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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
? 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
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A female asked:
Dr. Chuck Shaffer
33 years experience Bariatrics
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
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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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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Black stool: Are you taking iron/ peptobismol/ bismuth? All can cause black stool ,as can blood in stool. Blood in stool is very serious and an emergency, can b a ... Read More
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