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My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« on: February 14, 2014, 10:55:09 AM »
Okay, I have been a nervous wreck lately but this just tips me over the edge even more.

I was horribly constipated and I managed to squeeze out some stool. It was pitch black. Then about five minutes later I let more go, it came out much easier and this is also pitch black.

I have been eating and drinking nothing but Boost meal replacement drinks, instant mashed potatoes, and apple sauce, and water, the past couple of days because of my wisdom tooth surgery. However I have had consistent stomach distress the past while and I am worried that:

A. I am hemmhoraging
B. I have an ulcer
C. I have cancer

I just cannot think logically at the moment. I am so worried you have no idea. It has never been so black and tarry in my life.
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Re: My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2014, 11:03:08 AM »
Are you taking any type of bismuth medicines?  (OTC or otherwise?)  An example would be Pepto Bismol)
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Re: My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2014, 11:05:15 AM »
I never get black stool though. And I've had significant stomach distress the past six months which my doctor just checked minimally by feeling my stomach.

Naw, nothing with bismuth in it.
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Re: My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2014, 11:07:17 AM »
Oh, and if you are that constipated that stool may have been 5 or 6 days backed up - maybe you ate licorice or took iron pills 5 or 6 days ago?  I know I am 5 days behind when I am constipated. 
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Re: My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2014, 11:10:38 AM »
Constipation can cause a darkening of the stool.
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Re: My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2014, 11:13:30 AM »
Constipated for just today, and naw no licorice or iron pills. I read that each bottle of Boost has a little iron in it; like 4.5mg... I had 3 bottles per day the past couple of days but that is not nearly enough iron to make a difference. Nutritionists recommend well over that.
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Re: My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2014, 09:08:07 PM »
Could it be because you are swallowing so much blood from your mouth surgery?  Are you taking aspirin?
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Re: My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2014, 05:55:12 AM »
Could it be because you are swallowing so much blood from your mouth surgery?  Are you taking aspirin?

Excellent point!  I hope the person sees this post!   I can BET that's it!
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Re: My stool was pitch black just a few minutes ago!
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2014, 07:20:32 AM »
You could also be allergic to the whey protein contained within the Boost meal replacement drink you've been consuming.  That would cause dark stools
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