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is black stool a sign of pregnancy

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pregnancy test: Do a home pregnancy test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully.

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tso Chen
Dr. Tso Chen answered
15 years experience Internal Medicine
No: GERD does not cause black stools. But if you have taken Peptobismol, it can turn stool black. If you didn't take that, then you will need to see your ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Black stool: Black stool can be a sign of upper gi tract bleeding from gastritis,esophagitis or ulceration. However medications containing bismuth like peptobismol ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Black stools: can indicate several things. There may be internal bleeding. It is important that you see your doc ASAP. He/she will find the cause and help. Peac ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience Internal Medicine
See answer: He may have active TB which could cause fluid to accumulate outside of his lung in the space between his lung and chest wall(pleural effusion) and cau ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
If you have taken: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or are on iron pills for anemia, this may be the cause of the black stools. If neither, should discuss with your ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Color of stool: The color of your stool is a reflection of your diet. What you eat is digested and the waste products are left over as stool. If you feel something is ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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OK: You are on vitamin pills containing Iron compound....causing stool colour change......normal.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blood or iron: Vitamines containin iron, iron tablets, and pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can all cause black stools. Bleeding in the stomach can also cause bl ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
R/O GI bleed.: If this is just one time, don't worry, it might be what you ate. But if it has been long standing, these tarry black stools most likely mean you have ... Read More
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