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Liv 52 Causes Black Stool
No: If you have black, tarry malodorous stool please seek prompt medical attention for possible GI bleeding. ...Read more
Iron, petobismol: It is reasonable to see a doctor who can check the stool for blood, or give you special cards to collect the stool for a test. ...Read more
No: This is a Chinese dish served over meatballs containing onions, chili, garlic and pepper. If you made it spicy, it may have exacerbated an ulcer or hemorrhagic gastritis from another cause. If the black stools continue or you become light-headed or clearly sick, get with your physician. ...Read more
Yesterday I had soft, VERY green stool. Today, I had a very hard, very dark green, almost black stool. Is this cause for concern?
You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948
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I am heavy drinker sober 8 days but every day I've had greenish black stool, wondering if its a cause for concern or my body flushing out toxins?
You might be: Bleeding. See a doctor stat.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Variable: But most concerning is a bleeding site in the upper GI tract which turns black when exposed to gastric acids. This can progress very rapidly to a very serious and life threatening situation. Non serious causes can be any meds containing bismuth such as pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) and certain foods. You should see your doctor promptly for evaluation and referral if indicated. ...Read more
Possible blood: Black stools could be from a number of things, but it is very important to make sure it is not caused by an intestinal bleeding high in the gut. You need to take the baby and the black stool to the doctor so he/she can test the stool for blood. ...Read more
If you: Enough of them yes and due mostly to the artificial food coloring and chemicals in packaged cookies. Eat healthier home baked cookies, in general better for you than store bought packaged cookies. Too many preservatives and other things that potentially are causing long term consequences and harm. ...Read more
You should speak with the surgeon that did your case. Blood from above usually is the source of black stool.
Given that you are two weeks out from your procedure, you should definitely let your surgeon know about this. ...Read more
I've used: Several different probiotics and I have not heard of this, but of course there are so many different products, I can't say anything about the one you use. I like florastor or align and they do not cause black stool. Black stool can be from blood in your stomach from an ulcer or from use of pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or other bismuth containing meds. If nop bismuth use you need to see your doctor for proper eval. ...Read more
Melena--get checked!: Black 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"). Unless you ingested blood from nose bleeds, bleeding gums, then you may have a signficant stomach source of hemorrhage. Get checked now! ...Read more
Peptobis Black stool: 33 from Balt asks is it possible for one 30 ml of peptobismol to be enough to cause black stools for 2 days. YES. But why taking it? If for abd pain then bleeding from an ulcer or cancer can also cause bloody stools. If an alcoholic bleeding varices can do it. You need to review with your team and have stool tested for blood. Failure to do this may result in you dying from a curable cancer. ...Read more
I had a surgery of recanalization and from that day till now I have black stool what may the cause its a week now?
Ate 900ml of dark chocolate ice cream during the evening. Next day, stool was very, very dark. Almost black. Would this cause this or melena? Nervous.
I wouldn't worry too much about it. Melena is a recurring issue and due to small amounts of bleeding in the GI tract, not just a one time deal. It is caused by the oxidation of the iron (which is present in our blood cells) by our digestive enzymes. Sometimes there is food coloring in ice cream, which can definitely color your stool. Just keep an eye on it for now. ...Read more
See your doc: Black stools can be from gastrointestinal bleeding (usually upper GI source), iron pills, peptobismol, charcoal capsules, arsenic. Dark stools can also come from blueberries, etc. See your doc. See if stool tests + for blood. If so get evaluated-generally upper endoscopy, maybe colonoscopy (black stool can be from right side of colon), or capsule endoscopy to check small bowel. ...Read more
Bleeding ulcer: Anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, which are commonly taken for cramps, can cause the lining of the stomach and small intestine to wear down and an ulcer to form. The ulcer can ooze blood, which turns the stool black like tar. Also, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or iron supplements are common causes. In any case, get it evaluated before any more blood might be lost! ...Read more
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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