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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
GI symptoms. : In sum, your symptoms could certainly be gastrointestinal in origin. And the black stools could represent bleeding in the GI tract (worst case scenar ... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Craig Aronchick
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Black stool: Hi John, Whenever one sees black stool in concert with abdominal pain the most likely problems are stemming from the upper gi tract. ulcerations from ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Nonspecific: These symptoms don't point towards a single problem that can be diagnosed in this forum. Sounds like it would be appropriate to visit the doctor. Ask ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See doctor: What you described is serious enough to warrant seeing a doctor, preferably a GI specialist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
SCARY!!! SEE DR!: Ok, i don't want to freak you out -- but black stool is not normal (unless you're taking iron/peptobismol). Black stool = digested blood. This can b ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Peptic ulcer...: A peptic ulcer commonly causes upper abdominal pain and can bleed leading to black stool(s). Your doctor may want to start you on a acid suppressive ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Elton Behner
37 years experience Dentistry
Thick black: tar like stools can be a sign of changes in the GI tract. Consult with your doctor asap.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
B lack: (really black) and particularly if it is shiny is called malena and it is due to chronic bleeding from some part of the bowel. Get it checked out.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
23 years experience Gynecology
Watch: Stool can be colored based on foods we eat and food coloring, however black stool can be concerning in that it can be a sign of bleeding in the intest ... Read More
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