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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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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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