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my stool is black which is just quite icky?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
? bleeding: Hello. If the stool is black, tarry (sticky) and has a bad odor - then gastrointestinal bleeding could be a cause. Your doctor can easily check for blood in the stool.
Answered on May 16, 2014
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali commented
31 years experience Psychiatry
Also, could be Iron supplements or GI remedies such as Pepto.
Jan 20, 2013
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
Concur.
Jan 8, 2013
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho commented
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
and if it is confirmed that you have blood in stool. you will need to see a gastroenterologist to have more evaluation.
Jan 8, 2013

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If you have: Black, tarry, foul smelling stool it may actually be from gastrointestinal bleeding. Please see your physician.

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