A 45-year-old female asked:
do i need to go to the er i had a bowel movement and it was black was reading that it might be blood?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Robert Uyeda answered
44 years experience General Surgery
Black stool: can be caused by blood, certain foods, or medications such as iron, bismuth, or charcoal. To know for sure, you need to test stool for occult blood. If you did not ingest any of these foods or meds, you should seek medical attention.
Answered on Dec 22, 2014
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