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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Melena ?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Black stool: May indicate bleeding. Please see a Gastroenterologist, now.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: If you have black, tarry malodorous stool please seek prompt medical attention for possible GI bleeding.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes it is: caused by things like iron supplementation or Peptobismal. If there is black, tarry malodorous stool it could be GI bleeding and should prompt medical ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Variable: But most concerning is a bleeding site in the upper GI tract which turns black when exposed to gastric acids. This can progress very rapidly to a very ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nguyen Nguyen
49 years experience Pediatrics
Possible blood: Black stools could be from a number of things, but it is very important to make sure it is not caused by an intestinal bleeding high in the gut. You n ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
If you: Enough of them yes and due mostly to the artificial food coloring and chemicals in packaged cookies. Eat healthier home baked cookies, in general bett ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
14 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Blood: You should speak with the surgeon that did your case. Blood from above usually is the source of black stool. Given that you are two weeks out from ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
BLACK: stools are concerning since they can represent upper (stomach) GI bleeding. HOWEVER, dietary intake ( eg: blueberries) or IRON supplements can also re ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Internal bleeding?: Stoma? Do you have a colostomy? Whether from a stoma or naturally, dark black stool usually means internal bleeding, typically in the upper genital tr ... Read More

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