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Glossary for Black stool

Medical terms related to Black stool or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal Cancer: Growth of abnormal cells (tumour) affecting the organs in the abdominal cavity; may be due to primary growth of a tumour or spread from another tumour (metastases, secondary tumour)
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Acinic cell carcinoma: A usually slow-growing malignant tumor that that can occur in various parts of the body but is most often found in the pancreas, salivary glands, palate and upper lip. Symptoms are determined by the size and location of the growth.
  • Adenocarcinoid tumor: A rare type of tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract and tends to metastasize. The symptoms are determined by the location of the tumors.
  • Black tarry stools:
  • Bleeding symptoms: Any type of bleeding symptoms.
  • Bloody stool: Blood appearing in the stool.
  • Bowel movements: Changes in type or frequency of bowel motions
  • Bowel problems: Symptoms affecting the bowel
  • Chemical poisoning: Morbid condition caused by chemical.
  • Chemical poisoning -- 1-Propanol: 1-Propanol is a chemical used in various antiseptics, polishes, cleaners, cosmetics and lacquer. The main effects of an overdose of this chemical is depression of the central nervous system. However, some people can suffer an adverse reaction to the chemical.
  • Chemical poisoning -- Vanadium: Vanadium is an element used mainly in steel alloys but is also used in glass coatings, electric fuel cells and other applications. Ingestion and other exposures to the chemical can cause various symptoms. The type and severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of chemical involved and the nature of the exposure.
  • Cirrhosis of the liver: Scarring of the liver from alcohol or other causes.
  • Colorectal cancer: Cancer of the colon (bowel) or rectum.
  • Dark stool: Darkening of stool
  • Diarrhea: Loose, soft, or watery stool.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Digestive tract cancer:
  • Diverticular Disease: Protrusions of the colon wall (diverticulosis) or their inflammation (diverticulitis)
  • Duodenal ulcer due to antral G-cell hyperfunction: A rare disease where duodenal ulcers form due to the over-functioning antral G-cells. G-cells secrete gastrin which is a hormone that initiates gastric acid production in the stomach. Excessive stomach acid can lead to ulcers.
  • Esophageal ulcer: An ulcer erosion of the mucous membrane located in the esophagus
  • Esophageal varices: Abnormally dilated blood vessels in the wall of the esophagus. The condition is asymptomatic unless the blood vessel bursts which can result in death.
  • Gastric Ulcer: A gastric ulcer is a break in the normal tissue that lines the stomach.
  • Gastric erosion: Inflammation of the stomach lining
  • Gastritis: gastritis is inflammation of the gastric mucosa of the stomach
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors: Cancer that develops from stroma cells in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. The primary locations are the small intestine, esophagus and esophagus with symptoms being determined by the location, stage and size of the tumor.
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding: Bleeding in any part of the digestive tract
  • Gastrointestinal neoplasm: A growth or excessive proliferation of cells in the lining of the gastrointestinal tract which includes the esophagus, intestine, pharynx and stomach. The growth may be benign or malignant. The symptoms are determined by the size, location and stage of the tumor.
  • Gastrointestinal tumors: Any tumor of the gastrointestinal (digestive) system, including cancers and benign tumors.
  • Green stool: Green coloration of the stool
  • Hemorrhagic proctocolitis: Inflammation of the rectum and colon that results in bleeding.
  • Hookworm: Worm spread through feces with poor sanitation.
  • Internal bleeding: The loss of blood internally from the circulation
  • Intestinal polyp:
  • Korovnikov syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by enlarged spleen and increased blood platelets which leads to bleeding problems. It is considered to by a form of Banti's disease.
  • Leptospirosis: Bacterial infection usually caught from animal urine.
  • Liver symptoms: Symptoms affecting the liver
  • Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
  • Peptic Ulcer: Ulcer on the lining of the stomach or duodenum
  • Peptic ulcer / duodenal ulcer:
  • Plexosarcoma: A rare type of tumor that occurs in the gastrointestinal tract and retroperitoneum.
  • Portal hypertension: Portal hypertension is a condition in which the blood pressure is abnormally high in the portal vein system, which carries blood from the digestive organs to the liver.
  • Rectal bleeding: Bleeding from the anus or rectum.
  • Rectosigmoid neoplasm: A tumor that originates in the upper rectal area or sigmoid colon. The tumor may be benign or cancerous.
  • Small Intestine Cancer: Cancer of the small intestine.
  • Small intestine cancer, adult: Cancer (malignant) that develops in the small intestine of adults.
  • Spira syndrome: Chronic fluoride intoxication that can occur from flouridated water as well as exposure to vapors or dusts from various industries, agricultures or mines. The main symptoms are teeth anomalies and gastrointestinal symptoms.
  • Stomach bleeding: A condition which is characterized by bleeding from the stomach
  • Stomach cancer: Stomach or gastric cancer can develop in any part of the stomach and may spread throughout the stomach and to other organs
  • Stool color: Stool color changes as a symptom
  • Stool symptoms: Changes to stool such as diarrhea
  • Stools, clay-colored: The occurrence of clay coloured stool
  • Thrombocytopenia: Decreased concentration of platelets in the blood.
  • Vacuolar myopathy: A term used to describe a group of conditions involving degeneration of the spinal cord. It is most often seen in AIDS patients but also occurs in conditions such as inherited muscle diseases and other neuromuscular conditions.
  • Variceal Bleeding: Bleeding that occurs in dilated blood vessels that usually develop in the esophagus or stomach. The dilated blood vessels are asymptomatic unless they burst which can then become a life-threatening condition. Bleeding varices are most often caused by liver cirrhosis which increases the blood pressure in the veins that carry blood from the digestive organs to the liver.

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Last revision: Nov 3, 2003

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