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917 Possible Causes for Black Stools, Weight Loss

  • Malignant Neoplasm

    Involuntary weight loss (IWL) is a non-specific symptom frequently found in the setting of a malignant neoplasm.[] Intestinal obstruction, weight loss, and, in two patients, rectal bleeding with radiologic evidence of a mass lesion that involved the rectosigmoid were present at initial[] Her medical history was unremarkable except for recent weight loss.[]

  • Liposarcoma

    We present a rare case of a big oesophageal liposarcoma causing dysphagia and weight loss in a 75-year-old patient.[] , or black or tarry stool (an indication of blood) Blood in your vomit Abdominal pain or cramping Who’s at risk A liposarcoma is a very rare type of cancer.[] loss.[]

  • Gastric Cancer

    Gastric cancer symptoms may include a loss of appetite, indigestion, nausea, stomach discomfort, heartburn, black stool, vomiting, unintentional weight loss, feeling full[] An 81-year-old man was admitted with upper abdominal pain and weight loss. Esophagogastroduodenoscopy revealed a large tumor located from the gastric angle to the body.[] Stomach cancers may also bleed, resulting in the vomiting of blood or the appearance of black, tarry stools (melena).[]

  • Gastric Ulcer

    stools.[] An 81-year-old man presented with epigastric pain and weight loss for one month. He had a past history of pulmonary tuberculosis, 10 years ago.[] We report a 77-year old woman who presented with diffuse abdominal pain, weight loss, malaise, nausea, and occasional dark stools.[]

  • Cecal Adenocarcinoma

    Dark, tarry stools (melena): When bleeding occurs in the cecum and ascending colon, it usually causes black stools that can appear tar-like, rather than the bright red blood[] Patients who have unexplained weight loss are less likely to respond compared to patients without unexplained weight loss, and patients with cancer localized to the cecal[] , tar-like stools Blood during a bowel movement Change in bowel habits Unexplained weight loss Colon cancer can almost always be caught by colonoscopy in its earliest and[]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    Symptoms include vomiting blood, black stool, decreased blood pressure, increased heart rate and massive hemorrhage.[] The first had been admitted with confusion and weight loss, the second with hypotension and sepsis, and the third with confusion and hypoglycaemia-induced seizures.[] Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism.[]

  • Microscopic Polyangiitis

    loss.[] […] that is red or black if it comes from the stomach).[] She was admitted because of fever, weight loss, and paresthesia of the plantae and fingers.[]

  • Esophagitis

    Can be associated with weight loss, heartburn, regurgitation (especially with lying flat), and aspiration pneumonias.[] Black stools, anemia (low red-blood cell count), and vomiting of blood are signs of bleeding.[] , tarry stool) These symptoms occur more often with reflux esophagitis: Coughing, wheezing, or asthma Hoarseness Diagnosis of esophagitis Your healthcare provider will ask[]

  • Graves Disease

    It results in various complications including weight loss with catabolism of bone and muscle, cardiac complications and psycho-cognitive complications.[] He also described dark urine ("the color of raspberry iced tea") and dark brown to black stools.[] A 37-year-old housewife presented with generalised fatigue, palpitations and weight loss over the past 3 months. Physical examination revealed signs of hyperthyroidism.[]

  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage

    “In addition to age, we have to take into account the amount of bleeding, the necessity of blood transfusions, concomitant diseases and associated symptoms like weight loss[] 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.[] ; chronic renal failure Colonic neoplasms Age 50 years; abdominal pain; weight loss; muscle wasting; protein calorie malnutrition; right-sided colon cancer may be associated[]

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