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The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Dark stool as a symptom.
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including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dark stool may include these symptoms:
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During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Dark stool. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also kill the "good" bacteria in the gut. This leads to " digestive...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal illness (i.e. infectious...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to...read more »
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The list of organs typically affected by Dark stool may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Dark stool mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dark stool. Of the 50 causes of Dark stool that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Dark stool' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dark stool based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Dark stool, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Dark stool:
Medical Conditions associated with Dark stool:
Black stool (47 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Bowel problems (2509 causes), Stool color (387 causes), Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Bowel movements (2383 causes)
Symptoms related to Dark stool:
Blood in stool (406 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Diarrhea (2312 causes), Stomach bleeding (4 causes), Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Internal bleeding (22 causes), Peptic uler, Gastritis (39 causes), Iron supplements
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