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Doctor insights on: Tiny Black Specks In Stool Pregnancy

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to have it as the presenting symptom. ...Read more

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Pregancy stool softner?

Pregancy stool softner?

Over the counter: There are a few of them that are over the counter. Docusate sodium and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) should work. Also drink a lot of water daily. Also can eat prunes or drink prune juice. ...Read more

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Can lactic bacillus with vitamin b complex cause hard stool in pregnency?

Can lactic bacillus with vitamin b complex cause hard stool in pregnency?

Constipation: Usually not. On the other hand, if your b complex tablet has iron in it, the iron can cause constipation. Lactobacillus is a probiotic used to replenish normal good bacteria in the colon and is usually beneficial in regularizing bowel habits. ...Read more

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What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

What could it mean when you pass a very small blackish blood clot during the 6th week of a normally developing pregnancy?

Depends: Bleeding in early pregnancy is common - about 1/3 of women may have some degree of bleeding. It is important to establish that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not an "ectopic pregnancy " which can be life-threatening. A sonogram will help establish the location and health of the pregnancy. It may also be able to determine the source of the bleeding. One's blood type should also be checked. ...Read more

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I've been nauseous and have been throwing up. My pregnancy test was negative and I bled for 3 days but it was brown/black and small amounts. Normal?

I've been nauseous and have been throwing up. My pregnancy test was negative and I bled for 3 days but it was brown/black and small amounts. Normal?

Nausea & vomiting...: ...are never "normal" no matter what your menstrual cycle is like. Make sure you stay well hydrated. Small sips of a sports drink plus water will help. You can repeat the pregnancy test in a few days. Of course, if your nausea & vomiting haven't gone away by then, you should see a doctor regardless of the test results. ...Read more

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Have a spot on outer vagina lips. Small smooth black dot. Just showed up one day. Just had pregnancy test, bacterial infection/STI Testing. All clean.

Have a spot on outer vagina lips. Small smooth black dot. Just showed up one day. Just had pregnancy test, bacterial infection/STI Testing. All clean.

Pigmented lesion: This could be due to several things-- a vascular lesion, or a melanocytic (nevus-like) lesion. Given the small size and smooth surface, it is unlikely to be a problem, though if it is a melanocytic lesion, it bears watching, and possible removal if any enlargement of other change occurs. Vulvar melanoma is uncommon, but may develop from long-ignored precursor lesions. ...Read more

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Tiny black specks in stool related to iron?

Tiny black specks in stool related to iron?

Yes it can be.: But is stool is black, sticky and foul smelling that please seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Recently have had tiny black specks in stool now have tiny black strings in stool. Have been drinking warm lemon water and eating yoghurt?

Recently have had tiny black specks in stool now have tiny black strings in stool. Have been drinking warm lemon water and eating yoghurt?

See a GI specialist: What you could be seeing is blood in your stools. I would see a gastrointestinal specialist asap, to make sure there is no bleeding ulcers in your stomach. In the meantime, I suggest stopping the lemon water and any non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as advil, aleve, (naproxen) motrin, ibruprofen, goody, or bc powder which can worsen bleeding. ...Read more

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Excessive burping, pain under left ribs and under left armpit. Tiny black specks in stool but stool normal brown colour?

Excessive burping, pain under left ribs and under left armpit. Tiny black specks in stool but stool normal brown colour?

Black Specks Stool: The most common causes of tiny black specks in the stool at your age are supplements in the diet, celiac disease, and, potentially, bleeding in the GI tract. The burping and pain points to a gastric or intestinal cause. Celiac disease is a possibility at your age, and a gastroenterologist should be consulted to evaluate the underlying cause in your case. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Tiny trace of black in stool?

Tiny trace of black in stool?

Melenic specks?: 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 esp. With dyspeptic symptoms however warrants md visit. ...Read more

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Is it bad when your stool is black with tiny chunks of silver (it looks like actual metal) what does this mean?

Is it bad when your stool is black with tiny chunks of silver (it looks like actual metal) what does this mean?

Black stools: Black stools are not good. My guess is that the "silver" look is less black. Bleeding in your stomach can be a serious problem. Other causes are taking iron or peptobismol. If this is recent then see your doctor soon. If you are feeling weak then see your doctor now! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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 am seeing tiny spots of black in my stools on and off. I do have I B S and hemmoroids which have been bothering me lately.?

I am seeing tiny spots of black in my stools on and off. I do have I B S and hemmoroids which have been bothering me lately.?

Black "spots". ..: May mean bleeding from higher up in the GI tract such as the stomach. Or it may not be blood at all. You might start by trying to do a stool test for occult blood, either at home or with your doctor. Typically hemorrhoidal bleeding would be (bright) red, and usually no bleeding with IBS. Could gum lesion have been bleeding?? ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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