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Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
If you: Enough of them yes and due mostly to the artificial food coloring and chemicals in packaged cookies. Eat healthier home baked cookies, in general bett ... 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
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Blood: Black stools or melena, is always considered blood. It usually comes from the stomach or the beginning parts [higher up in our jargon] of the small in ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Could be serious!: Black stools can be from several things. The most worrisome would be from blood in the stool, which can be from stomach irritation (gastritis/ulcer) o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sometimes it is: caused by things like iron supplementation or Peptobismal. If there is black, tarry malodorous stool it could be GI bleeding and should prompt medical ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Rosin
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Simple to serious: Quality of the your stool and your diet is important. If your stool is firm and formed it is possible that this may be related to iron which could b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: If it is black, tarry and malodorous that could be a sign of melena (gi bleeding). If that is the case, please seek prompt medical evaluation.
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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 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Shapiro
52 years experience Gastroenterology
Immediately: This could be and very frequently is caused by GI bleeding...It does not tell you ,if , your are bleeding now or it's old blood...There are other caus ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It could be related : To medication (i.e., pepto bismal). But if it is black, tarry, sticky and foul smelling then it may be due to a GI bleed and needs medical evaluation ... Read More
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