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My Poo Is Black
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
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
I have been having lower abdominal pain Also cramping before going to the toilet. My poo has dark black slime covering it?
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
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
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
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
My daughter is 1 and 4 months she has black like specks of black stuff in her poo every time she emptys her bowls ?
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
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
My 22 week old daughter started solids at 4 and a half months. Her poo has went from dark green now black, is this normal?
Stool color: Yes stool can have various colors and may not have any significance. ...Read more
2 night ago had black poo and blood on tissue next day had normal poo but still tiny bits of blood on tissue? And now itches
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