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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Need medical checkup: You have some serious symptoms like blood in your stools which require urgent check up by your doctor. if you do not have a PCP, go to the Emergency R ... Read More

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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Melenic specks?: 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
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Black Stool: can be related to taking medications (like pepto bismal). If the stool is black, stinky and sticky - it may be due to rectal bleeding (melena). If tha ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Seeds, blood...: 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
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
It might be related: To GI bleeding. Black, sticky, loose with a bad odor - should be medically evaluated.
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A member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Although : Although things like iron and pepto bismal can cause black stools, your situation sounds more serious than that. Black, tarry, sticky, foul smelling ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: Due to blood, iron, bismuth meds or certain foods.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get eval: Some causes of stool being black include taking medications that contain bismuth or eating foods or supplements that contain iron. Stool that is blac ... Read More
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gina Cadena-forney
20 years experience Family Medicine
Upper bleed: Black stool is usually the result of an upper digestive bleeding. Blood turn black after traveling the digestive tract. You should see your doctor and ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Possibly 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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