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A 20-year-old male asked:

Black spots in stools, usually brown, stomach upset, constant anxiety, bloating, no pain at all, possible causes?

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Dr. Barry Marged
A Verified Doctoranswered
46 years experience
Concerning: black in stool is strongly suggestive of bleeding usually within the stomach. Your other symptoms are consistent with stomach issue as well, although there are other potential causes. Although Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or similar can also cause black stools, you need to be thoroughly evaluated.
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