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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
NOT good if 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Your question?: Previous questions are not linked here on Healthtap, so we don't know what you are talking about. Please resubmit your question with full details in ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Bates jr.
24 years experience Critical Care
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Good : Good for you for knowing that black-colored stool can mean that there may be bleeding in the stomach or small intestine. Now that being said, that is ... Read More
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See doctor : Black stool suggest gastro intestinal bleed . Please see a doctor immediately.
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Dr. Donald Kim
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possibly: Black stools can indicate bleeding from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It may represent blood that has been digested, turning the stool into a chara ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
No: If you have black, tarry malodorous stool please seek prompt medical attention for possible GI bleeding.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possible melena: It could be a reaction to medication. However, if it is black, sticky and foul smelling it could be due to gastrointestinal bleeding. That requires pr ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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No: Usually portends an intermittent Upper GI bleed. See your PCP ASAP
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Black stool: Take no blood thinner, plavix, (clopidogrel) Aspirin and see your docotr asap to rule out bleeding. Did you eat beets?
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 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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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Black is black: Black is black-like coal, telephone, shoes, etc. Dark is dark.
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