Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

red wine causes black stool

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Red wine in itself will not cause a black tarry stool.But alcohol can cause GI bleeding which will give black tarry stools. If you have black tarry st ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
43 years experience Endodontics
No: A couple glasses of red wine are not responsible for this. More likely it was what you ate the day before. If the condition persists, see your dr.
1
1 thank
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How do you feel now?: It's normal to have a little bit of bleeding into the gut after an adventure like this. Most of us have unpleasant experiences related to alcohol and ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Haven't heard of : That. Black, tarry, malodorous stool can be due to acidified blood from higher in the gi. That would merit prompt medical evaluation.
1
1 thank
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
How black?: If you had tarry black stool, you may have had an intestinal bleed and should see your doctor. Red wine may have had nothing to do with it.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Smith
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Black stools: Not caused by red wine cause for black stool can be GI bleeding stomach duodenum. Now alcohol could precipitate. Also bismuth found in product pepto-b ... Read More
5
5 thanks
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
NO: A black stool may be caused by certain foods (eg Blueberries) and by IRON containing liquids (Some Red Wines may have an elevated iron level) BUT BLEE ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Black stools: Black stools are usually an indication that you are bleeding from higher up in the gastrointestinal tract. This meaning you may have an small bleeding ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
GI bleeding: Occult gastrointestinal bleeding (i.e. unknonwn source) is potentially serious, either because the actual cause of bleeding can be dangerous (e.g. can ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Singh
Dr. Jay Singh answered
30 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No, test stool: Black tarry stool or melena is typically associated with blood from a proximal GI source. Ulcers in the stomach and vascular lesions can be types of c ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month