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i had gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago. this morning i had black diarrhea is that normal?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Black stool (Melena): If the stools were truly black (the color of old fixed phones) and you are not on iron or other materials that create black stools there is a possibility this represents blood that is old or from the upper GI tract. Would go and see the surgeon who removed your GB and take a stool specimen with you. Good luck.

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