Okay, here is the question. I am a nursing student, I graduate in May but I haven't really had to deal with this. My own husband, who is 29, has been having some abdominal pain and this evening he asked me to look at his stool which looked very much like coffee grounds and there was a very large amount with no form to the stool at all. I know that a bleeding ulcer can cause you to have coffee ground looking material in your stool but what else can do it? Also, any suggestions on how to make a "big, tough man" go to the doctor to have this checked out??? Please try to help me if you can. Thanks.