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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 (clonazepam) (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

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I had a small black speck in my stool is this a sign of blood I'm 16 years old?

I had a small black speck in my stool is this a sign of blood I'm 16 years old?

Probably not: Small black spot in stool likely related to the type of food that was ingested. If entire stool or most of stool is repeatedly black, time to see a doctor.

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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.

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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.

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Hi, I have been getting small, round, smooth, hard black balls in my stool. Could that be unhealthy? I haven't eaten any food that contains things lik

Hi, I have been getting small, round, smooth, hard black balls in my stool. Could that be unhealthy? I haven't eaten any food that contains things lik

Fiber and hydration: You should consider increasing your fiber intake and should drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil for increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods. Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948

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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.

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Passed stool yesterday, dark plum colour?! Could this be because I ate beetroot? Today went and small amount of dark/black patches? Is this serious?

Passed stool yesterday, dark plum colour?! Could this be because I ate beetroot? Today went and small amount of dark/black patches? Is this serious?

It could be, get help: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus.

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In morning, pass small amount of blackish stool. Then straight after I have breakfast need to pass stool. It can be embarrassing having brfst out! Help!

In morning, pass small amount of blackish stool. Then straight after I have breakfast need to pass stool. It can be embarrassing having brfst out! Help!

Sounds worrisome: Black-colored stool could be dietary (like if you are eating oreo cookies, black-colored foods, taking pepto bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate) licorace) or it could mean you have a bleeding ulcer! If you are having more of a loose, black stool; then it is even more concerning. An ulcer in the stomach puts blood into the intestines which acts like a laxative and turns the stool black. Test your stool for blood with your dr.

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I have dark brown stools, almost tarry (not quite black) in small to mid-size areas. Does this indicate blood in my stools?

It could...: 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.

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Black spots/sprecks in stool, stool is not completely black but I can see many small spots which don't look normal. Stool color is also different.

Fecal impaction: You should see your primary doctor. Fecal impaction, constipation could be explanation for your symptoms. If you have bleeding (when stool could be black/dark red) colonoscopy can help understand the source of bleeding. Cancer/cancer bleeding unlikely at age 21. Another test: stool for parasites. Thank you for question.

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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

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What are these small flecks floating in the water? After I defecate there are small flecks floating in the stool. Not black. What causes this?

Stool: Has various consistencies. It could be regular stool, or something more serious. Serious issues with stool are generally accompanied by systemic symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, fevers, weight loss, abdominal pain. If you are worried about or have any of the about please see a Doctor.

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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!

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I have noticed dark colored maybe black but not tarry small patches in my stool, I eat a lot of chicken but nothing else tht cud cause color. Is it ok?

I have noticed dark colored maybe black but not tarry small patches in my stool, I eat a lot of chicken but nothing else tht cud cause color. Is it ok?

Get tested: To clear doubt, you should get your stool tested for occult blood. You may be able to buy a kit at a drug store to do the test yourself at home. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.

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23 yo female I have tenesmus for more than month. I eat food rich in fibers. My stool contains black things like sticks and very small white balls?

23 yo female I have tenesmus for more than month. I eat food rich in fibers. My stool contains black things like sticks and very small white balls?

Not enough fiber?: Often patients feel they are taking in enough fiber, but may not be getting the right type, amount, or mix of the above. Consider taking a psyllium husk supplement such as Konsyl or Metamuci (generic available). If this still is causing trouble, consider seeing a GI doc or Colorectal Surgeon. Sitting in a warm bath tub can help relax this sensation at times. Meditation and yoga can also help.

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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