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Stool Like Tar
My stool smells like tar sometimes. It's not dark & it doesn't happen all the time. I am wondering if this is something I should have checked out.
Dis morn,noticed had black stools. Da blackness looked like tar not coffee grinds. Da black was not in all my stool only parts.Should I be concerned?
Yes: Dark-tarry stools can be a sign of bleeding in your GI tract. You are having pain/symptoms after having your gallbladder removed is concerning. Minerals, foods(blueberries,black licorice), medications, iron supplements, and Pepto-Bismo can cause dark stools also. I strongly recommend calling your surgeon and/or primary care doctor for an immediate evaluation or going to your local emergency room ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Hello, I am 27yr old female, over the last few months my stools have been very black and are tar like in appereance? What could his be?.
I quit taking 1/3 of daily Ultram meds & started getting black tar like stool along w abdominal pain. Are the 2 events related or maybe a coincidence?
See doctor soon: Black tar like stools are indicative of bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract, usually. Decreasing or even stopping a medication like ultram should not cause or worsen such a medical problem. You must go to your family doc or GI doc soon to have this checked out. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Naseau. Black, tar sticky like stool. (6weeks or longer) belly pain. Feeling hot. I've tried everything to help with the stool, nothing has helped.
Get evaluated soon.: When blood travels through the gut, it turns the stool a tarry black. So with the information you've given, i would want to be absolutely certain that you are not having gastointestinal bleeding - perhaps from an ulcer or somewhere in the small or large intestine. This is not something you should ignore! please see a physician asap. Your doctor will want you to see a gastroenterologist. Lgromkomd. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I drunk red wine on Saturday night and since I've had black tar like stools , is it the red wine or the anorexia/bulimia ? Thanks
Anorexia/bulemia: Hello Amanda, please see your doctor soon. Anorexia and bulimia are both commonly associated with gastritis, ulcers and G.I. bleeding. From your history I think any doctor would suspect that you have bleeding somewhere in your digestive tract. This can be very dangerous and you should see your doctor ASAP or go to an ER if he can't see you immediately. Also, stop throwing up. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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