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What to do if I have recently gone to the bathroom and have seen black tarry, oily lookin stools that were moving weirdly i'm the toilet?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
?melena?: Black, tarry, malodorous stool can be due to GI bleeding - get checked.
Answered on Feb 28, 2019

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