A 78-year-old female asked:
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i am seeing tiny spots of black in my stools on and off. i do have i b s and hemmoroids which have been bothering me lately. ?

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Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Neither is the cause: Neither IBS or hemorrhoids is likely to cause black spots in your stool. IBS doesn't cause dark stools and hemorrhoids usually cause small amounts of bright or dark red blood. Your stool needs to be checked for blood. If there is blood, the cause needs to be found.. If it isn't, it could be an undigested dietary substance like poppy seeds. or supplemental iron..
Answered on Oct 31, 2016

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