Create issue ticket

1,768 Possible Causes for Black Stools

  • Gastric Ulcer

    stools.[healthdirect.gov.au] Blood in the stool or black, tarry, sticky-looking stools Slow bleeding is often more difficult to detect, because it has no dramatic symptoms.[emedicinehealth.com] Noticing black stools is also very serious and requires immediate medical attention. Sometimes, changes in appetite or some degree of weight-loss can be noticed as well.[obesityaction.org]

  • Duodenal Ulcer

    Pain that gets better or worse with eating Nausea or vomiting Signs of blood in vomit Black stools that are sticky like tar, which means the ulcer is bleeding How are ulcers[fairview.org] Gastrointestinal bleeding Passing of black stool (maelena) and/or vomiting blood (haematemesis).[medicalguidelines.msf.org]

  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    Tarry black stools indicate a bleeding source in the upper GI tract; bright red blood from the rectum usually indicates bleeding in the distal colon.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Although not all black stools represent melena, patients who report black stools are much more likely to have a UGIB source.[jamaevidence.mhmedical.com] When there is significant blood loss over a short time, symptoms may include vomiting red blood, vomiting black blood, bloody stool, or black stool.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding

    Black stool, age less than 50 years, and blood urea nitrogen/creatinine ratio of 30 or greater independently predict an upper GI tract bleeding source.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] According to a study by Witting, the strongest predictors were of an upper GI bleed are black stool, age 50 years, and blood urea nitrogen/creatinine ratio 30 or more.[en.wikipedia.org] Diagnostic testing According to a study by Witting, the strongest predictors were of an upper GI bleed are black stool, age [6] [7] Out of 325 persons studied, seven (5%)[ipfs.io]

  • Esophagitis

    Black stools, anemia (low red-blood cell count), and vomiting of blood are signs of bleeding.[gicare.com] , tarry stool) These symptoms occur more often with reflux esophagitis: Coughing, wheezing, or asthma Hoarseness Diagnosis of esophagitis Your healthcare provider will ask[fairview.org] […] heartburn) Acid regurgitation Chronic sore throat Gum Inflammation Cavities Bad breath Nausea Pain in your upper belly (abdomen) Bleeding (indicated by bright red vomit or black[fairview.org]

  • Acute Gastritis

    Common symptoms include: appetite loss indigestion black stools nausea vomiting bloody vomit that looks like used coffee grounds pain in the upper part of the abdomen a full[cmc.ph] You are having bloody stools which might appear black in color or are having bloody vomits. What Are the Potential Complications of Acute Gastritis?[md-health.com] Call your provider if you develop: Pain in the upper part of the belly or abdomen that does not go away Black or tarry stools Vomiting blood or coffee-ground-like material[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Gastritis

    Call your provider if you develop: Pain in the upper part of the belly or abdomen that does not go away Black or tarry stools Vomiting blood or coffee-ground-like material[nlm.nih.gov] Blood in your vomit or black stools may be a sign of bleeding in the stomach, which may indicate a serious problem requiring immediate medical attention.[web.archive.org] stool (from digested blood) Doctors can often tell if you have gastritis based on your symptoms.[msdmanuals.com]

  • Erosive Gastritis

    Call your provider if you develop: Pain in the upper part of the belly or abdomen that does not go away Black or tarry stools Vomiting blood or coffee-ground-like material[medlineplus.gov] Loss of appetite Nausea and vomiting Pain in the upper part of the belly or abdomen If gastritis is causing bleeding from the lining of the stomach, symptoms may include: Black[medlineplus.gov] stools Vomiting blood or coffee-ground like material Tests that may be needed are: Complete blood count (CBC) to check for anemia or low blood count Examination of the stomach[medlineplus.gov]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Symptoms include vomiting blood, black stool, decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate and massive hemorrhage.[livestrong.com] Hematemesis and melena: Mallory-Weiss syndrome. Tokai J Exp Clin Med. 1980;5:289-292.[bestpractice.bmj.com] Hematemesis and melena: Mallory-Weiss syndrome. Tokai J Exp Clin Med. 1980 Jul;5(3):289-92.[bestpractice.bmj.com]

  • Alcoholic Gastritis

    Call your provider if you develop: Pain in the upper part of the belly or abdomen that does not go away Black or tarry stools Vomiting blood or coffee-ground-like material[medlineplus.gov] Symptoms include vomiting blood, black stool, decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate and massive hemorrhage.[livestrong.com] Loss of appetite Nausea and vomiting Pain in the upper part of the belly or abdomen If gastritis is causing bleeding from the lining of the stomach, symptoms may include: Black[medlineplus.gov]

Further symptoms