Coffee Grounds look in stool

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Pommom
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   Posted 10/15/2009 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
i had something that looked like coffee grounds in my stool tonight.why is that. Do I need to go to dr.? thanks, Julie
 
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spookyh
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   Posted 10/15/2009 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I think that can mean dried/old blood, probably from up high, like a bleeding stomach ulcer. Definitely check it out with your doctor!
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Pommom
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   Posted 10/15/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I will talk to dr.
Julie

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   Posted 10/15/2009 11:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had that too, it could be blood, it could also just be stool, it's amazing how with this disease the variations of stool that comes out of us...just like the variations of mucous.

It never hurts to see the doc, especially if this is something you'venever seen before.

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   Posted 10/16/2009 12:59 AM (GMT -6)   
i vote blood. i have hemorraghed 2 times with purple blood that required transfusions.. and twice with black coffee grounds looking blood. and it looks exactly as it sounds. no mistaking it. those were both bleeding ulcerations in my duodenum that had to be cauterized. the last one last sept. if you have another round of it i would call your urgent care center for a nursing consult. they will probably want to see you and at least do a CBC.
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Pommom
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   Posted 10/16/2009 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you all so much. I have never had that in my bm's.it kinda freaked me out. i havent see any today.Ya'll are so helpful. Thanks.
Julie
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001..Diabetes,,Sleep Apnea,,Silent Heart Attack,,Blocked Kidney Artery after the Bypass..Bulging Disks, Pinched Nerve..MEDS--,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Bentyl,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Tramadol, .and many more. 26 meds..

FunGuy
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   Posted 10/16/2009 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Coffee grounds is the classic description of blood higher up in the GI tract. Even if it stopped you should call your Dr.

Pommom
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   Posted 10/16/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for ya'lls advice and help. I will call the GI dr. Monday morning.

maregug
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   Posted 10/19/2009 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I, too, had lots of coffee ground stool roughly a month in to started the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, which was supplemented by a few herbal remedies in an attempt to get my intestinal bacteria in balance. I kept testing for blood (there are home kits one can pick up in the pharmacy for $6-7 bucks) and never came up positive. I found a few sources on the internet that said coffee ground poop could be blood, but it can also be part of a die-off reaction to the bad bacteria in our guts.

Pommom
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   Posted 10/19/2009 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks maregug. I have a G I dr. appt on thurs. I also have greasy stools.  which i know is a malabsorption issue.so I will mention both to him.
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001..Diabetes,,Sleep Apnea,,Silent Heart Attack,,Blocked Kidney Artery after the Bypass..Bulging Disks, Pinched Nerve..MEDS--,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Bentyl,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Tramadol, .and many more. 26 meds..
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