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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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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: There are no diseases based on the color of stool. I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it
Your question does not make any medical sense ...Read more

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I recently developed painful stool, type 2 or 5. It cuts me when passing w/ a little blood. This has never happened before. What would cause it?

I recently developed painful stool, type 2 or 5. It cuts me when passing w/ a little blood. This has never happened before. What would cause it?

Straining: If the stool was hard or you were straining to pass it or you sat on the toilet seat for a prolonged time you may 1. Opened a hemorrhoid, 2. Caused a laceration of the bowel wall. Consult with your family physician for a rectal exam soon. ...Read more

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What would be the most likely cause of nausea & frequent acidic yellowish stools (Type 6 on Bristol Chart) x 10 days, and the best home intervention.

What would be the most likely cause of nausea & frequent acidic yellowish stools (Type 6 on Bristol Chart) x 10 days, and the best home intervention.

"Cure" for diarrhea: First define the problem (what's the frequency of stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea developed (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolerances, stressful times, exposure to ill individuals, food poisoning, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, etc.), severity (stool volume, dehydration, blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), recurrent? The "cure" depends on diagnosis. ...Read more

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What type of parasite might cause foamy stools? How could I have potentially contracted said parasite? I'm scared I might have one..

What type of parasite might cause foamy stools? How could I have potentially contracted said parasite? I'm scared I might have one..

Foamy stools: Just from this question, it is difficult to know what you mean by foamy stools. Are you having mucus on the outside of your stooIs? Is the entire stool foamy? I doubt that a parasite is likely to be your issue, but it is difficult to know just from this question. I would suggest if this has been going on for more than a few days to alert your parents and go to see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause your stool to go from constipated, Type 1 to a Type 6 stool with gas? Having recurring bouts of type 6. Usually type 1 on bristol chart

What can cause your stool to go from constipated, Type 1 to a Type 6 stool with gas? Having recurring bouts of type 6. Usually type 1 on bristol chart

Diet, IBS...: Alternating diarrhea and constipation is a hallmark of Irritable Bowel Syndrome if other causes ruled out. Other causes could be poor diet choices, food sensitivities, thyroid issues...many possibilities.

Suggest starting with your own doctor to get additional history/testing if necessary. You may want to try a functional medicine doctor as well: https://www. Functionalmedicine. Org ...Read more

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Does eating dragon fruit (pink flesh type) cause red stools? How do I tell whether its red dye or blood?

Does eating dragon fruit (pink flesh type) cause red stools? How do I tell whether its red dye or blood?

Check stool/food: Check when the stool are colored and relate the color with the food ingested, keep a diary. Other option see a doc with check stool for blood. ...Read more

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Can laxatives cause bloody stool? I'm currently recovering from bulimia nervosa (binge-purge type) and while I haven't purged in nearly 2 weeks, I took several laxatives last night and just noticed some blood in my stool. It isn't much, it's just there ar

Can laxatives cause bloody stool? I'm currently recovering from bulimia nervosa (binge-purge type) and while I haven't purged in nearly 2 weeks, I took several laxatives last night and just noticed some blood in my stool. It isn't much, it's just there ar

I: I certainly won’t tell you not to worry. Your addiction to laxatives could lead to significant health problems. Stimulant laxative abuse can lead to blood in stool. When this keeps occurring you can develop anemia. Just so you know, possible effects of withdrawal from laxatives can include feeling bloated, retaining fluid, constipation and weight gain. These are temporary symptoms you need to be drinking 8 -8 ounce glasses of water per day. Avoid caffeinated beverages. No diuretics & no laxatives (unless directed by your doctor). ...Read more

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Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr. S don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?

Many systemic symptoms 3+yrs, dr. S don’t know cause. Just found holes in home air ducts, rodent feces & debris. What type of dr should I see? Any tests?

Get exterminator 1st: I'd recommend ridding those vermin from your house and getting those air ducts cleaned out. If you start to feel better after that, then you wouldn't necessarily need further testing. Otherwise, you can see you primary care doc or an infectious diseases specialist if you think additional testing is needed. ...Read more

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What caused this feces type smell in my vaginal area? It just started today. I had sex a week ago with a condom and he was very careful.

What caused this feces type smell in my vaginal area? It just started today. I had sex a week ago with a condom and he was very careful.

Vaginal infection?: Strong vaginal odor usually indicates vaginal infection, especially bacterial vaginosis, less often trichomonas. The odor is most commonly described as "fishy", but "feces smell" also fits. A foreign body (e.g. forgotten tampon, condom, etc) can do it. Trich is an STD, and BV is more common in people at risk for STD, so you also need test for gonorrhea and chlamydia. See a doc or clinic ASAP. ...Read more

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My stool is very red (twice now) but I had red velvet cookies about 6 hours ago. Is this likely the cause?

My stool is very red (twice now) but I had red velvet cookies about 6 hours ago. Is this likely the cause?

Maybe, but..: If your stool is red, it could be due to food color, however blood does this too. If there is blood on the toilet paper I would go to the ER. Otherwise if it is from the cake it should clear up in a day. The only strange thing is that the stool should not turn red 6 hours after eating the cake. That's the confusing part. Keep a close eye on it and if it persists head the ER or Urgent Care ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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What causes frothy stools?

What causes frothy stools?

Change in bowels: Frothy stools can be due to fat malabsorption altered intestinal motility and medications. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be black?

What causes stool to be black?

Black Stool: Can be related to taking medications (like pepto bismal). If the stool is black, stinky and sticky - it may be due to rectal bleeding (melena). If that is the case - it should be promptly medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes stool to fall apart?

What causes stool to fall apart?

Rapid transit: If the stool transits rapidly through the intestines, less fluid will be resorbed. This will lead to wet stool which is soft. It may fall apart after entering water in toilet bowl. ...Read more

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Can hemrrhroids cause thin stools?

Can hemrrhroids cause thin stools?

Hemorrhoids: Narrow stool can sometimes be related to bowel obstructions (i.e., enlarged prostate, cancer, rectal polyps etc). Am not familiar w hemorrhoids causing significantly thin stool. ...Read more

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What causes black grit in stools?

What causes black grit in stools?

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 doc visit. ...Read more

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What cause an overly narrow stool?

What cause an overly narrow stool?

? obstruction: Narrow stools can sometimes be related to bowel obstructions (i.e., enlarged prostate, cancer, rectal polyps etc). If this is a change in bowel habitus it warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes frothy stools in adults?

IBS & dietary: Imbalances (too much fermentation created gas) in diet and ibs in general can do that. Lactose intolerant people might see that. I don't know if it is a problem on it's own. Ibs can be quite painful. Hope you're well! ...Read more

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What causes my stools to turn green?

^ transit time.: Rapid transit time through the GI track. ...Read more

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What causes undigested food in stool?

Digestion: Some food can not be digested easily and show up in stool. Corn is a common one. ...Read more

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Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Can impacted feces cause flat stools?

Flat stools: Although it is possible that flat stools could be caused by impacted feces, it could also be caused by a polyp or tumor in the colon. Anytime somebody has a change in their bowel habits like this, it needs to be evaluated. You should see a Gastroenterologist immediately. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes stool to be green in baby?

What causes stool to be green in baby?

Bacteria: The type of bacteria in baby's stool and the speed at which the stool travels through the colon. ...Read more

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What could cause white stuff in stool?

Hmm: Pale or light colored stool can be related to lack of bile salts. I do not know what the cause is of bits of white material in the stool (if that is how it appears)l. If stool is predominantly white or light than possible causes include hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more