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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
Phlebology 29 years experience
Sometimes: Red wine does not usually cause blackened stool. It sometimes causes green stool, as it may contain dyes [that are also used in grape sodas and grape ... Read More

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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Black Stool: Black stool is usually a sign of a gastric ulcer and bleeding in the stomach. It is an emergency. Alcohol can really irritate the ulcer and make it w... Read More
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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Black stool: When the stool is described as black that implies bleeding in the upper GI tract (stomach,esophagus). It is often described as looking like "coffee gr... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not that I am : Aware of. Taking iron, pepto bismal or other meds with bismuth? Eating black licorish? If stool is black, tarry & malodorous this could be due to mele... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Red wine: It is totally normal for red wine to give dark / black stool. You probably used the Peptobismol for your stomach? You can have dark stools for a few ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
How black?: If you had tarry black stool, you may have had an intestinal bleed and should see your doctor. Red wine may have had nothing to do with it.
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
NO: A black stool may be caused by certain foods (eg Blueberries) and by IRON containing liquids (Some Red Wines may have an elevated iron level) BUT BLEE... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
GI bleeding: Occult gastrointestinal bleeding (i.e. unknonwn source) is potentially serious, either because the actual cause of bleeding can be dangerous (e.g. can... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes, it is reported: That red wine can cause stool to darken. If you have black, tarry, foul smelling bowel movements then please have this evaluated to insure it is not d... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Red wine is: Reported to be a cause of dark stools.

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