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Poop Looks Like Black Tar
Tar odor: The odor is nonspecific, but if the feces looks like tar, one would be concerned about occult bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, use of peptobismol, or taking iron supplements. A simple rectal examination with inspection of a small stool specimen and a simple test of the specimen in the office would shed light on your concern and rule out blood in the stool. ...Read more
I puked poop...? Like it tasted disgusting, and looking like diarrhea, with mostly small clumps. It smelled like poop too!
You need evaluation.: Feculent vomiting can be a sign of something serious in your abdomen, depending on your age and medical history. The most common cause is a bowel obstruction or bowel paralysis, which causes bowel contents to back up. Less common cause is a bowel fistula. Either way, you need to see a doctor to discover the reason and prevent a serious complication. ...Read more
Probably normal: If it persists, call your doctor.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just as U described: 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
My nose is very itchy, & I've been noticing thick stringy worm like snot. Also, a lot of black specs, black stringy things too.
Worms? Lice? :-
Nose problems: It could be many things... Old blood from a sinus infection, funguses, infections, etc. See an ENT specialist for answers. ...Read more
My toddler just pooped black almost muddy poop. My husband said it looks like she ate ink or dirt.
Black stools should: b checked for blood.Take a specimen in for testing.Other things that cause dark stools are peptobismal,spinich,beets. Risks for blood in stool are prolonged use of Advil (ibuprofen).Motrin,Aspirin or other similar drugs,history of gastritis or bleeding/clotting disorders.All the best. ...Read more
my poop has been coming out all deformed and with these light colored chunks in it, it almost looks like undigested food.there's also blood chunks in it.my poop also almost looks blackish in color
My poop had dark black stuff in it.Also,was changing my maxi pad,my old maxi pad,had nothing but black stuff in it,no red blood at all. look like tar?
Changed stool color: Color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Best case scenario for your specific changes: mucus discharge; worst case: partial biliary obstruction.Unless you correlate color change to a food, get checked. ...Read more
Sick wight discharge.it smells like rotten cheese,sometimes it gets pink or brown. vagina itches badly and is covered by white stuff like toilet paper?
See doctor: It sounds like you definitely have an infection. Could be simple like a yeast infection, or could be a more serious STD. But definitely if you have white placques or papules, then probably yeast, but would want to make sure isn't herpes or syphilis. Normal for discharge to get pink or brown, that's usually discharge mixed with some new or old blood from menstrual cycle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer