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Metallic Smelling Stool
Took a prenatal vitamin yesterday just before breakfast. 30-40 mins later had stomach ache all day. This morning had black metallic smelling stool.?
Take with food: Vitamins are hard on the stomach when you take them before eating. We recommend taking them with or after food so your stomach can handle it better. ...Read more
Is it bad when your stool is black with tiny chunks of silver (it looks like actual metal) what does this mean?
Black stools: Black stools are not good. My guess is that the "silver" look is less black. Bleeding in your stomach can be a serious problem. Other causes are taking iron or peptobismol. If this is recent then see your doctor soon. If you are feeling weak then see your doctor now! ...Read more
I was in school and I fell on my tailbone onto the metal bar holding the stool when I sit or cry it just burts and throbes with pain what do I do?
Please see answer: Coccyx injuries from a fall can bruise, fracture or dislocate the coccyx. The pain (coccydynia) can be severe. Management is conservative, but if severe pain persists see your physician. Avoid sitting on hard surface, use a doughnut (cushion with the center removed), lean forward to take pressure off tailbone, ice for 20 min 4x a day for 2 days, OTC pain meds. SEE>http://wb. Md/1EQRgUR *see comments ...Read more
I had red coloured stool with strong metallic smell 3 days ago. Got a dre today, the doctor said there were no serious hemarrhoids. Possible causes?
Self-limited BRBPR: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (BRBPR) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Consideration include age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants), known colitis, etc. ...Read more
Why stool smell slightly metalic for a month? Light brown colour, banan shape. No blood. Had a colonoscopy 4yrs ago only to find a sml haemorrha, IBS
I have been taking Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) as a preventative medication. Since then I've noticed my stool smells like metal. Is this a problem? Could this even be related to those meds?
Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir): Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) has proven useful as a preventative medication for HIV. It is generally well tolerated. I have never heard of stool smelling like metal as a side effect of this medication. It is recommended that you have periodic tests of your liver and kidneys while on Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir). Although it is probably nothing to worry about, you should tell your doctor and have those tests performed. Good luck. ...Read more
Swallowed a metal nose stud, shaped like an earring with the straight post and pointed tip, now I have blood in my stool. What to do?
Check for passage: Usually small metal objects pass through on their own. If you haven't seen the stud in your stools, you can get an abdominal xray that will confirm if it is still in your bowels, and a followup xray to show that it is moving through. If it is still there after many days, it might need to be removed by endoscopy. ...Read more
I keep tasting metallic like or blood and feeling odd does that mean I'm bleeding internally no bloody stools no vomiting no anemia thus far?
Need to examine:
There are multiple causes of metallic taste in the mouth and it would require history and examination to sort out the issue. You may consult these two sites and if that does not help, discuss it with your doctor.
http://www. Nhs. Uk/conditions/metallic-taste/Pages/Introduction. Aspx
https://health. Clevelandclinic. Org/2015/04/8-possible-causes-for-that-metallic-taste-in-your-mouth/ ...Read more
I am having loose stools with undigested food. I have a 1.3cm gallstone and have had two attacks this week. Also have a metallic taste in mouth.
Suggest Gastroentero: Sound like it's time for a Lap chole. Confer with a gastroenterologist and Gen surgeon ...Read more
Hit right side below gallbladder area before bed, woke up with bloating, gas, loose red stool, burps with metal taste, nausea. Did I hurt something?
Stole problems and or pin worm? I'm have problems going numbers 2. When I use the restroom the feces its brown with tissue like metal or pieces that look like tissue on the feces. Also it burns when I'm going number 2. Can this be a pin worm?
Pinworm typically causes severe anal itching, which is a result of the pinworm laying the eggs outside the rectum at night. Your symptoms are not characteristic of pinworm, but there are many other worms/parasites that could be the problem. You will have to see your doctor, and have your stool sent for analysis in order to determine a cause.
What you are seeing may also be fat or something you ate that was not completely digested.
The burning may be a result of inflammation or even a hemorrhoid.
Please see your doctor; an examination and testing is key.
Good luck. ...Read more
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
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
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
Bile: The greenish color in stool is the breakdown product of the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown. It is normal as is the loose consistency. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others & the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read more
Hydrate well.: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per /day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables ; 4 servings of fruit per day. Stay physically active w regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. Please discuss your hemorrhoids w your physician. If this is not sufficient. Disimpaction is sometimes. ...Read more
Can't tell from here: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more
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
Let me explain: Stool color is generally influenced by what you eat as well as by the amount of bile — a yellow-green fluid that digests fats — in your stool. As bile pigments travel through your gastrointestinal tract, they are chemically altered by enzymes — changing the pigments from green to brown. ...Read more