Doctor insights on:
Whole Blueberries In Stool
Maybe...but: Yes (as answered previously on healthtap), depending on amount of blueberries consumed, other ingestants, & transit time of your gut. However dark stools may also & more significantly indicate bleeding from some site in the GI tract, or ingested blood. Please don't ignore this possibility. A check of hemoccult or equivalent should be performed, & if positive a GI work-up should be undertaken soon. ...Read more
Common: Eating a lot of blueberries will make the stool look dark purple. Not dangerous but can be unsettling to see. ...Read more
Colour of stool: Yes it is p[ossible and happens some times. ...Read more
Ate large amount of blueberries for 3 days and 3 days ago. Stools are BLACK. From berries? How long will that last?
Had hard-ish black stool only today. Not tarry or foul-smelling at all. Ate a lot of blueberries yesterday. Not taking meds. I'm 16. Help?
You are fine: This is the blueberries. Do not worry! ...Read more
I took 40mg Iron yesterday, and ate blueberries. My stool is black, but no bad odor at all. Melena or non-melena? Thank u
Black stool: Since only a small percentage of oral iron is absorbed, black stool is commonly seen in people taking iron. A simple test is to smudge a specimen of stool on a hemoccult card and drop a few drops of testing solution on it. This can be at a lab or physicians office. ...Read more
Started exercising 5 days of the week&eating more fruits (blueberries, banana, strawberry) + granola. Been struggling to poo& dark hard pellet stools?
I am on metronidazole, and my stool is brown and black. Also, the other day it had black balls in it. They looked like blueberries. The medicine's si?
I am experienced black tar-colored stool and anal itching. The stool is not smelling bad and I had a bowl of blueberries for breakfast. Not taking any pills. And I was squating over the toilet.?
Black tar stool: See your MD to be sure you do not have blood in your stool. ...Read more
My baby who is five months of age, she has oil with stool. And it’s happening 4 or 5 times in a day. What is the problem, pls. Answer…?
Can people who have hammeroidectomy in their mid 20's have problems controlling their stools (holding for sometime) in their advanced age?
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
Recently I did s stool test and I found that I have pus cells from 45 to 55 and I don't know what are Pus cells n if it is serious or what?
Infection: Bacterial infection probably....see PMDGet a more detailed answer ›
Dietary sources: Often time dark green stools are the result of diet. foods that have blue in them such as blueberries or other blue food coloring can cause dark green stools. If this persists after eliminating this from your diet then you may want to consider seeing a medical professional ...Read more
Can't tell from here: Stool texture (regardless of volume or frequency of movements) is defined by the bristol stool scale (bss), which ranges from 1 (hard, pellet stool) to 7 (loose, watery stool). Normal stool grades a 4 on the bss. On the other hand, "diarrhea" is defined by volume and stool frequency (typically more than 4-5 bowel movements/day). Tell your doctor as well about bleeding, fever, tenderness, & pain. ...Read more
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
Things to do:: Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more