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Could impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools?

Could impacted stool in large colon and rectum cause black stools?

Not likely: From the standpoint of the medical profession, black stools -called melena - are always assumed to be blood. Usually representing bleeding from stomach or "higher up" within the intestines. Colon bleeding usually is red. Unfortunately, bismouth containing medications can also cause black stool, but even with that type of product, one cannot be sure there is not bleeding also. Needs evaluation. ...Read more

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I stop drinkin fluids early evening Only small volume urination at bed time. 4am large volume dark urine.8am large volum clear urine. Water retention?

I stop drinkin fluids early evening Only small volume urination at bed time. 4am large volume dark urine.8am large volum clear urine. Water retention?

Probably: More information is needed to address the issue. Do you stand for long periods of time during the day? if yes that may explain pooling of fluid in the legs during day and mobilization at night. What you described also fits in with symptoms of early heart failure. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Tiny trace of black in stool?

Tiny trace of black in stool?

Melenic specks?: 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 esp. With dyspeptic symptoms however warrants md visit. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding after bowel movement? Pale, almost pink blood and not mixed in stool,very small amount. Slightly constipated-straining occurred.why?

Rectal bleeding after bowel movement? Pale, almost pink blood and not mixed in stool,very small amount. Slightly constipated-straining occurred.why?

Internal hemmorhoid: When blood is seen on the stool this represents a low lying benign process representing either bleeding from an internal hemmorhoid or a bleeding fistula or superficial tear in rectal mucosa. Firm stool from constipation initiates the bleeding. Use stool softener like Colace (docusate sodium). ...Read more

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Slight Abdominal pain 1wk after anal masturbation. Slight nausea, constipation and dark/black stool. Small amounts of blood in stool Perforated Colon?

See doctor: Although it is not possilbe to make this diagnosis over the internet, the current symptoms with the mechanism of action and are concerning. It certainly could be many things, but you do want to rule out any intestinal damage. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?

Burning after bowle movement. Little blood in stools. Mucus blood on tissue paper. Stools constintly charging from diarea to loose stools very gassy?

Should get evaulated: Being a 26 y/o female, it is likely that you have irritable bowel syndrome and with the frequent loose stools can cause significant anal/perianal irritation, at times bleeding from it. If you have been having symptoms for yrs, ibs is likley. If this is new, something else maybe causing your symptoms such as ulcerative colitis etc..I recommend consulting your doc for an eval. Good luck. ...Read more

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Soft thin stools, sometimes firm & medium size, followed by continued slow involuntary leaking of more soft to liquid stool for 5 minutes. Cause?

Soft thin stools, sometimes firm & medium size, followed by continued slow involuntary leaking of more soft to liquid stool for 5 minutes. Cause?

Constipation, bowel: Often constipation with liquid leaking around stool causes this, but there are many causes and treatments depending upon cause. Most commonly a good high fiber diet to bulk stools with adequate liquids is effective but if a more significant problem exists underlying then other issues need evaluated and treated. Look at http://www.Med.Unc.Edu/ibs/files/educational-gi-brochures/bowel%20leakage.Pdf. ...Read more

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C diff. Had small amount of blood in stool. Stool was like mushy mucus. Be worried?

C diff. Had small amount of blood in stool. Stool was like mushy mucus. Be worried?

Diarrhea: A small amount of blood may be from any type of diarrhea and hemorrhoids. Follow up with physician, especially if the clostridium difficile does not go away or returns. It can be difficult to eradicate. ...Read more

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Passing blood in stool?

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Passing blood in stool?

Not normal. d/w MD: Passing blood in stool is always abnormal and needs to be discussed with your doctor and needs further evaluation. It may be caused by many factors such as hemorrhoidal bleeding, cracking on anal canal ( anal fissures), infection/inflammation on intestines or stomach, ulcers, rupture of blood vessels, growth, cancer, etc. Discuss further with your doctor. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

See below: The most common causes of blood in the stool are hemorrhoids and an anal fissure (tear in anus). Other causes include cancer, poyps, diverticulosis, angioectasia and colitis. Anyone with blood in their stool should discuss this with their doctor as further evaluation is necessary. ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Get checked: Blood always needs an explanation, but is also common to many benign problems, like hemorrhoids, anal fissures and overall irritated lower GI tract for many possible reasons. However, it is also probably the most reliable sign of serious problems, cancer being one of them, so go and get checked! ...Read more

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Blood in stool?

Blood in stool?

Not normal, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...Read more

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Passing bright red blood in stool?

Passing  bright red blood in stool?

Rectal bleeding: warrants medical evaluation. Take care.

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Does pebble sized stools indicated a low fiber diet?

Does pebble sized stools indicated a low fiber diet?

Yes, possibly...: Or you don't drink enough water. The antihistamine you are on could contribute also. Constipation is something that can cause many problems down the road--diverticulitis, bowel perforation. Best to always have a goal to never poop rocks or pebbles! i like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) because it is safe (draws water into the colon), doesn't taste like anything (mix in any fluid), and doesn't cause rebound constipation. ...Read more

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Orange watery stool? Abdominal crming, gasy, watery orange stool.Some solid stool, lack of energy.

Orange watery stool? Abdominal crming, gasy, watery orange stool.Some solid stool, lack of energy.

Hello. : Hello. I can’t diagnose the reason for your orange colored stool. Passing orange feces may mean the stool either isn’t absorbing or isn’t coming in contact with enough bile salt. This can happen if the stool is transiting too quickly through the colon. As a result of moving so rapidly, fluid is not be adequately reabsorbed through the colon which results in liquid feces. Sometimes the problem can be that bile isn’t getting through the bile ducts (i.e., like gallstones). Diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, gallstones & inflammation of the bile ducts are just a few possible reasons for orange stool. If you have been ingesting a lot of antacids that contain aluminum, that can also cause orange stools. Suggest you consult with your doctor on this one. ...Read more

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CT SCAN ABD/PELVIS W/O CONTRAST:WHAT IT MEANS?BOWEL:ORAL CONTRAST IDENTIFIED IN SMALL AND LARGE BOWEL LOOPS.No intestinal abnormality,air or fluid.

CT SCAN ABD/PELVIS W/O CONTRAST:WHAT IT MEANS?BOWEL:ORAL CONTRAST IDENTIFIED IN SMALL AND LARGE BOWEL LOOPS.No intestinal abnormality,air or fluid.

CT interpretation: Are u sure you have not had any other contrast imaging study within a few days before this CT you mentioned? If not then the CT you had must have been with contrast. Never the less, it sound like you have had a normal result with contrast appropriately moving through the small bowel and colon. Good luck I hope you feel better ...Read more

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Occasional floating stool, slowly sinks. Some air bubbles. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan and stool tests. Should i worry?

Occasional floating stool, slowly sinks. Some air bubbles. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan and stool tests. Should i worry?

Don't worry: Floating stools are caused by foods that you eat that cause gas production or could be from malabsorption/ not absorbing essential nutrients causing them to be passed in the stool and making the stool float . I'll be concerned if there are other symptoms like weight loss, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, blood in the stool etc then go see your dr ...Read more

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Can large quantities of blood in urine ever be normal?

Can large quantities of blood in urine ever be normal?

Blood in urine: Blood in the urine is never normal. See a urologist for appropriate testing and treatment. The least pathologic thing it could be is a urinary tract infection. See a urologist to get an answer to your question and to formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more