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58 Possible Causes for Black Stools, Hyperactive Bowel Sounds

  • Acute Gastroenteritis

    Melena is not characteristic for AG, but may be observed if pathogens either penetrate deep into the intestinal wall or mechanically destroy its inner layers.[] Is the vomit green, bloody, black, or like coffee grounds?[] What color is the stool and vomit? Is the stool watery, bloody, explosive, painful, cramping, pale, clay-colored, or dark, or does it have mucus?[]

  • Toddler's Diarrhea

    , black stool or signs of dehydration like infrequent urination, dry mouth, extreme thirst or no tears when crying.[] stools Has a dry mouth or cries without tears Is unusually sleepy, drowsy, unresponsive or irritable Has a sunken appearance to the abdomen, eyes or cheeks Has skin that[] If the diarrhea is accompanied by a high fever of 103 or higher, severe vomiting (more than two or three times), bloody or black stool or dehydration call your doctor.[]

  • Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    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.[] Bowel Sounds Hematemesis Large volume, coffee ground or brownish Emesis Contrast with Hemoptysis (cough with smaller volume, bright red, frothy Sputum ) Nasogastric aspirate[] 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.[]

  • Lactose Intolerance

    […] tarry stools • Bloody diarrhea, or bright red blood in your stool • Unexplained fatigue • Pain in the stomach area that improves or worsens when you eat • Persistent fever[] Common symptoms include abdominal pain and bloating, excessive flatus, and watery stool following the ingestion of foods containing lactose.[] CDHF lists the following symptoms as possible warning signs of lactose intolerance: • Diarrhea lasting more than five days • Unintended weight loss • Persistent vomiting • Black[]

  • Colitis

    With Jazz," 16 Mar. 2018 Signs and symptoms of colitis may include diarrhea or more bowel movements than usual; stools that are black, tarry, sticky, or have blood or mucus[] […] or stools that look black Diarrhea or vomiting that does not go away Swollen abdomen Osterman MT, Lichtenstein GR.[] […] that are black, tarry, sticky, or have blood or mucus; or severe stomach-area (abdomen) pain or tenderness. — Dan Gartland,, "Potential No. 1 Draft Pick Luka Doncic[]

  • Intestinal Obstruction

    […] or black, tarry stools Blood in your vomit Bruising or bleeding that occurs easily Build-up of fluid in your belly Swollen legs or ankles Breathing problems Confusion or[] Examination revealed hyperactive bowel sounds with scant fecal matter on rectal examination.[] Professional If you have ascites, call your health care provider right away if you have: Fever above 100.5 F (38.05 C), or a fever that does not go away Belly pain Blood in your stool[]

  • Large Bowel Obstruction

    […] or gas Upset stomach (nausea) and vomiting Increasing belly pain Rectal bleeding or black, tarry stools[] At first, enteric stimuli resulting from the obstruction cause an increase in propulsive activity, causing hyperactive bowel sounds.[] […] or gas Upset stomach (nausea) and vomiting Increasing belly pain Rectal bleeding or black, tarry stools Online Medical Reviewer: Adler, Liora C., MD Online Medical Reviewer[]

  • Infantile Gastroenteritis

    […] weights in 3 days following formula change Significant drop in stool weight AL110 p Only male black children Bhan MK et al, 1988, India 60 outpatients 5% dehydration between[] […] feeds; partially modified cow's milk formula, a lactose free casein containing formula, a lactose free soy protein formula, a lactose free whey- hydrolysate formula RCT Stool[]

  • Partial Small Bowel Obstruction

    Episodes occurred every 2-3 days with occasional emesis but no history of hematemesis, melena or hematochezia.[] Patients showed symptoms between 1 and 20 days postoperatively and had findings ranging from hypoactive (45%), to normal (30%), to hyperactive (25%) bowel sounds.[] Signs Vital Sign s: Dehydration vs SIRS Criteria ( Sepsis ) Sinus Tachycardia Hypotension Bowel sounds Initial: High pitched, hyperactive bowel sounds Later: Hypoactive or[]

  • Obstipation

    […] or tarry-colored stools[] Constipation that lasts for more than two weeks Severe diarrhea lasting more than two days Mild diarrhea lasting a week Unexplained urges to have a bowel movement Bloody diarrhea Black[]

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