explosive, brackish poop

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heidiwhoric asks:

My daughter, has been pooping this explosive bowl movements for about a week now, and now there is this black tobabcco looking stuff in it, even now it is all clear, what is this...

Dear heidiwhoric,

Thanks for your question! BTW, what an unusual name! Heidi WHORIC? Bet you got teased a LOT in school!

Black, tobacco looking substances in your daughters poo could be caused by one of two things:

1. She is chewing tobacco, and is a swallower, not a spitter, or

2. She is bleeding internally from somewhere in her upper GI tract and the swallowed blood is showing up as black stool.

So, first thing is to ascertain if your daughter is chewing tobacco behind your back, as kids are doing in the bathroom at school these days. Next thing is to take her to an ACTUAL DOCTOR to discover if she is bleeding inside.

Thanks for asking Poonurse!

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

Got a question for her?

16 Comments on "explosive, brackish poop"

Turd Hugegrunt's picture

Nurse Poo:

It comes to mind that the afflicted individual may be going to a shushi bar and gobbling down seaweed wraps without sufficient mastication.

Your admirer,


Di Uhreeah's picture


Turd Hugegrunt's picture

Ummmmm ... shitty sushi? Or, maybe just plain old-fashioned sushi with an extra "h" in it.

Di Uhreeah's picture

OH!!!!! Well why didn't you shay sho??

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points


I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Maemitc's picture

What are some reason why my poop would be black?

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Maemitc, have you been taking Pepto Bismol? That would turn your shit black. So would some veggies, especially olives. But it could also be intestinal bleeding.

On the question to Poonurse, sounds like the kid has serious internal bleeding. Hope this person got help for her.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Anonymous Coward T's picture

Can you tell me about having explosive poop,pencil poop,blood in urine and poop, feeling terrible, stomach/butt aches. My husband has had this problem for over 2 years, had lots of things done, and meds no one really knows the answer other than he does have a enlarged prostate. Any advice?

SamDamnit's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

It sounds like IBS.

The Emir of Crapistan

The Dumpster's picture
i 2000+ points

Doing a proper differential diagnosis, the first thing you need to rule out is cancer, especially colon cancer and/or prostate cancer. Both of these are among the most common, yet most easily treated, types of cancer IF they are detected early! T, you say your husband has had "lots of things done," and I hope that includes regular, thorough medical exams. Sam says this "sounds like IBS," and although some of the symptoms you describe might be consistent with IBS, as one who has that problem himself, I believe your husband is dealing with other issues, too.

Sounds like he has problems with both the front door and the back. If you haven't already done so, I would get him an appointment with a first-rate proctologist and urologist before the sun goes down.

tightass's picture

Investigating pencil poop "PP"---good info on here, anything through DIET cure "PP"...I'm going on one week of PP--and my butttt feels so tight that nothing can get through...and it hurts! Help a butt out.

newyorkperry's picture

Is it possible to rule out colon cancer without the colonoscopy? They are not fun. Can a biopsy be taken instead? Also, why am I bening sent to a gasteroenterologist instead of a proctologist? I am a 78 year old female. Thanks heaps.

Anonymous Coward's picture

and now there is this black tobabcco looking stuff in it, even now it is all clear, what is this..."
We call it shit.

GottaGoGirl's picture
i 2000+ points

That's a question for Motherload.

But I don't think so. A biopsy takes a sample of a mass. How would they know what to sample? You could have lesions or whatever anywhere in there. Plus, the risk of anesthesia should be saved for when you REALLY need it, if you ask me.

Good luck to you.

Too bad they won't let people just get really drunk before a siggy or colonoscopy.

Motherload's picture
PoopReport of the Year AwardComment Quality Moderatorj 1000+ points

newyorkperry, during a colonoscopy a tube with a camera attached to it is snaked into the colon and images are relayed onto a screen so that the doc can take note of any abnormal findings.

In the event that something suspicious is located, a biopsy of that area will be taken at that time. It would be inadvisable if not completely impossible for a doctor to start snipping out pieces of colon without the visual aid of the camera.

Since the tool used to take the biopsy is going to have to be stuck up your butt anyway, you might as well have the comfort in knowing the doctor isn't blindly hacking up your guts.

Gastroenterologists are medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the digestive system, such as hepatitis, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, and colon or rectal cancer.

Proctology is a field in medicine dealing with diseases and disorders of the rectum, anus, colon and pelvic floor. The word Proctology is derived from the Greek words Proktos, meaning anus or hindparts, and Logos meaning science or study.

Physicians specializing in this field of medicine are called proctologists. Most proctologists are surgeons by training.

So if you do happen to get diagnosed with something requiring surgical intervention, then the gastroenterologist would probably refer you to the proctologist at that point.

Always looking out for number two!

Always looking out for number two!

Anonymous Coward's picture

Today When I came back from walking my dog, I went to the bathroom, and I was surprised to see blood after I pooped! What is this, and will I need surgery? I have a fear of surgery!

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