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Cause of dark patches in the stool following prostrate biopsy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   irecently had a turp and a biopsy of the prostae was done a month ago.
in the last several days i have had patchy dark stools
note: i have been drinking alot of cranberry juice. could that or
the biopsy have a bearing on dark stool?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Since when are you having dark stools?
Doctor :   Is the stools completely dark or is tar coloured stools?
User :   last 2-3- days;patchy dark stool
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   71
Doctor :   Do you have constipation?
User :   no. have been taking metamucil wafers each evening
Doctor :   Are you on any regular medications such as aspirin, warfarrin, dicoumoral?
User :   no
User :   trilipix , cozaar and lipitor
User :   and vitamin D
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Cranberry juice can impart darkness to the stool.
Doctor :   This is not a concerning problem.
User :   blood from biopsy not a consideration?
Doctor :   However, if you are having symptoms of gastritis or if you pass dark chocolate coloured /tar coloured stools, you would have to see your doctor for evaluation.
Doctor :   As that would indicate a upper gi bleed.
Doctor :   A biopsy of the prostrated using transurethral method are not deep to injure the rectum
User :   ok one more question...i sometimes have a cocktail. would that interfere with trilipix?
Doctor :   Alcohol interferes with most of the drugs and lipid lowering agents are one among them.
User :   ok thanks for all your help
Doctor :   Hence if you are a drink regularly then I would suggest you to restrict them.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thnajks for your help!
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
User :   that was thanks
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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