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I have lots of small black specks in stool. Can Clonazepam cause this?

I have lots of small black specks in stool. Can Clonazepam cause this?

Blood?: Are you referring to bleeding in the stool? I'm entirely unaware of that complaint in patients taking Klonopin (as far as anybody I've ever treated throughout training and practice). One source I'm referencing fails to list this in their side effects for 1-10% of the time so if it does happen it's more rare than finding intelligent politicians. I cannot find any source listing blood in stool ...Read more

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For the last 3months I have had bloated feeling most of the time.loose stool mostly 1st time in am. I noticed small black specks on paper at times?

For the last 3months I have had bloated feeling most of the time.loose stool mostly 1st time in am. I noticed small black specks on paper at times?

Lactose intolerance: Might be a lactose intolerance. Try eliminating milk and dairy products from your diet and see if it resolves. The black dots on the paper are insignificant, you can see them because of the looseness of the stools ...Read more

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There are some dark brown almost black, hard as a rock (pebble like) small pieces in my stool for a month. What is my problem please?

There are some dark brown almost black, hard as a rock (pebble like) small pieces  in my stool for a month. What is my problem please?

Diverticulosis: Ask your physician on your next visit whether it is worth 'scoping you to look for diverticular disease. It is not especially treatable. The diverticula catch stool, and it hardens in the pouches until it escapes. ...Read more

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There are some dark brown almost black, hard as a rock (pebble like) small pieces in my stool for a month. What is my problem please?

There are some dark brown almost black, hard as a rock (pebble like) small pieces in my stool for a month. What is my problem please?

Hard 2 say: But there are many other non-blood causes of dark stools (meds, diet, etc) . Fortunately it is easy to tell by bringing a small sample to your md to test for blood. If blood is found a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy could be performed to rule out a source of bleeding. If no blood, may be dietary. See a doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the stool is black and looks more like small balls?

What does it mean if the stool is black and  looks more like small balls?

Black stool: Black stool can occur due to iron supplementation or due to bleeding in upper GI tract, latter known as melena. You should have this evaluated by your physician. The small balls are usually indication of constipation. ...Read more

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I observe some small black things like black seeds in my stool today and my stool was light yellow with full of black seeds it was my first time?

I observe some small black things like black seeds in my stool today and my stool was light yellow with full of black seeds it was my first time?

Stool color: is highly variable and often depends on diet. Tiny black flecks in a yellow stool perhaps indicates that you may have eaten something spiced with turmeric or curry. The tiny seeds may be undigested nigella seeds or black sesame seeds. No cause for alarm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I've been having small black flecks in my stool for months. can this be attributed to gerd?

I've been having small black flecks in my stool for months. can this be attributed to gerd?

Probably not gerd: gerd should not cause black flecks in your stool although if you are taking medication for GERD it may cause your stool to change color. If you notice actual blood or your stool looks like tar or is black in color then it may indicate that you are loosing blood in your stool. You should see your doctor if you are loosing weight or having abdominal pain as well ...Read more

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I had small amount of black in stool once and next time the stool was all brown was that a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding? no other symptoms

I had small amount of black in stool once and next time the stool was all brown was that a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding? no other symptoms

Not to worry: Upper gastrointestinal bleeding can turn the feces black,but it does so throughout the feces, not just in part of it. A small speck of black may simply be some black ingested food passing through. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be an anal fissure, small amounts of blood for about a month. Random black spot in stool only today. Feel as if I didn't empty ?

I have what seems to be an anal fissure, small amounts of blood for about a month. Random black spot in stool only today. Feel as if I didn't empty ?

Fissures are painful: Blood and difficulty with bowels movements are consistent with a fissure. Without pain, a fissure is unlikely. An examination will help identify the problem ...Read more

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Small black specs in brown stools. No stomach pains or anything like that. ?

Small black specs in brown stools. No stomach pains or anything like that. ?

Needs follow up: This could be something benign like something you ate but we are always a bit concerned when we see anything black in the stools. Bleeding in the stomach or upper intestines can show up as black areas in the stool. It is best to be checked by your doctor and make sure there is no blood in the stool. Your doctor has tests to check stools for blood even when it does not appear to be there. ...Read more

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