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A 28-year-old female asked:

would amoxicillin give you black stool?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Doubtful...: Amoxicillin may affect your gut flora, and in so doing affect stool appearance. However, black stool is more worrisome for GI bleeding, particularly from the upper tract (e.g. Stomach). Please avoid use of nsaid's (aleve, advil) at this time, and get checked asap.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

Why is my 2 year old daughters stool always a shade of green? I rarely give her juice or food coloring so it cannot be the dye...

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Normal!: It is not uncommon in some children. If the stool is formed , child is growing i would not worry about it. It is often from green leafy vegetables, coloring agents in the food or simply due to rapid transit from small intestine to large intestine where it normally is tuned brown.

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