4 Potential Causes of Tarry Stool

By | July 9, 2017

Livestrong.com’s J. Lucy Boyd recently penned an article that outlines 4 potential causes of tarry stool. Black tarry bowel movements, which are medically referred to a melena, are the result of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. Specifically: “…they may originate from the stomach, the esophagus or the upper portion of the small intestine. The bowel… Read More »

Pregnancy: Constipation & Bloody Stools

By | July 9, 2017

Emedicinehealth.com has an interesting article written by the Healthwise Staff about pregnancy, constipation, and bloody stools. Constipation is a common problem for women during pregnancy. The delayed passage of bowel contents is the most common cause. They comment that: “You may also have constipation or discomfort with bowel movements for a few days after delivery.… Read More »

7 Common Symptoms of IBS

By | July 9, 2017

In a recent article about irritable bowel syndrome, Nhs.uk provided 7 common symptoms of IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome affects 200,000 people per year; it involves the entire digestive tract and has no known cause. There are controllable and uncontrollable factors that affect IBS as well as triggers that can bring on a case of it. How… Read More »

6 Treatment Tips for Constipation in Infants

By | July 8, 2017

In a recent article on children and constipation, Askdrsears.com offered 6 treatment tips for constipation in infants. Constipation is a condition of the bowels in which the feces are dry and hardened and passage is infrequent and difficult. It’s a common problem for children. If your baby is suffering from a bout of constipation, there… Read More »

9 Things That Cause Black Stool

By | July 1, 2017

Diarrheanurse.com details nine things (foods, medicines, etc.) that can cause black stool. If you have black poop, it is important to figure out if it’s related to a medical emergency (melena) or the result of something you’ve eaten (false melena). “Melena is the medical term used by your doctor to describe this type of stool… Read More »

8 Lifestyle Changes to Help Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome

By | July 1, 2017

The editorial staff of Familydoctor.org wrote an informative article about IBS and 8 lifestyle changes to help treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome. IBS is a common gut disorder; it’s accompanied with a variety of symptoms and causes from abdominal pain and discomfort to constipation and diarrhea. To complicate things, psychological distress can also play a role… Read More »

What does it mean when you have blue poop?

By | July 1, 2017

Nutri-health.com answers the unusual question: what does it mean when you have blue poop? It may sound unusual because stool is normally brown and the shade of blue can be disconcerting. A change in the color of your poop may having little meaning, however it can also mean something more if it persists for an… Read More »