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Red wine causes black stool

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
A Verified Doctoranswered
Endodontics 45 years experience
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.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
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
A male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
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 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
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
Colon and Rectal Surgery 32 years experience
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