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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: But most concerning would be a source of bleeding from your upper intestinal tract. Black tarry stools called melena are caused by bleeding from the u ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Bleeding in GI tract: Black tarry stools are due to bleeding in the gastro-intestinal tract and if you had black tarry stools, please see your doctor asap.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Very dark,: Squishy; sticky.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Melenic stool: Dark-colored stools may result from foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggest bleeding. Wh ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. SG Erman
Dr. SG Erman answered
35 years experience Family Medicine
Blood or meds: Blood from high up in your digestive tract can cause black tarry sticky stools. This blood could come from swallowed blood from a nosebleed, an ulcer ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
depends: If you have not taken pepto-bismol or other bismuth containing products, you need to see a GI doctor sooner rather than later. This could be due to a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Teitel
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Too much 'partying': Did you take any pepto before you went out 'partying'(which can turn your stool black), or did you drink to such excess that you caused bleeding withi ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
???: Diet is a probable culprit but anyone can have a source of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract
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A member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
This may be serious: If you're taking iron or bismuth, it will make your stools black. Otherwise, get seen. If you start feeling obviously sick, go to the emergency room. ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
17 years experience Pain Management
Upper GI Bleed: Profile indicates history of cirrhosis, ascities and esophageal banding. In this case the number one concern is portal hypertension leading to bleedin ... Read More
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