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Should I go to the doctor if I have one dark stool

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience Emergency Medicine
JoinTheBowelMovement: As long as you feel OK in general and aren't getting dizzy when you stand up and walk around, yeah, no problem.Wait and see if that rainbow caca recur ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Carefully: Your doctor should provide you with special containers for stool samples, and also give instructions for collecting these. But if not, I am referenci ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Glassman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Dark stool: Dark stool is not a problem - black tar-like stool is.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Cause?: So she had a bleeding source somewhere in her digestive tract to be bleeding into her stool. What was the pathology? In other words, what was the pre ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Not after: a "single day" ........if clay colored stools STAY that way yes that may be an important symptom! Hope this helps! DrZ
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
No: You need to tell him of it and any medications or vitamins you are taking.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlo Contreras
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Regular doctor: Your regular doctor is a great place to start. Not all "dark" stools represent blood loss, so your doctor will help determine whether you need to see ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Colonoscopy: Did your doctor share the results of the biopsies with you. If not, why not? If yes, what did they tell you? I would not worry about dark stools fo ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Neal Skop
Dr. Neal Skop answered
26 years experience Cardiology
Stool color: many things can affect the color and consistency of the stool it would be reasonable to see your primary doctor and possibly a gastroenterologist
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