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Does red wines cause black tar stool?

Does red wines cause black tar stool?

See below: Red wine in itself will not cause a black tarry stool.But alcohol can cause GI bleeding which will give black tarry stools. If you have black tarry stools get medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more

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Bright red watery menstrual blood?

Bright red watery menstrual blood?

Color varies: The color of menstrual blood varies and is not usually something we pay a lot of attention to. If your period is coming at the usual time this this is likely your period. If you are also having discharge or signs of infection then see your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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Bright red blood on toilet paper?

Bright red blood on toilet paper?

Rectum/lower colon: Red blood means the source is near the end of the GI tract. Hemriods (sp=phonetic) r a common cause. Internal hemmie's r 1's u can't c. U r about due 4 a colonoscopy. C a lower GI md & schedule 1 and it will give u the answer. ...Read more

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Why black stool after ingestion of red wine?

Why black stool after ingestion of red wine?

How black?: If you had tarry black stool, you may have had an intestinal bleed and should see your doctor. Red wine may have had nothing to do with it. ...Read more

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Dark red stringy long thick clots/fluid day 2 of period this is followed with small dark red clots painful to pass also have bright red bleeding?

Dark red stringy long thick clots/fluid day 2 of period this is followed with small dark red clots painful to pass also have bright red bleeding?

See doctor soon: Any abnormal vaginal bleeding and any new or unexplained vaginal discharge or "fluid" should be medically evaluated, and it sounds like you have both. At age 20, STDs like chlamydia or gonorrhea are among the most common causes. See a doctor or clinic ASAP. ...Read more

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I have dark green feces (chunks of red and poss. specks of blood), trouble excreting soft stool, painless swollen area near anus, and cramps. Answers?

I have dark green feces (chunks of red and poss. specks of blood), trouble excreting soft stool, painless swollen area near anus, and cramps. Answers?

Swollen anus w/cramp: May be proctitis: inflammation of the lower rectal area due to inflammatory bowel disease ,gluten sensitivity, sexually transmitted diseases, trauma. Keep stool soft w/drinking fluids 2.5-3.5 liters /day water /gatorade/ juices( not pure water, f/u w doc /urgent care http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/proctitis/basics/definition/con-20027855 ...Read more

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What causes bright red blood in stool?

Bleeding: Not much else besides bleeding. If bright red blood, you need to see your doctor. Most likely cause is hemorrhoids. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could red wine turn stools black?

Could red wine turn stools black?

I just taught: Myself something. In reviewing this, it is reported that drinking red wine can cause dark stools. However, if stools are black, tarry and foul smelling - then please get this promptly evaluated (to ensure it is not from GI bleeding). ...Read more

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Black and red dots in stool. Could it be colon cancer?

Black and red dots in stool. Could it be colon cancer?

See a doctor: Without seeing what you are describing it is very hard to know what you have. Diet is the most common cause for the color of bowel movements. Any changes in the bowel function or bowel habits should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Do red blood cells give human blood its red color?

Do red blood cells give human blood its red color?

Yes: Once the rbc's are removed, the remainder is serum- an amber colored liquid. ...Read more

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Do black spots in stool mean blood?

Do black spots in stool mean blood?

Sometimes...: Black spotting 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked pls. ...Read more

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Could red palm oil cure gastritis?

Could red palm oil cure gastritis?

Not likely: There is no established evidence that red palm oil does any good at all for any kind of gastric problem. I would not recommend it. If you have not yet been evaluated by a physician for your gastric problems, see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Part of stool pink/orange, and mainly light brown. known piles, 1-2 occasional bright red on toilet paper a year (hard stool fissure). concern?

Part of stool pink/orange, and mainly light brown. known piles, 1-2 occasional bright red on toilet paper a year (hard stool fissure). concern?

Need to be evaluated: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor, gastro or surgeon as these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a GI issue such as hemorrhoids or even a or other causes of GI tract bleeding. ...Read more