Coffee ground-like poop

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allswell
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   Posted 10/22/2012 8:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Know I I have heard about this. In a flare and noticed this the past few days, but also had a bad cold for a week. I have seen this before too. Is it digested blood necessarily?

quincy
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   Posted 10/22/2012 8:53 PM (GMT -7)   
I get that as well when flaring...
 
"digested" blood would be from the stomach or small intestine. 
Darker red is usually from higher up in the colon, but that type of bleeding isn't with UC and flaring
 
is it black?
 

If you're UC flaring and bleeding, it'll be obviously red, especially around the edge in the toilet and on the toilet paper.

What you're seeing is probably stool and mucus all broken up, not solid.

Are you on meds?
q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

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pb4
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   Posted 10/22/2012 8:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had it, don't know why or what causes it, mind you after 21 yrs I've had all kinds of alien-looking poops so I tend not to get freaked out by any of it since the weirdo poops don't tend to stick around long enough to cause alarm, but if it continues for more than a week maybe call your doc.
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vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
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I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
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allswell
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   Posted 10/23/2012 12:32 AM (GMT -7)   
It's really dark brown, looks grainy, like dirt or chunky sand, coffee grounds definitely. I have a colonoscopy on the 29th. A, currently tring colazal for about 21/2weeks.
proctitis 2004, Asa sup., 2006 hydrocort sup. worked for a while when I remembered to use them, 2009 spread to left put on prednisone, asacol, then Apriso. Switched docs tried lialda, rowasa, back to hydro enema and Apriso. 2010 6mp added, 2011 pancolitis ,Remicade, bad flare after no.1,2, pred now, and rem

NomasUC
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   Posted 10/23/2012 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
****I would not wait to get in touch with your GI. I would call right away. Coffee ground appearance of the stool can be a sign of upper GI bleeding. Please call your doctor***

quincy
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   Posted 10/23/2012 8:35 AM (GMT -7)   
ask the doc if you can do a stool test just to rule the upper gastro bleeding out.

Methinks it's flare related, but as others pointed out...call your doc.

q
*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
Status: ...Asacol 3 @ 2x daily; Salofalk enema @ 3rd night (nightly/ flares, tapered/maintenance)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol 20mg as needed; Zantac 150mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma);Effexor XR 37.5 (depression)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care+Primadophilus Reuteri capsules @ bedtime)
~Metamucil capsules 6 twice daily with meals; Vitamin D 4500 IU
~URSO for PBC(or PSC?) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!

butte1
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   Posted 10/23/2012 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   
My poop is almost permanently coffee ground like anymore. You should talk to your GI BUT chances are it's just the way you are processing food, it's probably flare related. Alot of us have flares that produce this kind of poop without any blood. Has UC for 15 years, been in the middle of a 2 year flare right now adn I have never had blood once in all my years. It's the uniqueness of our disease, everyone is different but I wouldn't freak out too much

ActiveUCer
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   Posted 10/23/2012 5:21 PM (GMT -7)   
I produced what I would call "sludge" alot. It would be coffee ground texture and a bit dark, but never coffee ground black. If it is coffee ground dark, def. call your GI.
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Pentasa (1000x4), hydrocort enemas, dermal steroid shots, 10 mgs pred and dropping!

Tried lots of drugs and diet, didn't work for me.

allswell
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   Posted 10/23/2012 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes it's dark., I called but will probably hear from her tomorrow. I am wondering if it is related to starting colazal. I think the timing coincides.
proctitis 2004, Asa sup., 2006 hydrocort sup. worked for a while when I remembered to use them, 2009 spread to left put on prednisone, asacol, then Apriso. Switched docs tried lialda, rowasa, back to hydro enema and Apriso. 2010 6mp added, 2011 pancolitis ,Remicade, bad flare after no.1,2, pred now, and rem
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