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My toddler has black flecks or dots in stool sometimes. Should I worry about blood or is it probably food he ate like raisins, etc?

My toddler has black flecks or dots in stool sometimes. Should I worry about blood or is it probably food he ate like raisins, etc?

Stool flecks: Most likely it is something he ate and you are just seeing the "leftovers". If you are worried you can bring in a diaper an have your pediatrician test it. ...Read more

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Black tarry fowl smelling stool. No sign of blood No food for 7days and little to none water for 7 days,. Loss of 9lbs. Little to none urine output?

Black tarry fowl smelling stool. No sign of blood No food for 7days and little to none water for 7 days,. Loss of 9lbs. Little to none urine output?

See doctor: Why aren't you eating or drinking? You are probably very dehydrated at this point and need urgent medical attention. Black tarry stool can be a sign of gastrointestinal bleed even if you see no bright red blood. Seek help immediately. ...Read more

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23 yo female i have tenesmus for more than month . I eat food rich in fibers . My stool contains black things like sticks and very small white balls?

23 yo female i have tenesmus for more than month . I eat food rich in fibers . My stool contains black things like sticks and very small white balls?

Not enough fiber?: Often patients feel they are taking in enough fiber, but may not be getting the right type, amount, or mix of the above. Consider taking a psyllium husk supplement such as Konsyl or Metamuci (generic available). If this still is causing trouble, consider seeing a GI doc or Colorectal Surgeon.
Sitting in a warm bath tub can help relax this sensation at times. Meditation and yoga can also help. ...Read more

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What foods can cause black stool (i have gastritis)?

What foods can cause black stool (i have gastritis)?

Contact doc now: While some foods are produce a black stool, this is often a sign that you are bleeding from the stomach or intestine. See your doctor immediately for testing. ...Read more

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Is black stool always blood, or could some foods or drinks cause it?

Is black stool always blood, or could some foods or drinks cause it?

Iron, petobismol: It is reasonable to see a doctor who can check the stool for blood, or give you special cards to collect the stool for a test. ...Read more

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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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Why are my stools suddenly black for a day and stomachache now? Could it be eating fast food while traveling?

Why are my stools suddenly black for a day and stomachache now? Could it be eating fast food while traveling?

Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)?: Did you take pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)? That is a common cause of your stool being black. If you did not then it is possible that you have bleeding from an ulcer in your stomach. This should be checked right away at an urgent care. ...Read more

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Help! Stool dark brown — not black, definitely, but dark. Bits of food in it. dullpain in lower right quadrant that I think is muscular, but not sure.

Help! Stool dark brown — not black, definitely, but dark. Bits of food in it. dullpain in lower right quadrant that I think is muscular, but not sure.

Don't panic, but...: 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. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more

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Are small black flecks in toddler stool usually just food, or something to worry about. Doesn't eat bananas.

Are small black flecks in toddler stool usually just food, or something to worry about. Doesn't eat bananas.

Probably OK: Stool can have all sorts of colors. If your child has no and pain or other symptoms of illness this is probably some u digested food particles. White, red or severe black tarry stools are the colors to be concerned with! ...Read more

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Have brown/black specks on toilet paper. Normal colonoscopy and upper endoscopy 1 yr ago. Stool looks normal. Could specks be undigested food?

Have brown/black specks on toilet paper. Normal colonoscopy and upper endoscopy 1 yr ago. Stool looks normal. Could specks be undigested food?

Yes: Stool represents material which reaches the large intestine for absorption of liquid small bowel content. What results in stool is digested food that has not completely been reabsorbed, undigested particles of food, bile, bacteria and cells that have desquamated from the colon lining. Specks of food can be individual particles or a combination of to present what you noted. ...Read more

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I started passing black, green and yellow stools once I ate food outside and then it had started some 5 weeks, I took antibiotics but with mushy stool?

I started passing black, green and yellow stools once I ate food outside and then it had started some 5 weeks, I took antibiotics but with mushy stool?

Consultation advised: Would like to offer some guidance but I'm having difficulty understanding your situation and your question. This Q & A box is not designed for diagnosis. You may find an online consultation here at Heath Tap more helpful. Video, Voice or InBox Text consultation the best. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is green stool normal? I havnt ate any green or black food. I'm not on any antibiotics just ambien (zolpidem). For sleep

Is green stool normal? I havnt ate any green or black food. I'm not on any antibiotics just ambien (zolpidem). For sleep

Stool color: Green stool can indicate a change in bacterial content of the colon or rapid transit especially if diarrhea is concurrent. ...Read more

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What can cause white and/or black specks in stool — besides a particular food as this has been going on for months.

What can cause white and/or black specks in stool — besides a particular food as this has been going on for months.

YOU ARE: STOOL "fixated" As long as you have NO SYMPTOMS and there is no BLOOD ...and you live in the USA (without foreign travel) the appearance is totally dietary related!
(BTW Your PCP can order a stool analysis for blood, parasites etc .express your concerns ...you may "need " this to allow you to stop your "stool watching" compulsion!
Hope this helps
DrZ ...Read more

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I took triphalia to help me have a bm and my stool was pretty dark, could say black. I ate unhealthy food the past two days. Should I be concerned?

I took triphalia to help me have a bm and my stool was pretty dark, could say black. I ate unhealthy food the past two days. Should I be concerned?

Triphala: Triphala is a herbal supplement which is intended for many ailments. Side effects can include diarrhea, gas, and "stomach irritation." Since black stools can be a sign of internal bleeding, particularly when they are tarry or foul-smelling, I would discontinue the use of the supplement and seek immediate medical attention in an emergency room if they are still black. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi, I have been getting small, round, smooth, hard black balls in my stool. Could that be unhealthy? I haven't eaten any food that contains things lik

Hi, I have been getting small, round, smooth, hard black balls in my stool. Could that be unhealthy? I haven't eaten any food that contains things lik

Fiber and hydration: You should consider increasing your fiber intake and should drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil for increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may and should be after gallbladder surgery. In fact, you may have more pertinent answer from your doctors since they know more your individual situation than anyone else online. More? To articles in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Black not tarry not smelly and dry stools for 3 days no pain should i be worried no special medication and also no special food?

Black not tarry not smelly and dry stools for 3 days no pain should i be worried no special medication and also no special food?

Black stool...: Can be secondary to Iron pill or Multivitamin. But from your background of spicy food....should be considered as blood. Stool can be easily tested for blood. May start some antacid. ...Read more

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Ate food in thailand=intense stomach pangs of pain every 30-20min, duration 1min. Dribbly black stool, not uncontrollable. What is it/how to treat?

Ate food in thailand=intense stomach pangs of pain every 30-20min, duration 1min. Dribbly black stool, not uncontrollable. What is it/how to treat?

See a doctor: You need to be examined and your stool cultured and tested for ova and parasites. Can think of a dozen or more potential diagnoses, but rather than listing all of these, go see an infectious diseases doctor and be evaluated. Hope you get better quickly. ...Read more

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I suffered a concussion 3 days ago. Now, I have pain in my esophagus whenever I swallow food. And I just had black stool. What could this mean?

I suffered a concussion 3 days ago. Now, I have pain in my esophagus whenever I swallow food. And I just had black stool. What could this mean?

Black stool: Black stools are usually associated with bleeding within the GI track. See your doctor or go to an emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read more

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My grandma has just started on solid foods (recovering from acute renal failure) and has black stools. GP said to wait to see. What should we do?

Starvation stools: After a period of no oral intake your stools can have an abnormal color while reintroducing feeding. If your grandmother does not have pain or obvious blood in her stools, it is safe to observe for now and keep her doctor informed as things get better or if there is any change for the worse. ...Read more

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Back from Mexico upper ab pain worse after food. Black stools for 2 days, H. Pylori!? But now normal stools for 2 days & feel fine. Still see doctor?

Back from Mexico upper ab pain worse after food. Black stools for 2 days, H. Pylori!? But now normal stools for 2 days & feel fine. Still see doctor?

Pepto bismol?: Did you take any pepto bismol. This can turn your stool black for a day or so. As far as the pain it sounds like a gallbladder attack but more info is needed. If pain returns. See your MD. ...Read more

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I'm facing black stool and, also when im havng food or liquid im feeling it is passing from left side i.e from heart side,feels vomit wht be th reason?

Black stool can: Be caused by blood, or intake of iron, charcoal, or bismuth compounds. If you are also having abdominal symptoms, you should see a doctor to determine whether the two symptoms are related. ...Read more

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Black feces sign of food poisoning?

If black, tarry ;: Foul smelling it could be related to GI bleeding. Please get prompt medical evaluation if this fits the description. ...Read more

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What type of worm in human feces is small (2-3mm), white (rice grain appearence), black tip on one end, and moves around in the fecal matter?

Threadworm?: Probably a threadworm (pin worm) as those are the most common. Here is a link, I hope this helps!
http://www.Netdoctor. Co. Uk/diseases/facts/pinworm. Htm. ...Read more

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Can undigested food show up in stool?

Can undigested food show up in stool?

Multiple reasons: Undigested food can show up in your stool for multiple reasons, including food intolerance, poor absorption, and too-rapid transit time. If this is happening often, you really need to see your physician about it. If you can identify particular foods that seem to bother you this way, you can know to avoid them. ...Read more

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I ate pink food coloring and now my stool is a redish pink?

Color in stools: You poop what you eat!
Some food colors will make your stool different color. Some colors are naturally in the stool so those will not necessarily make you take notice, but pink, red will definitely do it. Avoid that to see that it clears up. As long as you have no other symptoms you should be okay! ...Read more

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What can I take or which food to eat to make the stool softer, but not to bulky?

Fiber sources.: Fiber is found in fruits (blueberries, cranberries, apples), vegetables (broccoli, radicchio, endive, spinach), whole-grain breads (whole-GRAIN more than whole-WHEAT) and some breakfast cereals. Fiber supplements exist as well. It's always better to include all sources of fiber as part of a healthy, varied meal plan. 50 grams daily for women, 70 for men. And drink lots of water. ...Read more

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