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What to do if my poo is black and rock hard help!?

What to do if my poo is black and rock hard help!?

Have you been: Taking iron or bismuth products (like pepto bismal)? That can be a cause. If you can't account for change in bowel habitus - get it checked. ...Read more

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Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more


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Why is my poo black?

Why is my poo black?

Not sure?: Are you taking iron, peptobismal or other meds that can turn stool black? If the stool has a foul smell, is black and sticky - that could be a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding & would merit prompt medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Why has my poo has been black for the past 2 days?

Why has my poo has been black for the past 2 days?

Black Stool ??: If your stool is black, that is an indication of blood in the stool. The longer blood has been in the GI tract the darker it gets. Black stools could indicate a bleeding ulcer. Do you have any other symptoms? Light headed? Dizzy? weak? history of heartburn or acid reflux?... You need to be seen and evaluated as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my poo has been black for the past 2 days?

What do you suggest if my poo has been black for the past 2 days?

Hemoccult: Black stools can be an indication of bleeding in the intestinal tract, and can be easily evaluated in a doctors office with a hemoccult test (small stool sample is placed on a card to which a liquid is added). Certain medications can also cause a change in the color of the stool as well so be sure to keep a list of all prescription and over the counter meds and supplements. ...Read more

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I have been having lower abdominal pain Also cramping before going to the toilet. My poo has dark black slime covering it?

I have been having lower abdominal pain  Also cramping before going to the toilet. My poo has dark black slime covering it?

Get checked: The causes of abdominal pain are myriad, especially in your age group? see your doctor to give more specifics and address your concerns. The black slime may be blood, which can dictate many different things, but see your doc. ...Read more

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I have chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain(losing sleep becuz of it),nausea.Sometimes my poo is completely black(very dark).what could i have?

I have chronic diarrhea, abdominal pain(losing sleep becuz of it),nausea.Sometimes my poo is completely black(very dark).what could i have?

Black stool: Black stool, particularly when it is somewhat loose and foul-smelling, can be a sign of internal bleeding in the digestive tract. If you see black stool, you should have it checked out to see if it is due to bleeding. Otherwise, try increasing your fiber to see if it helps with your loose stools. If it does not help, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 2yr old's poo is black, should I be worried?

Iron? Bismuth meds?: Is it dark, tarry, malodorous? Please let his doctor know promptly if that is the case. ...Read more

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Why do I have black patches in my poo ?

Why do I have black patches in my poo ?

Black: Black patches in poop can be from GI bleeding or certain foods or peptobismol. See a doctor fore pec five advise ...Read more

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I have black poo and it smelly what should I do?

I have black poo and it smelly what should I do?

SEE MD NOW: Black, tarry, smelly poop is often a sign of bleeding in the upper gut, from ulcers, for example. Can be seen from small bowel and right side of colon bleeds as well. It fakes at least 3-4 ounces of blood (1/2 cup) to cause black stool. Other causes (without bleeding) include use of bismuth pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) and iron pills. This could be a serious issue. See md now. ...Read more

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I have black poo what could be causing this? Please help

I have black poo what could be causing this? Please help

Diet/Blood: The biggest concern would be digested blood in the stool. This causes the stool to become black and tarry. Do you have any stomach issues? Do you use a lot of ibuprofen? Diet can also be the cause if there have been changes. Go and see you doc to get checked out. ...Read more

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I been having loose poo for the past few months but for the last few days they have been black as well! is this normal?

I been having loose poo for the past few months but for the last few days they have been black as well! is this normal?

Blackish stool: Dark colored or tarry stool always suggests the presence of blood in the stool. This must be evaluated by a physician even in a 22 year old. It might be inflammatory bowel disease, infection, or gastritis due to an ulcer. Is should be evaluated. Sometimes it is dark because people take pepto-bismol! go see your physician and allow them to do a history and exam and necessary labs or studies. ...Read more

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I'm on walfarin n IV just got black poo what do I do?

I'm on walfarin n IV just got black poo what do I do?

Black stools: In the face of warfarin see your physician today. Could be something you ingested including iron green vegetables and peptobismol. ...Read more

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My 3 year old has just had a dark greeny/black poo, he seems fine but what could this be?

My 3 year old has just had a dark greeny/black poo, he seems fine but what could this be?

Could be iron?: Is you child taking iron syrup, or any iron medication? If he is, that would explain the stool color. If your child is not taking any iron, it still may be due to foods he ate, such as spinach, avocado, etc. If he has only one stool of the dark color, and has no other symptoms, i would not worry. Blood from upper intestinal tract would produce black stool, and this needs a doctor's attention. ...Read more

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I give my baby (18mos) dragonfruit everyday and the color of her poo become black. Is it normal?

I give my baby (18mos) dragonfruit everyday and the color of her poo become black. Is it normal?

No: This may be to much acid for the baby. Try to lay off the fruit so heavily and it should improve. If this persists see the doctor right away. I hope all is well with you all. ...Read more

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This is kinda weird but why is my poop black like tire?

This is kinda weird but why is my poop black like tire?

NOT good if 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. Stop any nsaid's you're taking, ; call your doctor right away 4 evaluation. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what black, coffee bean sized bits in poo could mean. And also white stringy stuff as well? Thank you.

Could you tell me what black, coffee bean sized bits in poo could mean. And also white stringy stuff as well? Thank you.

Constipation: Small sized stool round in shape means it has been sitting in the colon for a long time and all the water is absorbed and has formed pebbles. Diarrhea caused by stool softner is probably water flowing around impacted stool. Have to cleanse the bowel. Avoid white flour, meat and use more green vegetables and fruits. Drink a lot of water. Treat constipation aggressively. See the dr. If not better. ...Read more

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As grim as it sounds, is black sick and black poo something to be worried about? Was out drinking last night do is that the cause?

As grim as it sounds, is black sick and black poo something to be worried about? Was out drinking last night do is that the cause?

GI bleed: If you mean that you are having black in vomit and stool then it could be serious. This is most likely due to bleeding in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract, most likely your stomach. This can be very serious and even life threatening. GI bleeding is often related to drinking alcohol. You should see a doctor, especially if this occurs repeatedly or if you feel light headed. ...Read more