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My stool is black and i am on my period. what might this mean?

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Dr. Garrett Garner
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
Blood in stool: I would have your stool checked for blood. That could be melena which means you have blood in your stool. Go see your pcp for an eval.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I have my period right now, and my stool is black. What might this mean?

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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Diet or ?: At 33 yrs old i would suspect diet caused change in your stool color.But upper gi(the stomach and upper small intestine)bleeding can cause black stool.Easy to find out-see your dr and ask for a "hemacult" like test.You put a bit of your stool on a special paper and we test for iron(a sign of blood).This will direct us forward.Do not ignore changes in your body!

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