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is it normal having black stools after drinking hard alcohol?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
NO: Alcohol can cause gastritis or other kinds of GI bleeding. Stools could be black because of passing old blood. Please see your family physician for evaluation and help. This will only get worse with inattention and continued alcohol use.

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