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Flintstones vitamins and black stool

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
? Melana: Hello. Black, tarry malodorous stool (melena) can sometimes be related to gastrointestinal bleeding. If this fits the description - it is best to hav... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
Bariatrics 34 years experience
See below: Please call your doctor for appointment.. It could be nothing more than your diet and vitamins your taking but don't take a chance. Black tarry stools... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
SEE DOCTOR: Do you take vitamins with iron. Iron can make your stool black. Do you have history of ulcers. Do you have hemorrhoids I would consult your doctor.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Black stool suggests blood came from higher up inside the intestine & was partially digested, turning it black. There are other causes of black st... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Donald Kim
Colon and Rectal Surgery 37 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
No: Usually portends an intermittent Upper GI bleed. See your PCP ASAP
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Melena = black: When concerned about melena from GI blood loss, the stool is tarry black. If concerned ask your doctor to check your stool for blood.
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