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Black Bowel Movement

Black bowel movement is the subject of this article and we will see what causes this problem and how can you treat it. Black bowel movement is actually black colored stool and this medical condition can be detected by a change in the color of stools. Improperly digested food can be detected with a dark yellow stool, but stool color change is a symptom and not a disease or medical condition. Black bowel movement is mostly developed due to unhealthy nutrition, but there might be other possible causes and we will see which they are.


Blood is the reason why the stool becomes black in color and when people see this, it raises a lot of distress. This can suggest intestinal problems, so you need to act. There are several reasons why black stool is created and the first to mention is gastroenteritis, or the stomach flu. Stomach flu is mostly developed due to intestinal infection and this happens mostly because of eating adulterated foods. This condition causes a lot of pain due to the inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Stomach flu, which affects both intestines and stomach, may cause ulcers and bloody diarrhea. Next possible cause is internal bleeding, mostly caused by broken blood vessels. Blood cannot be distributed in the usual way once the blood vessels are broken, and the blood missing from the blood vessels makes a tarry and black mixture. Know that life is in danger if you are having bloody diarrhea, so visit the hospital the minute you notice this problem. IBD, or the inflammatory bowel syndrome, can cause black bowel movement. This intestine inflammation irritates the wall of the intestines and makes it red in color, and in some cases, the wall of the intestines is damaged by the ulcers created by the IBD. Digestion of food is a process with which inflammatory bowel syndrome interferes and impairs the proper nutrient absorption. Last possible cause we will mention in this text is diverticulitis, and this is a large intestine disease, which causes infection and swelling of the diverticula, or the pouches. Diverticulitis is a diverticula infection, which causes abnormal skin growth, mostly among adults, and it alters the large intestine structure. Bleeding from the rectum and pain can also accompany this disease, but this happens only in more serious cases. Due to everything mentioned, black and tarry stool can be produced by the bowel movement. Digestive issues, such as food indigestion indicated by yellow stool, can be eliminated with exercise plan and other changes of the life habits. But the black bowel movement is a bit more serious problem and must be treated as soon as possible.

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