Dark Stool Information Including Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Causes, Videos, Forums, and local community support. Find answers to health issues you can trust from Healthgrades. Yesterday, my stool color was bright green. If your stool is bright red or black which may indicate the presence of blood seek prompt medical attention. There is a variety of normal stool colors, textures, and forms, but there are things that, if seen or experienced, warrant immediate medical attention. My stools are still small, dark brown, and often difficult to pass.
Several factors may cause dark green feces. Photo Credit Hemera Technologies/AbleStock. The term melena is used to describe a black, tarry appearing feces, which occurs due to the presence of digested blood in the intestines, or to internal bleeding that has passed into the intestine. The dark color of the blood is due to the oxidation of iron in the hemoglobin (the oxygen carrying pigment of red blood cells) as it passes through the small intestine and colon. What’s the Best Way to Give My Dog a Pill? In my stools are these weird black dry bits of varying length (they were purple today but I’m not sure if that was kidney beans I ate last night) They are dry and kinda look like the bits of popcorn shell that come off the corns before you put them in the microwave, but not as hard if that makes sense?.
I am taking iron supplements for about 3 months along with vitamin C. I am feeling lots of improvements and my stools are continuously metallic colored.