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Bowel Movement (Definition)

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


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I have cramps it feels like u have a nail in my belly button sores in my mouth and my poop looks like coffee grounds. What's wrong with me?

I have cramps it feels like u have a nail in my belly button sores in my mouth and my poop looks like coffee grounds. What's wrong with me?

Get checked...: Could be blood in stool (will be black if bleeding from higher up). This could be from infection or something else. You should checked (labs, exam...). ...Read more

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Should I panic if my stool looks like coffee grounds?

Should I panic if my stool looks like coffee grounds?

If vomit does, yes: No need to panic if stool looks likes coffee grounds, but I would wonder what you are eating to make them look this way. Worry if you get bright red blood per rectum or if you get foul smelling black stools, are these are signs of GI bleeding. If you have no pain, just call your doctor at your leisure and see if s/he can sort out the reason based on your diet.Best wishes. ...Read more

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Normal stool but when I wipe there is small amount of what looks like coffee grounds mixed in on TP last 3 days since small amount is this normal?

Not normal: Your description of coffee grounds is classic for bleeding which has occurred in the stomach and by the time it has reached the colon and rectum has oxidized and turned dark with coffee ground appearance. It implies there is something causing losing of blood from your stomach or soffit guess. It is important that you get this evaluated as soon as possible before it gets worse. Stop any aspirin or Motrin immediately. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have blood in your stool if you have h pylori, it looks like coffee grounds. I have a lot of other fun symptoms as well?

Is it normal to have blood in your stool if you have h pylori, it looks like coffee grounds. I have a lot of other fun symptoms as well?

No: It's never normal to have blood in your stool. H pylori can be associated with gastritis acutely but that's not normal either. I would see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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For almost 2 weeks my stool looks like coffee grounds, sometimes dark brown or black. What does this mean? Headache, neck pain, lost 90 lbs in 6mo unintent

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Black stool: It sounds like you might be experiencing bleeding from the GI tract. Please seek help immediately. ...Read more

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I have abdominal adhesions and am typically constipated, but the last several weeks my stool looks like coffee grounds with chunks of undigested food.

I have abdominal adhesions and am typically constipated, but the last several weeks my stool looks like coffee grounds with chunks of undigested food.

Need Appointment: Whenever a patient tells me their stool looks like coffee grounds they need a test to see if this is digested blood within the intestines. Abdominal adhesions can increase your risk of bowel incarceration (twisting). I would make an appointment soon to have your stool sample analyzed. ...Read more

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Woke with diarrhea today, took kaopectate, (kaolin and pectin) had water and banana. Was nauseous. Now my stool looks like Coffee grounds. Should I be worried.?

Woke with diarrhea today, took kaopectate, (kaolin and pectin) had water and banana. Was nauseous. Now my stool looks like Coffee grounds. Should I be worried.?

Diarrhea: Dark, tarry stools can be worrisome. Diarrhea with nausea over 4 days see MD, over 3 episodes per day. What was your colonoscopy like at 50? If abdominal pain or cramping involved or left lower quadrant pain diverticular disease could be to blame if pain see MD ASAP. Need exam to look for blood in stool, see Gotham Medical Associates Gastroenterology Dr. Joseph Good luck. ...Read more

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I have had severe nausea for a over a week and just had vomit that looks like coffee grounds and constipation with black stool. What's wrong with me?

I have had severe nausea for a over a week and just had vomit that looks like coffee grounds and constipation with black stool. What's wrong with me?

Nausea, dark stools,: Sounds like you have a disorder with your stomach. Most likely either inflammation of the lining (gastritis) or an ulcer. You should see your physician. An upper endoscopy will probably be ordered. In the meantime stop any alcohol, Aspirin or anti-inflammatory medication intake and start over the counter pepsid, Prilosec or Zantac (ranitidine) ...Read more

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What can cause loose stool - coffee-grounds-like appearance?

What can cause loose stool - coffee-grounds-like appearance?

May be blood: Coffee grounds substance appearing in loose bowel movements may be digested blood from a bleed higher up in the intestinal tract. Blood in you gastrointestinal tract can act almost like a laxative and make you go looser than usual. I would get evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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If a toddler had "coffee grounds" stool, would it be obvious? Would the entire stool have the appearance of grounds or a few pieces mixed into stool?

Coffee ground stool: Coffee ground stool in a toddler can have an entire stool of coffee grounds as well as having coffee grounds mixedin the stool. ...Read more

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Stool looks like used coffie grounds also frequent bowl movments and gas pains.

Stool looks like used coffie grounds also frequent bowl movments and gas pains.

Coffee Grounds?: If your stools look like used coffee grounds, that sounds worrisome for bleeding. How long have you had this? You should be seen by a doctor, and my need some labs and definitely an exam. ...Read more

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I have gastritis. What should I do if my stool has "coffee grounds" in it? I'm still waiting on an endoscopy. Is it something to worry about?

I have gastritis. What should I do if my stool has "coffee grounds" in it? I'm still waiting on an endoscopy. Is it something to worry about?

Before Endoscopy: Of course you should worry about this and so should your family doctor. You need to know if you have H. Pylori infection caused Peptic ulcer disease and if you are anemic. These are diagnosed easily by blood test. ...Read more

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Coffee grounds runny bowel movement cause?

Coffee grounds runny bowel movement cause?

Blood?: This could represent blood. Blood in the GI tract tends to speed things along, hence the runny movement. And while we generally use the term "coffee grounds" to describe upper GI tract bleeding, it may still apply. Please see GI doctor for colonoscopy and EGD. ...Read more

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I have congestive heart failure & upset stomachs for 3 days, today feces looked like coffee grounds?

I have congestive heart failure & upset stomachs for 3 days, today feces looked like coffee grounds?

CHF upset abdomen: Assuming your CHF is compensated an intercurrent abdominal distress syndrome likely represents a transient phenomenon that in the absence of enterotoxin or bacterial process should self resolve. "Coffee-ground" refers to vomitus that's felt indicative of upper GI bleeding, not in relation to stool. Persistent illness can pose a risk to CHF decompensation, if not improving please seek help. ...Read more

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Past 4 mo. Constant feel like I need to have BM, but nothing. Diarrhea every few days. Yellow. When I wipe I see coffee grounds. Sometimes bloody stool. RUQ pain. I'm going to the dr in 3 weeks. Should I push for an earlier appt?

Past 4 mo. Constant feel like I need to have BM, but nothing. Diarrhea every few days. Yellow. When I wipe I see coffee grounds. Sometimes bloody stool. RUQ pain. I'm going to the dr in 3 weeks. Should I push for an earlier appt?

If you are having: Bloody diarrhea or significant RUQ pain - I do not recommend waiting three weeks to be seen. Let the doctor's staff know the specifics here. You might need to go to an ER. ...Read more

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Does stomach cancer cause coffee grounds stool?

Does stomach cancer cause coffee grounds stool?

Bleeding might: Not the cancer. Bleeding from the cancer might. ...Read more

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What causes coffee ground poop?

What causes coffee ground poop?

Blood: Although other causes of dark, black or coffee ground stools can sometimes confuse the picture, it is essential to get tested for blood passing through the GI tract. If there is no blood, then consider iron supplements, pepto-bismol or certain foods as the cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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With gastroenteritis, can eating oreo cookies come out in your poop looking like coffee grains?

With gastroenteritis, can eating oreo cookies come out in your poop looking like coffee grains?

Possible, see MD: Anything in the stool that looks like coffee grounds could be due to bleeding someplace in the GI tract er visit or appt to see md is essential. ...Read more

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I poop right after I eat. And it's in a watery consistency. Should I be concerned? And are leptin slimming coffee/tea dangerous or harmful?

I poop right after I eat. And it's in a watery consistency. Should I be concerned? And are leptin slimming coffee/tea dangerous or harmful?

Herbals watery BM: Did the diarrhea start after starting the teas or before? Leptin teas are not leptin a hormone that regulates hunger but herbal blends. :caffeine, green tea, EGCG, yerba, .Lots of green tea, EGCG (>600 mg /day) is associated with liver harm. Yerba, a caffeine s can increase anxiety, BP. Irregular HR, stomach upset. For diarrhea check gb, H pylori, stop herbals, food diary f/u w/doc ...Read more

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I haven't been able to poop for 9 days now. I've drank coffee, tea, eaten bananas, cranberries and even taken 3 constipation pills. Is this serious?

I haven't been able to poop for 9 days now. I've drank coffee, tea, eaten bananas, cranberries and even taken 3 constipation pills. Is this serious?

Obstipation: I recommend that you be examined if this is an unusual bowel problem for you. Concerning symptoms would be abdominal cramping and dissension, vomiting and complete absence of any stool for all those days. After your physician or a gastroenterologist rules out any intestinal obstruction, you may be prescribed a laxative and/ or rectal suppository or enema. ...Read more

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Dis morn, noticed had black stools. Da blackness looked like tar not coffee grinds. Da black was not in all my stool only parts. Should I be concerned?

Dis morn, noticed had black stools. Da blackness looked like tar not coffee grinds. Da black was not in all my stool only parts. Should I be concerned?

Yes: Dark-tarry stools can be a sign of bleeding in your GI tract. You are having pain/symptoms after having your gallbladder removed is concerning. Minerals, foods (blueberries, black licorice), medications, iron supplements, and Pepto-Bismo can cause dark stools also. I strongly recommend calling your surgeon and/or primary care doctor for an immediate evaluation or going to your local emergency room ...Read more

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Can coffee cause oil in stool water?

Can coffee cause oil in stool water?

Probably Not: Sounds like undigested fat in your diet.
Why are you concerned???? ...Read more

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Can too much coffee cause mucus in stool?

Can too much coffee cause mucus in stool?

Yes: Yes but usually's other things see a primary care doctor for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Yes, my stool has been brown watery for about 2 weeks. I thought maybe because I drink a lot of coffee but I always have. I losy some weight?

Yes, my stool has been brown watery for about 2 weeks. I thought maybe because I drink a lot of coffee but I always have. I losy some weight?

Diarrhea.: This sounds like a diarrheal illness that has gone on the too long. At this point, I would recommend an evaluation - stool studies, maybe some blood testing. Had you taken any antibiotics before this started two weeks ago, because that could have something to do with it. Have you ever had a colonoscopy, because if not you should definitely schedule one soon. ...Read more

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Ok, would black specs mixed in 2 yo stool be considered coffee ground stool or would that be more obvious? Is this normal? Not sure what to look for.

Ok, would black specs mixed in 2 yo stool be considered coffee ground stool or would that be more obvious? Is this normal? Not sure what to look for.

Specs in Stool: "coffee grounds" usually refers to vomit containing blood. Black specs mixed in with stool most likely food. Bananas in stool- usually have a black spec appearance. Another possibility is chewed crayon. Usually blood in stool looks red or can make stool look dark green or black. If stools are loose or diarrhea with blood contact your child's pediatrician. ...Read more

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What causes coffee ground feces?

Bleeding: Coffee ground is a term usually used for emesis and tarry black stools is the term for feces. Both denote bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. ...Read more

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Will stool turn dark brown when drink black coffee?

Will stool turn dark brown when drink black coffee?

Too much coffee?: 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

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Coffee ground "flakes" in my stool. I was tested negative for celiec but starting to wonder if I have an intolorance, what else could these "flakes" b?

GI Bleeding: I am not sure where you got the worry about celiac disease in all of the possible problems this represents. I would make sure your GI doctor has tested the stool for blood and if necessary scheduled you for an upper endoscopy. ...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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