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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 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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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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GI Problems: Yes, loose black stools indicate blood. Please be evaluated asap.

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
27 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
38 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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience General Surgery
Bleeding: This could be an ulcer in your stomach or duodenum which is bleeding. You should see your doctor and check your blood hemoglobin as soon as possible.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Black stools warrant that b ... Read More
A 79-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Black stool: Black stool means GI bleeding from the upper parts of the tract,immediately go to the ER
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Hemorrhoids or fissures from constipation but anytime there is blood at your age other more serious problems need to be ruled out so an evaluation is ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Test for blood: You should have your stool tested for blood. Black stools warrant excluding bleeding in the stomach or intestine. You may take a fiber laxative like M ... Read More

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