i have a question about stools?

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   Posted 9/22/2006 8:29 PM (GMT -6)   
im desperate and i dont know who else to ask.. i hope i dont sound gross.. my question is.. ive been seeing black and red specks in my bowel movements ..is this normal??

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   Posted 9/24/2006 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I don't know why someone hasn't answered you. Sometimes if you eat like a tomato you can see the skin or part of it in a stool. I don't know what the black would be, usually that means dried blood.

Do you have any symptoms that could be tied to a bleeding ulcer or hemorrhoid? How much black and red do you see? If it is a lot you should tell your doctor so that they could test for blood in your stool to at least rule that out.

I have an external hemorrhoid that is driving me crazy from being on Prevacid now and previously Nexium and being constipated with those meds. I'm just using Preparation H right now. It's just minor but uncomfortable.

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   Posted 9/24/2006 4:45 AM (GMT -6)   
hi i also have black, red, and green strip like thinks in my stool, alot of tehy time that is all my stools are, nots sure what it is either but i had a colonic irrigation bout 6 month ago and women said could be toxins in stool. But not sure what type!!
sorry little help but if u find out pls let me no!!
hope all ok

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   Posted 9/24/2006 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't been 'going' (see my previous post). But when I did the enema, I also saw little black and red specks about 1mm or smaller. I don't know what they are and I don't remember eating anything red around that time. But I didn't think much of it. Figured it couldn't be blood because it wouldn't be speck like nor would it remain red colored. If you find out, let me know.

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   Posted 9/24/2006 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
I think if it was blood that it would either be solid black or more than just specs of red. But I am no expert. Whenever I have ad blood in my stools it is either bright and you could not mistake it for anything else or it has been solid black..
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