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Very Dark Diarrhea
I have very dark diarrhea it's almost black? What would be the cause of this? I've also had stomach cramps too.
GI Bleeding: When blood travels through the GI tract, it exits black and is called melena. I would be concerned this may be indicative of gastrointestinal bleeding. Commonly an ulcer will bleed and I see you are on Aspirin which can cause it, but it could be lower GI as well. But regardless, with pain, black stools and history of regular Aspirin - I would go immediately to the hospital emergency department. ...Read more
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
History of IBS (not ibd), diarrhea and constip both worse last 2 month. Yesterday loose bloody stool, today very dark diarrhea, now brbpr w/o stool. Pots symptoms worse. Last cscopy in dec was clear. Advice?
Urgent attention: You must see a doctor urgently, this is serious. Please go to the emergency department today. ...Read more
I have ibs. But lately very smelly gas and very smelly dark diarrhea. Mother found out she had colon cancer at 35.Why so stinky? No change in diet.
You need to see doc: You are 47, having malodorous, bark stool which may suggest bleeding (melena--which can be quite foul) and needs to be checked. You also have a family history of colon cancer--a big concern. So, don't delay. Contact doc for eval as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more
Very dark brown/black diarrhea for 2 days. I took garcinia cambogia over a week ago but stopped because it made me vomit. What is causing this?
Dark, tarry: Stool can be caused by disgusted blood. You should be evaluated by your doctor if that is a concern. ...Read more
4yr old sore stomach 1.5 days. Very dark brown (black?) diarrhea this morning and very dark green solid stool this afternoon. Otherwise fine.? Causes?
I'm having lower back pain, abdominal pain, very dark poop and diarrhea and I'm not sure of what to do or what I may have.
Dark Stool?: If stool is black and malodorous that could be related to GI bleeding & would require assessment. ...Read more
Green, loose stool: Any conditions which cause the stool to transit too rapidly through the intestines can lead to green, moist stool. On the other hand eating green leafy vegetables can lead to green stool. Green cabbage, lettuce, peas, cabbage, spinach, broccoli, green salad, green leaves, celery & green beans as well as food that contains green food coloring can lead to green stool. See dr for change in stool >>. ...Read more
It means that the: Stool transited quickly through the GI tract. ...Read more
Stool color: The color of stool has little significance unless it is jet black or inordinately pale to white. Otherwise this is related to the type of bacteria in your gut. Diarrhea is most commonly due to viral infection, but if it becomes progressively worse you may need to see a doctor to have you and the stool examined. ...Read more
Female 25. I have had two bouts of explosive dark brown diarrhea over the past two hours. Should I be concerned?
Only if painful: I'd stay close to a toilet, (stay home), stay away from others (minimize spread), and drink plenty of fluids (alternate water and Gatorade). If this continues or is uncontrolled, or associated with anything more than mild abdominal pain/cramping, then head to an urgent care or ER (if severe) or see your doctor in the morning. Speed of follow up is proportional to pain. ...Read more
I am having runny diarrhea and the color is dark green, also I ate a blueberry muffin today can that be the cause of it?
Possibly: If the muffin was bad or contaminated, it could be. However, it depends on what else you ate and if anyone else who ate the same things also got sick. Usually these infections resolve within 1-2 days. If not, see your doctor for an exam and possible stool test. ...Read more
It's 3 days that I'm having diarrhea. It gets better during the day but worse at night. The color has turned into pink now (used to be dark)?
I've been taking colonclenz for 2 days maybe 3. I take 2 pills a day. This morning I had diarrhea which was very dark, maybe even black. Is this ok?
The GI tract moves food, , and eventual stool through the GI tract, so colon cleansing is not ordinarily needed nor should it be taken for any reason.
Gi problems that prevent normal bowel movements need to be reported to md
colon cleanse may contain laxatives that of course may cause diarrhea. Black stools may represent bleeding in the upper part of the GI tract, so report it to md. ...Read more
My daughter has no other symtoms and hasn't got diarrhea I am carefull what I give her and its been dark green for few months now?
I suspect I already:
Answered, but I'll expand my answer. The color means nothing if she is otherwise healthy. It can reflect what she is eating, it can also be green from iron and vitamin supplements. When to see a doctor? If she has Un-expected weight loss, Indigestion, Diarrhea, Foul-smelling stools, Burning sensation in the
rectum, Gas/flatulence, Mucous in stool. If she is otherwise healthy, growing, its ok. ...Read more
I have had diarrhea for the last few days and its dark black with brown foam that floats at the top of the water in the toilet. Should I be concerned?
Dark black?: Black (not bright red) stools can indicate bleeding in the upper GI tract. This needs to be checked out by your doctor. You could also have some type of food poisoning that causes blood in stool. Please see your doctor as soon as you can. Be well. ...Read more
UTI: It is possible that you may have a urinary tract infection. Given you symptoms, you may want to seek investigation and treatment, as it is possible you may require antibiotics if your signs are as systemic as you state. You may want to consider going to see your primary care physician or urgent care as soon as you can. ...Read more
I have been having pretty steady diarrhea for about 2 weeks and it had become very dark brown in color with bright red from hemmeroids almost every bm?
Having diarrhea that is dark olive green w/ what looks like coffee grounds. Have an appt today. Should I be concerned?
I gave birth 1month ago, and had diarrhea almost every other day since. Why? Today it was a really dark green. Should I be worried?
That relationship: Is a bit difficult but stress and bowl habits can be related. With a newborn your sleep cycle is likely off and this may contribute. Consider more fiber in diet, bulky plant fiber or fibercon, but likely not directly related to delivery. Gd luck, get seen if not improving. ...Read more