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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Started exercising 5 days of the week&eating more fruits(blueberries, banana, strawberry) + granola. Been struggling to poo& dark hard pellet stools?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had dark green stool on and off for 2 weeks that is not diarrhea and it is not always green everyday, could eating blueberries do this?
Yes: Food that is strongly pigmented, like beets and blueberries, can add color to your stool. ...Read more
Perhaps: Certain veggies, like beets could make your stool dark. ...Read more
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