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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willam Lau
10 years experience Infectious Disease
See your doctor: Why are you on metronidazole, it should not cause any bleeding but blackness ins stools could mean gastrointestinal bleeding.

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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Rayson
29 years experience Pathology
Black is bad: Black stools are completely black or black green. Dark brown stools are fine. The color of the stool is very dependent on the diet a diet rich in red ... Read More
A 14-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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IBS: this sounds like IBS- get examined and evaluated by your physician. Additionally- stop self mediciating. Ask for specific medication for your symtoms
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Flu like illness: You may be having a bacterial infection in the ear. The brown black stool can develop from peptobismol or eating beets etc. Also can be a sign of in ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
34 years experience Family Medicine
No. : It doesn't work that way. Stool color is influenced by diet and gut bacteria. The variations in stool color, consistency, and texture are not necessar ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Nothing: stool color will vary depending on food intake. Be concerned if multiple stools have blood or are black like tar. If either occur repeatedly you need ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Hard to know: Probably viral gastroenteritis. If you have no fever or other systemic complaints and this does not go away or get markedly better within the next 24 ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: Black stools can be due to medications that contain either iron or bismuth, eating certain foods (like black licorice), Gastrointestinal bleeding or i ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
A simple stool: test obtained from your Primary Care Physician's Office will disclose any blood in your stool (which could explain the black stools) Otherwise your di ... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cynthia Guy
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Needs to be seen: Black stools are not normal. It could be from some type of food you are recently eating, but you need to be seen and evaluated for proper diagnosi ... Read More
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