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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?

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 more

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My stool has been tar like and slimy. Had stomach pain and some diarrhea. What does this mean?

My stool has been tar like and slimy. Had stomach pain and some diarrhea. What does this mean?

Could be an ulcer: Please consult your physician and get referred to a gi. These could be signs of something serious like a bleeding ulcer. ...Read more

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What does healthy stool look like

What does healthy stool look like

Brown, soft, formed: Basically, brown, soft, but well formed. Anything else on a consistent basis may need evaluation - especially if other symptoms. ...Read more

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Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Hard, black, seed-like specks in stool?

Stool change: Go to your doctor to have the stool analyzed for ova and parasites, occult blood, and culture and sensitivity. ...Read more

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What shapes should your stools look like?

Stool: Everybody is different but a long log or s shape is technically "normal". What is also important to note is when there is a significant change in your vowel movements. ...Read more

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What causes rope like stool once in a while?

What causes rope like stool once in a while?

Spasm: This could be colon spasm. However, if the stool size remains thin or "rope like", you may need to have a colonoscopy to rule out any obstruction. ...Read more

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What does mean if your stools look like a rope?

Means: less frequent bowel movements (Stool "fills up" the lower descending colon/rectum) and /or HIGH FIBER consumption! In any case does not sount "serious" Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What does a dark, tarry and pasty stool look like?

What does a dark, tarry and pasty stool look like?

Just as U described: Dark-colored stools 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... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more