gastrointestinal bleeding or ingestion of charcoal. ...Read more

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What can cause stool that is very dark in color?

What can cause stool that is very dark in color?

Black stool: If the stool is solid black or maroon, especially if it is very foul smelling, it may represent what is called melena, which is usually a sign of bleeding from the digestive tract. The bleeding is often active and this is a medical emergency. If you experience this, you should go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause my son's stool to be dark green?

What could cause my son's stool to be dark green?

Normal: The stool color is provided by the bile from the liver that is adds to fecal debris. It starts out a deep green & slowly changes thru greens to yellows to browns as the germs in the intestines metabolize the bile. Green generally means the stool in question moved through faster or was subject to less change by gut germs. If worried about something else schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What does a dark, tarry and pasty stool look like?

What does a dark, tarry and pasty stool look like?

Just as U described: 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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Can euchinacea cause ones stool to become a darker color?

Can euchinacea cause ones stool to become a darker color?

Not usually.: Dark stool is not a frequent side effect of echinacea ingestion. If your stool ever becomes very dark and foul-smelling, you should consider the possibility of internal bleeding and see your physician, however. ...Read more

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My stools are dark brown but look flat, is this a problem?

My stools are dark brown but look flat, is this a problem?

Flat brown stool: The amount, color, frequency, shape 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. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor pls ...Read more

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Is there anything good for dark colored stool, to take, or eat?

Is there anything good for dark colored stool, to take, or eat?

Not a problem: Dark colored stool is probably from iron in your vitamins or a lot of green vegetables or pepto-bismol. Do not worry about it unless it is black and tarry. If that is the case have it checked for blood. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my stool is very dark brown, almost black?

Should I be worried if my stool is very dark brown, almost black?

Tarry? Sticky?: Foul smelling? - if yes then get it medically checked out to ensure that you don't have GI bleeding. ...Read more

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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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Please help! Dark brown strands in stool. Could it be the oreos I ate?

Probably not: Some foods cause your stool to change color but oreos should not cause the stool changes you describe. I wouldn't worry if this issue occurred 1 time, but if you notice stool changes for more than a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having dark green almost black soft stools. Is this normal?

I have been having dark green almost black soft stools. Is this normal?

Define melena: Melena, by definition, is passage of dark stools stained with denatured blood. As we established in prior healthtap answers, all dark stool is not melena. Your doctor, or even an over-the-counter test that you can purchase, can check to see if your dark stool contains blood. Needed is for you to provide a sample of the dark stool. False positive results can occur based on diet & stool additives. ...Read more

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Is there some health problem if your stools are dark like black in color?

Is there some health problem if your stools are dark like black in color?

Black stool: Black stool can occur due to iron supplementation or due to bleeding in upper GI tract, latter known as melena. You should have this evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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What causes dark patches on one side of stool. (not tarry and not melane)?

What causes dark patches on one side of stool. (not tarry and not melane)?

Be sure not blood: Hi YijunB
Test to be sure its not blood. Many dietary items (skins of fruit or vegetables for example) can appear as dark blobs in otherwise formed stool. Medications containing bismuth can form lumps as well. If it continues, consult your PCP or a GI specialist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when one part of the same stool is darker than the other part?

Food related: Stool color is typically related to what one eats or due to some medication. Black component if present can be due to blood, iron or peptobismol. If stool is pale or clay colored can be related to some blockage of bile and would see a doctor. ...Read more