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Hi I have recently had constipation and decided to take max strength ex lax. The next day I had bad cramps. Now I see black on stool and black dots?

Hi I have recently had constipation and decided to take max strength ex lax. The next day I had bad cramps. Now I see black on stool and black dots?

Black stool: Peptobismol, if you took it, can cause black stool. Otherwise bleeding from the upper gi tract (stomach, duodenum) is a cause of black stool. Your physician can quickly test a stool sample obtained from a rectal exam and determine whether the stool contains blood. I wouldn't recommend taking harsh laxatives in any event. ...Read more

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Green stools, little black dots in stool and also when I wipe. Scared this may be rectal/colon cancer at 18. What are the chances?

Green stools, little black dots in stool and also when I wipe. Scared this may be rectal/colon cancer at 18. What are the chances?

Unlikely to be signi: At your age and this is not likely to be colon cancer. It is likely some thing related to either your diet and/or some inflammatory disease of the bowel. Go see a gastroenterologist ...Read more

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Blood in stools little black dots on toliet paper. Stools wet brown looking. Colon really itches and little dry pain. I've seen blood last week too.?

Blood in stools little black dots on toliet paper. Stools wet brown looking. Colon really itches and little dry pain. I've 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

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Dear Doctor, I have this abdominal pain where the pain moves mostly in right or left lower abdomen. I feel fullness a lot. My stool has red dots.?

Dear Doctor, I have this abdominal pain where the pain moves mostly in right or left lower abdomen. I feel fullness a lot. My stool has red dots.?

See below: There are a number of different causes of abdominal pain. The red color could be blood. My best advice is to not to try to diagnose yourself and seek medical attention if the pain is persistent or increasing in severity.

A patient education brochure on different causes of abdominal pain can be found here: bit. Ly/10RdXop at the patient. Col. Uk website. ...Read more

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A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?

A 17 year olds sysmptoms :change in bowel movement constipation narrow stools small black dots in stool tight abdomen mild stomach pain colon cancer?

Needs eval: This isn't a usual presentation for colon cancer, since it's usually without symptoms, and doesn't happen to 17 year olds very often. There are a lot of colon conditions that need to be considered by a doctor in person to figure this one out which i'd suggest you get done early next week. ...Read more

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Greenish brown stool with black splotches/dots when wiping for the past week. Stool looks brown when I look at overall colour. Cause+when will it stop?

Greenish brown stool with black splotches/dots when wiping for the past week. Stool looks brown when I look at overall colour. Cause+when will it stop?

~1wk: Green/brown is likely either infection or your normal bacteria being thrown off by antibiotics or something you ate.
Black splotches without pain aren't concerning. Blood or worsening black stools is concerning.
I'm assuming you have no other symptoms so it will likely take about a week to clear, eat a bland diet. ...Read more

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Green stools with little black dots in it also when I wipe, should I be concerned? Scared it could be cancer. 18 yes old and one bowel movement a day.

Green stools with little black dots in it also when I wipe, should I be concerned? Scared it could be cancer. 18 yes old and one bowel movement a day.

Cancer not likely: It is highly unlikely that what you described is due to cancer. In fact you stool is probably normal. Unless you have a close family member who got colon cancer in his/her twenties, you do not need to be concerned. ...Read more

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Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

Is dark brown stool with lots of red dots normal?

You're bleeding: Gi bleeding can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care especially if lightheaded, dizzy, weak. Sources of particular concern: bleeding stomach ulcers, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, inflammatory bowel disease. Get right to a doctor, &consider stopping any non-prescribed NSAID drugs now. ...Read more

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Had bad abdominal pain, loss of appetite, headaches, now I feel better but bowel movements are different and green stools with little black dots?

Had bad abdominal pain, loss of appetite, headaches, now I feel better but bowel movements are different and green stools with little black dots?

Sounds like a: Viral enteritis which is beginning to resolve. At your age and assuming you are otherwise healthy give it a few more days to normalize. If not then see your doctor. In the meantime avoid large meals, dairy products, alcohol, excess caffeine, and increase your water based fluid intake. ...Read more

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Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Diet: The appearance of feces varies according to diet, your level of hydration, your gut's microbial flora, medications, and your bodies own makeup. Colin cancer is rare in an 18 year old. It may cause blood to appear in the stool but often just small amounts that is not visible, and requires a chemical test. Cancer does not typically cause diarrhea except for a rare form called villous adenoma. ...Read more

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What types of food could cause black dots in stool?

What types of food could cause black dots in stool?

Seeds, blood...: 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

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Today I saw this little black dots looking things on my stool, with foam. But the black thimgs were hard. What can this mean?

Today I saw this little black dots looking things on my stool, with foam. But the black thimgs were hard. What can this mean?

Probably nothing: It's probably nothing to be concerned about as long the stool normalizes. Likely something you ate. ...Read more

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Whitish spots and dots on my stools. What is it, undigested food?

Whitish spots and dots on my stools. What is it, undigested food?

White spots on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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Occasionally I see white parts like dots... In my stool, what could that be? Unchewed food or something else?

Need for examination: If is not feasible to provide an opinion. Please consult your doctor to arrange for examination of your stool. ...Read more

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Tons of tiny white dots covering stool. Very tiny looks like salt sprinkled throughout. What could this be? Food?

Tons of tiny white dots covering stool. Very tiny looks like salt sprinkled throughout. What could this be? Food?

Not likely serious: Sounds like undigested material of some sort. Unless there is diarrhea or blood, it's not likely serious. If concerned then seek medical care. ...Read more

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I have little round white dots in stool. Are they eggs from a worm? If so what kind of worm?

Travel history?: Did you travel outside the us? If you did not travel to a poor country, you do not have worms in your intestine. To know what the "round white dots" are would require stool examination by a laboratory. ...Read more

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White fluffy mucut, red blood. And small white dots in runny stool once a month what can this be?

White fluffy mucut, red blood. And small white dots in runny stool once a month what can this be?

Good question, but..: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G anorectal 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. ...Read more

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Lately ive been passing green stools, and every time I go to the bathroom it gets greener, my last stool was extremely Green and had red dots on it?

Lately ive been passing green stools, and every time I go to the bathroom it gets greener, my last stool was extremely Green and had red dots on it?

Stool color: Brown, green or yellow are almost always due to diet. Unless it is black like asphalt or bright red there should be no cause for alarm. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Hi, my baby is 2 months old and she started having some white dots in her stool, and today she had a lot of it almost like cottage cheese. Any advice?

Hi, my baby is 2 months old and she started having some white dots in her stool, and today she had a lot of it almost like cottage cheese. Any advice?

Baby Poop & whitedot: Do the white dots look like tiny worms? Does your baby seem to have an itchy anus? Could your baby be eating something that is passing through and look like that? See your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I find black dots in my stool recently, sometimes it is as big as peppercorn, at times crushed, I'm not really eating anything colored but chicken mostl?

I find black dots in my stool recently, sometimes it is as big as peppercorn, at times crushed, I'm not really eating anything colored but chicken mostl?

Black dots: Black pigment in stools can come from blood high up in the gastrointestinal tract, from taking iron supplements or vitamins containing iron, or from taking peptobismol. A simple stool test in your physicians office can test your stool sample for occult blood. If this is negative, I wouldn't worry about the black dots. ...Read more

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What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?

What causes white dot fluffy mucus and lots of bright red blood in a dark runny stool with a very foul odor?

Bloody stools: You need to go and see a GI doctor asap. Bleeding from the colon can be due to cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, a variety of infectious agents and none of these should be left untreated. Go and see someone before you become severely ill. ...Read more

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My toddler has black flecks or dots in stool sometimes. Should I worry about blood or is it probably food he ate like raisins, etc?

My toddler has black flecks or dots in stool sometimes. Should I worry about blood or is it probably food he ate like raisins, etc?

Stool flecks: Most likely it is something he ate and you are just seeing the "leftovers". If you are worried you can bring in a diaper an have your pediatrician test it. ...Read more

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I have been noticing black bean shaped things, and white dots in my stool. I was recently treated for tapeworms. Is this a normal side effect?

Evidence?: After you have been treated, your body needs to get rid of the infection. So you may be seeing evidence of the dead tapeworm, etc. If you continue to have symptoms or are concerned, best to see your provider. ...Read more

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My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, I've been taking rectals. Worry?

My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, I've been taking rectals. Worry?

Not too concerning: There are several causes of bright red color in the stool. He may have a small irritation of the anus due to hard stools, more frequent stools, or the rectal temperature assessments. Apply a small amount of vaseline or a;d ointment to help the area heal. Bright red food colors can also show up in the stool (gatorade, koolaid), so you may want to avoid those for now. If it worsens, see you doctor. ...Read more

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Can IBS cause tiny cream colour dots in stool. Had this once usually get undigested food. Mebendezanole taken a month ago for precaution cant b pinwor?

IBS: Hard to say what these color dots are but it could be undigested food. It is very common to have undigested food in IBS and will happen only with certain kinds of food. If it only rarely happens then I wouldn't worry about it. A good supplement to take is digestive enzymes which will help you digest better and a good quality probiotic which is helpful for digestion and your immune system. ...Read more

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Black and red dots in stool. Could it be colon cancer?

Black and red dots in stool. Could it be colon cancer?

See a doctor: Without seeing what you are describing it is very hard to know what you have. Diet is the most common cause for the color of bowel movements. Any changes in the bowel function or bowel habits should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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Today I found some really small dots of blood in my stool so I'm really worried. Is it colon cancer?

Today I found some really small dots of blood in my stool so I'm really worried. Is it colon cancer?

Need to be checked: Any blood in the stool is cause for concern and should prompt your seeing a physician soon. Hopefully, it is simply a bleeding hemorrhoid, fissure or other benign cause but malignancy must be ruled out. A proctoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy might be performed as an office procedure but if negative, a full colonoscopy must be performed to be sure there is not a colon polyp or cancer. ...Read more

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Black little dots in stool. Would colon cancer stools be thin one day then be normal the next? I did have blood in stools for two days only last week

Black little dots in stool. Would colon cancer stools be thin one day then be normal the next? I did have blood in stools for two days only last week

Not sure: I am assuming that you do not have a significant family history for colon cancer. Colon cancer can result in thin stools but I would think that they stay that way. Blood in the stool can indicate possible colon tumor (polyp) or cancer but it not very common for patients your age. I would reccomend that you see a dr. To find out the cause of your bleeding. Internal hemorrhiods could be a cause. ...Read more

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2 yo constipated. Gave suppository. No stool. 20 min later took rectal temp. Felt warm. Had to take temp many x. Therm not working. As I was doing this brown mucus w/dot blood came out. Suppository?

2 yo constipated. Gave suppository. No stool. 20 min later took rectal temp. Felt warm. Had to take temp many x. Therm not working. As I was doing this brown mucus w/dot blood came out. Suppository?

CONSTIPATION:: Give otc polyethylene glycol (miralax) 1-2 teaspoonful in 8-10 ounces of juice or gatorade twice daily until he gets diarrhea, then once daily. No more suppository because it is causing irritation, bleeding and pain. Give extra fluid, avoid greasy/fatty food. If not better, see the pediatrician, might need manual removal and laxative med. ...Read more

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I'm 33 my father died from colon cancer.. I had a lot of blood in my stool sometimeso only blood and little black dots?

I'm 33 my father died from colon cancer.. I had a lot of blood in my stool sometimeso only blood and little black dots?

Get a medical check: Colon Cancer can be hereditary. So you should get yourself checked out by a physician. Anyone with rectal bleeding is suspect for Cancer, so a colonoscopic examination is advised. This is best done by a gastroenterologist. So you should seek medical help right away. ...Read more

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My 7month old daughter has tiny pepper-like dots in stool, a few days after she eats milk other than mine. I want to stop breast-feeding. What do I do?

My 7month old daughter has tiny pepper-like dots in stool, a few days after she eats milk other than mine. I want to stop breast-feeding. What do I do?

Wean slowly: First, I want to thank you for choosing to breastfeed your baby, we strongly encourage every woman who is able to give this wonderful gift to her baby.
At 7m, it might be better to use baby formula and change to milk after 12m. At the beginning, you will notice some changes in stool. Most will resolve with time as the baby adjust but sometimes you may need to introduce the formula in small amounts ...Read more

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Healthy 20 y/o male. Few red dots on arms. Can feel spleen occasionally (not all the time) small amount of red blood in stool. Lukemia?

Healthy 20 y/o male. Few red dots on arms. Can feel spleen occasionally (not all the time) small amount of red blood in stool. Lukemia?

Difficult to say: Too little data to make a definitive comment. Bleeding and splenomegaly may be associated with leukemia but there are many other possible causes so one should not jump to conclusions. Consultation with your doctor is recommended. ...Read more

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Small dots of bright red blood found in stool. Alot of flatulence. No change in bowel. Burp alot. History of gastritis. What can it be???

Small dots of bright red blood found in stool. Alot of flatulence. No change in bowel. Burp alot. History of gastritis. What can it be???

Not normal: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to be explained. Causes can range from local irritation, anal fissure (crack in the tissue), hemorrhoid, polyp, to cancer. You will need to see a health care provider to get a diagnosis. ...Read more