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Would eating about blueberries turn your stool dark?

Would eating about blueberries turn your stool dark?

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

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Do blueberries cause green stool?

Do blueberries cause green stool?

Sometimes: Yes, they do, if eaten in large enough quantity. Purple and blue dye also often cause green stool. ...Read more

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What to do if I've been eating lots of blueberries, stool is purple?

What to do if I've been eating lots of blueberries, stool is purple?

Common: Eating a lot of blueberries will make the stool look dark purple. Not dangerous but can be unsettling to see. ...Read more

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Ate large amount of blueberries for 3 days and 3 days ago. Stools are BLACK. From berries? How long will that last?

Ate large amount of blueberries for 3 days and 3 days ago. Stools are BLACK. From berries? How long will that last?

3-5 more: Days. Certain foods, especially fruits, can stain your stool, Wait 3-5 days and it should clear: drink 8-10 glasses of water daily to dilute the coloring. ...Read more

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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

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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 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?

Maybe: Yes but unusual, could be old blood from ulcer [especially if take too much pain pills like aspiring, advil/aleve, or if drink too much alcohol]or worse like colon cancer[rare in your age] or as simple as internal hemorrhoids or eating that colored food ...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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What causes blood in my 5 months old daughter' s stools?

What causes blood in my 5 months old daughter' s stools?

Most frequent: Reason is milk protein allergy, but 5 months is a little late. Other causes could be an anal fissure, Meckel's diverticulum, or venous malformation. ...Read more

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My butt hole bleed when I stooled this morning?

My butt hole bleed when I stooled this morning?

Bleeding with stools: There are many reasons - hemorrhoids, anal fissure, constipation - there are some other reasons but given your age they would be considered rare. If this continues then please get checked as anemia can be a problem. ...Read more

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Is soft stool healthy.

Can be: Soft stool can be a healthy finding. However, soft stool does not exclude the presence of other abnormalities, such as occult blood in the stool. ...Read more

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Why is my stool dark green?

Why is my stool dark green?

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

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Why do I have small stool????

Why do I have small stool????

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

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Will the pH of stool be changed?

Will pH of stool: Be changed by what? Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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How could ones stool get stuck?

Hardened, dry: Impacted stool (constipation) may be difficult to pass. ...Read more

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I have abnormal stool, what to do?

Change is stool: Habitus is an indication for medical evaluation. ...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 is the normal color of stool?

What is the normal color of stool?

Brown: The color of stool is most commonly various shades of brown due to a combination of several factors (bile content, transit time, diet, medications, intestinal flora/bacteria). ...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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I'm having problems passing stools?

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

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Why is my stool coming out in balls?

Constipated: When you don"t have regular, complete bowel movements, stool stuck in the intestine becomes dry and separates into small balls or pebbles. Talk to your doctor about dietary changes for constipation, such as more fiber and water, and less processed foods and carbs. ...Read more

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Why do I have fruity smelling stool?

Why do I have fruity smelling stool?

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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