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Bloated, nausea, occasional black and tarry stool, light color stool that makes toilet bowl water cloudy, lower left abdominal pain what could be wrong?

Bloated, nausea, occasional black and tarry stool, light color stool that makes toilet bowl water cloudy, lower left abdominal pain what could be wrong?

Blood?: Blood from high in intestinal tract appears as black tarry stool. It can be from the stomach or from right after the stomach, the duodenum. Your bowel movement should be tested for blood to make sure. Iron can make stool turn black. Avoid Aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs until you know for sure. ...Read more

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I had a 1 time light color floaty stool and brown urine it hasn't happened again I had a cb can blood work all came bk good ?

I had a 1 time light color floaty stool and brown urine it hasn't happened again  I had a cb can blood work all came bk good
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See below: Drink enough water to keep your urine colorless. 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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What is slightly uniform light red color in stool and urine related to?

What is slightly uniform light red color in stool and urine related to?

Food pigment: It could be vegetable pigment from your food: beets for example. It might be blood from inside lesions: colonic polyps, colonic cancer, urinary bladder benign and malignant tumors. ...Read more

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Started taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 2 months ago, since than have light stool color. As of a week ago, liver and pancreas enzyme are normal, billirubin is norma?

Started taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 2 months ago, since than have light stool color.  As of a week ago, liver and pancreas enzyme are normal, billirubin is norma?

May not be related: This may not be related to the plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).Uncertain why you are taking plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). I would advise a gastroenterology evaluation. I agree with the liver and pancreas tests but if this is really a very light stool one would need a more involved workup. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have light colored stool? What color do they actually mean? Is it gray or white, or is light gold also a concern?

Bile absorption: The color of your stool is dependent on how quickly things move through your intestines and how much bile is excreted. It can also be changed by what foods you are eating or if you have a gastrointestinal infection. Pure white or very light stools can be a sign of a blockage in your bile duct or from some medications. You should contact your doctor to discuss this. ...Read more

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What causes blood in my 5 months old daughter' s stools?

What causes blood in my 5 months old daughter' s stools?

Most frequent: reason is milk protein allergy, but 5 months is a little late. Other causes could be an anal fissure, Meckel's diverticulum, or venous malformation. ...Read more

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How to soften Stools?

How to soften Stools?

No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful medication too. Exercise also helps. ...Read more