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Red Pepper Flake In Stool
Do black specs(like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?
Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum , small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more
Need GI Follow Up: Darker the stool higher up the GI tract. Now you mention red brown than more red. Sounds like you could have hemorrhoids but the black tar could be an ulcer or gastritis etc etc. You may need egd and colonscopy esp if family history of colon cancer or peptic ulcer disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can cranberry sauce cause undigested piece of red stool? The red piece of stool looked like bright red mucus. Colonscopy months ago was normal.
Yes it can: Yes it can....so also other red undigested food ...Read more
Blood bad in stool: Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation. Many of the causes will not just go away by themselves and may be life threatening and or life shortening. Go for immediate evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tiny black string/small worm like shape pieces in stool not stringy. some white pieces too.is it Blood in stool, parasitic infection,something I ate?
Hard to know: Without knowing what you've been eating, it's impossible to say. The easiest way to tell if you have blood in your stool is to do a stool test for occult blood. You can get hemoccult stool cards from your doctor and test this. If positive, there can be multiple causes for blood in stool -- and these need to be followed up. ...Read more
Blood in stools little black dots on toliet paper. Stools wet brown looking. Colon really itches and little dry pain.Ive seen blood last week too.?
Doctor can evaluate: Rectum and anus symptoms can be due to irritation or infection. Serious problems like cancers are possible, depending on one's age and family history. Irritation can occur from diarrhea, constipation, hemorrhoids, friction, allergies, medication effects, etc... Infection can be from various germs. Some patients may have inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease. A primary doctor can evaluate. ...Read more
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?
I've had lots of gas with very oily stool with black spots in liquid alongside it; looks akin to vinegar in olive oil. Stool itself is brown/just oily?
Blood or food: Ask your Dr. to test it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Dark red blood when I go poop mixed in and falling from inside of the butt. Thin red worm looking things on toilet paper. Suggestions?
Yikes!: Are the thin red worm-looking things moving? You are bleeding from your colon. This could be an infection, or the beginnings of inflammatory bowel disease. Get care *immediately.* You need comprehensive lab work (CBC-d, autoimmune & coag panel, LFTs, stool culture & microscopy), preliminary imaging & most likely a colonoscopy. Practice thorough hand washing & check for similar symptoms in family. ...Read more
Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped
Small bleeding: Being constipated and passing a hard stool can cause minor trauma to the lining of the rectum and anus. Other causes of a small amount of blood can be from hemorrhoids. At your age, it is unlikely to be anything more significant. If you have prolonged bleeding or prolonged pain you may want to seek out a physician to perform a rectal exam or a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. ...Read more