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Northfield, NH
A 31-year-old female asked:

my abdomen is distended along with constant discomfort; along with feeling extremely fatigued. now light brown stool with black spots.concerned?

2 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
NOT good if melena: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Stop any nsaid's you're taking, ; call your doctor right away 4 evaluation
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Abd bloating: There are many possibilities. It is necessary to call your doctor for an examination to determine the cause of your problem. You should do this soon and not put it off.

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Last updated Mar 31, 2017

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