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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Melena?: Black, mushy (tarry), malodorous stools combined with abdominal pain could be related to gastrointestinal bleeding. This would warrant prompt medical ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Blood?: Black tarry, malodorous stool may be due to gastrointestinal bleeding. This warrants urgent evalution. Some meds may cause black stool.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Er recommended: The combination of severe abdominal pain and vomiting should be evaluated in the hospital emergency room. Black stool, unless due to taking peptobism ... Read More
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Dr. Jessica Allan
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Go to ER: You could be bleeding inside. Melena refers to black tarry feces associated with GI hemorrhage.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood in stool: You are having blood in the stool from lower and upper parts of the gastrointestinal tract. The black stool means the blood is coming from further up ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See your doctor: Since you may have had bleeding in your intestine, it would be prudent to consult your doctor. The issue may be beyond self-diagnosis and self-treatme ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: You were advised to see your doctor to ascertain the cause of black stools and to rule out intestinal bleed in particular. Even though your stool is n ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Have your doctor: test your stool for occult blood. It is never normal to have blood in your stool. Besides blood, things that can make your stool black include anyth ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
The : The stool colors we get really concerned about are red (blood from colon), black (blood from small intestine or stomach), or white (liver is not worki ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
Black stools, yes: Pepto Bismol, (bismuth subsalicylate)( bismuth subsalicyate), does cause black stools. It should not cause stomach pain. If your pain is persistent ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
39 years experience Psychiatry
Black stool?: Get to a medical professional to determine that you are not having a high intestinal bleed.
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